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£950 bill for failing to help with flytipping investigation
Published October 16, 2017 6.45pm
A man who refused to help council officers investigating flytipping in Burnhope is facing a bill of almost £950.
Fine for company director over vandal hit former club
Published October 16, 2017 6.39pm
A company director has been prosecuted after a building owned by his firm was repeatedly targeted by vandals.
TV actor visits Durham as part of National Safeguarding Week
Published October 16, 2017 4.46pm
An actor at the centre of a storyline on child sexual exploitation (CSE) has visited Durham as part of a week of events co-ordinated by the Local Safeguarding Children Board.
Residents encouraged to apply for subsidised broadband
Published October 11, 2017 2.23pm
Residents in County Durham who experience slow internet speeds are being encouraged to apply for subsidised broadband.
Three sentenced after selling counterfeit cigarettes
Published September 28, 2017 4.47pm
A man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and his elderly accomplices given a suspended sentence after all three pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit cigarettes.
Taxi driver fined for refusing to take assistance dog
Published September 04, 2017 12.53pm
A taxi driver who refused to take a fare from a blind woman with an assistance dog is facing a bill of more than £1,000.
Mechanics fined for misleading customer with 'silver spray paint' brake repair
Published August 18, 2017 8.08am
A Bishop Auckland car repair company has been ordered to pay £2,875 for charging a customer who was billed for car parts that weren't fitted.
Ten people left worse off after littering
Published August 11, 2017 8.51am
Fines totalling more than £2,000 have been handed out to people found guilty of littering in County Durham.
Shop owner counts cost of selling ecigarette to child
Published August 04, 2017 10.20am
A businessman who sold an ecigarette to a 16-year-old boy has been ordered to pay more than £600 in fines and court costs.
Firms and drivers fined for overloading vehicles
Published July 28, 2017 8.49am
A van carrying frozen foods was so overloaded that the excess goods it contained filled two other vehicles.
Family's unsafe shower costs fitter £3,000
Published July 27, 2017 8.43am
A trader who fitted an unsafe shower which a family used for weeks has been ordered to pay more than £3,000.
Man left worse off after failing to clean up garden
Published May 04, 2017 1.30pm
A man has been ordered to pay almost a thousand pounds after failing to clear his garden of rubbish.
Taxi driver prosecuted after refusing to take assistance dog
Published April 28, 2017 7.06am
A taxi driver has been left with a criminal record after refusing to let a passenger with an assistance dog into his vehicle.
Two arrested in raid on suspected illicit tobacco
Published November 07, 2016 1.22pm
Two people have been arrested and money and suspected illicit tobacco seized in a raid in County Durham.
Man prosecuted for failing to give information to fly-tipping investigators
Published April 27, 2016 4.44pm
A North East man has been ordered to pay more than £800 after cardboard was dumped in a County Durham village.
Youth Offending Service staff scoop justice 'Oscars'
Published January 22, 2016 11.16am
Two members of staff from the County Durham Youth Offending Service (CDYOS) have scooped awards at the "Oscars" of the British criminal justice system.
Beware of hoax calls
Published June 02, 2015 10.11am
Please be aware that people in the county are reporting receiving a hoax phone call from someone claiming to act for the council.