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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.
Council buys shopping centre to boost town regeneration
Published: 18 August 2022 09:31
The regeneration of a County Durham town has received a further boost following the sale of a shopping centre to the council.
New team to assist with clearing waste
Published: 04 August 2022 09:36
A new waste clearance team will remove rubbish from the yards and gardens of people who fail to comply with notices to do so.
Progress continues on new Durham City bus station
Published: 04 August 2022 09:22
Construction of a state-of-the-art bus station in the heart of Durham City is now well underway.
Raising Green Flag Awards across County Durham
Published: 26 July 2022 08:22
County Durham's green spaces have once again been recognised for their high standards at the prestigious Green Flag Awards.
Fairy tales to come to life across County Durham
Published: 25 July 2022 08:56
The fabulous Grimm Brothers' fairy tales are being brought to life across County Durham this summer.
Celebrating Dragon Park enhancements
Published: 21 July 2022 09:31
County Durham school children are benefitting from improvements to a community park.
Have your say on plans for two new leisure centres
Published: 21 July 2022 09:13
People are invited to view and have their say on proposals to create two new leisure centres in County Durham and carry out a major refurbishment of a third.
Supporting East Durham residents to be more active
Published: 20 July 2022 09:21
A campaign supporting people with long-term health conditions to lead an active lifestyle is being extended across County Durham.
Thousands gather for a brilliant BRASS-travaganza
Published: 19 July 2022 09:32
Thousands of people have come together across County Durham to enjoy the sound of Durham BRASS.
Take the Kids For Free offer on all of the region's buses this summer
Published: 18 July 2022 12:41
Families across County Durham can enjoy free travel for children on buses this summer, throughout the school holidays.
Major recycling campaign rolls out across County Durham
Published: 12 July 2022 09:25
County Durham residents are being given a helpful reminder of what to put in their rubbish and recycling bins.
Comedy legend to star in County Durham panto
Published: 07 July 2022 09:20
A comedy legend will join the cast of a County Durham pantomime for a magic carpet ride this Christmas.
County Durham children's services rated Good
Published: 06 July 2022 09:49
Children's services in County Durham have been rated Good by Ofsted following a recent inspection.
Project which brings international students into schools wins award
Published: 06 July 2022 09:07
A scheme which sees university students from around the world go into schools to tell pupils about their higher education journey has won an award.
Proposals to close a rural primary school considered
Published: 05 July 2022 15:53
Proposals to close a primary school that has the lowest pupil numbers of any school in County Durham are being put to councillors next week.
Uniting in memory of Srebrenica
Published: 01 July 2022 09:33
Victims and survivors of the worst atrocity committed on European soil since the Second World War will be commemorated across County Durham next week.
Bringing a brass-tastic party to the people
Published: 01 July 2022 09:26
Communities across County Durham are set to come alive with the sound of feel-good brass music when Durham BRASS returns next week.
Esteemed playwright visits Durham to research coalfield culture
Published: 23 June 2022 09:32
A respected theatre writer has been exploring the mining heritage of County Durham as he prepares to bring a classic British film to a north east stage.
Share your views on proposals for the Riverside Leisure Complex
Published: 21 June 2022 09:54
Residents are being invited to view and have their say on proposals to transform the facilities at the Riverside Leisure Complex in Chester-le-Street.
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