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County Durham Plan to be reviewed by Cabinet
Published October 06, 2020 3.39pm
A future vision for County Durham which would create thousands of jobs and new homes and strengthen the county's economy will be discussed next week.
County Durham club ordered to close over lack of coronavirus measures
Published October 02, 2020 5.16pm
A County Durham club has been issued with a direction order and told it must close immediately for failing to abide by the latest coronavirus restrictions.
Arts Award lockdown success in County Durham
Published October 01, 2020 2.05pm
County Durham school children have successfully achieved an Arts Award thanks to their hard work and home learning during the lockdown.
Festival Walk transformation on track to begin
Published September 30, 2020 11.37am
Regeneration plans for an outdated shopping precinct in County Durham will finally get underway next month.
Coronavirus testing centre to open in Durham City
Published September 30, 2020 10.26am
The first of a new kind of coronavirus testing centre is opening in County Durham next month.
Organisers praised for success of Heritage Open Days during pandemic
Published September 29, 2020 2.37pm
Despite challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak, an annual festival which celebrates County Durham's hidden history took place safely and successfully this month.
Helping to strengthen Bishop Auckland's economy
Published September 29, 2020 11.21am
A County Durham market town has secured a welcome government grant to help support its local economy during these challenging times.
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.
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.
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