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LA7 statement: The return to Plan A
Published January 20, 2022 11.46am
Coronavirus rates across the region have fallen considerably in the last week and the data points towards us having passed the peak of the latest wave of infections. However, our local rates still remain above the national average.
Holocaust survivor and military researcher to speak at memorial events
Published January 20, 2022 9.34am
Two online talks, presented by a Jewish survivor of the Second World War and an expert in military history, will mark Holocaust Memorial Day in County Durham.
Vacancy for co-opted member on Police and Crime Panel
Published January 20, 2022 9.04am
The Durham Police and Crime Panel is looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic individual to become an independent co-opted member.
New lighting project for historic Durham Cathedral
Published January 19, 2022 10.46am
A revamp project is set to shine new light onto historic Durham Cathedral.
Generous council staff support children's hospital services
Published January 17, 2022 9.51am
Charitable council staff have donated toys and equipment to help young people receiving care at a Durham City hospital.
Plans unveiled for Stockton and Darlington Railway 200th anniversary celebrations
Published January 14, 2022 3.56pm
Special steam train journeys, exhibitions, parades and arts and theatre events are all being planned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Stockton & Darlington Railway (S&DR), it has been revealed.
Early bird offer for Gala panto following Robin Hood success
Published January 14, 2022 9.22am
Organisers at a County Durham theatre have hailed the success of its recent Christmas pantomime, and are already looking forward to entertaining audiences once again next December.
Work begins on new transition unit at children's home
Published January 13, 2022 9.07am
Work is underway to create a new unit at a secure children's home in County Durham to help support young residents when they leave the centre.
Building a brighter future together
Published January 12, 2022 9.38am
Tackling climate change and raising the region's reputation as a cultural destination are just some examples of effective partnership work in County Durham, councillors will hear next week.
Funding available to help tackle loneliness and isolation
Published January 12, 2022 9.15am
Up to £25,000 in funding is available for organisations working to address social isolation in residents aged over 50.
Changes to school loan scheme to support energy efficiency projects
Published January 11, 2022 4.06pm
Leaders of a North East council are being asked to consider changes to a loan scheme which will encourage schools to make energy efficiency improvements.
Council to set out financial forecast for next year
Published January 11, 2022 4.05pm
Councillors will hear of our latest budget and medium term financial planning forecasts as we gear up to set our budget and council tax for 2022/23 next month.
Volunteers needed to join our overview and scrutiny committees
Published January 10, 2022 10.53am
Residents can play a part in helping to shape council services in County Durham.
Deadline approaches to apply for primary school places
Published January 10, 2022 9.45am
Parents and carers in County Durham are being reminded they are running out of time to apply for primary school places for their children.
Popular family history talks return this month
Published January 10, 2022 9.17am
Those wanting to uncover the secrets of their family history can find out how to get started with the return of a series of popular online courses.
Council seeks views on what library services people want for themselves, their family and their community
Published January 07, 2022 11.22am
Residents across County Durham can have their say on the future of local library services.
Electric vehicle loans let businesses try before they buy
Published January 06, 2022 9.10am
Small businesses in County Durham are being invited to borrow an electric van, to experience for themselves the benefits of going green.
Call for volunteers to review school admission appeals
Published January 05, 2022 8.58am
County Durham residents are being urged to consider volunteering for a panel which reviews school admission appeals.
Coronavirus vaccination centre opens to the public at County Hall
Published December 23, 2021 2.08pm
Members of the public can now get their coronavirus jab at a new location in County Durham.
14-year-old who is helping others through Covid pandemic recognised
Published December 23, 2021 12.23pm
"I hope it has helped inspire others to be kinder to each other and make a nicer world."
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