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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...

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...

Bluebell Meadow Primary: Is it Worth Keeping Two Buildings?

Councillors in County Durham are being recommended to approve the reduction of a school onto a single site The Council’s Cabinet is being encouraged to agree that all children at Bluebell Meadow Primary School be...

Mount Oswald Manor Restoration Project Gains Wolfson Foundation Funding

The Council submitted a planning application last month to restore and refurbish the Grade II-listed Mount Oswald Manor as a home for the county’s archive, heritage and registration services. Now the authority has been told...

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