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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).
Council launches virtual music lessons for adults
Published June 12, 2020 10.41am
New adult music lessons are offering talented performers and total beginners an opportunity to improve their musical skills.
Durham City Run Festival goes virtual to support St. Cuthbert's Hospice
Published June 10, 2020 12.02pm
The organisers of the Durham City Run Festival have announced details of a virtual event for the dates on which this year's festival was originally scheduled to take place.
Public consultation results in extension of dog control measures
Published June 10, 2020 9.16am
Measures to enforce responsible dog ownership in public spaces will be set in place for another three years, following overwhelming support during a public consultation.
Helping hand for those in crisis
Published June 09, 2020 10.21am
Money awarded to community groups at work during the coronavirus pandemic is helping those experiencing crisis.
Week dedicated to the valuable work of carers
Published June 05, 2020 12.34pm
Making the vital work of County Durham carers more visible will be the theme of Carers' Week, which starts on Monday (8 June).
Funding for rainbow knitting project helps fight isolation
Published June 04, 2020 11.23am
A crafty new project is helping to tackle social isolation in Durham City and surrounding areas during the current lockdown by encouraging people to get out their knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Grants for the coronavirus support groups making a difference across County Durham
Published June 03, 2020 11.29am
A number of County Durham groups offering valuable volunteer services across the county are being given a financial helping hand.
Primary school pupils create coronavirus public safety posters
Published June 03, 2020 10.38am
Pupils at a County Durham primary school have been creating handmade posters to help us spread public health messages during the coronavirus outbreak.
Keep County Durham rolling this Bike Month
Published June 02, 2020 12.14pm
Set new goals, win prizes and help keep the county rolling forward this Bike Month
Outdoor markets across County Durham to reopen next week
Published May 29, 2020 4.34pm
Outdoor markets in County Durham will reopen from next week, following the latest announcement from central Government.
Thank you notes to bin crews do not go wasted
Published May 29, 2020 11.33am
A big thank you to the bin crew- that's the message being displayed on County Durham bin wagons as people continue to support one another.
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