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Proposals to close a rural primary school considered
Published July 05, 2022 3.53pm
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.
Ensuring best possible response to major incidents following Storm Arwen
Published July 05, 2022 3.51pm
A new plan sets out actions to ensure the best possible response to major incidents in County Durham on the back of Storm Arwen.
Councillors to discuss budget pressures and council tax support scheme
Published July 05, 2022 3.37pm
The region's only scheme to provide a 100 per cent discount on council tax payments to all financially vulnerable households could be extended for another year - despite unprecedented and significant pressures on the local authority's budget.
Investment plan in development for UK Shared Prosperity Fund money
Published July 05, 2022 3.30pm
Councillors at a North East local authority will next week hear proposals of how it could use its allocation from the Government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).
Girl, 12, saves dad during stroke
Published July 04, 2022 10.55am
A County Durham woman has praised a swimming programme for the vital knowledge it taught her daughter, which helped to save her partner's life.
Council named among country's top 100 apprentice employers
Published July 04, 2022 10.28am
The North East's largest local authority continues to be recognised among England's best employers of apprentices.
Prestigious accolades for council's environmental projects
Published July 01, 2022 10.08am
The largest local authority in the North East is celebrating rounds of success after being recognised three times for its work to tackle climate change.
Uniting in memory of Srebrenica
Published July 01, 2022 9.33am
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 July 01, 2022 9.26am
Communities across County Durham are set to come alive with the sound of feel-good brass music when Durham BRASS returns next week.
Traders announced for Seaham Food Festival
Published June 30, 2022 10.18am
In just five weeks' time, a County Durham seaside town will come to life with a scrumptious selection of food vendors and entertainment.
Safety training rolled out to staff and volunteers at popular park
Published June 27, 2022 9.44am
Potentially life-saving training has been delivered to staff and volunteers at a County Durham park.
Counting down to the return of BRASS
Published June 24, 2022 10.23am
Rehearsals are now well underway for the return of Durham BRASS in just over two weeks.
Esteemed playwright visits Durham to research coalfield culture
Published June 23, 2022 9.32am
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.
Have your say on new travel routes
Published June 22, 2022 9.30am
Residents are being asked to give their views on improved cycling and walk routes which have recently been implemented in a County Durham community.
Sprucing up Durham City
Published June 22, 2022 9.20am
Durham City's riverbank has been spruced up as part of an annual project to keep the city tidy.
National security expert Dr Fiona Hill inspires County Durham schoolchildren
Published June 21, 2022 3.17pm
A County Durham school has welcomed back a former pupil who went on to advise three American presidents and serve as a US national security council director.
Share your views on proposals for the Riverside Leisure Complex
Published June 21, 2022 9.54am
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.
Supporting Armed Forces personnel
Published June 21, 2022 9.15am
A flag symbolising unwavering support for forces personnel has been raised by the North East's largest local authority ahead of Armed Forces Day.
Leisure Centre Summer Holiday Activities
Published June 20, 2022 3.41pm
Our leisure centres are offering a range of activities for children and young people over the summer holidays.
Work begins on new community centre
Published June 20, 2022 10.11am
The building of a new community centre aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of residents in the south-west of Durham City is about to begin.
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