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The latest update to the Youth Justice Plan submitted by the County Durham Youth Offending Service (CDYOS) is being presented at a meeting of Durham County Council’s Cabinet

Welfare Assistance Scheme review

A review into Durham County Council’s Welfare Assistance Scheme will be heard by councillors when they meet next week. Members of the council’s Cabinet will also...
Stephen is set to be deported to Vietnam, where he was trafficked into slavery as a child orphan.

Petition to keep ‘Stephen’ in UK surpasses 100,000 signatures

As the deadline looms for the Home Office decision on the fate of Rev. David Tomlinson and family’s 19-year-old foster son and brother, the...
Left to right: Michael Millmore, Morrison Lodges Banner Group; Louise Smith, library operations officer; Cllr Katie Corrigan, Durham County Council Chairman; Cllr Jeanette Stephenson; Cllr Carole Hampson, Mayor of Stanley Town Council; Alan Mardghum, President/Secretary of the Durham Miner’s Association and Cllr Joan Nicholson.

Replica miners’ banner finds new home in library

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...
The latest update to the Youth Justice Plan submitted by the County Durham Youth Offending Service (CDYOS) is being presented at a meeting of Durham County Council’s Cabinet

Council audit committee seeking new member

Members of the public are being invited to apply to serve on Durham County Council’s Audit Committee. The council is seeking to appoint a new...
Thomas Gainsborough RA (1727–1788), Wooded Landscape with a Milkmaid, Rustic Lovers, and a Herdsman c.1775–1777. Oil on canvas. © Private Collection, courtesy of The Auckland Project.

World famous masterpieces coming to Bishop Auckland

World renowned masterpieces are coming to Bishop Auckland as a new art gallery prepares to open its doors. Launching...
Some of the rubbish left outside of Sharon Boardman’s property.

Woman fined for failing to clear rubbish

A woman who has repeatedly blighted her neighbours’ lives by leaving rubbish outside of her home has been ordered to pay out almost...
A haul of dangerous fireworks seized by police.

Keeping safe for firework festivities

Residents and retailers in County Durham are being advised to stay safe in the run up to this year’s Bonfire Night festivities.
The A689 Coundon bypass was closed for most of the weekend after police stopped a motorhome containing explosive materials.

Man in court after Coundon road closure

A man will appear in court today (Monday 1st July) following a police operation in Bishop Auckland over the weekend.
The historic Grade II listed Durham Miners Hall.

Securing the future of historic Pitman’s Parliament

Councillors will be asked to back ambitious plans to restore one of County Durham’s most prestigious buildings next week. The...
Shildon Railway Institute is in financial difficulties

Shildon Railway Institute could close

The committee of the Shildon Railway Institute - the “Stute” as it’s affectionately known locally - has confirmed that it expects the...
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