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Plans approved for dynamic heritage hub in the heart of County Durham
Published September 25, 2020 1.34pm
A vision to create a new history centre showcasing County Durham's rich heritage can now become a reality after plans were approved this week.
Art projects to explore people's experiences with isolation
Published September 24, 2020 12.12pm
Two art projects that engage with the community and highlight people's experiences of isolation will be on show to the public this month.
Revamped hall attracts new community activities
Published September 24, 2020 10.35am
County Durham residents will be able to enjoy a range of sports and leisure activities in a newly refurbished community venue.
County Durham leisure centres remain open
Published September 23, 2020 1.00pm
Residents in County Durham are being reminded they can still visit the county's leisure centres and take part in fitness classes.
Thank you to County Durham's recycling residents
Published September 23, 2020 12.13pm
This Recycle Week sees a big thank you to County Durham residents and workers who are all playing their part.
Working with housing provider to tackle anti-social behaviour
Published September 23, 2020 11.45am
We have partnered with a housing provider to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in areas of the county.
We team up with developer to provide affordable homes
Published September 22, 2020 1.37pm
We have teamed up with a local housing developer to deliver affordable homes for residents.
Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership appoints new chair
Published September 22, 2020 1.19pm
A former assistant chief constable has been appointed as the new independent chair and scrutineer of Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership (DSCP).
LA7 statement - 21/09/2020
Published September 21, 2020 5.17pm
As soon as new COVID control measures were introduced across the North East we began lobbying Government to include an exemption to household mixing regulations to allow families to continue their informal childcare arrangements.
Jobs and homes a step closer as inspector publishes final report on County Durham Plan
Published September 21, 2020 3.49pm
Thousands of jobs and new homes which would provide a boost to the County Durham economy are a step closer following the publication of an inspector's findings.
Landscaper ordered to pay more than £2,300 for failing to complete work
Published September 18, 2020 4.23pm
A landscaper who charged for work that he failed to complete has been ordered to pay more than £2,300 by a court.
North East calls for local restrictions change on childcare
Published September 18, 2020 3.56pm
Leaders across the North East have written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock calling on him to amend new local COVID-19 restriction measures to allow families to continue their usual childcare arrangements.
Have your say on secondary school admission arrangements
Published September 17, 2020 11.05am
Residents in County Durham can have their say on proposed changes to admission arrangements for secondary schools in the area.
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.
Heritage railway line set to play its part in County Durham's economic recovery
Published September 16, 2020 3.14pm
New jobs, improved transport links and a welcome boost to County Durham's visitor economy are a step closer after councillors agreed to invest £2.1 million into a heritage railway line.
County Durham football club makes great strides for community with funding grants
Published September 16, 2020 10.50am
A grassroots football club has been able to provide free healthy activities for children and create a learning space for its community thanks to funding through an Area Action Partnership.
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.
Get from A to B for free with new bike scheme
Published September 15, 2020 12.58pm
Durham County Council's Borrow a Bike scheme is now offering the town's residents and employees a chance to save money and keep healthy on their journey to and from work
North East lobbies government for stricter COVID control measures
Published September 15, 2020 10.19am
Leaders of North East local authorities have come together to take the unprecedented step of seeking greater controls from government to introduce stricter COVID-19 prevention measures ahead of national intervention.
More funding to boost rural broadband connectivity in County Durham
Published September 14, 2020 8.00am
More funding is being made available to help County Durham's rural businesses and residents access a faster internet connection.
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