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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.
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.
Making BRASS accessible to all
Published June 20, 2022 10.04am
The return of this year's BRASS festival will champion the talent of local artists alongside world-famous brass musicians.
Talk will explore family history and parish registers
Published June 20, 2022 9.38am
The latest in a series of online talks will help family historians discover how parish registers could help them to research their ancestry.
Ferryhill Station plans receive further Government backing
Published June 18, 2022 9.32am
Plans to reopen a railway station in County Durham have taken a step closer to becoming a reality, as Government announces funding to further develop the proposal.
Final celebrity chefs announced for Seaham Food Festival
Published June 17, 2022 10.01am
Two celebrity chefs born and bred in the North East have been confirmed as the final additions to a star-studded line-up for Seaham Food Festival.
Platinum Jubilee Right Royal Do is big success
Published June 17, 2022 9.59am
Hundreds of schoolchildren took to the stage to perform dance and music from around the Commonwealth in honour of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
New one stop shop for mental wellbeing services
Published June 17, 2022 9.23am
A new partnership service will support County Durham residents with all aspects of their mental health.
Community Action Team to visit town
Published June 17, 2022 8.38am
People living in a County Durham community are being encouraged to share their views on how their area could be improved.
Council reveals new plan for net zero by 2030
Published June 16, 2022 12.04pm
The largest local authority in the North East has reviewed its climate change targets to produce an even more ambitious plan to achieve net zero in less than a decade.
Training workshops to help those working in retail
Published June 16, 2022 9.01am
Retail workers and business owners can take advantage of new training courses and workshops on offer.
BRASS collaboration celebrates County Durham's history
Published June 15, 2022 9.41am
Music and film which celebrate and commemorate County Durham's 'Category D' villages have been produced as part of this year's BRASS.
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