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Wear your pyjamas to County Durham libraries
Published June 03, 2019 12.48pm
Children are being encouraged to wear their pyjamas to County Durham libraries as part of a national campaign.
Reminder of new safeguard measures to protect housing tenants
Published May 31, 2019 11.51am
People living in private rented property are being reminded of new legal protection measures, set to come into effect this week.
Call for volunteers to make Durham shine as Lumiere returns
Published May 31, 2019 11.15am
The UK's largest light festival is set to return with shining splendour this November, and organisers are calling for people to be part of it.
Consultation will focus on Horden's numbered streets
Published May 31, 2019 10.23am
Horden residents will have the chance to shape the future of their community at a series of events starting next week.
Back on the bike for 500-mile charity challenge
Published May 30, 2019 10.36am
A county councillor and committed cyclist is once again getting on his bike to raise money for charity, with his hardest challenge yet.
Get crafty this half-term at your local library
Published May 24, 2019 11.29am
Durham County Council libraries will be hosting craft sessions to round off the half term holidays.
Artichoke announces winning 'BRILLIANT' artworks for Lumiere Durham 2019
Published May 24, 2019 10.24am
Four locals will see their bright ideas brought to life for Lumiere Durham this November as part of Artichoke's BRILLIANT competition.
Half-term activities at County Durham parks
Published May 23, 2019 3.43pm
From Lego to building recycled robots - there's lots to do for families with young children in County Durham parks this half-term.
A689 at Wearhead reopens following sinkhole repair
Published May 22, 2019 4.16pm
A road in Upper Weardale which had to close because of a sinkhole has reopened ahead of schedule.
Council elects its youngest Chairman
Published May 22, 2019 11.43am
A 27-year-old who was born and raised in County Durham has become the youngest person to be elected as Chairman of the council.
Third-time lucky for daredevil Chairman John
Published May 20, 2019 2.20pm
It was a case of third time lucky for a senior councillor as he finally got to jump out of a plane from a height of three miles.
Disney Inspired Family Fun Swim Sessions
Published May 20, 2019 11.35am
Join us for new Disney inspired themed pool adventures, with Disney's most-loved characters including Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Disney•Pixar's Toy Story.
A worker's story of living with anxiety and depression
Published May 15, 2019 1.24pm
"If somebody gives me work to do that I've done 100 times, I struggle with being able to do it because my mind tells us I'm not good enough to do it, or that I'm going to make a mistake, or I'm going to do it wrong."
Food festival to serve up something for everyone on the County Durham coast
Published May 10, 2019 4.05pm
Children's cookery workshops, live music and bingo with a refreshing twist - a food festival will serve up more than delicious dishes next month.
Funding to help rough sleepers find accommodation
Published May 10, 2019 3.07pm
Rough sleepers across the North East will have increased access to accommodation, thanks to successful funding bids by us.
Ivy Leaf Kennels operator jailed for unlicensed trading
Published May 10, 2019 12.57pm
A man who sold puppies without a licence and advertised using a false name has been jailed and banned from trading.
Durham University to support 10th anniversary edition of Lumiere light festival
Published May 09, 2019 12.17pm
Durham University is to be a major partner of the tenth anniversary edition of Lumiere, when the UK's biggest light festival returns to Durham later this year.
Thousands of volunteers support Big Spring Clean
Published May 09, 2019 9.48am
Over 3,500 volunteers across Durham and Darlington rallied to take part in this year's Big Spring Clean.
Slow to 20 road safety scheme set for 6 more schools
Published May 07, 2019 3.48pm
A successful scheme to improve road safety by introducing part-time 20mph speed limits around schools looks set to be rolled out to a further six sites.
New fitness class gets into full swing
Published May 03, 2019 3.42pm
A unique fitness class set to uplifting swing music will launch with a free taster session.
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