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Council to step in to provide half term school meals support scheme
Published October 23, 2020 6.33pm
We are stepping in to help families during next week's half term holiday by providing support to those who would normally receive free school meals.
Landmarks to be lit up to mark Remembrance Day
Published October 23, 2020 5.16pm
Six landmarks across County Durham will be lit up in red next month to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.
County Durham premises facing action over coronavirus restrictions
Published October 23, 2020 4.39pm
Seven premises across County Durham are facing action this week for failing to comply with coronavirus rules.
Council appoints interim Chief Executive
Published October 23, 2020 4.18pm
We have named a member of our senior management team as our new interim Chief Executive.
Virtual storytelling for families returns with a seasonal twist
Published October 23, 2020 3.48pm
Creative craft sessions and a spook-tastic story will be available online for families to enjoy this half term.
Failing to complete joinery work lands former company director in court
Published October 23, 2020 10.59am
The former director of a fitted furniture company has been fined £370 and ordered to pay back the £1,500 deposit he received for joinery work he failed to complete.
Upcoming art installation focuses on County Durham park
Published October 23, 2020 10.42am
The unique architecture of a popular County Durham park will become the focal point of a new upcoming art project.
LA7 Statement on Chancellor's announcement
Published October 22, 2020 4.51pm
The leaders of seven North East councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner have issued a joint statement in response to the Chancellor's announcement today of additional financial support for Tier 2 areas.
Getting communities moving in County Durham
Published October 22, 2020 11.15am
County Durham communities are being supported to become more active and lead healthier lives.
County Durham Plan adoption agreed by full council
Published October 21, 2020 5.46pm
A strategy which envisages more than 30,000 jobs and 25,000 new homes has been endorsed by full council.
Hard work paying off but no room for complacency
Published October 21, 2020 10.52am
The leaders of seven North East councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner have issued a joint statement once again calling on the public to do their bit to help reduce coronavirus infection rates.
Takeaway and director left £1,500 worse off over unlicensed late-night food sales
Published October 20, 2020 2.33pm
A Durham City takeaway and its director have been ordered to pay more than £1,500 between them after separate incidents of food being sold outside licensed hours.
Shaping County Durham's health provision
Published October 20, 2020 12.21pm
Could you play a key role in helping to shape health provision in County Durham?
County Durham is winter ready
Published October 19, 2020 11.43am
Preparations for winter are already well underway in County Durham.
County Durham premises reminded to follow coronavirus restrictions
Published October 16, 2020 5.01pm
Businesses across County Durham are being reminded that they must comply with the latest coronavirus rules, or face action.
North East councils seek an assurance of fair and sustainable Government funding package
Published October 16, 2020 4.37pm
North East councils are calling on the Government for a financial settlement that allows them to continue responding to the coronavirus pandemic while providing the services people rely upon.
North East to remain in High Alert Level 2
Published October 16, 2020 1.57pm
Following discussions with the Government today, the leaders of seven North East councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner have issued a joint statement.
Durham History Centre secures funding for a greener future
Published October 16, 2020 12.22pm
A new history centre in County Durham has been awarded funding for low carbon measures to be installed during its build, ensuring it offers a more sustainable future.
Joint statement from LA7
Published October 15, 2020 5.28pm
The Leaders of all seven councils in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, along with the North of Tyne Mayor and the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, remain united in our approach to tackling the pandemic.
Statement on council tax investigation
Published October 15, 2020 4.18pm
Following recent news coverage of an investigation by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), we have issued the below statement clarifying that the decision not to backdate the payments was made by the VOA, which is an executive agency of HM Revenue and Customs.
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