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Helping businesses and their communities to prosper
Published September 18, 2019 12.29pm
Two rural businesses have received financial support as part of a project to regenerate towns and villages across County Durham.
Road improvements for Dragonville
Published September 18, 2019 12.02pm
Work to reduce traffic congestion in Gilesgate has begun.
No more rubbish excuses - three fined for flytipping
Published September 18, 2019 11.28am
A van driver who denied he had flytipped waste found behind his parked vehicle is facing a legal bill of more than £800.
Consultation launched on licensing in Durham City
Published September 17, 2019 1.41pm
Views are being sought on whether to introduce a special policy regarding the number of licensed premises in Durham City.
Lord of the Flies to be brought to life in County Durham
Published September 17, 2019 12.14pm
Audiences will embark on a desert island adventure with a chilling twist when Lord of the Flies is brought to the stage in County Durham.
Applications open for 2020/21 school year
Published September 12, 2019 12.00am
Applications for September 2020 primary and secondary places are now open.
Young people explore their sense of place in new exhibition
Published September 11, 2019 11.28am
A new exhibition will provide a glimpse into the everyday lives of young people growing up in south west Durham.
Transforming plastic waste into glittering works of art
Published September 11, 2019 9.55am
Plastic bottles will be transformed into a unique and eco-friendly art installation when communities across County Durham come together ahead of Lumiere, the UK's largest light festival.
Strategy sets out digital ambitions for County Durham
Published September 10, 2019 2.22pm
A new Digital Strategy for County Durham looks set to be agreed by our Cabinet tomorrow (Wednesday.)
Funding available for mental health awareness projects
Published September 09, 2019 3.41pm
Individuals with personal experience of a mental health problem are encouraged to apply for a share of £10,000 to run stigma busting events and activities.
Overloaded vehicle leads to £1,100 bill for lorry driver and employer
Published September 06, 2019 12.02pm
A lorry driver and his employer are counting the cost after an overloaded vehicle was stopped while travelling through County Durham.
Camera deployed to tackle bus lane misuse in County Durham
Published September 05, 2019 2.11pm
A new camera will be used to help to deter motorists from misusing bus lanes in County Durham.
New festival to celebrate town's rich heritage
Published September 05, 2019 12.51pm
A two-week festival celebrating Bishop Auckland's rich and varied history is set to take place later this month.
Entertaining autumn in store at County Durham theatre
Published September 05, 2019 12.44pm
Magic carpet rides, pop icons and a chilling desert island adventure - an exhilarating autumn awaits at a County Durham theatre.
County care leavers outperforming national average
Published September 04, 2019 11.22am
Care leavers in County Durham are bettering the national average in finding education, work or training, councillors will hear next week.
Council worker celebrates half a century
Published September 04, 2019 10.15am
Durham County Council leaders have congratulated a member of staff on 50 years of service with the authority.
Dinosaur safari launches at County Durham park
Published August 30, 2019 1.46pm
Visitors to Hardwick Park in Sedgefield can enjoy new and exciting adventures with the launch of an interactive mobile app.
Former council chairman donates over £17,000 to charity
Published August 30, 2019 12.57pm
A charity that supports members of the armed forces and their families has received the proceeds from a year of fundraising by our former council chairman and city mayor.
Be part of this year's spectacular Lumiere as a Festival Maker
Published August 30, 2019 11.42am
Festival fanatics are being reminded to take the opportunity to be part of the UK's largest light festival.
Explore for free with County Durham Heritage Open Days
Published August 30, 2019 11.02am
People can enjoy free access to more than 80 venues across County Durham next month, as part of England's largest festival of history and culture.
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