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Replica miners' banners finds new home in library
Published July 04, 2019 11.01am
A new replica miners' banner has been officially unveiled at a County Durham library, celebrating the county's rich mining past and the people who lived it.
Summer activities in our leisure centres
Published July 04, 2019 8.33am
Keep the kids entertained with summer holiday activities at your local leisure centre.
County Durham road reopens following sinkhole
Published July 03, 2019 2.46pm
A County Durham road which had to be closed following the discovery of a sinkhole has reopened after less than two weeks.
Funding win will help restore County Durham woodlands
Published July 03, 2019 1.09pm
A scheme that aims to improve County Durham's woodlands has been awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of funding.
Seal of approval sought for Chester-le-Street masterplan
Published July 03, 2019 12.17pm
Councillors will consider adopting a masterplan that has been drawn up for Chester-le-Street town centre following public consultation.
Securing the future of Durham's historic pitman's parliament
Published July 02, 2019 4.31pm
Councillors will be asked to back ambitious plans to restore one of County Durham's most prestigious buildings next week.
Council's Medium Term Financial Plan and council tax support scheme to be discussed
Published July 02, 2019 4.25pm
The region's only scheme to provide a 100 per cent discount on council tax payments to vulnerable households could be extended for another year.
Durham's highway network on the road to recovery
Published July 02, 2019 4.19pm
Councillors will hear a report on the improving state of County Durham's roads at a meeting of our Cabinet next week.
Cabinet asked to adopt housing and homelessness strategies
Published July 02, 2019 4.06pm
Strategies devised to help people tackle their housing issues and provide support to County Durham's homeless are being put forward for final approval next week.
Special educational needs funding to be considered by Cabinet
Published July 02, 2019 3.24pm
Councillors will consider a review and proposals for consultation on changes to services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and those who need alternative arrangements for education.
New garden village given green light
Published July 02, 2019 9.59am
A major new housing and development scheme in East Durham has been given garden village status by the Government.
Durham University students go green to help local charities
Published July 01, 2019 5.42pm
Durham University students are 'going green' to help local charities as they leave the City for their summer vacation.
Work starts to improve junction
Published June 28, 2019 3.00pm
Work has started on a multi-million-pound motorway junction improvement scheme in County Durham.
New events and big names confirmed for three-day Durham City Run Festival
Published June 28, 2019 1.25pm
Final details have been unveiled of the programme for next month's Durham City Run Festival.
Sporting fans will be bowled over by bouncing buds
Published June 28, 2019 1.06pm
Visitors to this year's Cricket World Cup in County Durham are being welcomed by a 3D cricket-inspired floral display.
What's on this summer
Published June 28, 2019 9.00am
Our summer guide provides lots of ideas and suggestions for events, activities and venues that will provide the perfect day out.
Brass festival brings the party to people
Published June 27, 2019 1.18pm
Streets and parks across County Durham will come alive in July when a feel-good music festival makes its joyous return.
Future of derelict school discussed
Published June 26, 2019 1.33pm
The future of a derelict school building in County Durham has been discussed at an urgent multi-agency meeting.
Vital support for people in Bishop Auckland
Published June 26, 2019 10.18am
Two clubs which aim to reduce isolation and loneliness have secured over £6,000 in funding so they can continue for another year.
Teacher leads the way for climate change in the classroom
Published June 26, 2019 10.10am
A County Durham teacher is among the first in the country to become a United Nations climate change champion.
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