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Holocaust Memorial Day 2020
Published October 24, 2019 12.00am
Millions of victims of murderous regimes were remembered in County Durham as part of a global commemoration.
Strictly sparkle to brighten up County Durham
Published October 23, 2019 12.20pm
With Strictly Come Dancing now in full swing, the Gala Theatre has lined up three fab-U-lous shows that will keep the party going long after the coveted glitter ball trophy is raised.
Peterlee planning decision upheld by Court of Appeal
Published October 22, 2019 4.13pm
A decision to uphold the granting of planning permission for a major £16 million retail scheme has been welcomed.
Reminder for parents to apply for secondary school places
Published October 22, 2019 11.55am
Parents in County Durham are being reminded they are running out of time to apply for secondary school places for their children.
Demolition starts on eyesore Seaham building
Published October 22, 2019 9.56am
An eyesore building in the centre of Seaham is to be demolished.
Acting Chief Executive appointed for PCVC's office
Published October 21, 2019 2.25pm
The Police and Crime Panel for County Durham has confirmed Jon Carling as Acting Chief Executive of the Office of the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner (OPCVC).
New crossing improves road safety in Chester-le-Street
Published October 18, 2019 9.59am
The installation of a new crossing on a busy Chester-le-Street road is set to help residents access shops and services safely.
Environment and housing get the CAT treatment at Eldon
Published October 16, 2019 12.02pm
Our staff are once again teaming up with the emergency services to tackle all things housing and environmental at a County Durham village.
Durham park to host fang-tastic Halloween circus show
Published October 16, 2019 10.50am
Families can enjoy an evening full of frighteningly good circus fun in Durham City's Wharton Park this Halloween.
Tickets on sale for Gala Theatre's genie-us family pantomime
Published October 15, 2019 10.27am
Enjoy a magic carpet ride into the wonderful world of panto when Aladdin arrives in County Durham next month.
Our council is first in the North East to receive payroll service award
Published October 10, 2019 10.25am
We have been awarded accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals has achieved the prestigious standard for a third time.
Keeping Durham safe
Published October 09, 2019 2.28pm
Two dedicated neighbourhood wardens have been appointed to patrol Durham City centre following concerns about the behaviour of a small group of troublemakers.
Snow White brings the magic of panto to Consett theatre
Published October 09, 2019 10.13am
One of the most loved fairy tales of all time will be retold with a festive twist when a County Durham theatre's annual pantomime returns.
'Time to Talk' focuses on mental health and wellbeing
Published October 08, 2019 4.36pm
Work to support the residents of County Durham with their mental health and wellbeing is the focus of a new report.
Updated strategy sets out partnership approach to early help for children and families
Published October 08, 2019 4.23pm
A partnership approach to providing early help for children and young people is essential to them achieving their potential, councillors will hear.
Those skilled in the art of hedgelaying are called to annual competition
Published October 08, 2019 10.46am
An annual event that sees specialists in the traditional art of hedgelaying compete will return this week.
Landlord prosecuted for breaching licence
Published October 07, 2019 12.01pm
A landlord has been ordered to pay more than £700 for breaching the terms of a licence for a property in a designated selective licensing area.
More than 70 apprentices welcomed
Published October 07, 2019 10.58am
Dozens of young people have been given their first step on the career ladder after starting apprenticeships with us.
Getting creative improves Maureen's wellbeing
Published October 07, 2019 9.45am
A keen crafter whose involvement in a creative support group helped her through cancer treatment is encouraging others to join free wellbeing sessions in County Durham.
Winter opening at Household Waste Recycling Centres
Published October 04, 2019 11.29am
Household Waste Recycling Centres in County Durham have now switched to winter opening times.
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