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Appointment of Acting Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner
Published September 20, 2019 4.08pm
An acting Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner has today been appointed for County Durham and Darlington.
Children to create symbol of international friendship
Published September 20, 2019 1.32pm
Messages of friendship from schoolchildren across the globe will be included within a special light installation symbolising the importance of international co-operation.
Concerns over footage of man walking on weir walls
Published September 20, 2019 10.41am
Members of Durham City Safety Group have expressed serious concern after being made aware of footage showing a man walking along narrow walls in the River Wear.
Lettings boards restrictions for Durham
Published September 19, 2019 3.58pm
Restrictions on lettings boards advertisements in Durham City will come into force next month.
Have your say on tackling the climate emergency
Published September 19, 2019 1.30pm
Exploring ways to tackle climate change in County Durham is the purpose of a new consultation that has been launched today (Thursday 19 September).
Illegal workers cost restaurant its licence
Published September 19, 2019 10.47am
A Chester-le-Street restaurant which was found to be employing illegal workers has had its premises licence revoked.
Helping businesses and their communities to prosper
Published September 18, 2019 12.29pm
Two rural businesses have received financial support as part of a project to regenerate towns and villages across County Durham.
Road improvements for Dragonville
Published September 18, 2019 12.02pm
Work to reduce traffic congestion in Gilesgate has begun.
No more rubbish excuses - three fined for flytipping
Published September 18, 2019 11.28am
A van driver who denied he had flytipped waste found behind his parked vehicle is facing a legal bill of more than £800.
Consultation launched on licensing in Durham City
Published September 17, 2019 1.41pm
Views are being sought on whether to introduce a special policy regarding the number of licensed premises in Durham City.
Lord of the Flies to be brought to life in County Durham
Published September 17, 2019 12.14pm
Audiences will embark on a desert island adventure with a chilling twist when Lord of the Flies is brought to the stage in County Durham.
Heritage funding for coastal town with a rich history
Published September 16, 2019 3.03pm
A project which aims restore and protect the rich heritage of a coastal County Durham town is set to receive a £1.6 million boost.
Schoolchildren visit Apollo Pavilion for art project
Published September 16, 2019 1.25pm
Schoolchildren have been visiting a unique County Durham landmark for an art project, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.
Week of action targets empty homes in County Durham
Published September 16, 2019 10.39am
A week of action will take place in County Durham this month as we continue to crackdown on empty homes.
Sing-along to your favourite hits in County Durham
Published September 13, 2019 2.09pm
This September is all about the music at a County Durham theatre.
False mileages cost car dealer almost £2,000
Published September 13, 2019 1.09pm
A car dealer who advertised two vehicles for sale with incorrect mileages has been ordered to pay out almost £2,000.
Durham graduate benefits from internship with council
Published September 12, 2019 10.50am
A 23-year-old living in Durham City has praised an internship which has brought her valuable experience and confidence in the workplace.
Brass festival to enrich children's lives throughout the year
Published September 12, 2019 10.42am
With the new school year now in full swing, youngsters have embarked on a potentially life-changing musical adventure.
Applications open for 2020/21 school year
Published September 12, 2019 12.00am
Applications for September 2020 primary and secondary places are now open.
Housing support for armed forces in County Durham
Published September 11, 2019 12.22pm
Armed forces personnel, both serving and retired, can now access extra support through their social landlords, thanks to an outreach project in County Durham.
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