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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.
Vision for County Durham remains a priority
Published September 08, 2020 3.59pm
Our resolve to bring more and better jobs into County Durham, connect communities and support people to live long and independent lives has been strengthened in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Heritage railway transformation offers economic benefits
Published September 08, 2020 3.45pm
Councillors will consider plans to support the transformation of a heritage railway line into a major visitor attraction next week, as part of wider efforts to regenerate County Durham's economy following the coronavirus pandemic.
Celebrating five years of train building in County Durham
Published September 07, 2020 5.26pm
We have hailed five years of train building in County Durham and stressed its continued importance to the county's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Heritage works begin in County Durham coastal town
Published September 01, 2020 12.58pm
Work is underway to enhance a seaside town's rich heritage as part of a £2.25 million regeneration scheme.
An additional 150 jobs to be created in County Durham
Published August 21, 2020 4.27pm
Confirmation that a new Morrisons store will open in County Durham by the end of the year has been welcomed by Durham County Council.
County Durham jobs to be created during Census 2021
Published August 21, 2020 3.29pm
Around 100 jobs will be created in County Durham in preparation for and during the Census 2021.
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.
Planning permission approved for new Durham Bus Station
Published August 11, 2020 3.36pm
An outdated County Durham bus station is to be replaced with a brand-new building as part of plans to support the county's economic recovery.
Improving walking and cycling provision in Durham City
Published July 24, 2020 3.57pm
Temporary measures which will create more space for walking and cycling are to be introduced at six Durham City locations following the success of a funding bid.
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.
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.
A new way to see Seaham via app
Published July 22, 2020 9.12am
A new app will showcase the sites and stories of Seaham to visitors.
19th century water fountain given new lease of life through Heritage Action Zone
Published July 21, 2020 11.07am
A 19th century water fountain built by a movement against alcohol has been returned to its former glory as part of a heritage project.
Aykley Heads planning application submitted
Published July 17, 2020 1.54pm
Proposals to create a business park in Durham generating an initial 4,000 jobs worth up to £400m have taken a step forward with the submission of plans.
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.
Safety first for shoppers returning to town centres
Published June 12, 2020 1.02pm
Town centres in County Durham are preparing to welcome back shoppers as many more retailers reopen this month.
Outdoor markets across County Durham to reopen next week
Published May 29, 2020 4.34pm
Outdoor markets in County Durham will reopen from next week, following the latest announcement from central Government.
Staff learn new skills as business moves to PPE production
Published April 29, 2020 12.04pm
A North East business' decision to create PPE for key workers has allowed two staff members recruited through an employment scheme to further develop their manufacturing skills.
Inspector supports plan's vision for jobs and housing
Published February 28, 2020 1.28pm
A North East council has welcomed a planning inspector's latest response to its proposals to create thousands of jobs and new homes.