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New anti-terrorism forum launches
Published June 27, 2018 10.22am
A region-wide group tasked with raising awareness of a national anti-terrorism initiative has met for the first time.
Pest controllers buzzing about new speedier services
Published June 27, 2018 9.22am
Families faced with wasps, fleas, rats or any other pest problems can now call on speedier pest control services from Durham County Council.
Cast announced for Gala pantomime
Published June 26, 2018 2.44pm
Temperatures are set to soar this week but staff at the Gala Theatre are already thinking about Christmas.
Praise for lifeguards who saved man's life
Published June 26, 2018 11.23am
A team of lifeguards who saved a man's life after he suffered a suspected cardiac arrest in a swimming pool have been praised for their quick thinking and professionalism.
Sprucing Up Pelton, Tow Law, Gilesgate and Shildon
Published June 26, 2018 9.49am
"You can see the improvement straight away," "painting has really lifted the Front Street," "thanks a lot for your help, really made a difference" and "great to see the kids getting involved."
Roman fort reopens to public
Published June 25, 2018 2.06pm
The visitor centre at one of County Durham's most important Roman sites has reopened to the public following an essential refurbishment programme.
Campaign will build on city's successes
Published June 25, 2018 1.51pm
A new initiative is seeing efforts to build on Durham's reputation as a world class city stepped up.
Find out more about Peterlee Leisure Centre upgrade
Published June 25, 2018 12.51pm
Members of the public are being invited to find out more about the improvements to Peterlee Leisure Centre at an open day next week.
Young musicians celebrate excellent exam results
Published June 25, 2018 11.02am
Talented young musicians from County Durham are celebrating after receiving exceptional results in recent exams.
Outgoing committee members recognised for longstanding service
Published June 25, 2018 9.30am
Four volunteers who have given up their free time to help improve life for people in County Durham have been recognised by our chairman.
Have your say on Chester-le-Street masterplan
Published June 22, 2018 12.27pm
Residents in Chester-le-Street are being invited to have their say on plans for the future of their town centre.
Driver and company fined for overloading vehicle
Published June 22, 2018 9.36am
A van which was found to be dangerously overloaded with frozen meat has left a delivery driver and his employers with a combined legal bill of more than £3,700.
National Breastfeeding Week 2018
Published June 22, 2018 9.32am
New and expectant mums are being encouraged to find out more about breastfeeding as part of a national week of action.
Outdoor theatre at Wharton Park
Published June 21, 2018 1.47pm
Families looking to spend more time outdoors this summer can now book up for a range of theatre performances taking place within the city's Wharton Park.
Get crafty at county libraries
Published June 21, 2018 10.46am
Kids and families in County Durham can get creative at their local library over the coming weeks at a series of art and crafts sessions starting this weekend.
Drowning Prevention Week sessions for schoolchildren
Published June 20, 2018 12.42pm
Hundreds of schoolchildren are being taught how to keep themselves safe around water this Drowning Prevention Week.
County Durham Plan consultation due to start
Published June 20, 2018 10.01am
People are being asked to help shape the future of their county and join in with the consultation on the next stage of the County Durham Plan.
Update for residents on Evenwood fire - June 19
Published June 19, 2018 3.03pm
Following the fire at Ramshaw Removals in Evenwood last Thursday (June 14), we delivered letters containing information and advice to residents living in the vicinity of the site and promised to keep you informed as the situation developed. Please find below an update for your information.
University student honoured with environment award
Published June 19, 2018 2.17pm
A university student who has dedicated her free time to arranging a two-day conference on climate change has been recognised with an environment award.
Council tax - empty homes review
Published June 19, 2018 12.52pm
Information about the 2018 empty homes review
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