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Teenager fined for attempting to overcharge for roof repairs
Published March 10, 2022 9.05am
A teenager has been fined for trying to overcharge a man by over £1,500 for roofing repair work on his County Durham home.
Boxers aged nine to 90 enjoy club's community sessions
Published March 09, 2022 10.28am
A grassroots boxing club has been able to serve its community through free training sessions, thanks to a sports grant scheme.
County Durham community engagement services to undergo review
Published March 08, 2022 4.02pm
We are looking to review our community engagement services to ensure support continues to be provided for residents.
Tackling anti-social behaviour issues in Durham City
Published March 08, 2022 3.51pm
Measures to extend a ban on the consumption of alcohol in public spaces and tackle anti-social behaviour in Durham City will be discussed by councillors next week.
Proposal to support bus services in county
Published March 08, 2022 3.05pm
A scheme to support bus services at risk due to reduced passenger numbers will be considered by the North East's largest council.
Street festival tours across County Durham's towns
Published March 07, 2022 11.23am
Circus acts, face painting, crafts and festival activities will be taking place across the streets of County Durham this month.
Find out more about county community and aristocratic families
Published March 07, 2022 9.04am
Those interested in finding out more about the history of a County Durham community and how aristocratic families lived in days gone by can do so as part of talks this month.
Night-hub running as new Step In and Keep Durham Safe campaign launches
Published March 04, 2022 9.22am
A night-time hub is currently operating in Durham City to offer support to those who need it on nights out.
Hub to open for young people leaving care
Published March 04, 2022 9.20am
A new hub to support young people who are leaving care has opened in County Durham.
Council seeks feedback on multi-agency storm response
Published March 04, 2022 9.13am
People in County Durham affected by the first major storm of the winter are being asked to share their thoughts and experiences.
Devolution update - an open letter from our Leader
Published March 03, 2022 12.55pm
I wanted to write to you to set out the current position regarding devolution in County Durham.
Council bringing empty homes back into use
Published March 01, 2022 10.00am
The importance of bringing derelict properties back into use to benefit communities is being highlighted by us as part of National Empty Homes Week.
Council branches out with boost for tree teams
Published March 01, 2022 9.16am
A North East Council is redoubling its efforts to protect, maintain and expand its tree cover.
Situation in Ukraine
Published February 28, 2022 8.28pm
We are shocked and saddened by current events in Ukraine.
Special events announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published February 25, 2022 10.18am
Learn how to make focaccia and fruit crumble with a Bake Off star or enjoy a three-course dining experience from a celebrity chef as part of the special events taking place at this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Art installations to go on display at Hardwick Park festival
Published February 24, 2022 9.24am
Visitors to one of County Durham's historic parks will have the chance to experience a one-night-only art installation event.
Plan to fund adult social care agreed by councillors
Published February 23, 2022 2.20pm
Proposals to meet the increasing cost of adult social care for people in County Durham have been approved by councillors.
Views sought on proposed boundary changes
Published February 23, 2022 8.47am
Residents in County Durham are being encouraged to give their views on proposals to change parliamentary constituency boundaries.
LA7 statement: Lifting of requirements does not mean pandemic is over
Published February 21, 2022 5.15pm
The Government has today announced that all Covid-19 restrictions will end in England on Thursday.
Investing millions in frontline services
Published February 16, 2022 9.02am
Plans to invest millions of pounds in frontline services, including highways, streets, parks and nature reserves, are to be discussed by councillors along with proposals to reduce carbon emissions.
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