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National Cycle Route 1’s Durham Section to Get One Million Pound Tidy Up

Improvements are to be made to a popular national cycle route thanks to a grant of almost one million pounds. National Cycle Route 1 runs from Dover to the Shetland Isles in Scotland, with its...

County Durham’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Participants Recognised

More than 1,500 youngsters from across the county signed up to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award between April 2019 and 31 March this year. Between them, they gave almost 15,000 hours of their time to...

Pick and Collect Library Service will Launch 6th July

Visits to browse the library are a thing of the past, thanks to a new book collection service. The Council is introducing the ‘pick and collect’ service so that you can access book collections while...

Gosling Family’s Cold Water Safety Reminder

The family of a County Durham teenager who drowned after jumping into a river has urged young people to be safe around water. Cameron Gosling, 14, from Crook, experienced cold water shock and drowned after...

SEND Services Improved & Future Funding to be Discussed

SEND services in County Durham have improved significantly in the last three years, a latest Ofsted and CQC inspection has shown. Between November 2017 and December 2017, Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services across...

Government Issues Social Engineering Orders for Hospitality Industry

From Saturday 4th of July, the government has announced that businesses and venues in the hospitality sector, such as restaurants, pubs, hair salons, and cinemas, will be allowed to reopen to the public if...

Beamish Museum Launches Appeal for Help

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, is today launching a fundraising appeal. The open air museum is a charity that relies on visitors for 95% of its income, including ticket sales and catering and...

Win a £30 National Garden Voucher in Garden Treasures Contest

There’s still time for County Durham gardeners to win a £30 National Garden Voucher in a council photography competition. The Garden Treasures contest has been organised by The Council and encourages people to share why...

St Bede’s RC Comprehensive Prepares to Join a Multi-Academy Trust

St Bede’s RC Comprehensive, in Peterlee, has been supported by the Northern Saints Academy Trust, now the Bishop Chadwick Catholic Academy Trust, since 2015 after the school received a ‘requires improvement’ Ofsted rating followed...

Home Schooling in County Durham

Following a rise in the numbers of children being educated at home, Durham County Council’s Children and Young People’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee conducted a review. The review looked at the levels and demographics of...

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