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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.
Extension of mandatory HMO licensing
Published June 13, 2018 1.35pm
Landlords with properties in County Durham are being encouraged to check whether they need a licence ahead of upcoming changes to legislation.
Unlicensed scrap dealer successfully prosecuted
Published June 12, 2018 12.01pm
An unlicensed scrap metal dealer who drove off when his vehicle was approached by one of our wardens and was stopped by police has been left hundreds of pounds worse off.
Celebrating 100 years of the RAF in flowers
Published June 11, 2018 9.39am
One hundred years of the Royal Air Force (RAF) are celebrated in a new floral display in Durham City.
Help build children's water confidence with free activity sessions
Published June 06, 2018 12.36pm
Free classes to help children increase their confidence in water are being offered in a number of County Durham leisure centres over the next few weeks.
West End star returns home for BRASS festival
Published June 06, 2018 11.14am
A West End star who discovered his talents in County Durham is looking forward to performing in front of a home crowd as part of this year's BRASS festival.
Nominations open for County Durham Environment Awards
Published June 06, 2018 8.16am
Eco-friendly businesses, volunteers and great green projects are being urged to put themselves forward for awards recognising those who look after their local environment.
County Durham Plan before Cabinet
Published June 05, 2018 3.00pm
The next stage of the County Durham Plan will go before our Cabinet next week, setting out potential development in the county until 2035.
Dutch manufacturer invests in North East
Published June 04, 2018 3.35pm
Lightweight Containers, a Dutch-based manufacturer of lightweight kegs for the drinks industry, has chosen to locate its first UK manufacturing plant in County Durham.
Artwork celebrating County Durham unveiled
Published June 04, 2018 12.49pm
A giant artwork made up of four images of iconic County Durham landscapes has been brought together for the first time.
Cyle Gosling launches Dying to be Cool 2018
Published May 31, 2018 1.48pm
The brother of a County Durham teenager who died from cold water shock is urging young people to acclimatise before going into rivers this summer.
County Durham internet fraudsters jailed
Published May 31, 2018 12.45pm
Brothers from County Durham who pocketed more than £600,000 from online shoppers for hot tubs, saunas and other luxury products which failed to materialise have been jailed for a combined ten and a half years.
Sign up for online council tax bills and win an iPad
Published May 31, 2018 12.03pm
Council tax payers in County Durham could be in with a chance of winning an iPad simply by signing up to receive their bills online.
Lifesaving security guard honoured with national award
Published May 31, 2018 7.42am
A lifesaving security guard has received a national award after coming to the aid of a bus passenger who collapsed.
Powerful play tackling domestic abuse comes to Gala
Published May 30, 2018 9.19am
A play based on the real life testimonies of victims of coercive control is coming to Gala today.
Record year for Big Spring Clean
Published May 22, 2018 8.48am
Thousands of residents across Durham and Darlington have given up their free time to take part in the most successful Big Spring Clean campaign to date.
Check your eligibility for a free central heating system
Published May 17, 2018 12.21pm
Residents without a central heating system in their home could be eligible to receive it for free if they apply before the end of the month.
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