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National Volunteer Week

Celebrating County Durham’s Volunteers

Volunteers who help run community events and activities across County Durham are being thanked for their hard work and commitment as part of National Volunteer Week. Durham County Council is recognising thousands of volunteers and...
Steven Moore Solo Concert on His Yamaha Five-octave Marimba

Steven Moore Solo Concert on His Yamaha Five-octave Marimba

As people get older, the potential of achieving their dreams gets put to one side. Steven Moore ignored people’s negative comments and set out to achieve his dream of becoming a soloist. Despite the national...
Queen’s Baton Relay to Visit County Durham

Queen’s Baton Relay to Visit County Durham

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit County Durham during its final journey through England ahead of this year’s Commonwealth Games. Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey...
Have Your Say on Plans to Protect Beauty Spots from Anti-social Behaviour

Have Your Say on Plans to Protect Beauty Spots from Anti-social Behaviour

County Durham residents are being encouraged to share their views on proposals to introduce new enforcement powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in a popular Teesdale beauty spot. Durham County Council is seeking views on its...
Army Cadet Force Recognised with Chairman’s Medal

Army Cadet Force Recognised with Chairman’s Medal

An organisation which has helped countless young adults to develop their skills, broaden their horizons and become better citizens, has been awarded County Durham’s highest honour. Durham County Council’s Chairman, Cllr Watts Stelling, presented the...
Durham City Afc Sign Sue Sweeney As Their Latest “Celebrity Citizen”

Durham City Afc Sign Sue Sweeney As Their Latest “Celebrity Citizen”

She’s been described as “Durham’s favourite girl”, she’s an award winning comedian, she’s an actress, she’s a popular local radio personality, she’s an in-demand presenter and speaker,  … and now Sue Sweeney is Durham...
Special Happiness Programme in Partnership With Social-Ability Introduced in County Durham

Special Happiness Programme in Partnership With Social-Ability Introduced in County Durham

Durham County Council brings Social-Ability’s Happiness Programme to ten dementia and learning disability care homes Programme aims to support positive outcomes and wellbeing of people living with cognitive challenges London, 25 April 2022: Social-Ability, a social venture...
Prestigious Award for Dedicated Sports Volunteer and Retired GP

Prestigious Award for Dedicated Sports Volunteer and Retired GP

Two County Durham men have received a prestigious award for their selfless contribution to their communities. Barry Cook and Dr Robert McManners were granted the Chairman’s Medal, the highest accolade that Durham County Council can...
Hundreds of businesses Get on Board County Durham’s UK City of Culture 2025 bid

Hundreds of Businesses Get on Board County Durham’s UK City of Culture 2025 Bid

Hundreds of businesses from across the North East have backed County Durham’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2025. Almost £500,000 in sponsorship has also been pledged towards the Durham 2025 campaign, while other...
Lifesaving Mother And Community Advocate Receive Prestigious Award

Lifesaving Mother And Community Advocate Receive Prestigious Award

A young mum whose quick thinking and first-aid skills saved a man’s life, and an activist dedicated to improving his community, have been honoured for their actions. Megan James and David Kinch accepted the Chairman’s...

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