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ANEC writes to region's MPs amid £272m shortfall in government coronavirus support
Published June 26, 2020 4.32pm
Councils across the North East have joined forces to write to the region's MPs amid an estimated £272m shortfall in government coronavirus financial support.
Creating the way through lockdown with supportive art
Published June 26, 2020 1.42pm
A love of art, photography and the desire for a challenge has led two unlikely friends to make creative pieces to combat isolation during lockdown.
Applications invited for council apprenticeships
Published June 25, 2020 10.10am
More than 30 apprenticeship vacancies at a North East local authority will offer new career opportunities for people looking to earn as they learn.
Vital community projects awarded coronavirus support fund
Published June 24, 2020 11.26am
Key community groups across a County Durham town have received funding to help them continue supporting people in their local area during the coronavirus outbreak.
Day to honour our armed forces
Published June 23, 2020 11.21am
The armed forces will be celebrated by the region's largest local authority this week with its annual flag raising.
Council-funded projects cater for residents in need
Published June 23, 2020 10.46am
Hot nourishing meals are being offered to vulnerable people in Willington, Crook and surrounding areas, with support from a local council partnership.
Providing more support in County Durham's workplaces
Published June 19, 2020 12.58pm
Employees across County Durham will soon be able to access more mental health support in the workplace.
Tailored support to help County Durham residents get job-ready
Published June 19, 2020 10.28am
People who have lost their job or are looking for new employment are being offered help in County Durham.
Durham's park and ride services reopen this month
Published June 18, 2020 1.43pm
Park and ride services in Durham City will reopen later this month with extra safety measures being taken as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease.
Diversions in place for New Elvet Bridge repairs
Published June 18, 2020 1.16pm
Drivers are being encouraged to plan their journeys in advance of critical works starting on one of Durham City Centre's bridges.
Floral tribute to heroes of second world war
Published June 17, 2020 11.46am
The 75th anniversary year of Victory in Europe day is being celebrated in a new Durham City flower display.
Skills service continues to reach hundreds of families
Published June 17, 2020 11.40am
A County Durham learning service has adapted during the coronavirus outbreak to continue to reach hundreds of adults and children.
More County Durham businesses being supported by grants scheme
Published June 16, 2020 12.13pm
Business owners across County Durham have spoken of their relief at further financial support being provided during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Team effort to prevent isolation in the deaf community
Published June 16, 2020 9.45am
Council funding is helping a Durham school to work with a charity, to provide support to people with hearing impairments during the coronavirus pandemic.
Temporary Chief Executive appointed for PCVC's office
Published June 15, 2020 4.36pm
The Police and Crime Panel for County Durham has confirmed Sharon Caddell as temporary Chief Executive of the Office of the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner (OPCVC.)
A daughter's story of how her mum fell victim to scams
Published June 15, 2020 12.44pm
A County Durham woman whose elderly mother was scammed out of thousands of pounds has told her story in the hope of preventing others falling victim.
Social work students praise training support through pandemic
Published June 15, 2020 10.30am
Two student social workers have shared their experiences of training with our council during the coronavirus outbreak.
Plans for maintaining social distancing in towns and on travel routes
Published June 12, 2020 3.23pm
Residents in County Durham can have their say on how social distancing is maintained as emergency measures are being implemented in towns centres and on countywide pavements and cycle routes.
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.
Replacement of Witton Park Bridge gets underway
Published June 12, 2020 11.37am
Work to replace Witton Park Bridge, near Bishop Auckland, is set to begin next week (Monday 15).
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