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National recognition for coronavirus response
Published September 17, 2021 5.21pm
We have received national recognition for our response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Shop linked to illegal cigarettes and tobacco ordered to close
Published September 17, 2021 4.41pm
A shop in County Durham has been ordered to close for three months having been linked to the sale of illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
Traders ready to share their produce at Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published September 17, 2021 10.15am
Foodies can look forward to a weekend of tasty treats and delicious dishes as traders across County Durham and beyond prepare to show off their produce at Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Arts Council England announces commitment to County Durham
Published September 16, 2021 12.30pm
Arts Council England has announced that County Durham will be one of 15 priority places in the North where it intends to develop new opportunities for investment, as part of the publication of its three-year Delivery Plan for 2021 - 2024.
Travel back in time at popular heritage festival
Published September 16, 2021 10.10am
A heritage festival is bringing the rich history of a North East market town to life, while celebrating the anniversary of the world's first passenger railway.
Care Connect supports thousands through the pandemic
Published September 16, 2021 9.11am
An emergency alarm service supporting vulnerable residents across County Durham has responded to over 46,000 calls since the start of the pandemic.
LA7 Leaders' statement - Covid winter plan and 12-15s vaccinations
Published September 15, 2021 11.12am
"With the return of colder weather on the horizon, and children and young people going back to schools, colleges, and universities, it is essential that clear and robust plans are put in place to protect us from any significant increase in Covid-19 cases and the burden that would place on the NHS.
Illicit cigarettes and tobacco found as part of investigation
Published September 13, 2021 11.07am
Illicit cigarettes and tobacco with a legitimate market value of more than £100,000 have been uncovered as part of an investigation.
Exploring life Through Soldiers' Eyes
Published September 13, 2021 10.47am
A free exhibition featuring artwork from veterans and the Armed Forces community officially opened to the public at the weekend.
Carrying David to inspire audiences with real life story
Published September 10, 2021 9.10am
An uplifting story based on the real life of County Durham boxer Glenn McCrory arrives at Gala Durham, next week.
Heritage Open Days showcase diversity of County Durham's cultural offer
Published September 09, 2021 12.43pm
England's largest festival of culture and history returns this week, offering free access to some of County Durham's hidden gems.
Learn from the experts at Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published September 08, 2021 5.56pm
Making tasty treats with a top TV baker is just one of the activities on offer at this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Nominate Your Covid Hero
Published September 08, 2021 4.33pm
Do you know a local hero who embodies the region's renowned goodwill?
Intricate artworks raise awareness of plastic waste
Published September 08, 2021 9.12am
An environmental art exhibition, which explores the problem of coastal plastic pollution, opens at a Durham City art gallery today (Wednesday 8 September).
Cabinet to be asked to agree near £50m investment in growth of NETPark
Published September 07, 2021 3.28pm
The North East's premier science and technology park looks set to expand, with councillors being asked to support a near £50m investment in its growth.
Durham City bridge on track for October reopening
Published September 07, 2021 9.34am
Progress on the refurbishment of Durham's New Elvet Bridge is continuing, with the key city centre route set to reopen next month.
Opportunities to shape services for young people
Published September 06, 2021 9.05am
County Durham residents are being given the opportunity to help shape education services for the county's children and young people.
Online talks help residents to trace their family history
Published September 03, 2021 10.48am
A new family history course gets underway this month, helping County Durham residents to unearth their family tree.
Views needed on Changing Places toilet facilities
Published September 03, 2021 9.16am
We are calling on individuals and carers to share their experiences of using Changing Place toilets, as part of plans to improve facilities for those with disabilities.
Food is key ingredient in UK City of Culture 2025 campaign
Published September 02, 2021 9.30am
Food and its ability to bring people together will be essential ingredients in County Durham's bid to be UK City of Culture 2025.
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