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County Durham football club makes great strides for community with funding grants
Published September 16, 2020 10.50am
A grassroots football club has been able to provide free healthy activities for children and create a learning space for its community thanks to funding through an Area Action Partnership.
Chief executive of leading council announces retirement
Published September 15, 2020 4.31pm
Terry Collins, chief executive of Durham County Council, has today (15 September) announced his intention to retire after a successful 43-year career in local government.
Get from A to B for free with new bike scheme
Published September 15, 2020 12.58pm
Durham County Council's Borrow a Bike scheme is now offering the town's residents and employees a chance to save money and keep healthy on their journey to and from work
North East lobbies government for stricter COVID control measures
Published September 15, 2020 10.19am
Leaders of North East local authorities have come together to take the unprecedented step of seeking greater controls from government to introduce stricter COVID-19 prevention measures ahead of national intervention.
More funding to boost rural broadband connectivity in County Durham
Published September 14, 2020 8.00am
More funding is being made available to help County Durham's rural businesses and residents access a faster internet connection.
Grandmother to pay nearly £1,000 for Blue Badge misuse
Published September 11, 2020 1.12pm
A County Durham woman who falsely claimed her grandson was visiting a doctor while using his Blue Badge to park in a disabled space has been left nearly £1,000 worse off.
Explore Durham's vast history with countywide heritage event
Published September 11, 2020 12.21pm
Visitors and residents in County Durham will have the chance to discover the region's hidden historical treasures in an annual heritage event.
Views sought on proposed changes to taxi policy
Published September 11, 2020 11.24am
Residents, businesses and visitors are invited to share their views on a review of the policy relating to hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators licensed by us.
Adult learners recognised for their hard work in making a difference
Published September 09, 2020 2.25pm
A festival which promotes lifelong learning in adults has been celebrating individuals and organisations who have gone above and beyond in their learning.
Protecting County Durham residents from illegal products
Published September 08, 2020 3.43pm
Almost 15,000 illicit cigarettes have been seized as part of enforcement work to protect the residents of County Durham, councillors will hear.
Proposals to improve housing in County Durham
Published September 08, 2020 3.34pm
A scheme which aims to drive up standards in the private housing sector and improve communities across County Durham is being considered by senior council members.
Celebrating five years of train building in County Durham
Published September 07, 2020 5.26pm
We have hailed five years of train building in County Durham and stressed its continued importance to the county's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
People asked to self isolate following coronavirus outbreak linked to charity football match
Published September 07, 2020 12.54pm
Up to 300 people who attended a charity football match on 30 August at a working men's club on the border of Sunderland and Durham, are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of the event.
Investing £500,000 in 11 new neighbourhood wardens
Published September 02, 2020 1.23pm
We have employed 11 new neighbourhood wardens to help us keep enviro-crime and anti-social behaviour under control.
Open for business: Durham on the road to recovery
Published August 28, 2020 3.45pm
Residents are being reminded that Durham City is open for business ahead of the bank holiday weekend.
Helping households make savings on their energy bills
Published August 28, 2020 11.29am
County Durham residents struggling with high energy bills can use a council service to assess where savings can be made.
Call for more funding to support children with special educational needs
Published August 26, 2020 11.55am
We have again written to the government calling for greater funding for the education of children with special educational needs.
Takeaway receives support to reduce carbon footprint
Published August 25, 2020 12.07pm
A County Durham food business has worked to reduce its carbon footprint with the help of a scheme to make businesses more energy efficient.
Reminder to record customers' details in hospitality venues
Published August 21, 2020 12.27pm
Pubs and restaurants in County Durham are being asked to continue to gather customers' details to help support the NHS Track and Trace system.
People of Stanley thanked for helping reduce spread of coronavirus
Published August 20, 2020 4.46pm
People in Stanley are being thanked for their role in preventing the further spread of coronavirus in the community.
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