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Seaham Food Festival cancelled
Published March 27, 2020 9.26am
A seaside food festival has been cancelled to support national efforts to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.
Maintaining mental wellbeing while staying home
Published March 26, 2020 3.11pm
People in County Durham who are having to stay at home during the Coronavirus pandemic are being offered advice on how to maintain their mental wellbeing.
Update on council services amid Coronavirus outbreak
Published March 25, 2020 12.46pm
We are continuing to update residents on the impact of services as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Changes to our services following government announcement
Published March 24, 2020 3.35pm
A number of temporary changes are being made to our services in line with latest government guidance during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Essential services for residents maintained
Published March 23, 2020 5.25pm
Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure essential services for residents continue to be provided during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Helping those in need across County Durham
Published March 23, 2020 3.52pm
As communities across County Durham rally together during these unprecedented times, we are offering support and advice to residents.
County Durham parks and beaches open
Published March 20, 2020 5.50pm
County Durham's parks and beaches remain open.
Pupils create uplifting video ahead of school closures
Published March 20, 2020 5.20pm
As schools across the county prepare to close due to the Coronavirus outbreak, children from a County Durham primary school have sent out a message of support for their fellow pupils and local community.
"Providing community leadership and support to our communities"
Published March 18, 2020 4.15pm
A North council Leader has outlined the steps it has taken to "provide community leadership and support to our communities in what are truly unprecedented, uncertain and challenging times for everyone."
Council's continuing response to COVID-19 guidance
Published March 18, 2020 2.19pm
We have announced further details of how our services and events are affected in response to government guidance on Coronavirus.
Construction starts on primary school building
Published March 16, 2020 10.54am
A County Durham school has marked the start of construction of its new building with a celebratory turf cutting ceremony.
Exploring new heights with return of adventure festival
Published March 11, 2020 12.27pm
Renowned survival expert Ray Mears will be dropping into Durham next month as part of an inspiring line-up at this year's Durham Adventure Festival.
Cabinet asked to support amalgamation of schools
Published March 10, 2020 4.17pm
Councillors are being recommended to support the amalgamation of two County Durham schools in order to create the best possible learning environment for students.
Proposal to address social housing need
Published March 10, 2020 4.02pm
New council homes could be built in County Durham under a proposed development scheme.
Free Wi-Fi in Bishop Auckland and Stanley
Published March 09, 2020 11.36am
Visitors and residents of Bishop Auckland and Stanley can now get online for free as public Wi-Fi has been introduced in the town centres.
Let's get Litterfree, from land to sea
Published March 06, 2020 12.55pm
The ultimate clean-up in County Durham is now underway, as the Big Spring Clean launches.
Exhibition tells untold stories of isolated generation
Published March 05, 2020 10.19am
An older woman sits in her living room, alone. She speaks about her day-to-day experience, an experience that a growing number of older people in our communities face.
Inspector supports plan's vision for jobs and housing
Published February 28, 2020 1.28pm
A North East council has welcomed a planning inspector's latest response to its proposals to create thousands of jobs and new homes.
Employers invited to support their working carers
Published February 26, 2020 11.39am
A scheme is being offered to organisations to help employers support members of their workforce who are also unpaid carers.
Become scam savvy
Published February 26, 2020 10.45am
A free event for residents and businesses in County Durham will take place next month to educate people about scams.
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