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County Durham launches bid to become UK City of Culture 2025
Published: 19 July 2021 08:02
County Durham has today launched its bid to be named UK City of Culture 2025 - with the hope the accolade will provide a major boost for the whole north east region.
New images show progress on city bus station
Published: 18 August 2023 09:56
Durham's new bus station is taking shape.
County Durham's adult learning service rated "good" across the board by Ofsted
Published: 17 August 2023 09:57
Our adult and community learning service has once again been rated as a "good" provider of education by Ofsted.
Local artists offered "fantastic opportunity" to have work displayed at Bishop Auckland exhibition
Published: 15 August 2023 09:26
County Durham artists are invited to submit their work for display at an annual exhibition held to celebrate local talent - and there's a new category for 12 to 18-year-olds.
Free Borrow a Bike scheme extended to more of County Durham's towns and villages
Published: 31 July 2023 10:21
People living or working in Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street, Meadowfield and Seaham can borrow a bike for free thanks to the extension of a Durham County Council scheme.
City footbridge to remain closed
Published: 28 July 2023 12:54
A footbridge in Durham City is to remain closed after structural issues were uncovered during a recent inspection.
County Durham parks raising the Green Flag
Published: 28 July 2023 09:50
Green spaces across County Durham have once again been awarded a prestigious national status.
North East MasterChef star completes food festival line-up
Published: 28 July 2023 09:29
From the audience to the stage - the final chef to complete the Seaham Food Festival line-up has now been announced.
Council expands electric vehicle fleet
Published: 26 July 2023 10:36
A North East council has expanded its electric vehicle fleet as part of its aim to achieve net zero.
Refurbished Abbey Leisure Centre reopens
Published: 24 July 2023 11:24
A Durham leisure centre has reopened following an ambitious refurbishment programme.
Around 120 traders confirmed for Seaham Food Festival
Published: 21 July 2023 10:07
Super scotch eggs, dirty fries, local fudge and cookie pies - these are just some of the tasty delights that'll be on offer at this summer's Seaham Food Festival.
M People stars perform for County Durham schoolchildren
Published: 20 July 2023 10:20
"What have you done today, to make you feel proud?"
Work to begin on linking Fore and North Bondgate
Published: 20 July 2023 10:07
Work to demolish a derelict amusement arcade and create a new public space in Bishop Auckland will begin next week.
"We are people not problems": County Durham young people share care experiences at national conference
Published: 17 July 2023 11:48
"We are people not problems."
Durham Brass Festival hailed a success once again
Published: 17 July 2023 10:43
Rich and vibrant tones of brass music could be heard right across County Durham last week, as organisers declare the success of Durham Brass Festival.
Planting seeds of change
Published: 12 July 2023 11:10
Pupils from primary and secondary schools across County Durham put on their wellies and picked up their spades to help tackle climate change.
Durham transforms into Wonderland in new production
Published: 07 July 2023 09:36
Families are invited to see the most incredible travelling fun fair Durham has ever seen, in a North East theatre's latest production.
Precautionary road closure near County Durham crossroads is put on temporary hold
Published: 06 July 2023 11:46
Plans to put a precautionary road closure in place on an approach to a County Durham crossroads have been put on temporary hold after concerns were raised by local people.
Man who helped build Peterlee contributes to 75th anniversary project
Published: 06 July 2023 11:02
Residents of Peterlee, both past and present, are being encouraged to share their memories of the town as part of its 75th birthday celebrations.
Plans to build 51 new council houses on three County Durham sites set to go before councillors
Published: 05 July 2023 11:12
Plans to press ahead with the construction of new council houses on three sites in County Durham will go before councillors next week.
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