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Lumiere traffic and travel
Published November 06, 2019 2.01pm
With the UK's largest light festival less than a week away, visitors are being encouraged to plan their journey in advance.
Full programme announced for Lumiere 2019
Published October 17, 2019 1.00pm
For the most ambitious edition of Lumiere yet, a selection of favourite artworks from previous festivals will sit alongside a host of new commissions by international artists and fresh talent from the North East.
For the love of panto
Published November 15, 2019 10.37am
Getting rugby tackled by schoolchildren, squirting audiences with water pistols and plotting world domination - it is all in a day's work for a pantomime star.
Are you registered to vote?
Published November 15, 2019 10.24am
Residents in County Durham are being reminded that they need to be registered to vote if they wish to have their say in the general election.
Sir Bobby Robson's legacy continues to inspire at County Durham school
Published November 14, 2019 11.10am
Sir Bobby Robson's widow, Lady Elsie, returned to the school sports centre he opened 13 years ago this week to celebrate the difference it is making to young people's lives.
Nominations deadline for UK parliamentary general election
Published November 12, 2019 2.39pm
Prospective candidates wishing to stand in the UK parliamentary general election in County Durham have until Thursday 14 November to submit their nomination.
Johnny Cash Road show at Empire
Published November 12, 2019 12.58pm
Walk the line to the Empire Theatre to see the Johnny Cash Roadshow in Consett.
Rediscover the River Wear through historic maps
Published November 12, 2019 12.21pm
The River Wear's exciting past will be mapped out in an archivist led history talk.
Fame, fortune and Shakespeare at County Durham Theatre
Published November 11, 2019 11.27am
The darker sides of fame and fortune will be explored in two different but equally compelling theatrical screenings this month.
Children's festival shines light on faith celebrations
Published November 11, 2019 10.08am
Pupils from primary schools across County Durham learnt how people of different religions use light to celebrate their faith at a festival this month.
Published November 08, 2019 10.44am
Two women from Shildon and Chester-le-Street have been prosecuted for flytipping offences.
Employment roadshow heads to Stanley
Published November 08, 2019 10.40am
Young people can find out about training and job opportunities at an information event next week.
Celebrating the positive impact of Shared Lives
Published November 06, 2019 1.46pm
Adults whose lives have been transformed through a support scheme are encouraging County Durham residents to sign up to help others.
Review looks at impact of children's homes on services
Published November 06, 2019 12.04pm
Findings from a review looking at children's residential care homes have highlighted the need for more accurate and timely information for out of area placements, to monitor demand on services and explore further opportunities for an accreditation scheme.
Bishop Auckland sparks interest in electric vehicles
Published November 06, 2019 11.14am
Bishop Auckland showcased a drive towards alternative ways to travel, when the Electric Vehicle Roadshow came to town.
County Durham is ready for winter
Published November 06, 2019 11.06am
With temperatures set to drop, preparations for winter 2019 are well underway in County Durham.
Cabinet asked to support school's MAT decision
Published November 06, 2019 10.31am
Councillors are being asked to support a County Durham school's decision to join a multi-academy trust in order to safeguard its future.
Empty property council tax premium changes to be considered
Published November 06, 2019 9.28am
Councillors will be asked to back changes to council tax charges aimed at bringing long-term empty properties back into use when they meet next week.
We are the first council to sign up to Reasonable Adjustments Disability Passport
Published November 05, 2019 4.19pm
Our employees with a disability or health condition will now have the opportunity to sign-up to a scheme which will help eliminate barriers in the workplace.
County Durham's coastline honoured in mosaic
Published November 05, 2019 10.13am
A mosaic inspired by the coastal denes in County Durham has been designed by children from the east of the county.
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