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Pick and collect library service to launch in County Durham
Published July 03, 2020 1.24pm
Bookworms in County Durham will be able to take advantage of a book collection service from next week.
Cameron Gosling's family's safety plea five years on
Published July 03, 2020 11.32am
The family of a County Durham teenager who died after jumping into a river has urged young people to be safe around water, five years on from his death.
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.
Still chance to grab a gardening prize
Published July 01, 2020 11.43am
There's still time for County Durham gardeners to win a £30 National Garden Voucher in our photography competition.
Village venue receives funding for elderly residents' wellbeing activities
Published July 01, 2020 9.28am
A council grant is funding activities for older people in Trimdon Village and Trimdon Grange, to improve their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cabinet asked to support Bluebell Meadow Primary children being taught on one site
Published June 30, 2020 4.33pm
Councillors in County Durham are being recommended to approve the consolidation of a school onto a single site in order to offer the best possible learning environment for children.
Support for bus services during coronavirus pandemic
Published June 30, 2020 4.15pm
Bus services in County Durham have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but close working between operators and the county council has helped ensure vital services have continued.
Councillors to discuss funding for SEND pupils
Published June 30, 2020 4.11pm
A five-year plan to ensure children with special educational needs (SEND) can continue to receive the support they need will be outlined to councillors next week.
Elective home education reviewed in County Durham
Published June 30, 2020 4.04pm
Councillors will hear of ways to improve the elective home education system in County Durham next week.
SEND services improved in County Durham
Published June 30, 2020 4.04pm
SEND services in County Durham have improved significantly in the last three years, a latest Ofsted and CQC inspection has shown.
Decision on supporting school's academy conversion
Published June 30, 2020 4.01pm
A North East council has been asked to help secure the future of a County Durham secondary school as it prepares to join a multi academy trust.
Cash boost for proposed history centre
Published June 30, 2020 2.24pm
A project to create a history centre for County Durham has been given a £150,000 boost.
Planning application submitted to demolish former Easington Colliery School
Published June 30, 2020 10.53am
A building that has blighted a County Durham community for more than 20 years could soon be demolished - with an overwhelming majority of residents backing the plans.
Durham's Brass festival moves online
Published June 29, 2020 10.57am
Durham BRASS will be livening up living rooms across County Durham and beyond when the festival moves online next month.
Horden station enters service
Published June 29, 2020 8.34am
A new multi-million-pound station in County Durham has opened to passengers.
ANEC writes to region's MPs amid £272m shortfall in government coronavirus support
Published June 26, 2020 4.32pm
Councils across the North East have joined forces to write to the region's MPs amid an estimated £272m shortfall in government coronavirus financial support.
Creating the way through lockdown with supportive art
Published June 26, 2020 1.42pm
A love of art, photography and the desire for a challenge has led two unlikely friends to make creative pieces to combat isolation during lockdown.
Drive-thru birth registration service introduced
Published June 26, 2020 12.29pm
A special 'drive-thru' service has enabled the families of more than a hundred babies born in County Durham to register their births.
Employability scheme to expand thanks to new partners
Published June 25, 2020 10.47am
As Employability Day approaches, a scheme that helps people to learn new skills and breakdown barriers has welcomed two new partners on board.
Applications invited for council apprenticeships
Published June 25, 2020 10.10am
More than 30 apprenticeship vacancies at a North East local authority will offer new career opportunities for people looking to earn as they learn.
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