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Grade II-listed bridge to close until further notice
Published December 04, 2020 3.15pm
An historic County Durham bridge is due to close after an assessment found it is no longer able to support pedestrians in its current condition.
Celebrity chefs added to virtual food festival line-up
Published December 04, 2020 1.19pm
More celebrity chefs have been added to the virtual Durham Festival of Food and Drink, an online event we commissioned to support local traders that would have usually appeared at our popular food and drink festivals.
Praise for Sedgefield Community college
Published December 04, 2020 1.07pm
A County Durham secondary school, which has been named one of the best in the country, has been congratulated on its success.
Free parking returns to support county's businesses
Published December 04, 2020 12.47pm
An annual scheme to support businesses during the Christmas period has returned this month.
Magical Christmas story offers tree-mendous festive fun
Published December 04, 2020 9.47am
Families can get into the Christmas spirit by downloading an exciting audio adventure, created by a County Durham theatre, this festive season.
Free flu vaccine more important than ever for people with breathing conditions
Published December 03, 2020 11.10am
People with breathing conditions are being urged to take up their free flu vaccine offer to protect themselves and help reduce pressure on the NHS this winter.
Opportunity for people to plant trees in their area
Published December 02, 2020 11.48am
People hoping to make a difference to green spaces can plant trees in their area with the help of a new funding grant.
Published December 02, 2020 12.00am
Information about aqua classes in our leisure centres.
Helping communities become cleaner and greener
Published December 01, 2020 1.47pm
County Durham community groups can now apply for funding to help make their neighbourhoods cleaner and greener.
Major milestone for multi-million-pound business park plans
Published December 01, 2020 1.35pm
Plans to create a major business park with the potential to create thousands of new jobs and boost County Durham's economy by £400 million have been approved by councillors.
Supporting businesses through coronavirus restrictions
Published December 01, 2020 12.33pm
More than six million pounds has been paid to businesses across County Durham in the last two weeks to help them deal with the effects of local and national coronavirus restrictions.
Council praised for its climate action plan
Published December 01, 2020 11.49am
A North East council has been praised for having one of the top climate change action plans in the country.
National award for use of pioneering technology in care homes
Published November 30, 2020 11.35am
Ground-breaking digital technology created specifically for use in County Durham and Darlington care homes has been recognised with a prestigious national award.
Unicef award goes to County Durham primary school
Published November 27, 2020 3.16pm
A County Durham primary school is celebrating after receiving an award from Unicef.
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.
Working to prevent fraud across County Durham
Published November 26, 2020 1.15pm
Councillors have heard today how attempted coronavirus frauds with a value of almost £800,000 have been prevented since the start of the pandemic.
Let's work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible
Published November 26, 2020 11.44am
After an incredibly challenging period of national lockdown, our region will find itself in the 'very high' Tier 3 when national lockdown ends at the beginning of next Wednesday 2 December.
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.
Keeping children connected throughout the pandemic
Published November 25, 2020 10.52am
Schools across County Durham are finding new ways for students to stay connected throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Covid Community Champions needed to help keep County Durham safe and informed
Published November 24, 2020 12.26pm
Some of County Durham's first Covid Community Champions have shared what motivated them to sign up to the scheme following its official launch.
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