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Success for Barnard Castle Gymnastics Club
Published March 26, 2018 1.11pm
Children from a County Durham gymnastics club are celebrating after success in their first ever competition.
Volunteers needed to join our overview and scrutiny committees
Published March 26, 2018 12.43pm
Would you like to play a part in helping to shape council services?
Top young Durham talent showcased at Sage Gateshead
Published March 26, 2018 11.50am
Hundreds of children filled the Sage Gateshead with tremendous tunes as Durham Music Service showcased County Durham and Darlington's top young talent.
Arson campaign launched to tackle sharp rise in deliberate fires
Published March 23, 2018 4.50pm
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS), Durham Constabulary and ourselves have launched the 'Enough Is Enough' campaign with the aim of tackling deliberate fires on the east coast.
Landlords warned of upcoming energy regulations
Published March 23, 2018 2.19pm
Landlords are being urged to make sure their properties are more energy efficient ahead of new regulations coming in to force from 1 April 2018.
Councils join forces to find children adoptive homes
Published March 23, 2018 1.39pm
We're set to join forces with councils from "coast to coast" in an effort to find children adoptive families more quickly.
Grainger Games and employee fined for overloaded vehicle
Published March 23, 2018 12.11pm
A well-known North East company and an employee have been ordered to pay over £4,000 for driving an overloaded van on the region's roads.
Summer opening hours for Household Waste Recycling Centres
Published March 23, 2018 11.52am
Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in County Durham will soon be switching to summer opening hours.
Market Cross repair works to begin this month
Published March 22, 2018 3.24pm
Significant conservation work to the Market Cross in Barnard Castle is set to begin this month.
Sponsorship Opportunities available for Environment Awards
Published March 22, 2018 12.21pm
Sponsors are now being sought for the 29th County Durham Environment Awards.
Still time to sign-up for garden waste collections this year
Published March 22, 2018 10.37am
Garden waste collections in County Durham are due to start next month - but there's still time to make sure your house is included.
Social workers recognised for making a difference
Published March 20, 2018 4.30pm
Social workers from across County Durham celebrated the achievements of their profession at an event at County Hall this afternoon.
Butler Trust award for youth justice champion
Published March 20, 2018 4.29pm
A justice champion has capped off his career by receiving an industry "Oscar" from Princess Anne for his work helping young people repay their communities.
Support for flood prevention scheme
Published March 20, 2018 10.37am
Strong public support has been given to a proposed £6.2 million flood prevention scheme for Chester-le-Street.
When The Bugle Calls marches on
Published March 19, 2018 2.22pm
Veterans' stories of how music shaped life in the Durham Light Infantry are marching into the Durham Dales as When The Bugle Calls heads to a new home.
Practice Week proves a success
Published March 19, 2018 2.14pm
Children's Services staff have been praised for the incredible work they do to help families in County Durham.
Durham schoolchildren to visit European Parliament
Published March 19, 2018 1.11pm
Schoolchildren from the North East are set to visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg after winning a regional competition.
Finance Durham supports development of new app
Published March 19, 2018 12.22pm
Our Finance Durham fund has invested £150,000 in innovative technology start-up, Honcho Markets Ltd.
Dog owner who didn't pick up mess falls foul of the law
Published March 16, 2018 1.27pm
A dog owner who did not pick up after her pet has been left more than £200 worse off and with a criminal conviction.
Dance production comes to Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Published March 16, 2018 12.50pm
A dance production celebrating the UK's industrial history is coming to Bishop Auckland Town Hall on Saturday, 24 March, with the local community playing their own part in the show.
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