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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.
County Durham schoolchildren put to the test on TV quiz show
Published November 05, 2019 9.51am
Clever youngsters from County Durham will appear on a popular CBBC quiz show this month.
Growing success for green community projects
Published November 01, 2019 12.07pm
Applications for funding will soon open to community groups in County Durham aimed at making a positive impact in their local area.
Electric Vehicle Roadshow drives in to Bishop Auckland
Published November 01, 2019 10.14am
Visitors to Bishop Auckland will be able to test drive electric vehicles, as an annual roadshow returns.
Residents reminded to dispose of batteries correctly
Published November 01, 2019 9.54am
County Durham residents and businesses are being reminded to dispose of batteries, mobile phones, cleaning products and solvents safely.
Heritage project launched in County Durham coastal town
Published November 01, 2019 9.47am
A seaside town's rich heritage will soon be enhanced following the launch of a £2.25 million regeneration project this week.
Durham Advance gives job support to 500 residents
Published October 31, 2019 12.52pm
A programme which helps County Durham people into work has reached a major milestone, helping its 500th resident.
Dates announced for Seaham Food Festival 2020
Published October 31, 2019 10.03am
A seaside town will serve up a second helping of culinary fun when a successful food festival returns next year.
Christmas lights switch-on
Published October 31, 2019 9.00am
Find out when and where the Christmas lights are getting switched on across County Durham.
Adopters needed to give children a loving home
Published October 30, 2019 2.46pm
"To be able to adopt a child, especially a child with behavioural issues or a learning difficulty you need to be determined, to have empathy and be honest about what you can take on, but the most important things are to have a loving heart and mind and you'll be amazing."
Final garden waste collection of the year
Published October 30, 2019 10.42am
People who get their garden waste collected are being reminded that the last collection of the year will soon take place.
Durham strikes gold at Britain In Bloom's Champion of Champions
Published October 29, 2019 11.23am
Judges from Britain In Bloom agreed that Durham was bloomin' marvellous as they awarded the city with gold in the Champion of Champion's category at this year's awards
Gothic masterpiece Jane Eyre to captivate theatre-goers
Published October 29, 2019 11.22am
A thrilling adaptation of Charlotte Brontё's masterpiece Jane Eyre promises to captivate audiences at a County Durham theatre.
Pupils praised for never missing a day of school
Published October 29, 2019 9.43am
Pupils from around County Durham have been honoured for never missing a day of school.
Aycliffe Secure Centre judged outstanding in all areas
Published October 28, 2019 5.13pm
Outstanding in all areas - that is the verdict of inspectors from Ofsted on Aycliffe Secure Centre.
More than £100,000 of grants available for community projects in Crook, Willington and Tow Law
Published October 28, 2019 11.25am
Funding of £118,000 is up for grabs for projects that support children and families, older people and those affected by welfare reform.
Published October 26, 2019 5.00am
Swimming memberships are a great option if you swim regularly, and don't use the gym or group exercise classes.
Organisations sign up to vision for County Durham's future
Published October 25, 2019 3.13pm
A range of organisations have pledged to support plans to help people live longer, and strategies to create more jobs, at the official launch of a vision for County Durham's future.
Punk legend John Lydon announces County Durham show
Published October 25, 2019 11.04am
Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon will speak about his extraordinary life and career when he visits County Durham next year.
New coach park provides boost for county tourism
Published October 24, 2019 12.06pm
A new coach park has opened in a major boost for tourism in County Durham.
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