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History talk helps shine light on soldiers of the past
Published February 23, 2021 9.16am
Family historians can gain top tips on how to discover their ancestors' military past at an online talk this week.
LA7 leaders call for more support while welcoming cautious approach to easing of lockdown in latest joint statement
Published February 22, 2021 5.15pm
The government's announcement of a cautious approach to easing lockdown is sensible but it needs to be kept under constant review.
Delight as new £34 million school campus moves a step closer
Published February 22, 2021 11.20am
Headteachers and the Bishop of Durham have welcomed an important step forward in plans to create a multimillion-pound campus for two North East schools.
Chinese New Year to be marked with online events for schoolchildren
Published January 21, 2021 11.46am
Chinese New Year will be marked in schools across County Durham with a series of online events next month.
Aycliffe Secure Centre praised for outstanding care of its young people
Published December 11, 2020 12.02pm
A County Durham young people's home continues to provide outstanding care for young people, according to Ofsted.
County Durham pupils share Christmas celebrations internationally
Published December 07, 2020 12.36pm
Primary school pupils in County Durham have been spreading Christmas cheer with their international peers as part of an annual festive project.
Business-savvy school pupils set to take part in Spanish Apprentice challenge
Published November 25, 2020 11.29am
Business-savvy school pupils are set to get creative as part of an online competition which aims to encourage young Spanish people to visit a County Durham town.
Council among top 100 UK employers for apprenticeships
Published October 28, 2020 12.37pm
A North East council has been acknowledged as one of the top employers in the country for its apprenticeship opportunities.
Adult learners recognised for their hard work in making a difference
Published September 09, 2020 2.25pm
A festival which promotes lifelong learning in adults has been celebrating individuals and organisations who have gone above and beyond in their learning.
Decision on supporting school's academy conversion
Published June 30, 2020 4.01pm
A North East council has been asked to help secure the future of a County Durham secondary school as it prepares to join a multi academy trust.
Primary school pupils create coronavirus public safety posters
Published June 03, 2020 10.38am
Pupils at a County Durham primary school have been creating handmade posters to help us spread public health messages during the coronavirus outbreak.
Funding helps to feed families during pandemic
Published May 19, 2020 11.05am
A County Durham partnership has awarded £2,000 to help prevent local primary school pupils from going hungry during the coronavirus crisis.
Virtual friendship tree spreads children's messages of hope
Published May 11, 2020 9.24am
Children from all over the world have been writing messages of love and support to one another during the coronavirus pandemic.
Pupils create uplifting video ahead of school closures
Published March 20, 2020 5.20pm
As schools across the county prepare to close due to the Coronavirus outbreak, children from a County Durham primary school have sent out a message of support for their fellow pupils and local community.
Construction starts on primary school building
Published March 16, 2020 10.54am
A County Durham school has marked the start of construction of its new building with a celebratory turf cutting ceremony.