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Demolition marks major milestone in shopping centre transformation
Published February 16, 2021 11.31am
The multi-million-pound redevelopment of an outdated shopping precinct is gathering pace with the demolition of derelict buildings on site.
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.
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 set to invest £25million in countywide regeneration
Published February 03, 2021 10.47am
A £25million investment in the regeneration of communities across County Durham is to be presented to councillors for approval.
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Work to demolish an outdated former shopping centre so that the area can be redeveloped begins this week.
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.
Have your say on housing, the environment and parking accessibility
Published January 18, 2021 10.08am
County Durham residents are being encouraged to have their say on housing, the environment and parking accessibility.
Electric vehicle charge points to be installed across County Durham
Published January 12, 2021 11.36am
Electric vehicle charging points will become more widespread across County Durham in a move to reduce carbon emissions and make it easier for residents to own electric cars.
Council cabinet to be updated on multimillion-pound funding submission for town improvements
Published January 05, 2021 3.48pm
Councillors will this month be updated on plans to bid for Government funding which could help provide tens of millions of pounds of improvements to a North East town and the surrounding area.
Views of residents sought ahead of funding bid submission
Published December 24, 2020 12.04pm
Members of the public can have their say on which projects should receive major investment to help with the ongoing regeneration of a County Durham town.