All the latest council news, press releases and customer notices in one place.
Published November 24, 2023 9.06am
Plans have been approved to create a new wellbeing and community hub in Bishop Auckland, bringing together leisure activities and library services under one roof.
Published November 23, 2023 10.34am
While the streets of Durham City and Bishop Auckland were lit up for Lumiere 2023, local artists were also given the chance to put their work in the spotlight.
Published November 22, 2023 11.00am
Preparatory works have begun ahead of a major upgrade of Newton Aycliffe's road network.
Published November 22, 2023 9.23am
A County Durham actor is ready to bring some festive fun to the same theatre where she watched her first ever pantomime.
Published November 20, 2023 1.39pm
The 2023 edition of the UK's light biennial Lumiere closed in Durham on Sunday night, having welcomed tens of thousands of visitors to the event over four incredible nights.
Published November 20, 2023 9.27am
Students from Stanley got to experience the adventure of being a cadet for the day during an action-packed presentation.
Published November 16, 2023 9.09am
A planning enforcement operation has taken place in East Durham following intelligence suggesting breaches of regulations.
Published November 16, 2023 8.30am
A personalised service which helps people with disabilities and mental health needs find work has received the highest possible rating in an independent inspection.
Published November 15, 2023 10.54am
Three County Durham allotments are seeing major improvements, as the first beneficiaries of a new grant scheme.
Published November 13, 2023 10.33am
Visitors to the UK's largest light festival are being urged to plan their journeys in advance.
Published November 10, 2023 11.18am
An eyesore building in Annfield Plain, blighted by anti-social behaviour, is set to be demolished.
Published November 10, 2023 9.43am
The first phase of a long-term strategy to ensure County Durham has a thriving and inclusive economy will be considered by councillors next week.
Published November 10, 2023 9.26am
A North East council is combining artificial intelligence (AI) and a surplus food scheme to help feed families while reducing food waste.
Published November 09, 2023 3.00pm
Devolution plans for the North East that would see the region gain new powers and £4.2bn in investment have had the final local political approval.
Published November 09, 2023 1.09pm
A Durham woman has been left with a bill of more than £500 after being caught selling counterfeit cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco.
Published November 09, 2023 9.29am
An innovative project to use heat from minewater to power buildings in Horden has moved a step closer after securing funding.
Published November 08, 2023 9.20am
Victorian gates from Euston Station, two ice houses and a deserted medieval village.
Published November 08, 2023 9.18am
A new drinking water fountain in Bishop Auckland has been blessed by the Archbishop of York.
Published November 07, 2023 3.46pm
Proposals to adopt additional council tax raising flexibilities and apply additional charges on long term empty and second homes in County Durham are set to be discussed.
Published November 07, 2023 3.45pm
A North East council has bid for government funding to help tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.
Published November 06, 2023 9.28am
Pupils from a County Durham primary school have worked with a local author and illustrator to create an eye-catching mural reminding motorists to drive safely.
Published November 03, 2023 12.20pm
An actor's childhood dream to become a star on her local theatre stage will come true this winter, with her panto performance set to sparkle in Durham City.
Published November 03, 2023 11.48am
School runs and commutes have become much easier for people living and working in part of County Durham after a walking and cycling route was upgraded.
Published November 01, 2023 9.30am
Work to transform Spennymoor's Festival Walk and marketplace into a vibrant town space continues, as the final phases of work begin.
Published October 31, 2023 11.01am
The way people can apply to vote by post or by proxy is changing.
Published October 31, 2023 8.08am
People in County Durham are being asked to share their views on draft strategies to reduce homelessness and improve housing in the county.
Published October 27, 2023 9.30am
Community groups and organisations across County Durham are being invited to apply for financial support to become Welcome Spaces.
Published October 27, 2023 9.21am
Killhope Lead Mining Museum is hosting a variety of events to keep families entertained this October half term.
Published October 27, 2023 9.17am
A landlord has been ordered to pay almost £50,000 for failing to adhere to licensing legal requirements on several rental properties, despite numerous warnings.