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Landscaper ordered to pay more than £2,300 for failing to complete work
Published September 18, 2020 4.23pm
A landscaper who charged for work that he failed to complete has been ordered to pay more than £2,300 by a court.
North East calls for local restrictions change on childcare
Published September 18, 2020 3.56pm
Leaders across the North East have written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock calling on him to amend new local COVID-19 restriction measures to allow families to continue their usual childcare arrangements.
Have your say on secondary school admission arrangements
Published September 17, 2020 11.05am
Residents in County Durham can have their say on proposed changes to admission arrangements for secondary schools in the area.
Selective licensing scheme approved for County Durham
Published September 17, 2020 10.40am
An initiative which aims to improve communities in County Durham by raising housing standards and management in the private renting sector has received backing by senior council members and two MPs.
Heritage railway line set to play its part in County Durham's economic recovery
Published September 16, 2020 3.14pm
New jobs, improved transport links and a welcome boost to County Durham's visitor economy are a step closer after councillors agreed to invest £2.1 million into a heritage railway line.
County Durham football club makes great strides for community with funding grants
Published September 16, 2020 10.50am
A grassroots football club has been able to provide free healthy activities for children and create a learning space for its community thanks to funding through an Area Action Partnership.
Chief executive of leading council announces retirement
Published September 15, 2020 4.31pm
Terry Collins, chief executive of Durham County Council, has today (15 September) announced his intention to retire after a successful 43-year career in local government.
Get from A to B for free with new bike scheme
Published September 15, 2020 12.58pm
Durham County Council's Borrow a Bike scheme is now offering the town's residents and employees a chance to save money and keep healthy on their journey to and from work
North East lobbies government for stricter COVID control measures
Published September 15, 2020 10.19am
Leaders of North East local authorities have come together to take the unprecedented step of seeking greater controls from government to introduce stricter COVID-19 prevention measures ahead of national intervention.
More funding to boost rural broadband connectivity in County Durham
Published September 14, 2020 8.00am
More funding is being made available to help County Durham's rural businesses and residents access a faster internet connection.
Three-quarters of libraries in County Durham to reopen for browsing
Published September 11, 2020 3.33pm
Bookworms will once again be able to browse the shelves of County Durham libraries from next week.
Grandmother to pay nearly £1,000 for Blue Badge misuse
Published September 11, 2020 1.12pm
A County Durham woman who falsely claimed her grandson was visiting a doctor while using his Blue Badge to park in a disabled space has been left nearly £1,000 worse off.
Waste carrier fined for collecting scrap metal without licence
Published September 11, 2020 12.36pm
A waste carrier who claimed not to collect metal, despite visiting a scrap yard 64 times in just three months to cash it in, has appeared before magistrates.
Explore Durham's vast history with countywide heritage event
Published September 11, 2020 12.21pm
Visitors and residents in County Durham will have the chance to discover the region's hidden historical treasures in an annual heritage event.
Views sought on proposed changes to taxi policy
Published September 11, 2020 11.24am
Residents, businesses and visitors are invited to share their views on a review of the policy relating to hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators licensed by us.
Adult learners recognised for their hard work in making a difference
Published September 09, 2020 2.25pm
A festival which promotes lifelong learning in adults has been celebrating individuals and organisations who have gone above and beyond in their learning.
Vision for County Durham remains a priority
Published September 08, 2020 3.59pm
Our resolve to bring more and better jobs into County Durham, connect communities and support people to live long and independent lives has been strengthened in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Heritage railway transformation offers economic benefits
Published September 08, 2020 3.45pm
Councillors will consider plans to support the transformation of a heritage railway line into a major visitor attraction next week, as part of wider efforts to regenerate County Durham's economy following the coronavirus pandemic.
Protecting County Durham residents from illegal products
Published September 08, 2020 3.43pm
Almost 15,000 illicit cigarettes have been seized as part of enforcement work to protect the residents of County Durham, councillors will hear.
Proposals to improve housing in County Durham
Published September 08, 2020 3.34pm
A scheme which aims to drive up standards in the private housing sector and improve communities across County Durham is being considered by senior council members.
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