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Trace your Family Tree in County Durham this Spring

County Durham’s residents will soon have the chance to learn how to trace their family histories.This spring will see the return of the popular Family History Course at Durham County Record Office.The course will...
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Free Easter Eggs for County Durham Kids Thanks to Council Workers

Children from across County Durham will be enjoying chocolate eggs this Easter thanks to generous Durham County Council employees.Workers from the county’s Area Action Partnerships (AAPs) have been distributing hundreds of Easter eggs to...
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Lights to Go off in Durham for Earth Hour 2018

County Durham’s residents, companies and schools are being encouraged to switch their lights off for one hour as part of the Earth Hour 2018 project.Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth...
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600 Honoured for Contributions to Lumiere, BRASS & Other Festivals

A 600-strong group of volunteers who have made possible County Durham festivals like BRASS, Lumiere and the Bishop Auckland Food Festival have received the county’s highest honour.Big events such as these would not be...
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County Durham Gets Back to Normal as Snow Eases Off

With the heavy snows and extreme wintery weather finally slackening off, County Durham is rapidly getting back to normal. Almost all the roads that were closed because of the snow have now reopened. At the...
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Durham Battles to Keep Moving as Beast from the East Ravages County

Durham County Council has been battling to keep roads open and services functioning in the face of what experts have described as “an historic episode of winter weather”.Heavy snows, winds of up to 45...
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County Durham Keeps Moving Despite Freezing Temperatures and Snow

Durham County Council staff are working hard to ensure the county can keep moving, despite low temperatures and heavy overnight snowfalls.Since the early hours of this morning, gritters and salters have been out working...
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Durham Bug Busters Win Coveted European Status

It’s never pleasant to face an invasion of pests – with the likes of cockroaches, wasps, bedbugs, ants, mice, rats, moles and other pesky creatures all able to cause havoc in our homes and...
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Massive Archive of Age-Old Durham Documents to Be Moved

Durham County Record Office - whose huge archives include five miles of documents dating back to medieval times - is going to have to move. As a result, local people are being invited to...
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Folk Musicians to Deliver Tale of Exile at Durham’s Gala Theatre

Some of Britain’s most respected folk musicians are to deliver a powerful tale of exile and migration at Durham’s Gala Theatre.The Transports – a popular folk opera written by Peter Bellamy, who died in...

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