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Grandmother to pay nearly £1,000 for Blue Badge misuse
Published September 11, 2020 1.12pm
A County Durham woman who falsely claimed her grandson was visiting a doctor while using his Blue Badge to park in a disabled space has been left nearly £1,000 worse off.
Waste carrier fined for collecting scrap metal without licence
Published September 11, 2020 12.36pm
A waste carrier who claimed not to collect metal, despite visiting a scrap yard 64 times in just three months to cash it in, has appeared before magistrates.
Views sought on proposed changes to taxi policy
Published September 11, 2020 11.24am
Residents, businesses and visitors are invited to share their views on a review of the policy relating to hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators licensed by us.
Protecting County Durham residents from illegal products
Published September 08, 2020 3.43pm
Almost 15,000 illicit cigarettes have been seized as part of enforcement work to protect the residents of County Durham, councillors will hear.
Support scheme launched for landlords to help avoid costly evictions
Published August 21, 2020 3.10pm
A new scheme is being launched for County Durham landlords to help them find solutions to tenancy-related issues.
Pair fined after counterfeit cigarettes found in home
Published August 14, 2020 12.53pm
A County Durham couple has been fined after they were caught possessing counterfeit and illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
Thousands to be repaid to council following tax fraud
Published July 24, 2020 1.23pm
A man has been fined after falsely claiming around £2,000 in council tax reductions through using a forged payslip.
Still time to have a say on plans to improve privately rented housing
Published July 23, 2020 1.28pm
The deadline for tenants and landlords to share their views on plans to improve the standard of privately rented properties in County Durham has been extended.
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.
Scrap metal dealer prosecuted
Published February 14, 2020 2.40pm
A Bishop Auckland man who operated as a scrap metal dealer for two years without a licence has been fined by magistrates.