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North East to remain in High Alert Level 2
Published October 16, 2020 1.57pm
Following discussions with the Government today, the leaders of seven North East councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner have issued a joint statement.
Durham History Centre secures funding for a greener future
Published October 16, 2020 12.22pm
A new history centre in County Durham has been awarded funding for low carbon measures to be installed during its build, ensuring it offers a more sustainable future.
Joint statement from LA7
Published October 15, 2020 5.28pm
The Leaders of all seven councils in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, along with the North of Tyne Mayor and the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, remain united in our approach to tackling the pandemic.
Statement on council tax investigation
Published October 15, 2020 4.18pm
Following recent news coverage of an investigation by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), we have issued the below statement clarifying that the decision not to backdate the payments was made by the VOA, which is an executive agency of HM Revenue and Customs.
Fly-tipper left more than £1,000 worse off after being caught on camera
Published October 15, 2020 2.56pm
A man who borrowed his brother's vehicle without asking and used it to fly-tip has been left more than a thousand pounds worse off and with a criminal conviction.
Popular heritage festival returns for its second year
Published October 15, 2020 10.48am
An annual festival, which celebrates the unique history of a County Durham town, will return bigger and better this year by holding its festival in partnership with a neighbouring area.
Coastal community hub and café to be built at beauty spot
Published October 14, 2020 11.59am
A new coastal community hub is set to be built at a County Durham tourist spot for residents and visitors to enjoy when taking a trip to the seaside.
Recovery funding for culture in County Durham
Published October 14, 2020 10.56am
A music education service and some of County Durham's most popular arts venues have been awarded more than £800,000 to help sustain their future.
More than £100 million paid to County Durham businesses
Published October 13, 2020 1.37pm
More than £104 million has been paid to more than 9,500 businesses across County Durham to help them deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Statement from the LA7 leaders and North of Tyne Mayor on the new three-tier restrictions system
Published October 12, 2020 6.47pm
Leaders across the seven North East local authorities have issued a joint statement in relation to the government announcement of a new three-tier restrictions system that will come into place on Wednesday.
Hand washing stations to be set up in schools to support safety measures
Published October 12, 2020 1.27pm
Hundreds of hand washing stations will be set up in schools across County Durham as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Online meetings offer opportunity to influence council's work
Published October 12, 2020 1.22pm
People across County Durham are being invited to have their say on the future of the area at a series of virtual events where residents will also be thanked for their good work during the pandemic.
Two County Durham venues ordered to close until further notice
Published October 12, 2020 12.40pm
A club and a caravan park in County Durham which failed to comply with the latest coronavirus restrictions have both been issued with direction orders.
New charity challenge for council Chairman
Published October 09, 2020 12.05pm
Two County Durham charities have received a boost of almost £14,500 thanks to the fundraising efforts of the civic head of a north east council.
Construction gets under way at £140m business park
Published October 08, 2020 10.16am
A new £140 million industrial park is officially open for business following the appointment of a development partner and the sale of its first plot of land.
The green-fingered gardeners creating a Beautiful Durham
Published October 07, 2020 12.02pm
A County Durham allotments club filled with community spirit is one of the many winners of this year's Beautiful Durham awards.
Safeguarding children and adults in County Durham
Published October 06, 2020 4.03pm
Councillors will be updated on vital partnership work to safeguard children and vulnerable adults in County Durham when they meet next week.
Cabinet to be asked to help residents continue to enjoy allotments
Published October 06, 2020 4.02pm
Councillors are being asked to approve the use of compulsory purchase powers to ensure residents can continue to enjoy tending to their allotments.
Supporting County Durham's towns and villages
Published October 06, 2020 3.49pm
Councillors will consider plans to prioritise regeneration projects across County Durham based on which communities are most in need, as part of wider efforts to boost the county's economy as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Council sets out plan to deliver 500 new homes and secure £70m investment
Published October 06, 2020 3.42pm
Plans for a council to become directly involved in the build of new affordable homes will be discussed this month by members of its Cabinet.
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