County Durham appoints first young people’s commissioner

An aspiring child physiologist with a passion for youth work has been appointed as County Durham’s first young people’s commissioner.
Durham County Council logo with rainbow

Maintaining support to unemployed and young people

Durham County Council is continuing to provide employment and skills training during the Coronavirus pandemic. The council is offering...
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,...
Muddy Mayhem is open for early birds to book tickets

Muddy Mayhem opens for early birds

Thrill seeking early birds are invited to sign up to take on the dirtiest of challenges as Muddy Mayhem returns. Last autumn, almost 1,000 people...
Big Spring Clean up County Durham

Big Spring Clean needs litter heroes

Communities and volunteers across County Durham and Darlington are being urged to take part in the eleventh annual Big Spring Clean litter-picking campaign. LitterFree Durham,...
Boris Palmer, Mayor of Tübingen in Germany, centre, collects a European Energy Award in 2018 Credit: Martin Stollberg, Umweltministerium Baden-Württemberg

Joining together online to tackle climate change

Climate change and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on travel and work will be the focus of a virtual meeting spanning...
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...
Staff at Livin raised funds for the Bradely Lowery Foundation by wearing their favourite football top to work.

Local housing provider shows its colours for Bradley

A day of fundraising took place on Friday 12 July in memory of Bradley Lowery, who sadly passed away in 2017. 
Ryan Todd and Kathryn Farrell with baby Theo.

Drive-thru birth registration service introduced

A special ‘drive-thru’ service has enabled the families of more than a hundred babies born in County Durham to register their births.

Council launches virtual support hubs to help local communities

A helpline, webpage and support network have been set up to help people in County Durham who are struggling during the Coronavirus pandemic....
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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...