Have your say on PSPO consultation

Members of the public have ten more days to share their views on whether controls to tackle dog fouling and irresponsible dog...
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...
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...

Campaign to make pharmacies the first port of call

A campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the services and expert advice on offer in County Durham pharmacies. 
A school classroom

Local authority recommends delay to reopening schools

Durham County Council is recommending a delay of at least two weeks to the phased reopening of schools across the county after...
Bishop Auckland Food Festival traffic map

Bishop Auckland Food Festival park and ride

Visitors heading to Bishop Auckland Food Festival this weekend are being reminded a park and ride service is in place. Buses will be running from...
Gibside Hall, mid 20th C. (DCRO Ref: D/CL 5/429)

Hear from author turning County Durham history into fascinating fiction

A teacher turned novelist is to share her love of creating stories inspired by people from the past. Durham...
Melanie Henderson takes part in a music lesson with Durham Music Service brass teacher Amy Leggett.

The beat goes on as school music service moves online

Children can continue to experience the joy of music when their regular lessons move online after the Easter holidays. 
Fire damage at the Temple of Minerva, Hardwick Park

Shocking scenes as iconic park temple damaged in arson attack

An iconic County Durham landmark has suffered thousands of pounds worth of damage after a suspected arson attack. The...
Durham Constabulary Dog Section

Police urge public to take care when buying a dog

People are being urged to be on their guard when buying a dog. Durham Constabulary, the RSPCA and Durham County Council have joined forces to...
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The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene of the crash

Spennymoor man charged following A1(M) collision

A Spennymoor man has been charged following a collision on the A1(M) on Friday (January 21) morning. Hugh Raymond...