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County Durham launches bid to become UK City of Culture 2025
Published July 19, 2021 8.02am
County Durham has today launched its bid to be named UK City of Culture 2025 - with the hope the accolade will provide a major boost for the whole north east region.
Temporary Stop Over Areas set up ahead of Appleby
Published July 30, 2021 9.20am
Preparations are being made across County Durham ahead of Gypsies and Travellers making the journey to and from this year's Appleby Horse Fair.
New Chief Executive set to be appointed
Published July 30, 2021 9.14am
A new Chief Executive looks set to lead Durham County Council.
"NETPark is the exemplar of collaboration and innovation in the UK" says Secretary of State
Published July 29, 2021 4.45pm
Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) visited the North East Technology Park, NETPark, in Sedgefield, an exciting new ecosystem for high value technology and advanced manufacturing.
Empty buildings to be brought back into use with funding to revitalise high street
Published July 29, 2021 9.04am
Vacant properties in a County Durham town centre will be brought back into use in a scheme to increase visitors, boost footfall and restore the high street.
Meeting online to share best practice on energy efficiency
Published July 29, 2021 8.40am
Our specialist energy efficiency team along with others from across Europe met online to share ideas of best practice to support SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises).
Grants available to help Covid recovery in Chester-le-Street
Published July 28, 2021 9.21am
Organisations and groups in Chester-le-Street and surrounding areas are being invited to bid for thousands of pounds worth of funding, to help their communities tackle the impacts of Covid.
North east report calls for changes to children's care system
Published July 28, 2021 7.55am
The country's social care system does not currently achieve the best outcomes for children and their families - and significant change is needed in order to alleviate unsustainable pressure on services.
Over 300 County Durham businesses benefitted from £6m recovery grant
Published July 27, 2021 9.12am
More than 300 businesses have been supported and over 3,500 jobs safeguarded through a County Durham coronavirus recovery grant.
LA7 statement: North East named as Enhanced Response Area
Published July 23, 2021 3.09pm
Covid-19 restrictions may have been lifted, but from Monday the whole North East will receive additional government support as an Enhanced Response Area following a steep rise in Covid-19 cases in the area, serving as a sobering reminder that we all still have a responsibility to make sure we continue to do our bit.
Two County Durham schools earmarked for building upgrades under national scheme
Published July 23, 2021 9.15am
News that two County Durham schools are set to benefit in the second round of the Government's School Rebuilding Programme has been welcomed.
Call for County Durham residents to check their voter registration details
Published July 23, 2021 9.08am
People in County Durham are being asked to check that they are correctly registered to vote.
Flood prevention scheme protects village entry route
Published July 23, 2021 8.49am
An £80,000 scheme to reduce the impact of flooding on one of only two roads into a County Durham village has been completed.
County Durham secondary school students to write their words in light at Lumiere 2021
Published July 22, 2021 12.09pm
Young people from The Durham Federation school in Ushaw Moor will produce a major art installation at this year's Lumiere Festival in November.
County Durham traders get set for Seaham Food Festival
Published July 22, 2021 9.35am
Traders across County Durham and beyond are counting down to the return of next month's Seaham Food Festival.
Refresher driving sessions for older motorists to restart
Published July 22, 2021 9.01am
Older drivers can feel more comfortable on the road with the restart of refresher driving sessions.
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.
Horrible Histories theatre show heads to County Durham
Published July 19, 2021 9.20am
Admiral Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Queen Victoria are just some of the well-known characters heading to County Durham as part of the Horrible Histories UK tour.
Changes to services as coronavirus restrictions lift
Published July 16, 2021 4.34pm
We are offering advice on accessing our services in light of the changes to Covid restrictions on Monday (19 July).
Racing returns to the heart of Durham with 10K and 5K races under the sun
Published July 16, 2021 3.43pm
Racing has returned to the heart of Durham at the 2021 Prince Bishops Place Durham City 10K and 5K Runs.
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