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Apollo Pavilion 50th birthday celebration
Published July 15, 2019 12.04pm
It's a day that marks half a century of one of the most celebrated moments in history - and one that is commemorated in County Durham in truly unique style.
¡Olé! Spanish brass band kicks off international music festival in style
Published July 12, 2019 1.57pm
A spectacular set by nine very talented amigos marked the official launch of County Durham's liveliest music festival today (Friday).
Still time to nominate for 30th Environment Awards
Published July 12, 2019 10.32am
As a previous winner of County Durham's Environment Awards reminisces on receiving an award 30 years ago, groups and individuals are being reminded there's just one week left to nominate.
Artichoke announce the Lumiere Durham 2019 Conference
Published July 12, 2019 10.17am
Broadcaster Natalie Haynes and author Kate Clanchy join Lumiere 's day of discussion about creativity.
County Durham's low carbon future
Published July 10, 2019 12.17pm
The North East's largest authority is planning for a carbon neutral future.
New plans for Festival Walk to be unveiled
Published July 10, 2019 12.00pm
Regeneration plans for an outdated County Durham shopping precinct are coming to consultation.
Dale's mining inspired artwork unveiled
Published July 10, 2019 9.46am
Dozens of schoolchildren who took part in a community arts project were invited to watch their work being unveiled during a special event.
Hear from the author turning County Durham history into fascinating fiction
Published July 10, 2019 9.44am
A teacher turned novelist is to share her love of creating stories inspired by people from the past.
Cheap cigarettes land Blackhall man with prison sentence
Published July 09, 2019 1.13pm
A store owner has been jailed after he was caught selling counterfeit cigarettes from his store in Seaham.
Rocket into a reading adventure this summer
Published July 09, 2019 9.54am
The annual Summer Reading Challenge returns with a moon-bound mission, sure to keep kids hooked on books over the holidays.
Marathon man Ben Smith to join local 1000 x 10k running fundraiser at Durham City Run Festival
Published July 08, 2019 12.14pm
A father of two from East Durham is ready to take on the Prince Bishops Durham City 10k later this month as part of an epic fundraising challenge. 44 year old Scott Baker is on track to complete 1000 10k runs in 1000 days in a bid to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, and is set to complete his 967th 10k in Durham alongside legendary marathon runner Ben Smith.
St John's pathways renovated
Published July 08, 2019 10.16am
Footpaths in a County Durham church, where rail pioneer Timothy Hackworth is buried, have been renovated.
Businesses praise benefits of Cricket World Cup
Published July 05, 2019 4.35pm
With an estimated 70,000 people from around the world flocking to County Durham over the past week to enjoy the Cricket World Cup, the event is being hailed a major success for the area.
Appeal for Bishop Auckland memories
Published July 05, 2019 2.25pm
What are your memories of Bishop Auckland?
Young people shaping council services
Published July 05, 2019 12.41pm
Councillors will hear how engagement with young people has influenced the way the council delivers its services when they meet next week.
Cathedral runners are in step to fundraise at the Durham City Run Festival
Published July 05, 2019 12.16pm
A team of fundraisers from Durham Cathedral is preparing to join thousands of runners at this year's Durham City Run Festival later this month.
Second chance to have say on election arrangements
Published July 04, 2019 1.30pm
Voters in County Durham have a further chance to offer their views on election arrangements in their area.
Victims and a restorative approach at heart of new youth justice plan
Published July 04, 2019 1.13pm
A reduction in the number of children entering the youth justice system is among the achievements that will be outlined to councillors next week.
Visitors to Bishop Auckland will receive a world class welcome
Published July 04, 2019 11.12am
New road signs welcoming visitors into Bishop Auckland announce the town's status as a WorldHost Destination.
Reducing energy consumption from street lights
Published July 04, 2019 11.03am
The outcomes of a project that has dramatically reduced energy use by almost 70 per cent and which will, in time, save over £24 million will be heard by councillors next week.
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