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Plans announced to reinstate services affected by national lockdown
Published November 27, 2020 11.16am
We have set out how we will safely reopen venues and reinstate services affected by the national lockdown next week.
Hundreds share their views on how to make County Durham better for everyone
Published November 20, 2020 12.09pm
Hundreds of people from across County Durham attended virtual events this autumn to recognise the community response to the pandemic and help shape the future of their local area.
Enjoy the magic of panto at home with theatre's festive films
Published November 20, 2020 10.31am
A festive story filmed in four thrilling instalments is set to deliver pantomime magic to County Durham and beyond next month.
Bringing Bread and Butter to County Durham in a major North East expansion
Published November 17, 2020 5.03pm
A food surplus redistribution charity that helps businesses reduce their environmental impact while creating affordable groceries for people on low incomes has expanded its reach in the North East.
Council pays out over £150,000 as part of half-term school meals scheme
Published November 13, 2020 1.06pm
More than £150,000 was paid out by us as part of its school meals support offering during October's half-term holiday, helping to feed over 10,000 youngsters in the process.
Three councils join to provide large-scale adoption service
Published November 11, 2020 11.49am
A partnership between three local authorities to provide high-quality adoption and support services will be discussed this month by a council's Cabinet.
Protecting health and wellbeing in the midst of a pandemic
Published November 11, 2020 10.33am
Responding to the coronavirus pandemic, access to GP services and ongoing work to improve health and wellbeing will discussed by councillors next week.
Addressing poverty across County Durham
Published November 11, 2020 9.39am
Efforts to help alleviate poverty and tackle social inequality in County Durham will be outlined to councillors next week.
Library collection scheme reintroduced in County Durham
Published November 09, 2020 12.19pm
A collection service that enabled County Durham residents to access library books during the initial coronavirus lockdown will be reintroduced this week.
Support for County Durham residents and businesses
Published November 06, 2020 4.41pm
Help and support remains available for people and businesses in County Durham during the current lockdown period.
Shortlisting success for children's services
Published October 30, 2020 2.49pm
We have made a national award shortlist for its work to support children and young people across County Durham.
Virtual storytelling for families returns with a seasonal twist
Published October 23, 2020 3.48pm
Creative craft sessions and a spook-tastic story will be available online for families to enjoy this half term.
New charity challenge for council Chairman
Published October 09, 2020 12.05pm
Two County Durham charities have received a boost of almost £14,500 thanks to the fundraising efforts of the civic head of a north east council.
Phased reopening of County Durham play parks to begin
Published July 09, 2020 4.13pm
Play parks across County Durham will begin to reopen this weekend as part of the nationwide easing of lockdown restrictions.
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.
Virtual friendship tree spreads children's messages of hope
Published May 11, 2020 9.24am
Children from all over the world have been writing messages of love and support to one another during the coronavirus pandemic.