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Tree planting scheme nears completion
Published February 10, 2021 10.30am
Work to plant thousands of new trees across green spaces in County Durham is set to be completed in the next few weeks.
County Durham barber fined for breaking lockdown rules
Published February 08, 2021 10.47am
Businesses are being warned to keep following government guidance to protect their customers after a County Durham barber was fined for being open during lockdown.
Date set for work to begin on new £10m Durham City bus station
Published February 05, 2021 11.41am
Construction work on a new £10.4 million state-of-the-art bus station in the heart of Durham City will start later this month, it has today been announced.
Council bids for multi-million pound funding to regenerate historic town
Published February 05, 2021 11.40am
A County Durham town is hoping to receive a significant economic boost and become a world-class visitor destination with the submission of a bid for almost £50 million in regeneration funding.
Virtual exercise classes launch to keep people active at home
Published February 05, 2021 11.11am
People looking to keep fit while staying safe indoors during the coronavirus pandemic can now take part in free online exercise classes.
Employment team secures more than £1m in funding
Published February 04, 2021 11.55am
A scheme which helps County Durham residents get into work has been given additional funding of more than £1million.
Plans for first phase of £70m council house building programme to go before councillors
Published February 03, 2021 11.13am
Proposals for the first part of a £70 million five-year plan to build 500 new homes for rent in County Durham are set to go before councillors this month.
Council sets out further commitments towards the environment
Published February 03, 2021 11.07am
A North East council's commitment to tackling climate change will be strengthened by its senior Cabinet members this month with a pledge to address all its environmental impacts alongside its low carbon activities.
Statement from LA7 leaders: Vaccination progress is welcoming
Published February 01, 2021 4.56pm
Great progress is being made in our communities with the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, with many of those in the highest priority groups receiving at least their first dose. We are proud the North East is being recognised for leading the way.
Funding awarded to help people with disabilities find employment
Published January 28, 2021 11.15am
A County Durham project which helps people with disabilities find employment has won multi-million-pound funding to establish its service.
Statement from LA7 leaders: 100,000 deaths signals a grim milestone in the fight against Covid-19
Published January 27, 2021 3.34pm
Every single one of us has suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and we have all made sacrifices in an attempt to save as many lives as possible.
Demolition work starts on former shopping centre site
Published January 26, 2021 10.10am
Work to demolish an outdated former shopping centre so that the area can be redeveloped begins this week.
Chinese New Year to be marked with online events for schoolchildren
Published January 21, 2021 11.46am
Chinese New Year will be marked in schools across County Durham with a series of online events next month.
New Durham City bus station plans get £3.6m funding boost
Published January 21, 2021 11.11am
Work to create a modern and vibrant new bus station for Durham City is set to press ahead after a multi-million pound funding package was approved.
Community Action Team to carry out work in Shildon
Published January 20, 2021 11.01am
Housing and environmental issues will be tackled in a County Durham town as part of a three-month community action initiative.
Genocide survivor to speak at online memorial event
Published January 20, 2021 10.40am
A Bosnian refugee who fled persecution will speak about the most difficult period in his life, when he shares his story of struggle and survival to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.
Council shares knowledge on improving energy efficiency
Published January 19, 2021 11.18am
A North East council has been sharing its knowledge on improving energy efficiency in businesses at an international conference.
Money generated from sale of vehicles used in flytipping incidents to help improve local communities
Published January 18, 2021 10.15am
Areas blighted by flytipping could receive hundreds of pounds in funding towards environmental projects thanks to a new scheme.
Builder jailed after scamming thousands out of customers
Published January 14, 2021 3.11pm
A builder who had defrauded customers out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for 12 months.
Durham Town Hall's history to be preserved
Published January 14, 2021 10.18am
Work is set to be carried out at a historic Durham City building to preserve its heritage for centuries to come.
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