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Funding for transport service to tackle isolation
Published October 14, 2019 11.30am
A charity which provides home care and a volunteer driver scheme across County Durham has received a funding boost of over £7,000 to tackle social isolation.
Blue Badge misusers taken to court in County Durham
Published October 11, 2019 3.07pm
Three people who misused Blue Badges to park illegally in disabled bays have been ordered to pay out a total of £600.
Keeping man's best friend off the street
Published October 11, 2019 11.58am
The number of stray dogs found in County Durham continues to decrease as partnership working keeps man's best friend safely off the streets.
Funding provides extra play group for children
Published October 10, 2019 3.19pm
A grant has helped answer the request of parents by giving youngsters an extra playdate.
County Durham appoints first young people's commissioner
Published October 10, 2019 10.30am
An aspiring child psychologist with a passion for youth work has been appointed as County Durham's first young people's commissioner.
Our council is first in the North East to receive payroll service award
Published October 10, 2019 10.25am
We have been awarded accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals has achieved the prestigious standard for a third time.
National award for council team
Published October 10, 2019 9.59am
A council team has been named as the best in the country at a national awards ceremony.
Helping small businesses promote positive mental health
Published October 09, 2019 3.04pm
A new framework to promote wellbeing in workforces across County Durham is being introduced on World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October).
Keeping Durham safe
Published October 09, 2019 2.28pm
Two dedicated neighbourhood wardens have been appointed to patrol Durham City centre following concerns about the behaviour of a small group of troublemakers.
Council awarded best waste prevention project
Published October 09, 2019 11.01am
County Durham's efforts to ditch single use plastics have earned a national award.
Snow White brings the magic of panto to Consett theatre
Published October 09, 2019 10.13am
One of the most loved fairy tales of all time will be retold with a festive twist when a County Durham theatre's annual pantomime returns.
'Time to Talk' focuses on mental health and wellbeing
Published October 08, 2019 4.36pm
Work to support the residents of County Durham with their mental health and wellbeing is the focus of a new report.
Updated strategy sets out partnership approach to early help for children and families
Published October 08, 2019 4.23pm
A partnership approach to providing early help for children and young people is essential to them achieving their potential, councillors will hear.
Councillors to hear about plans to reduce oral health inequalities
Published October 08, 2019 3.26pm
An update on work to address oral health inequalities in County Durham will be presented to councillors next week.
Council to have its own enforcement service - if plans are approved
Published October 08, 2019 3.14pm
Councillors will discuss plans for a new in-house enforcement agency when they meet next week.
Working to ensure County Durham is healthy and happy
Published October 08, 2019 3.10pm
Reducing smoking levels and developing dementia friendly communities are among the achievements of the County Durham Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) over the last 12 months.
Those skilled in the art of hedgelaying are called to annual competition
Published October 08, 2019 10.46am
An annual event that sees specialists in the traditional art of hedgelaying compete will return this week.
Landlord prosecuted for breaching licence
Published October 07, 2019 12.01pm
A landlord has been ordered to pay more than £700 for breaching the terms of a licence for a property in a designated selective licensing area.
More than 70 apprentices welcomed
Published October 07, 2019 10.58am
Dozens of young people have been given their first step on the career ladder after starting apprenticeships with us.
Getting creative improves Maureen's wellbeing
Published October 07, 2019 9.45am
A keen crafter whose involvement in a creative support group helped her through cancer treatment is encouraging others to join free wellbeing sessions in County Durham.
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