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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.
A Shine A Light award for Innovation for County Durham Youth Offending Service
Published March 30, 2017 4.41pm
County Durham Youth Offending Service's (CDYOS) initiative, ClearCut Communication, has been honoured nationally with a Shine a Light Award for SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Need).
Durham schools and academies given national recognition
Published March 21, 2017 4.48pm
We have been given 'value added' awards in recognition of the achievement of our schools and academies.
Fund manager announced for £20m investment programme
Published March 20, 2017 10.18am
A new funding partner has been announced for our £20m investment programme, which will help businesses in County Durham grow and create thousands of jobs.
Construction starts on £7.4m science park expansion
Published February 28, 2017 2.38pm
The next phase in ambitious plans to attract more high-tech, fast growing companies to one of the country's leading science parks gets underway today.
Woman caught fly-tipping left counting the cost
Published February 13, 2017 3.36pm
A County Durham woman has been left hundreds of pounds worse off and with a criminal record after being caught fly-tipping.
Leading lights of the rowing world honoured with national award
Published December 23, 2016 3.37pm
Coaches from Chester-le-Street Amateur Rowing Club have scooped a national award, in recognition of their exemplary skills.
Relaxed Performance is a first for the Gala Theatre
Published December 21, 2016 10.31am
The Gala Theatre is to host its first ever special pantomime performance designed for audience members with extra sensory needs.
County Durham Plan paused
Published December 05, 2016 3.03pm
The process which will result in a plan for development across County Durham has been paused to consider what are expected to be fundamental changes from a new Government White Paper.
1000th apprentice supported by the council
Published November 24, 2016 11.07am
Durham County Council has just supported its 1000th apprentice, following the launch of the innovative County Durham Apprenticeship Programme in November 2011.
Grants to help grow Northumbria in Bloom entries in 2017
Published November 22, 2016 12.04pm
Green-fingered residents in the Chester-le-Street area are invited to apply for a grant to help create some spectacular entries for the Northumbria in Bloom competition.
Decide the price of Fisheye in Bishop Auckland
Published November 18, 2016 3.30pm
Fisheye, presented by Theatre Alibi and written by Daniel Jamieson, comes to Bishop Auckland Town Hall at 7:30pm on Friday 27 November and takes a sharp sideways look at the surveillance society.
Durham dazzles at celebration event for Place of Light
Published November 18, 2016 1.28pm
A dazzling event was held at Durham Cathedral last night to celebrate the county's exciting new place brand Durham Place of Light.
Chester-le-Street couch potatoes turn into Riverside Runners!
Published November 15, 2016 3.40pm
More than 30 runners cast off the 'couch potato' label after completing a 5K parkrun in Chester-le-Street at the weekend.
New head of adult and health services appointed
Published November 11, 2016 3.51pm
A former occupational therapist has been appointed as Durham County Council's new corporate director for adult and health services.
£3.4m Council incubator ready for first businesses
Published November 11, 2016 11.35am
Durham County Council has just opened the doors to its cutting-edge business incubator and office space at Salvus House.
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