Press releases in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Business support scheme deadline approaching
Published August 12, 2020 1.40pm
County Durham businesses struggling to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic have just a few days left to apply for financial support.
Small business becomes support service for those isolating during coronavirus outbreak
Published August 07, 2020 12.39pm
Residents at risk during the coronavirus outbreak have been benefitting from free meals in lockdown thanks to the efforts of a small independent food business.
Durham Town Hall to reopen - with extended hours
Published August 05, 2020 1.27pm
An historic town hall will reopen to the public this week after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Pick and collect library service rolled out
Published July 31, 2020 12.08pm
A collection service introduced to help people in County Durham access library books is to be extended.
Popular historic house reopens thanks to AAP grant
Published July 31, 2020 9.43am
Visitors can once again enjoy a trip to a North East historic house after it reopened to the public thanks to funding received during lockdown.
Durham Book Festival goes virtual in 2020
Published July 22, 2020 11.42am
One of the UK's oldest literary festivals, which attracts thousands of people to County Durham each year, will take place online this autumn.
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.
Scouts enjoy adventures at home thanks to activity packs
Published July 20, 2020 11.26am
Scouts may not have been able to attend their weekly meetings in recent months, but youngsters in the Newton Aycliffe area have certainly been keeping busy.
Coronavirus outbreak plan approved for County Durham
Published July 20, 2020 11.02am
Our Health and Wellbeing Board has outlined and approved a coronavirus outbreak control plan for County Durham.
Gyms set to reopen and fitness classes to return at County Durham leisure centres
Published July 17, 2020 10.54am
People in County Durham will be able to resume their fitness regimes later this month as council-run services begin to reopen.
County Durham village cares for community with council funding
Published July 16, 2020 10.22am
A partnership of community organisations in Coxhoe has received a grant of £2,200 to help residents who have been hit hard by coronavirus.
Founder of domestic abuse charity shortlisted for award
Published July 10, 2020 12.18pm
A founder of a County Durham women's charity has been nominated for an award in recognition of her dedication to support victims of domestic abuse.
Pick and collect library service to launch in County Durham
Published July 03, 2020 1.24pm
Bookworms in County Durham will be able to take advantage of a book collection service from next week.
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.
Still chance to grab a gardening prize
Published July 01, 2020 11.43am
There's still time for County Durham gardeners to win a £30 National Garden Voucher in our photography competition.
Village venue receives funding for elderly residents' wellbeing activities
Published July 01, 2020 9.28am
A council grant is funding activities for older people in Trimdon Village and Trimdon Grange, to improve their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Support for bus services during coronavirus pandemic
Published June 30, 2020 4.15pm
Bus services in County Durham have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but close working between operators and the county council has helped ensure vital services have continued.
Creating the way through lockdown with supportive art
Published June 26, 2020 1.42pm
A love of art, photography and the desire for a challenge has led two unlikely friends to make creative pieces to combat isolation during lockdown.