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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.
Bishop Auckland on Film screening
Published: 11 September 2019 12:40
Archive film footage of Bishop Auckland will be shown on the big screen this weekend as part of a festival celebrating the town's heritage.
Recycling centre to close temporarily for maintenance
Published: 29 August 2019 11:15
A household waste recycling centre (HWRC) is to close for three days next month to allow for essential maintenance work.
School nurse and health visiting services consultation
Published: 23 August 2019 14:33
Views are needed to help shape the future of County Durham's health visiting and school nursing services.
Experience the sights and sounds of Roman life
Published: 21 August 2019 12:42
A Roman encampment - complete with soldiers, traders and traditional artisans - will be brought to life in County Durham next week.
Delight as County Durham A-level results improve once again
Published: 15 August 2019 14:33
Sixth form students have been praised after A-level results across County Durham improved yet again.
Delight as funding confirmed to replace Witton Park Bridge
Published: 12 August 2019 17:02
A bridge that was closed for health and safety reasons is to be replaced with a new £2.5 million crossing.
Crews work through torrential rain to keep County Durham safe and moving
Published: 09 August 2019 16:01
Our workers have been out in force today (Friday 9 August) dealing with the impact of heavy rain across County Durham.
Concerns raised over potential threat to new development in Peterlee
Published: 09 August 2019 14:20
A legal challenge against a scheme to redevelop a brownfield site in Peterlee could put jobs and investment at risk, according to county councillors.
Community pulls together for a super Spruce Up
Published: 08 August 2019 11:38
Operation Spruce Up has arrived at Chilton, at the ready with sweepers, strimmers and litter-pickers.
Delight as County Durham receives 12 Green Flags again
Published: 08 August 2019 09:58
Parks, cemeteries and crematoriums across County Durham have once again been awarded a prestigious national status.
Dive into fun this summer
Published: 07 August 2019 11:40
Those looking for splash-tastic activities to keep kids entertained this summer need to look no further than their local leisure centre.
Discover The Secret Garden at Wharton Park
Published: 06 August 2019 13:14
A classic tale of friendship and discovery will be brought to life as The Secret Garden comes to Wharton Park this Saturday.
Calls for Government to invest in County Durham hospitals
Published: 06 August 2019 12:03
As NHS trusts are told to scale back requests for capital funding, concerns have been raised about the impact on plans to upgrade two County Durham hospitals.
Environment Awards exhibition tour launched
Published: 05 August 2019 11:40
An exhibition showcasing 30 years of the Environment Awards has started its tour of County Durham.
Site of historic bridge targeted for clean-up
Published: 05 August 2019 11:17
A clean-up operation has taken place as part of efforts to preserve and protect the site of an historic County Durham bridge.
Work to demolish derelict school welcomed
Published: 02 August 2019 17:32
We have welcomed the demolition of a derelict school building in County Durham.
Flood prevention project moves on to next phase
Published: 02 August 2019 14:31
Work has begun on the next phase of a multi-million-pound flood prevention scheme in Chester-le-Street.
Funding boost to help combat holiday hunger
Published: 02 August 2019 09:56
Thousands of youngsters are set to benefit from a £150,000 funding pot aimed at combatting holiday hunger when children are not at school.
Adult learning course provides hope for a better future
Published: 01 August 2019 11:51
A County Durham grandma credits a series of adult learning courses with helping her get her life back on track.
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