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Concern as vital transport funding withdrawn at critical time
Published January 15, 2021 3.50pm
The Government's decision to slash northern transport funding by more than half will deprive the region of vital investment at a critical time, as well as undermining promises to close the North/South divide, according to Transport for the North.
Uplifting arts project to continue enriching lives in 2021
Published January 15, 2021 12.11pm
A successful community arts programme that offers fun and friendship to older people is being expanded this year and has received national recognition for its efforts.
Builder jailed after scamming thousands out of customers
Published January 14, 2021 3.11pm
A builder who had defrauded customers out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for 12 months.
Durham Town Hall's history to be preserved
Published January 14, 2021 10.18am
Work is set to be carried out at a historic Durham City building to preserve its heritage for centuries to come.
More funding available to improve employment and skills
Published January 13, 2021 10.19am
A programme which aims to increase employment opportunities for people in County Durham is inviting organisations to apply for a grant, after it secured an extension of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
New First World War memorial bench part of Find and Fix project at Gilesgate
Published January 12, 2021 11.51am
A brand new tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War has taken up pride of place on a County Durham village green.
Electric vehicle charge points to be installed across County Durham
Published January 12, 2021 11.36am
Electric vehicle charging points will become more widespread across County Durham in a move to reduce carbon emissions and make it easier for residents to own electric cars.
Statement from LA7 leaders: Please continue to stay at home as much as possible
Published January 11, 2021 4.31pm
As we enter the second week of the third national lockdown, we once again thank all residents who have done their bit by staying at home as much possible.
Brilliant ideas wanted for leading light festival
Published January 11, 2021 3.37pm
People from across the UK could see their own artistic visions brought to life at Lumiere this year thanks to the return of a £50,000 commissioning scheme.
Schoolchildren get creative to design handwashing posters as part of battle to beat coronavirus pandemic
Published January 11, 2021 10.44am
School pupils in County Durham got creative to design posters aimed at reinforcing the important handwashing message as part of the fight against coronavirus.
Trace ancestors through new family history course
Published January 11, 2021 10.35am
People hoping to kick off 2021 by finding out more about what lurks in their family tree can do so through new online sessions with Durham County Record Office.
Maximising the value of every County Durham pound
Published January 06, 2021 12.39pm
Maximising the value of every pound spent in County Durham is key to developing a sustainable economy and driving forward recovery, councillors will hear.
Partnership supporting people through the pandemic
Published January 06, 2021 10.34am
Councillors will next week hear how partnership work is helping to support residents through the coronavirus pandemic.
100 cherry trees to blossom at Riverside Park
Published January 06, 2021 9.12am
One hundred cherry trees have been planted at a County Durham park, marking 150 years of friendship between Japan and the UK.
Council set to invest £5m to aid business recovery
Published January 05, 2021 4.07pm
The North East's largest council is poised to invest £5 million to help businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Council cabinet to be updated on multimillion-pound funding submission for town improvements
Published January 05, 2021 3.48pm
Councillors will this month be updated on plans to bid for Government funding which could help provide tens of millions of pounds of improvements to a North East town and the surrounding area.
Statement from LA7 Leaders: Stay at home to bring soaring infection rates down
Published January 05, 2021 2.25pm
The Prime Minister has rightly imposed a national lockdown in England, meaning we must all now stay at home except for essential reasons.
Statement from LA7 Leaders: National lockdown required to slow spread of Covid-19
Published January 04, 2021 4.12pm
Covid-19 is continuing to ramp up the pressure on NHS services nationally and it is abundantly clear that national action is required.
Schools opening in the new year - our statement
Published January 03, 2021 1.55pm
Since the outbreak of the pandemic we have continuously worked with schools to prioritise the education of our children and young people, including establishing remote learning when necessary.
Government places North East in Tier 4 - Statement from LA7 Leaders
Published December 30, 2020 3.07pm
Today the North East has been placed into Tier 4 restrictions by government, alongside many other parts of the country.
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