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Pick and collect library service rolled out
Published July 31, 2020 12.08pm
A collection service introduced to help people in County Durham access library books is to be extended.
Still time to have a say on plans to improve privately rented housing
Published July 23, 2020 1.28pm
The deadline for tenants and landlords to share their views on plans to improve the standard of privately rented properties in County Durham has been extended.
Refurbishment will transform Gala Theatre and Cinema customer facilities
Published July 09, 2020 2.49pm
Front-of-house facilities at a popular Durham City theatre and cinema are to be transformed as the venue undergoes a refurbishment.
Popular cycle route to receive a makeover
Published July 07, 2020 10.05am
Improvements are to be made to a popular national cycle route thanks to a grant of almost one million pounds.
Pick and collect library service to launch in County Durham
Published July 03, 2020 1.24pm
Bookworms in County Durham will be able to take advantage of a book collection service from next week.
Still chance to grab a gardening prize
Published July 01, 2020 11.43am
There's still time for County Durham gardeners to win a £30 National Garden Voucher in our photography competition.
Applications invited for council apprenticeships
Published June 25, 2020 10.10am
More than 30 apprenticeship vacancies at a North East local authority will offer new career opportunities for people looking to earn as they learn.
Day to honour our armed forces
Published June 23, 2020 11.21am
The armed forces will be celebrated by the region's largest local authority this week with its annual flag raising.
Tailored support to help County Durham residents get job-ready
Published June 19, 2020 10.28am
People who have lost their job or are looking for new employment are being offered help in County Durham.
Floral tribute to heroes of second world war
Published June 17, 2020 11.46am
The 75th anniversary year of Victory in Europe day is being celebrated in a new Durham City flower display.
Team effort to prevent isolation in the deaf community
Published June 16, 2020 9.45am
Council funding is helping a Durham school to work with a charity, to provide support to people with hearing impairments during the coronavirus pandemic.
Social work students praise training support through pandemic
Published June 15, 2020 10.30am
Two student social workers have shared their experiences of training with our council during the coronavirus outbreak.
Council launches virtual music lessons for adults
Published June 12, 2020 10.41am
New adult music lessons are offering talented performers and total beginners an opportunity to improve their musical skills.
Funding secured for Durham, Shildon and Consett food delivery
Published June 05, 2020 9.24am
Partnerships continue to offer financial backing for grocery shopping and delivery schemes across County Durham during the coronavirus outbreak.
Funding for rainbow knitting project helps fight isolation
Published June 04, 2020 11.23am
A crafty new project is helping to tackle social isolation in Durham City and surrounding areas during the current lockdown by encouraging people to get out their knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Search begins for County Durham's most improved gardens
Published May 27, 2020 11.20am
Keen gardeners across County Durham are being invited to take part in a photography competition to share how outside spaces have helped them through the coronavirus pandemic.
Funding helps to feed families during pandemic
Published May 19, 2020 11.05am
A County Durham partnership has awarded £2,000 to help prevent local primary school pupils from going hungry during the coronavirus crisis.