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County Durham libraries prepare to reopen
Published April 09, 2021 11.03am
Residents in County Durham will be able to visit libraries in person when restrictions ease next week.
Protecting the environment whilst enjoying its benefits
Published April 09, 2021 10.26am
Visitors to County Durham's coastline are being encouraged to help protect the local environment as restrictions continue to ease.
Statement from LA7 leaders: Remain cautious as restrictions prepare to further ease
Published April 09, 2021 10.01am
As the next step of the roadmap out of lockdown comes into effect, we're asking residents across the North East to be cautious as we are once again able to visit shops, personal care premises, indoor leisure facilities and outdoor hospitality settings.
Children's creativity and innovation during lockdown celebrated
Published April 07, 2021 2.05pm
The ways in which County Durham children and young people have gone above and beyond to get creative during the coronavirus pandemic will be celebrated with a week-long event this month.
County Durham leisure centres get ready to re-open
Published April 07, 2021 12.47pm
Staff at leisure centres across County Durham are working hard to prepare sites for re-opening to the public from Monday 12 April.
Reminder to take advantage of council tax discounts
Published April 06, 2021 1.03pm
As the new financial year gets underway, County Durham residents - especially those with certain health conditions - are being reminded to take advantage of the council tax discounts available.
We're selected for £3 million funding bid for communities
Published April 01, 2021 6.22pm
We have been selected to bid for a £3 million government fund which supports people and communities.
Library service hosts online talks with popular authors
Published April 01, 2021 6.17pm
Thriller novel fans will be able to hear from two popular authors in a series of virtual online talks during the Easter holidays.
Residents urged to be safe during Easter Bank Holiday to avoid future lockdown rules
Published April 01, 2021 5.21pm
County Durham residents are being urged to stay safe and stay local to prevent coronavirus infection rates rising over the Easter holidays.
Longer opening hours for county recycling centres
Published April 01, 2021 10.40am
Recycling centres across County Durham will be open for longer from today as part of a move to summer opening hours.
Digital artists take on Durham Heritage
Published March 31, 2021 3.38pm
A new interactive virtual artwork, inspired by the Victorian 'spar boxes' of Killhope Museum will be available for everyone to explore online this Easter weekend.
Closure order served on holiday lodges after allowing guests during lockdown
Published March 31, 2021 11.11am
The owner of holiday lets in County Durham has been fined and ordered to close their business after it was found to be operating during coronavirus restrictions.
Helicopter used to replace timber on countryside boardwalk
Published March 31, 2021 10.51am
Quick-thinking council officers drafted in the use of a helicopter to replace worn out sections of a popular countryside boardwalk.
Record Office lays on art activities for children and young people
Published March 30, 2021 1.02pm
Youngsters can enjoy fun art activities in the comfort of their own home this Easter and earn a qualification at the same time.
Register to vote ahead of May 2021 elections
Published March 29, 2021 10.46am
People in County Durham are being reminded to register to vote ahead of upcoming elections.
Grant scheme extended to include mobile and home-based businesses
Published March 29, 2021 10.23am
Mobile and home-based businesses in County Durham are now able to apply for financial support during the coronavirus pandemic after a scheme was extended by us.
Iconic County Durham landmark suffers thousands of pounds of damage in suspected arson attack
Published March 26, 2021 11.55am
An iconic County Durham landmark has suffered thousands of pounds worth of damage after a suspected arson attack.
Sales of wet wood and coal phased out for domestic fires
Published March 26, 2021 10.12am
County Durham's traders and residents are being advised of changes in legislation which will affect the sales of domestic wood, coal and other solid fuels.
Nominations to open for May 2021 elections
Published March 25, 2021 12.32pm
Candidates wishing to stand in County Durham elections on Thursday 6 May 2021 can submit their nomination papers from Friday 26 March, following the publication of the notice of election today.
County Durham marks one year since the first lockdown
Published March 24, 2021 2.45pm
We have paid tribute to all those who have died or lost loved ones from coronavirus.
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