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New kitchen helping to cook up meals for residents in need
Published January 25, 2021 10.37am
A new community kitchen is helping to provide hundreds of meals for residents who are vulnerable or isolating across County Durham.
Why German is a good choice for County Durham school children
Published January 22, 2021 10.49am
School children across County Durham can find out more about the benefits of studying German next week.
County Durham's big book giveaway
Published January 22, 2021 10.12am
Organisations across County Durham are benefitting from a big book giveaway.
Chinese New Year to be marked with online events for schoolchildren
Published January 21, 2021 11.46am
Chinese New Year will be marked in schools across County Durham with a series of online events next month.
New Durham City bus station plans get £3.6m funding boost
Published January 21, 2021 11.11am
Work to create a modern and vibrant new bus station for Durham City is set to press ahead after a multi-million pound funding package was approved.
Community Action Team to carry out work in Shildon
Published January 20, 2021 11.01am
Housing and environmental issues will be tackled in a County Durham town as part of a three-month community action initiative.
'Light at the end of the tunnel': Social care workers express relief at receiving Covid-19 vaccine
Published January 20, 2021 10.44am
Keyworkers caring for some of County Durham's most vulnerable residents have begun to receive their Covid-19 vaccines at a new dedicated centre.
Genocide survivor to speak at online memorial event
Published January 20, 2021 10.40am
A Bosnian refugee who fled persecution will speak about the most difficult period in his life, when he shares his story of struggle and survival to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.
Council shares knowledge on improving energy efficiency
Published January 19, 2021 11.18am
A North East council has been sharing its knowledge on improving energy efficiency in businesses at an international conference.
Money generated from sale of vehicles used in flytipping incidents to help improve local communities
Published January 18, 2021 10.15am
Areas blighted by flytipping could receive hundreds of pounds in funding towards environmental projects thanks to a new scheme.
Have your say on housing, the environment and parking accessibility
Published January 18, 2021 10.08am
County Durham residents are being encouraged to have their say on housing, the environment and parking accessibility.
Concern as vital transport funding withdrawn at critical time
Published January 15, 2021 3.50pm
The Government's decision to slash northern transport funding by more than half will deprive the region of vital investment at a critical time, as well as undermining promises to close the North/South divide, according to Transport for the North.
Uplifting arts project to continue enriching lives in 2021
Published January 15, 2021 12.11pm
A successful community arts programme that offers fun and friendship to older people is being expanded this year and has received national recognition for its efforts.
Builder jailed after scamming thousands out of customers
Published January 14, 2021 3.11pm
A builder who had defrauded customers out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for 12 months.
Durham Town Hall's history to be preserved
Published January 14, 2021 10.18am
Work is set to be carried out at a historic Durham City building to preserve its heritage for centuries to come.
More funding available to improve employment and skills
Published January 13, 2021 10.19am
A programme which aims to increase employment opportunities for people in County Durham is inviting organisations to apply for a grant, after it secured an extension of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
New First World War memorial bench part of Find and Fix project at Gilesgate
Published January 12, 2021 11.51am
A brand new tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War has taken up pride of place on a County Durham village green.
Electric vehicle charge points to be installed across County Durham
Published January 12, 2021 11.36am
Electric vehicle charging points will become more widespread across County Durham in a move to reduce carbon emissions and make it easier for residents to own electric cars.
Statement from LA7 leaders: Please continue to stay at home as much as possible
Published January 11, 2021 4.31pm
As we enter the second week of the third national lockdown, we once again thank all residents who have done their bit by staying at home as much possible.
Brilliant ideas wanted for leading light festival
Published January 11, 2021 3.37pm
People from across the UK could see their own artistic visions brought to life at Lumiere this year thanks to the return of a £50,000 commissioning scheme.
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