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Business support scheme extended ahead of Government deadline
Published August 04, 2020 10.36am
More businesses are set to benefit from a financial support scheme set up to help them deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
£5.5 million infrastructure works complete at key County Durham employment site
Published July 28, 2020 1.20pm
Multimillion-pound infrastructure works at a site which is primed for a key role in County Durham's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic are now complete.
Heron to fly away - but not for long
Published July 28, 2020 11.52am
An illuminated sculpture of one of Britain's most iconic birds will temporarily leave its perch on the banks of the River Wear to allow essential utilities works to be undertaken.
Improving walking and cycling provision in Durham City
Published July 24, 2020 3.57pm
Temporary measures which will create more space for walking and cycling are to be introduced at six Durham City locations following the success of a funding bid.
County Durham welcomes investment for Northern rail upgrades
Published July 23, 2020 5.16pm
Our Cabinet member Cllr Carl Marshall has welcomed an announcement from government to invest in upgrading rail services in the North.
Still time to have a say on plans to improve privately rented housing
Published July 23, 2020 1.28pm
The deadline for tenants and landlords to share their views on plans to improve the standard of privately rented properties in County Durham has been extended.
A new way to see Seaham via app
Published July 22, 2020 9.12am
A new app will showcase the sites and stories of Seaham to visitors.
Council leaders call for culture rescue funding to be allocated locally
Published July 21, 2020 3.44pm
North East council leaders are calling on the Government to allow decisions about the £1.57 billion culture rescue package to be made locally.
Partnership approach at heart of economic recovery strategy
Published July 21, 2020 11.37am
A business expert with a track record in helping small companies achieve their ambitions has been appointed chair of an economic recovery taskforce in County Durham.
19th century water fountain given new lease of life through Heritage Action Zone
Published July 21, 2020 11.07am
A 19th century water fountain built by a movement against alcohol has been returned to its former glory as part of a heritage project.
Aykley Heads planning application submitted
Published July 17, 2020 1.54pm
Proposals to create a business park in Durham generating an initial 4,000 jobs worth up to £400m have taken a step forward with the submission of plans.
Guidance issued as hospitality businesses prepare to open in County Durham
Published July 02, 2020 1.10pm
A North East council has offered guidance to businesses and residents as lockdown restrictions begin to ease this week.
Planning application submitted to demolish former Easington Colliery School
Published June 30, 2020 10.53am
A building that has blighted a County Durham community for more than 20 years could soon be demolished - with an overwhelming majority of residents backing the plans.
Tailored support to help County Durham residents get job-ready
Published June 19, 2020 10.28am
People who have lost their job or are looking for new employment are being offered help in County Durham.
More County Durham businesses being supported by grants scheme
Published June 16, 2020 12.13pm
Business owners across County Durham have spoken of their relief at further financial support being provided during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Safety first for shoppers returning to town centres
Published June 12, 2020 1.02pm
Town centres in County Durham are preparing to welcome back shoppers as many more retailers reopen this month.
Outdoor markets across County Durham to reopen next week
Published May 29, 2020 4.34pm
Outdoor markets in County Durham will reopen from next week, following the latest announcement from central Government.
Work begins on new Seaham development
Published May 15, 2020 11.21am
Construction has started on a new mixed-use development in Seaham's North Terrace.
Staff learn new skills as business moves to PPE production
Published April 29, 2020 12.04pm
A North East business' decision to create PPE for key workers has allowed two staff members recruited through an employment scheme to further develop their manufacturing skills.
Inspector supports plan's vision for jobs and housing
Published February 28, 2020 1.28pm
A North East council has welcomed a planning inspector's latest response to its proposals to create thousands of jobs and new homes.