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Council plans further £117 million capital investments
Published February 21, 2018 3.47pm
Highways improvement schemes, a new primary school, a new railway station in Horden and support for fledgling businesses to develop and grow across the county, are just some of the projects set to benefit from an extra £117 million capital investment programme in County Durham.
£20 million Finance Durham fund invests £650,000 in biomass energy plant
Published February 20, 2018 12.23pm
Our Finance Durham fund has completed a £650,000 investment in Consett-based biomass energy plant, SDS Inc Limited.
Grant will unlock 1,500 new homes in Newton Aycliffe
Published February 16, 2018 12.32pm
A £6.8 million grant for infrastructure improvements will enable 1,500 new homes to be built in Newton Aycliffe.
Seaham's water sports centre shortlisted for top award
Published February 16, 2018 11.36am
A new water sports centre in County Durham has been nominated for a prestigious national award.
Pest control help for County Durham businesses
Published February 15, 2018 10.25am
Businesses in County Durham looking to tackle or avoid pest problems are being offered free help.
Drop-in to give your views on flood defence scheme
Published January 31, 2018 12.55pm
Residents and businesses can have their say on a proposed £6.2 million flood prevention scheme for Chester-le-Street at an event next week.
We're in running for two national awards
Published January 12, 2018 2.51pm
We're in the running for two prestigious national awards in recognition of our work to spruce up towns and villages and support local businesses.
6,000 jobs and hundreds of millions for Durham's economy linked to master plan for new business district
Published January 09, 2018 3.29pm
Plans to attract more than 6,000 private sector jobs delivering a £400 million boost for County Durham's economy could take a very significant step forward next week (17 January).
Free after 3 provides festive treat for motorists
Published November 29, 2017 2.30pm
Visitors to County Durham are in for a festive treat this Christmas with free late afternoon and evening parking.
Durham businesses urged to go on the run in new corporate challenge
Published April 27, 2017 12.33pm
Businesses in Durham are being encouraged to show their competitive side as part of this year's Prince Bishops Durham City Run.
Fund manager announced for £20m investment programme
Published March 20, 2017 10.18am
A new funding partner has been announced for our £20m investment programme, which will help businesses in County Durham grow and create thousands of jobs.
Construction starts on £7.4m science park expansion
Published February 28, 2017 2.38pm
The next phase in ambitious plans to attract more high-tech, fast growing companies to one of the country's leading science parks gets underway today.
1000th apprentice supported by the council
Published November 24, 2016 11.07am
Durham County Council has just supported its 1000th apprentice, following the launch of the innovative County Durham Apprenticeship Programme in November 2011.
Durham dazzles at celebration event for Place of Light
Published November 18, 2016 1.28pm
A dazzling event was held at Durham Cathedral last night to celebrate the county's exciting new place brand Durham Place of Light.
£3.4m Council incubator ready for first businesses
Published November 11, 2016 11.35am
Durham County Council has just opened the doors to its cutting-edge business incubator and office space at Salvus House.
Funding available for North Road businesses
Published October 06, 2016 11.51am
Businesses on North Road, Durham City are being encouraged to get in touch and find out how we can help fund improvements to their premises.
North Road works start 3 October
Published September 29, 2016 3.19pm
A major improvement scheme beginning Monday 3 October will see new paving installed along the length of North Road in Durham City.
Still time to comment on County Durham Plan
Published August 01, 2016 11.41am
A major consultation on the County Durham Plan closes next week and people are being urged to make sure they have their say before 8 August.
Have your say on the County Durham Plan
Published June 16, 2016 1.28pm
A major consultation on the County Durham Plan gets underway on 24 June and there are a series of events people can attend to find out more and share their views.
Rugby Union international is our new Chairman
Published May 25, 2016 11.25am
A former Rugby Union international has been appointed as the new Chairman of our council.