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Public urged to help prevent children taking up smoking
Published January 21, 2020 3.11pm
People in County Durham are being encouraged to help stop local kids from smoking by reporting the sale of illegal tobacco.
Council's disability support gets government status
Published January 21, 2020 12.14pm
We have received government recognition for our inclusive approach in recruiting and retaining staff with a disability or health condition.
Welcoming guide sparks vital conversations about loneliness
Published January 17, 2020 10.41am
"Loneliness can affect us all, regardless of age or whether we live alone, and it's vital we do as much as we can to ensure everyone feels a part of our community."
£63m leisure investment approved by councillors
Published January 15, 2020 4.15pm
More modern, vibrant and innovative leisure services are promised for County Durham as part of £63 million plans approved today.
Protecting the health of the people of County Durham
Published January 09, 2020 10.04am
Ensuring the uptake of cancer screening programmes and childhood vaccinations remain above the national average are among the achievements to be outlined to councillors.
Successful refugee resettlement scheme could be extended
Published January 07, 2020 4.10pm
A successful resettlement scheme which has helped dozens of refugees start new lives in County Durham could continue, if councillors give the go-ahead.
Improving the private rented sector for the benefit of all
Published January 07, 2020 4.09pm
Improving the standard of privately rented homes in County Durham is at the heart of a proposal to be discussed by councillors next week.
Multi-million-pound leisure centre plans to be discussed
Published January 07, 2020 4.02pm
Three new state-of-the-art leisure centres could be built under plans to invest almost £63 million in leisure services across County Durham.
Strengthening services at County Durham community hospital
Published January 07, 2020 10.41am
District nurses and social workers have relocated to the Richardson Community Hospital in Barnard Castle, enhancing the services available at the NHS facility.
Families enjoy songs, Santa and health support at breastfeeding event
Published December 20, 2019 1.42pm
More than a hundred new mothers, pregnant women, parents and children got into the festive spirit at a seasonal celebration of breastfeeding.
People in Durham are challenged to 'Try Dry' in January
Published December 18, 2019 1.33pm
One in 10 drinkers plan to go alcohol-free for Dry January 2020.
Family fun at festive event for new and expectant mothers
Published December 11, 2019 11.19am
Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are invited to a Christmas-themed celebration where their families can enjoy festive activities.
Awards success for County Durham youth services
Published December 03, 2019 11.15am
A dedicated social worker and a service which works with young people who have offended have been recognised at two national awards ceremonies.
Getting creative improves Maureen's wellbeing
Published October 07, 2019 9.45am
A keen crafter whose involvement in a creative support group helped her through cancer treatment is encouraging others to join free wellbeing sessions in County Durham.
Funding applications open for East Durham Rural Corridor Area projects
Published August 09, 2019 12.59pm
Organisations who run projects that meet the needs of East Durham Rural Corridor communities are encouraged to apply for funding.