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Edna Ripley, born in Spennymoor, accepts the Chairman’s Medal from Cllr John Lethbridge.

Edna receives Chairman’s Medal

A blind woman who has dedicated her life to helping others with a visual impairment has been awarded County Durham’s highest honour.
International Women's Day 2018

North East businesswomen celebrate International Women’s Day

Inspiring women from across the North East will share their success stories as part of an event to mark International Women's Day 2018. The event,...
Cllr Carl Marshall, Cabinet member for economic regeneration (left) and Cllr Brian Stephens, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships, with the electric road sweeper.

Going green to keep Durham’s streets clean

The North East’s largest council is trialling new electric cleaning equipment as part of its fight against climate change. Members...
Pupils take part in a ukulele lesson.

Thousands take part in Big Play

Thousands of young people from across County Durham and Darlington picked up their musical instruments making the region come alive with the sound of...
A Durham County Council snowplough tackles the Beast From The East

Update on council services in County Durham

With the so-called Beast from the East bringing freezing temperatures to the region and with further heavy snow and blizzards forecast for this evening...

Find out more this adoption week

People thinking about adopting are being encouraged to find out more about how they can provide a loving home for a child.
Members of the Young Archaeologists’ Club learn how to use a Magnetic Susceptibility Meter. Photo: Barry Pells, courtesy of The Auckland Project.

Young archaeologists uncover past

Children as young as seven, are getting hands on with history as founding members of a new Young Archaeologists’ Club. 
Benjamin, Kaden, Anya, Emily, Eliza, Aiden, James, India, Poppy and Tobias from St Charles with their teaching assistants Mrs Ingleby and Mrs Beard.

St Charles pupils stand tallest in growing challenge

Children from St Charles RVCA Primary School in Spennymoor have been standing proud since finding out that they grew the tallest sunflower...
Stephanie Burrows is serving a Customer Services apprenticeship at M&M Pharmacies

Apprenticeships prescribed by local pharmacy

A Bishop Auckland family business which has employed more than 20 apprentices over the past decade is backing a national campaign this week promoting...
Poor work that led to the prosecution of roofing business.

Campaign targets scams and offers support for victims

Durham County Council is supporting a national campaign to target scams and offer advice to help people avoid being duped.
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Have your say on tackling the climate emergency

Exploring ways to tackle climate change in County Durham is the purpose of a new consultation that has been launched today (Thursday 19 September).