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Children of foster carers thanked for their contributions

The children of foster families, who welcome foster children into their homes alongside their parents, are being celebrated as part of Sons and Daughters Month.
trading standards officers

Butcher fined for selling underweight meat

A butcher found to be selling underweight meat has been ordered to pay almost £7,000. In July 2017, Durham County Council’s trading standards received a...
Volunteer committee recognised for longstanding service

Outgoing committee members recognised for longstanding service

Four volunteer committee members who have given up their free time to help improve life for people in County Durham have been recognised by...
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

Fewer young people entering youth justice system

Fewer young people from County Durham are entering the youth justice system than ever before, councillors will hear next week. The latest data shows that...
Jack Wilkinson, operations manager at BIFFA, with Cllr Brian Stephens, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships at Durham County Council, and Oliver Sherratt, the council’s head of environment, at the BIFFA plant in Washington, where recycling from County Durham is processed.

County Durham recyclers reminded not to use bags

Residents are being reminded not to place items inside bags when filling their recycling bins and boxes. Stickers will be...

Dinosaur safari launches at County Durham park

Visitors to Hardwick Park in Sedgefield can enjoy new and exciting adventures with the launch of an interactive mobile app.
The Digital Durham team on the steps of County Hall.

Digital Durham recognised for transforming broadband speeds

Digital Durham, a programme which aims to boost broadband speeds for businesses and residents across the region has won a prestigious accolade. The project, which...
Colin Barnes, Brian Walker, Sara Swales and pupils Alexa and Harry with the new Go Read Bus.

School launches library on wheels

A Go North East bus has been transformed into an inspirational learning environment, to encourage students with special educational needs to read...

Exhibition and talks tell Holocaust survivors’ moving stories

Two Holocaust survivors will mark Holocaust Memorial Day by sharing touching accounts of their escape from persecution. County Durham will...
Map detail of New Shildon in 1857

Call for Shildon to receive railway heritage funding

Writing in this week’s Shildon & District Town Crier, local author and historian, Gerald Slack is leading calls for investment in Shildon’s railway heritage...
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Council Supports Young Peoples Initiative

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