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Christmas and New Year closures
Published: 19 December 2018 11:20
Customer Access Points and most other council buildings in County Durham will be closed over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Romans are coming to Binchester
Published: 09 July 2019 10:09
Roman invaders will march on County Durham this weekend for two action-packed days of entertainment.
Woman fined hundreds of pounds for failing to clear rubbish
Published: 21 June 2019 16:13
A woman who has repeatedly blighted her neighbours' lives by leaving rubbish outside of her home has been ordered to pay out almost £1,300.
Consulting on a vision for the future of County Durham
Published: 21 June 2019 09:41
By 2035, County Durham will have more and better jobs, people will live long and independent lives and communities will be well connected and supportive.
National Breastfeeding Week highlights support available to County Durham mums
Published: 19 June 2019 15:52
New and expectant mothers can find out about support to help them breastfeed as part of a national awareness raising campaign.
Get fit for less this June
Published: 19 June 2019 14:20
A woman whose fitness journey led her to lose over five stone is encouraging others to join the gym ahead of a new membership special offer.
Durham History Centre consultation
Published: 19 June 2019 14:00
Residents are being invited to give their views on designs for a new history centre for County Durham.
North East transport bid welcomed by councillors in Durham
Published: 18 June 2019 15:00
Councillors in County Durham have voiced their support for an ambitious £377 million bid to transform travel across the region.
Celebrating 50 years of friendship
Published: 14 June 2019 12:40
An evening of live music marked five decades of friendship between County Durham and its German twin town.
Festival outreach project explores the benefits of music for people living with dementia
Published: 14 June 2019 10:43
The power of music to evoke memories is at the heart of a community arts project bringing together young performers and people living with dementia.
TV presenter pledges to reduce plastic use
Published: 14 June 2019 10:02
A County Durham born television presenter with a passion for the countryside has become the latest to sign a pledge promising to try and eradicate single use plastics.
Council responds to unseasonal bad weather
Published: 13 June 2019 16:22
Council staff worked tirelessly through the night to keep County Durham moving during the prolonged rain.
Teesdale bridge reopens following emergency repairs
Published: 12 June 2019 12:14
A bridge that suffered substantial damage after a lorry struck one of its walls has reopened.
Discover more about the Bletchley Park codebreakers
Published: 11 June 2019 10:40
A rare opportunity to get up close to a Second World War Enigma machine will be on offer at a County Durham theatre this weekend.
Festival dishes out foodie fun by the sea to thousands
Published: 10 June 2019 10:11
Almost 15,000 people headed to the first Seaham Food Festival yesterday (Sunday).
Seaham Food Festival to go ahead today
Published: 09 June 2019 06:00
We are delighted to confirm Seaham Food Festival will take place today (Sunday).
Radio host unveiled as regional ambassador for Vélo North
Published: 07 June 2019 13:00
To coincide with the official route announcement, organisers of Vélo North have unveiled the 'Voice of the North', BBC Newcastle's Alfie Joey, as the official regional ambassador for the event.
150 years of mining celebrated in flowers
Published: 07 June 2019 12:37
A fitting floral display to celebrate 150 years of County Durham's mining heritage has been unveiled in Durham City for the launch of Durham in Bloom.
Pupils set to perform in harmony with special German guest
Published: 07 June 2019 10:07
Children from four County Durham primary schools are tuning up to accompany a professional musician at a special celebration of German culture this month.
New Chief Constable confirmed
Published: 06 June 2019 15:45
The Durham and Darlington Police and Crime Panel has confirmed the new Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary.
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