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National Adoption Week
Published September 27, 2018 9.35am
Information about National Adoption Week (15 - 21 October 2018), and how to show your support.
Failed repairs leave rogue trader £3,000 worse off
Published September 26, 2018 3.45pm
A rogue trader who charged people hundreds and in some cases thousands of pounds for electrical goods repairs which failed has been left more than £3,000 worse off.
Tech firms challenged to help fix Durham potholes through mobile phone app
Published September 26, 2018 3.07pm
Businesses can apply for funding, provided by the GovTech Catalyst Fund, to develop innovative solutions to capture and analyse real-time data to improve public services
Trace your family history at Durham Record Office
Published September 26, 2018 3.00pm
Discover tips and advice for tracing your ancestors at Durham County Records' popular family history course.
Archive receives national accreditation
Published September 26, 2018 1.54pm
The archive service for County Durham has received a prestigious national honour in recognition of its excellent practice and services.
Beauty and the Beast brings pantomime magic to Consett
Published September 26, 2018 12.58pm
A much-loved fairy tale will be brought to life when a popular pantomime returns to County Durham.
Drop-ins offer chance to discover more about fostering
Published September 26, 2018 12.17pm
'Fun, fulfilling and hugely rewarding'. That is how County Durham foster carers have described their experiences and now they are inviting other potential carers to find out more about fostering and the rewards it brings.
Council venues offer free drinking water
Published September 26, 2018 8.15am
Thirsty visitors to our headquarters, parks, theatres and museums can now fill up their water bottles for free.
Recycling service to continue across winter months
Published September 25, 2018 10.08am
The Frosterley household waste recycling service for residents of Weardale will continue to operate on alternate Saturdays until the end of the year.
Trophy on display at Freeman's Quay in honour of Durham swimming legend, Norman Sarsfield
Published September 25, 2018 10.01am
Visitors to a leisure centre can see the extraordinary achievements of a County Durham swimmer in a new display.
North East councils issue call for fairer funding
Published September 24, 2018 12.59pm
All 12 North East councils, including Durham County Council, have today called on the Government to ensure funding is distributed fairly in the forthcoming spending review.
Failing to pay fixed penalty lands woman in court
Published September 21, 2018 2.22pm
A woman who left two sofas on the street outside her home has been left hundreds of pounds worse off and with a criminal record.
Julia Donaldson talks Tabby McTat
Published September 19, 2018 11.55am
Best-selling children's author Julia Donaldson has spoken about the journey from page to stage ahead of a live performance of Tabby McTat in Durham.
First World War voices to resonate 100 years on when The Durham Hymns return
Published September 14, 2018 1.53pm
A critically acclaimed performance inspired by first-hand accounts of the First World War will return on Remembrance Day.
Award-winning comic Ivo Graham heads to Durham
Published September 14, 2018 1.13pm
The bright lights and glitter balls of Strictly Come Dancing await Seann Walsh but a theatre's line-up is no less entertaining thanks to the addition of an award-winning comic.
School eco programme gets new look thanks to talented youngsters
Published September 14, 2018 11.24am
Artistic youngsters have created an eye catching new logo for a project which has helped hundreds of schools reduce their carbon footprint.
Pub set unveiled as TWO rehearsals get underway
Published September 13, 2018 10.28am
Traditional northern pubs have inspired the set of an upcoming play packed full of humour, humanity and heartbreak.
£12m to provide opportunities for young people
Published September 13, 2018 9.12am
A further £12m funding has been granted to provide employment, education and training opportunities for young people in County Durham.
Free Brexit information events begin next week
Published September 12, 2018 10.00am
The first of three information events, organised to give up to date advice to residents about the potential impacts of Brexit, will take place next week.
Exhibition celebrates fearless photographer who refused to follow the rules
Published September 11, 2018 10.56am
A French photographer who explored gender and identity in a series of elusive self-portraits will be celebrated this autumn.
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