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Club customers asked to self-isolate following Covid-19 cases in Stanley
Published August 17, 2020 4.11pm
People visiting a Stanley club earlier this month are once again being urged to self-isolate following confirmation of four more positive coronavirus tests linked to the venue, taking the total number to eight.
Man caught on camera fly-tipping twice in a week
Published August 14, 2020 4.03pm
A man who was twice caught on camera fly-tipping despite signs warning of the CCTV has been left hundreds of pounds worse off.
Pair fined after counterfeit cigarettes found in home
Published August 14, 2020 12.53pm
A County Durham couple has been fined after they were caught possessing counterfeit and illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
Planning permission approved for new Durham Bus Station
Published August 11, 2020 3.36pm
An outdated County Durham bus station is to be replaced with a brand-new building as part of plans to support the county's economic recovery.
Entries open for 31st Environment Awards
Published August 07, 2020 2.15pm
A prestigious County Durham award, which celebrates groups and individuals who are championing a greener environment, is looking for entrants for its 31st award ceremony.
Small business becomes support service for those isolating during coronavirus outbreak
Published August 07, 2020 12.39pm
Residents at risk during the coronavirus outbreak have been benefitting from free meals in lockdown thanks to the efforts of a small independent food business.
Free training hub to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
Published August 05, 2020 9.53am
A free training hub is raising the standard of mental health support for employees across County Durham.
Popular historic house reopens thanks to AAP grant
Published July 31, 2020 9.43am
Visitors can once again enjoy a trip to a North East historic house after it reopened to the public thanks to funding received during lockdown.
Binchester Roman Fort set to reopen
Published July 29, 2020 10.13am
A popular history attraction near Bishop Auckland is set to reopen after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
School protects care services with council grant
Published July 27, 2020 11.17am
A Chester-le-Street secondary school is creating vital protective equipment for carers and key workers, using funding awarded through a council partnership.
County Durham welcomes investment for Northern rail upgrades
Published July 23, 2020 5.16pm
Our Cabinet member Cllr Carl Marshall has welcomed an announcement from government to invest in upgrading rail services in the North.
Meals, activity packs and school support delivered to households in need
Published July 22, 2020 11.25am
Communities in a County Durham town have come together to support those who are isolated and vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak.
A new way to see Seaham via app
Published July 22, 2020 9.12am
A new app will showcase the sites and stories of Seaham to visitors.
Aykley Heads planning application submitted
Published July 17, 2020 1.54pm
Proposals to create a business park in Durham generating an initial 4,000 jobs worth up to £400m have taken a step forward with the submission of plans.
Securing the future of Esh Winning Football Club
Published July 15, 2020 10.50am
Council funding is helping a Northern League football club to improve security after it was targeted by vandals during a temporary closure.
Creative summer activities planned to showcase hidden heritage
Published July 14, 2020 11.38am
A host of creative activities will be held virtually this summer to celebrate the heritage of a County Durham town.
Free energy efficient heating systems offered to low income homes
Published July 13, 2020 2.24pm
Residents in County Durham are being urged to check whether they are eligible to receive a new gas boiler and central heating, which could lead to lower energy bills and a warmer home.
Learning disability community encouraged to Be Cancer Aware
Published July 13, 2020 11.14am
Council staff with a learning disability are playing a valuable role in encouraging their peers to talk about cancer, by starring in a regional awareness video.
Miners' Gala exhibition moves online to mark 136th celebration
Published July 10, 2020 12.43pm
A popular exhibition on the history of the Durham Miners' Gala, which was set to be displayed this weekend, will move online to celebrate virtual Gala Day.
Founder of domestic abuse charity shortlisted for award
Published July 10, 2020 12.18pm
A founder of a County Durham women's charity has been nominated for an award in recognition of her dedication to support victims of domestic abuse.
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