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Our largest depot to make switch to solar power
Published March 23, 2021 10.04am
A County Durham depot will become a low carbon site thanks to an £8.3 million scheme which will see a large-scale solar farm built to power its services.
Virtual celebration for World Social Work Day 2021
Published March 22, 2021 11.23am
Social workers across County Durham have been celebrated as part of World Social Work Day.
Contractor appointed to create County Durham's history hub
Published March 22, 2021 11.10am
Construction work to create a vibrant, interactive history hub in Durham City is expected to be complete by next autumn, following the appointment of a main contractor.
Historical bust finds new home in heart of its community
Published March 19, 2021 3.24pm
After many years of searching, a beloved historical bust with cultural significance to its community has been found a new home.
Council continues fight against fly-tipping as incidents fall
Published March 19, 2021 2.45pm
We have pledged to go further in the fight against fly-tipping as the number of incidents across County Durham falls for the fourth year running.
Enhancing Seaham's heritage for residents and visitors
Published March 18, 2021 11.07am
The rich heritage of a County Durham seaside town is being enhanced through the regeneration of historical buildings and the launch of a new app.
Woodland in County Durham to be increased in plan to tackle climate change
Published March 17, 2021 1.13pm
A North East council's Cabinet has heard today about the range of measures underway to expand County Durham's tree cover and contribute to tackling climate change.
New leisure centre sites given the go-ahead
Published March 17, 2021 1.01pm
The locations of three new state-of-the-art leisure centres in County Durham have been agreed this morning (17 March).
Second phase of Seaham Townscape Project to begin
Published March 16, 2021 12.37pm
Former railway tracks will be transformed into a public area that celebrates a County Durham town's heritage as part of the next phase in a regeneration project.
Award success for children's services
Published March 16, 2021 11.47am
A North East council has won a national award for its work to support children and families across County Durham.
Remember to fill in census, County Durham residents advised
Published March 16, 2021 11.37am
Landmarks in County Durham have been lit up to call on residents to remember to fill in their census surveys on Sunday 21 March.
Milestone moment as work to begin at £400m business park for County Durham
Published March 12, 2021 3.22pm
Work is set to begin on a major business park for County Durham, paving the way for 4,000 new jobs and a £400 million boost to the economy.
Inspiring young people for International Women's Day
Published March 12, 2021 2.34pm
Female staff at a North East council have been sharing their experience of working in traditionally male-dominated roles, as part of this year's International Women's Day.
Express Yourself at the North East Festival of Languages
Published March 12, 2021 11.23am
Free keep-fit, language tasters and the story of how a former Bishop Auckland pupil has used her language skills to advise US Presidents are all part of an exciting line-up at a regional language festival this month.
Council reduces carbon emissions by 16 per cent in one year
Published March 11, 2021 1.32pm
A council's Cabinet will hear about the extensive work carried out in County Durham in the last year to combat climate change.
School creates hundreds of trees in world record attempt
Published March 11, 2021 1.08pm
A County Durham school has been taking part in a world record challenge to show the importance of connectivity between countries and raise awareness of climate change.
Popular online record talks return
Published March 11, 2021 10.20am
County Durham residents can find out more about the history of County Durham this month.
Plans to invest and transform homes and communities to go before councillors
Published March 10, 2021 11.59am
Plans to deliver housing improvements to those communities most in need in County Durham and a proposal to purchase bungalows to be used for social rent will go before councillors this month.
Free town centre parking after 2pm proposed to support coronavirus recovery
Published March 09, 2021 3.57pm
We are proposing to introduce free town centre parking after 2pm as part of a package of measures to support residents and businesses in the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
New leisure centre sites chosen across County Durham
Published March 09, 2021 3.49pm
Plans to build three new state-of-the-art leisure centres across County Durham will move a step closer next week, supporting the county's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
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