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Funding boost for pothole repairs in County Durham
Published June 08, 2023 10.20am
County Durham's roads are set to benefit from a funding boost of over £2.5 million.
Woman fined for mis-using mother's Blue Badge
Published June 07, 2023 10.37am
Two people have been fined for mis-using Blue Badges after parking in disabled bays on the same street in Hartlepool.
Walking and cycling schemes en route in County Durham
Published June 07, 2023 10.24am
Work to identify potential improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure has been carried out in more of County Durham's main towns and villages.
"It's a pleasure to ride on now": County Durham cycle route gets £1.5million upgrade
Published May 23, 2023 11.46am
A £1.5million upgrade of County Durham's main cycling, wheeling and walking route has been completed, with a new glow in the dark section among the improvements made.
£2.8m awarded for active travel in Durham City
Published May 10, 2023 9.05am
Successful funding bids are paving the way for improvements to sustainable travel across County Durham.
Works begin to install A690 traffic lights
Published April 27, 2023 10.41am
Work to install traffic lights at two junctions on the A690 is due to begin next week.
Road resurfacing scheme complete
Published October 19, 2022 9.29am
Roads across County Durham have been resurfaced as part of a network improvement scheme.
Council to consider support for bus services
Published October 04, 2022 3.44pm
A North East council will be asked to consider measures to support struggling bus services.
Gritters prepare to keep county's roads clear
Published September 21, 2022 9.54am
Preparations are underway at a North East council to keep priority roads clear during the winter months.
Proposals submitted to create Darlington to Dales rail link
Published September 08, 2022 8.45am
Plans to create a passenger rail service running from Darlington to Weardale have been submitted to government.
Cabinet to hear update on regional bus services
Published September 06, 2022 3.12pm
Councillors at a North East authority will hear how bus services have been supported throughout the challenges of the last year.
County Durham to have more electric vehicle charging stations
Published August 26, 2022 9.22am
County Durham will be one of nine areas to benefit from a £20 million scheme to improve electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.
Changes to bus services confirmed
Published July 20, 2022 9.10am
Changes to the bus service network in County Durham are set to come into force.
Have your say on new travel routes
Published June 22, 2022 9.30am
Residents are being asked to give their views on improved cycling and walk routes which have recently been implemented in a County Durham community.
Making travel more active across County Durham
Published June 06, 2022 10.42am
Residents in County Durham now have even more opportunities to get on their bikes or enjoy their surroundings on foot.
Proposals submitted to review reopening town's railway station
Published October 14, 2021 9.30am
A North East council has submitted proposals to the government to consider the reopening of a town's railway station.