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A new way to see Seaham via app
Published July 22, 2020 9.12am
A new app will showcase the sites and stories of Seaham to visitors.
Council leaders call for culture rescue funding to be allocated locally
Published July 21, 2020 3.44pm
North East council leaders are calling on the Government to allow decisions about the £1.57 billion culture rescue package to be made locally.
Partnership approach at heart of economic recovery strategy
Published July 21, 2020 11.37am
A business expert with a track record in helping small companies achieve their ambitions has been appointed chair of an economic recovery taskforce in County Durham.
19th century water fountain given new lease of life through Heritage Action Zone
Published July 21, 2020 11.07am
A 19th century water fountain built by a movement against alcohol has been returned to its former glory as part of a heritage project.
Scouts enjoy adventures at home thanks to activity packs
Published July 20, 2020 11.26am
Scouts may not have been able to attend their weekly meetings in recent months, but youngsters in the Newton Aycliffe area have certainly been keeping busy.
Coronavirus outbreak plan approved for County Durham
Published July 20, 2020 11.02am
Our Health and Wellbeing Board has outlined and approved a coronavirus outbreak control plan for County Durham.
Subletting social housing costs tenant more than £2,000
Published July 17, 2020 4.40pm
A social housing tenant who moved out of his home in order to illegally sublet it has been ordered to pay out the amount he made in profit and more.
Aykley Heads planning application submitted
Published July 17, 2020 1.54pm
Proposals to create a business park in Durham generating an initial 4,000 jobs worth up to £400m have taken a step forward with the submission of plans.
New Elvet Bridge to close from next week
Published July 17, 2020 11.44am
Drivers are being reminded of critical works starting on one of Durham City Centre's bridges next week.
Gyms set to reopen and fitness classes to return at County Durham leisure centres
Published July 17, 2020 10.54am
People in County Durham will be able to resume their fitness regimes later this month as council-run services begin to reopen.
County Durham village cares for community with council funding
Published July 16, 2020 10.22am
A partnership of community organisations in Coxhoe has received a grant of £2,200 to help residents who have been hit hard by coronavirus.
Phased reopening of County Durham play parks continues
Published July 15, 2020 2.53pm
Dozens more play parks, skate parks and multi-use-games areas (MUGA) across County Durham are due to reopen within the next fortnight with new measures in place to promote social distancing.
Securing the future of Esh Winning Football Club
Published July 15, 2020 10.50am
Council funding is helping a Northern League football club to improve security after it was targeted by vandals during a temporary closure.
Creative summer activities planned to showcase hidden heritage
Published July 14, 2020 11.38am
A host of creative activities will be held virtually this summer to celebrate the heritage of a County Durham town.
Community Action Team engagement sessions go virtual
Published July 14, 2020 10.52am
Residents are being invited to a series of virtual engagement sessions to help identify and tackle housing and environmental issues in their community.
Virtual Durham City Run Festival adds free online events to four-day programme
Published July 13, 2020 3.17pm
Organisers of the Virtual Durham City Run Festival have revealed details of new additions to the programme for next week's four-day event.
Free energy efficient heating systems offered to low income homes
Published July 13, 2020 2.24pm
Residents in County Durham are being urged to check whether they are eligible to receive a new gas boiler and central heating, which could lead to lower energy bills and a warmer home.
Learning disability community encouraged to Be Cancer Aware
Published July 13, 2020 11.14am
Council staff with a learning disability are playing a valuable role in encouraging their peers to talk about cancer, by starring in a regional awareness video.
Sharing a love of BRASS with County Durham's children
Published July 10, 2020 2.09pm
School children and families across County Durham can learn all about brass music next week as BRASS Online 2020 gets underway.
Miners' Gala exhibition moves online to mark 136th celebration
Published July 10, 2020 12.43pm
A popular exhibition on the history of the Durham Miners' Gala, which was set to be displayed this weekend, will move online to celebrate virtual Gala Day.
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