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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.
Council tax - empty homes review
Published June 19, 2018 12.52pm
Information about the 2018 empty homes review
Surrealist photographer focus of new Gala Gallery exhibition
Published June 19, 2018 11.08am
A surrealist photographer renowned for challenging the status quo will be the focus of a new exhibition at the Gala Gallery.
Interactive exhibition comes to Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Published June 18, 2018 1.53pm
A County Durham artist is bringing two colourful installations to Bishop Auckland Town Hall in a new exhibition this summer.
Big Brass Bash concerts return to County Durham
Published June 18, 2018 12.25pm
Towns and villages across County Durham will host some of the best street bands from across the world as part of this year's BRASS festival.
What's on this summer
Published June 18, 2018 10.48am
Our summer guide provides lots of ideas and suggestions for events, activities and venues that will provide the perfect day out.
Enjoy a healthy and safe World Cup
Published June 14, 2018 4.20pm
Football fans are being offered some simple tips to ensure they stay healthy and safe during the World Cup.
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