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Elvet works pause for Lumiere
Published November 10, 2017 11.02am
Major works at Durham's Old Elvet Bridge have stopped ahead of the city's Lumiere light festival and Christmas.
County Durham Plan set to restart
Published November 07, 2017 3.38pm
Councillors will be asked to agree the timetable for the County Durham Plan process to resume when they meet on 15 November.
Cameron Gosling's brother speaks on cold water shock
Published November 03, 2017 12.47pm
The brother of a County Durham teenager who lost his life to cold water shock has spoken about his death in order to make other young people aware of the condition.
Community grants set to brighten neighbourhoods
Published November 01, 2017 2.30pm
Grants of up to £500 are on offer to help green-fingered folk make a difference to County Durham.
Legal services in running for national award
Published October 31, 2017 11.21am
We have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award in recognition of the work of our legal services team.
Loan sharks targeted at Bishop Auckland conference
Published October 30, 2017 12.28pm
Loan sharks and high-cost lenders have been targeted at a conference of anti-illegal money lending organisations from County Durham.
Overloaded vehicles land firms and drivers in court
Published October 27, 2017 12.23pm
Companies and drivers who overloaded vehicles with pizza boxes, cheese, resin bond and pigeon corn have been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds each.
Road resurfacing work at Peterlee
Published October 26, 2017 3.26pm
Motorists are being advised of road resurfacing work at Peterlee next week.
Young parents celebrated after completing 20 week course
Published October 25, 2017 2.10pm
Teenage parents who completed a course to help develop their life skills were recognised at an event earlier this week.
Project to tackle violence against women and girls receives £310,000
Published October 25, 2017 9.51am
We have received £310,000 of Home Office funding to help us support county residents affected by domestic abuse.
Keeping safe for firework festivities
Published October 23, 2017 11.15am
Residents and retailers in County Durham are being advised to stay safe in the run up to this year's Bonfire Night festivities.
Full programme announced for Lumiere
Published October 16, 2017 4.47pm
Programme information for Lumiere 2017, running from Thursday 16 until Sunday 19 November 2017, 4:30pm until 11.00pm.
Artichoke announces ticketing information for this year's Lumiere festival, 16-19 November
Published October 05, 2017 6.58pm
With excitement growing following last month's sneak preview of the sparkling Lumiere line-up this year, Artichoke has announced plans for ticket availability for the fifth Lumiere festival, 16-19 November.
Teesdale Mercury Community Pride Awards
Published August 25, 2017 1.29pm
The Teesdale Mercury needs your help to recognise those people who go the extra mile to make Teesdale the special place it is.
DLI Collection receives donation of Bradford 'death penny' plaque
Published May 09, 2017 10.17am
The DLI Collection at Sevenhills has received a donation of James Barker Bradford's framed 'death penny'.
Overloaded van leaves trout farmers in hot water
Published May 05, 2017 11.32am
A trout farming company and one of their employees have been fined for overloading a vehicle transporting live fish.
Durham businesses urged to go on the run in new corporate challenge
Published April 27, 2017 12.33pm
Businesses in Durham are being encouraged to show their competitive side as part of this year's Prince Bishops Durham City Run.
Learn from the best in brass at this year's summer school
Published April 25, 2017 11.47am
BRASS is back and for the very first time a brand new summer school, led by star trombonist Jiggs Whigham and members of the BBC Big Band, will be held alongside the festival.
First choice primary school places rise again
Published April 18, 2017 11.13am
More than 5,000 children in County Durham have received a place at one of their chosen primary schools for September 2017.
Educating Rita rehearsals gathering steam ahead of opening night
Published March 31, 2017 1.50pm
Rehearsals are now well under way for Gala Theatre's in-house production of Educating Rita as a new set of visuals reveal.
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