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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.
Business-savvy school pupils set to take part in Spanish Apprentice challenge
Published November 25, 2020 11.29am
Business-savvy school pupils are set to get creative as part of an online competition which aims to encourage young Spanish people to visit a County Durham town.
Roadworks to improve traffic flow at Dragonville completed
Published November 23, 2020 2.02pm
A major roadworks project has been completed to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion around Durham City.
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.
Festival Walk transformation begins
Published November 17, 2020 12.43pm
Work to transform an outdated shopping precinct in County Durham has started this week.
Training courses enhance work to preserve town's heritage
Published November 17, 2020 11.18am
The first in a series of training courses providing top tips on how to repair and maintain historic buildings has taken place in a County Durham seaside town.
New grants for businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions
Published November 13, 2020 4.40pm
Eligible businesses affected by local and national coronavirus restrictions are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of Government grants
Virtual food festival launched to help support local traders
Published November 13, 2020 10.58am
We are launching a virtual event in the run up to Christmas to support local traders that would have usually appeared at its popular food and drink festivals in the region.
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.
LA7 Statement on Chancellor's announcement
Published October 22, 2020 4.51pm
The leaders of seven North East councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner have issued a joint statement in response to the Chancellor's announcement today of additional financial support for Tier 2 areas.
County Durham Plan adoption agreed by full council
Published October 21, 2020 5.46pm
A strategy which envisages more than 30,000 jobs and 25,000 new homes has been endorsed by full council.
More than £100 million paid to County Durham businesses
Published October 13, 2020 1.37pm
More than £104 million has been paid to more than 9,500 businesses across County Durham to help them deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Construction gets under way at £140m business park
Published October 08, 2020 10.16am
A new £140 million industrial park is officially open for business following the appointment of a development partner and the sale of its first plot of land.
Helping to strengthen Bishop Auckland's economy
Published September 29, 2020 11.21am
A County Durham market town has secured a welcome government grant to help support its local economy during these challenging times.
We team up with developer to provide affordable homes
Published September 22, 2020 1.37pm
We have teamed up with a local housing developer to deliver affordable homes for residents.
Jobs and homes a step closer as inspector publishes final report on County Durham Plan
Published September 21, 2020 3.49pm
Thousands of jobs and new homes which would provide a boost to the County Durham economy are a step closer following the publication of an inspector's findings.
Celebrating five years of train building in County Durham
Published September 07, 2020 5.26pm
We have hailed five years of train building in County Durham and stressed its continued importance to the county's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Guidance issued as hospitality businesses prepare to open in County Durham
Published July 02, 2020 1.10pm
A North East council has offered guidance to businesses and residents as lockdown restrictions begin to ease this week.
Safety first for shoppers returning to town centres
Published June 12, 2020 1.02pm
Town centres in County Durham are preparing to welcome back shoppers as many more retailers reopen this month.