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Enjoy a healthy and safe World Cup
Published June 14, 2018 4.20pm
Football fans are being offered some simple tips to ensure they stay healthy and safe during the World Cup.
Extension of mandatory HMO licensing
Published June 13, 2018 1.35pm
Landlords with properties in County Durham are being encouraged to check whether they need a licence ahead of upcoming changes to legislation.
Unlicensed scrap dealer successfully prosecuted
Published June 12, 2018 12.01pm
An unlicensed scrap metal dealer who drove off when his vehicle was approached by one of our wardens and was stopped by police has been left hundreds of pounds worse off.
Counting the cost of not helping with fly-tipping enquiries
Published June 04, 2018 12.22pm
Two men who failed to comply with an investigation into fly-tipping have been left hundreds of pounds worse off.
Cyle Gosling launches Dying to be Cool 2018
Published May 31, 2018 1.48pm
The brother of a County Durham teenager who died from cold water shock is urging young people to acclimatise before going into rivers this summer.
County Durham internet fraudsters jailed
Published May 31, 2018 12.45pm
Brothers from County Durham who pocketed more than £600,000 from online shoppers for hot tubs, saunas and other luxury products which failed to materialise have been jailed for a combined ten and a half years.
Family jailed after selling counterfeit cigarettes
Published May 30, 2018 12.08pm
Four members of a Seaham family have been sentenced to jail after being found guilty of selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.
Legal bill for woman's late night parties
Published May 30, 2018 9.31am
A nuisance neighbour who repeatedly hosted late night parties at her Chester-le-Street home has been hit with a legal bill for more than £860.
Ice cream salesman hit with £370 legal bill
Published May 25, 2018 3.54pm
Two tubs of ice cream cost a County Durham businessman almost £370 after he was caught trading without a licence.
Review looks at ways to reduce cybercrime
Published May 08, 2018 2.44pm
Education is key to stopping young people getting into cybercrime, councillors are to be told.
Failing to help with fly-tipping enquiries costs man £1,000
Published April 23, 2018 2.24pm
A man has been left more than £1,000 worse off after failing to comply with a fly-tipping investigation.
Nature reserve fly-tipper successfully prosecuted
Published April 13, 2018 2.01pm
A man who was caught on camera fly-tipping at a National Nature Reserve has been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds and carry out unpaid work.
Vehicles seized as 'Operation Dragoon' hits Spennymoor
Published April 09, 2018 3.43pm
Nine vehicles were seized in Spennymoor on Wednesday during a multi-agency day of action involving us.
Taxi drivers fined for refusing fare and overcharging
Published April 06, 2018 3.45pm
A taxi driver who told a student to walk rather than taking her fare has been fined and ordered to pay court costs.
More than 90,000 illicit cigarettes off county streets
Published April 03, 2018 3.11pm
More than 90,000 illicit cigarettes have been taken off the streets of County Durham, councillors will hear.
Unlicensed scrap metal dealers pay the price
Published March 29, 2018 3.30pm
Two men who brought scrap metal to a County Durham yard without licences have been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds each.
Arson campaign launched to tackle sharp rise in deliberate fires
Published March 23, 2018 4.50pm
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS), Durham Constabulary and ourselves have launched the 'Enough Is Enough' campaign with the aim of tackling deliberate fires on the east coast.
Landlords warned of upcoming energy regulations
Published March 23, 2018 2.19pm
Landlords are being urged to make sure their properties are more energy efficient ahead of new regulations coming in to force from 1 April 2018.
Grainger Games and employee fined for overloaded vehicle
Published March 23, 2018 12.11pm
A well-known North East company and an employee have been ordered to pay over £4,000 for driving an overloaded van on the region's roads.
Two arrested in raid on suspected illicit tobacco
Published November 07, 2016 1.22pm
Two people have been arrested and money and suspected illicit tobacco seized in a raid in County Durham.