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£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.
We pledge our support to Hitachi and its staff following redundancy announcement
Published January 09, 2020 4.45pm
News of potential job losses at Hitachi's Newton Aycliffe factory has been met with sadness.
Council charity donations help make Christmas for those in need
Published January 09, 2020 11.15am
Our employees and elected members gave families in need a helping hand this Christmas.
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.
Special educational needs funding proposals to be considered by Cabinet
Published January 08, 2020 2.49pm
Feedback and recommendations following consultation on how we support children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and those who need alternative arrangements for education, will be presented to councillors on Wednesday 15 January.
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.
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.
Councillors to consider bus passes for WASPI women
Published January 07, 2020 3.25pm
Women affected by changes to the state pension age could benefit from a new concessionary travel scheme if the idea gets the backing of councillors next week.
Street works permit scheme aims to reduce disruption
Published January 07, 2020 3.11pm
A permit scheme to reduce disruption caused by street works in County Durham could be introduced this spring if councillors give the proposal the green light.
County Durham foodbanks receive Christmas gifts from the council
Published December 17, 2019 9.23am
Generous council staff and elected members have donated thousands of festive treats to foodbanks across the county to help people in need this Christmas.
Review looks at impact of children's homes on services
Published November 06, 2019 12.04pm
Findings from a review looking at children's residential care homes have highlighted the need for more accurate and timely information for out of area placements, to monitor demand on services and explore further opportunities for an accreditation scheme.
Cabinet asked to support school's MAT decision
Published November 06, 2019 10.31am
Councillors are being asked to support a County Durham school's decision to join a multi-academy trust in order to safeguard its future.