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Cabinet asked to support rebuild of Greenfield Community College
Published October 05, 2021 3.59pm
A £20m rebuild of a County Durham school is being put forward to enhance standards of education for students.
Trustees back proposals for future of DLI collection
Published September 29, 2021 11.18am
The trustees of an historic military collection have welcomed moves that could see exhibits and artefacts displayed at a new cultural and visitor destination in Durham.
Sites recommended for new Bishop Auckland and Chester-le-Street leisure centres
Published September 21, 2021 4.54pm
Councillors in County Durham will be asked to agree the final locations for two new leisure centres next week - while also receiving a progress update on a full programme of improvements to begin next year.
Members asked to consider next stage of proposals to invest in former DLI Museum
Published September 21, 2021 4.43pm
Options for the future display of the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Collection and Archive will be discussed next week, as well as potential uses for the former DLI museum building and its grounds.
Future of council's new HQ building to be discussed
Published September 21, 2021 4.23pm
The findings of a review into the future use of the council's new headquarters building will be discussed next week.
National recognition for coronavirus response
Published September 17, 2021 5.21pm
We have received national recognition for our response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cabinet to be asked to agree near £50m investment in growth of NETPark
Published September 07, 2021 3.28pm
The North East's premier science and technology park looks set to expand, with councillors being asked to support a near £50m investment in its growth.
New Chief Executive set to be appointed
Published July 30, 2021 9.14am
A new Chief Executive looks set to lead Durham County Council.
Future of DLI Collection to be discussed by councillors and stakeholders
Published July 20, 2021 3.20pm
Councillors and stakeholders are to be given the opportunity to contribute to a review of the future of a treasured regimental collection.
MP debate on water safety being taught in swimming lessons welcomed
Published July 09, 2021 10.34am
A North East council which campaigns to raise awareness of the need to be safe around water has welcomed the prospect of a forthcoming parliamentary debate on the subject.
Review proposed for the future display of the Durham Light Infantry Collection
Published June 08, 2021 5.44pm
The future of a treasured regimental collection will be discussed by councillors next week.
Woodland in County Durham to be increased in plan to tackle climate change
Published March 17, 2021 1.13pm
A North East council's Cabinet has heard today about the range of measures underway to expand County Durham's tree cover and contribute to tackling climate change.
Council reduces carbon emissions by 16 per cent in one year
Published March 11, 2021 1.32pm
A council's Cabinet will hear about the extensive work carried out in County Durham in the last year to combat climate change.
Delight as new £34 million school campus moves a step closer
Published February 22, 2021 11.20am
Headteachers and the Bishop of Durham have welcomed an important step forward in plans to create a multimillion-pound campus for two North East schools.
Council sets out further commitments towards the environment
Published February 03, 2021 11.07am
A North East council's commitment to tackling climate change will be strengthened by its senior Cabinet members this month with a pledge to address all its environmental impacts alongside its low carbon activities.
Selective licensing scheme approved for County Durham
Published September 17, 2020 10.40am
An initiative which aims to improve communities in County Durham by raising housing standards and management in the private renting sector has received backing by senior council members and two MPs.
Chief executive of leading council announces retirement
Published September 15, 2020 4.31pm
Terry Collins, chief executive of Durham County Council, has today (15 September) announced his intention to retire after a successful 43-year career in local government.
Proposals to improve housing in County Durham
Published September 08, 2020 3.34pm
A scheme which aims to drive up standards in the private housing sector and improve communities across County Durham is being considered by senior council members.
County Durham welcomes investment for Northern rail upgrades
Published July 23, 2020 5.16pm
Our Cabinet member Cllr Carl Marshall has welcomed an announcement from government to invest in upgrading rail services in the North.
Decision on supporting school's academy conversion
Published June 30, 2020 4.01pm
A North East council has been asked to help secure the future of a County Durham secondary school as it prepares to join a multi academy trust.