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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.
Celebrity chefs back Bishop Auckland Food Festival outreach programme
Published March 16, 2018 11.52am
Celebrity chefs Chris Bavin and Anjula Devi have given their support to Bishop Auckland Food Festival's outreach programme, heading into the local community to encourage healthy eating in a fun and interactive way.
New footpath constructed to replace flood damaged route
Published March 16, 2018 10.03am
A new footpath route at Holebeck between Wolsingham and Frosterley has been constructed as an alternative to a flood damaged section of a popular riverbank footpath.
Operation set to continue 'Sprucing Up' County Durham
Published March 15, 2018 1.53pm
A national award-winning environmental campaign in County Durham has been extended as a result of its overwhelming success.
Chester-le-Street community set for housing boost
Published March 15, 2018 11.56am
A housing scheme that will deliver 78 new family homes, as well as provide funding for highways and school improvements, has been approved by a planning committee.
Fight on food waste receives funding boost
Published March 13, 2018 9.56am
The war on food waste in County Durham has been given a major boost with the awarding of a grant worth more than £35,000.
'Two soldiers, two diplomats, one girlfriend'
Published March 12, 2018 11.59am
The Durham County Record Office is hosting a talk on the correspondence between the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry and Lord Burghersh between 1814 and 1846.
Motorists warned of potential travel disruption
Published March 06, 2018 4.47pm
Motorists are being advised of potential disruption to their journeys amid localised surface water flooding in County Durham.
Welfare Assistance Scheme review
Published March 06, 2018 3.17pm
A review into our Welfare Assistance Scheme (WAS) will be heard by councillors when they meet next week.
Bake Off finalist Jane Beedle joins Bishop Auckland Food Festival line-up
Published March 02, 2018 10.15am
Jane Beedle, runner-up in the 2016 series of Great British Bake Off, will showcase her skills at this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival, which takes place from Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 April.
Litter heroes urged to take part in this year's Big Spring Clean
Published February 23, 2018 11.13am
Communities and volunteers across County Durham and Darlington are being urged to take part in the eleventh annual 'Big Spring Clean' litter-picking campaign.
£20 million Finance Durham fund invests £650,000 in biomass energy plant
Published February 20, 2018 12.23pm
Our Finance Durham fund has completed a £650,000 investment in Consett-based biomass energy plant, SDS Inc Limited.
Gardener left £1,000 worse off thanks to photo
Published February 16, 2018 4.24pm
A gardener who got into a dispute with a couple over work he did for them was caught out with the help of a photo they took.
Seaham's water sports centre shortlisted for top award
Published February 16, 2018 11.36am
A new water sports centre in County Durham has been nominated for a prestigious national award.
Could you be the foster carer we need?
Published February 15, 2018 3.46pm
Potential parents are being urged to find out if they could offer secure and loving homes for foster children in County Durham.
Britain's finest chefs come to the North East
Published February 15, 2018 12.21pm
Two of Britain's finest chefs are heading for the North East as Dan Doherty and Jack Stein bring their culinary talents to this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival, taking place from Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 April.
Pest control help for County Durham businesses
Published February 15, 2018 10.25am
Businesses in County Durham looking to tackle or avoid pest problems are being offered free help.
Councillors and staff give generously to Durham Food Bank
Published February 13, 2018 4.14pm
Staff and councillors have donated over 600 kilogrammes of food to Durham Food Bank.
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