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Councillors to hear of countywide successes
Published October 10, 2018 3.15pm
Work to end mental health discrimination, calls for fairer funding from government and the growth of tourism in County Durham are highlighted in a report to be discussed next week.
Stop smoking success is cornerstone of new health vision
Published October 09, 2018 4.45pm
With smoking rates in County Durham at their lowest since records began, a new vision will set out how to improve the health and wellbeing of all residents.
Selective licensing opportunities being explored
Published October 09, 2018 4.40pm
Opportunities for changing the way in which selective licensing is implemented are being explored by councillors next week.
Future of school funding
Published October 09, 2018 4.38pm
The future of school funding will be discussed by councillors next week.
Vision to make County Durham a great place for all children to grow up healthy and happy
Published October 09, 2018 4.32pm
Councillors will discuss a new strategy aimed at ensuring all children and young people in County Durham are healthy, happy and reaching their potential.
History centre would reconnect people with their heritage
Published October 09, 2018 4.20pm
A proposed new history centre would help reconnect people with their heritage and create a blueprint for the future of archive services, councillors will hear next week.
Partnership working benefits County Durham
Published October 09, 2018 4.13pm
Providing £40m in 5,000 grants across County Durham, working to end mental health discrimination and organising events to mark one hundred years since the end of the First World War.
County Durham stages national energy conference
Published October 09, 2018 12.04pm
A national event on energy efficiency has been staged in County Durham.
Council's £60,000 funding boost for the Witham
Published October 08, 2018 1.27pm
A fundraising campaign to secure the future of an historic community arts centre has been given a £60,000 boost.
More than 50 apprentices join workforce
Published October 05, 2018 3.06pm
The popular TV show might be a quest for just the one, but we have now taken on more than 50.
School pupils go multi-lingual to celebrate diversity
Published October 04, 2018 2.37pm
Thousands of children have taken part in activities to boost their linguistic abilities thanks to grant funding.
Workshop shares exciting techniques inspired by pioneering French photographer
Published October 04, 2018 1.33pm
An exhibition of striking self-portraits exploring gender and identity is the inspiration behind an upcoming photography workshop.
We fund new lighting system for village hall
Published October 04, 2018 1.16pm
Visitors to a village hall are seeing it in a whole new light, thanks to us.
Visit the land of Fairyhill for the Gala's pantomime
Published October 04, 2018 12.56pm
With tickets selling fast for the return of the Gala Theatre's festive pantomime, families are being urged to book now to avoid disappointment.
Bin crews launch respect campaign
Published October 03, 2018 1.48pm
Bin crews, council managers, trade unions and police have joined together to highlight concerns over abuse, violence and reckless driving that endangers staff and the public.
A double dose of First World War history
Published October 01, 2018 3.15pm
A leading historian has been sharing his First World War knowledge with schoolchildren and amateur historians at two special events.
Catch 22 for Operation Spruce Up
Published October 01, 2018 3.08pm
A programme which aims to get County Durham towns and villages spick and span has arrived at its latest destination.
Looking ahead to the future of our high streets
Published October 01, 2018 2.16pm
Delegates from across the country heard how research and data can help shape town centres, at a conference held in Durham City.
Competition celebrating the ancient art of hedgelaying to return to County Durham
Published October 01, 2018 12.43pm
Experts and rising stars in the ancient craft of hedgelaying will lock billhooks at an annual contest aimed at encouraging more people to learn the skill.
Cracking down on illegal money lenders
Published October 01, 2018 11.39am
Leading organisations have signed the loan sharks charter in an aim to help crack down on illegal money lending.
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