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Area Action Partnership seeks new board members
Published: 05 February 2021 09:31
People with a passion for their community are being invited to join the board of Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP).
'Light at the end of the tunnel': Social care workers express relief at receiving Covid-19 vaccine
Published: 20 January 2021 10:44
Keyworkers caring for some of County Durham's most vulnerable residents have begun to receive their Covid-19 vaccines at a new dedicated centre.
Concern as vital transport funding withdrawn at critical time
Published: 15 January 2021 15:50
The Government's decision to slash northern transport funding by more than half will deprive the region of vital investment at a critical time, as well as undermining promises to close the North/South divide, according to Transport for the North.
Uplifting arts project to continue enriching lives in 2021
Published: 15 January 2021 12:11
A successful community arts programme that offers fun and friendship to older people is being expanded this year and has received national recognition for its efforts.
Brilliant ideas wanted for leading light festival
Published: 11 January 2021 15:37
People from across the UK could see their own artistic visions brought to life at Lumiere this year thanks to the return of a £50,000 commissioning scheme.
Funding boost for athletics stadium
Published: 24 December 2020 09:03
A revamped athletics stadium can now offer sport clubs and the community access to even more high quality facilities after receiving a funding boost.
Statement from LA7 Public Health Directors: Keep following the basics to keep the virus at bay
Published: 21 December 2020 17:46
This weekend has seen our focus move to a new strain of coronavirus which is being transmitted at an even faster rate than the original COVID-19 disease and we ask everyone to be extra careful over social distancing, social contacts and general hygiene over the festive period.
National award for council's climate initiative
Published: 18 December 2020 11:55
Our plans to tackle climate change have earnt us a top national award.
Architects appointed for Locomotion's new building
Published: 17 December 2020 14:46
Architects have been appointed by the Science Museum Group to start work on a £4.5m project to deliver a new collection building at Locomotion in Shildon.
Government decision to keep North East in Tier 3
Published: 17 December 2020 12:15
The leaders of seven North East councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner have issued a joint statement in response to the Government's announcement today that the area is to remain under Tier 3 restrictions.
Register for May elections
Published: 16 December 2020 13:48
Residents in County Durham are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of local elections next year.
Support for County Durham businesses
Published: 15 December 2020 12:02
We have allocated grants totalling more than £1.3 million to businesses impacted by Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions.
Investing in County Durham's roads
Published: 08 December 2020 14:42
We are contributing more than ten times as much funding to road improvement schemes than we were a decade ago as part of our commitment to keeping County Durham moving.
Interim director of resources appointed
Published: 07 December 2020 16:15
We have added to our senior management team with the appointment of an interim corporate director of resources.
Grade II-listed bridge to close until further notice
Published: 04 December 2020 15:15
An historic County Durham bridge is due to close after an assessment found it is no longer able to support pedestrians in its current condition.
Celebrity chefs added to virtual food festival line-up
Published: 04 December 2020 13:19
More celebrity chefs have been added to the virtual Durham Festival of Food and Drink, an online event we commissioned to support local traders that would have usually appeared at our popular food and drink festivals.
Magical Christmas story offers tree-mendous festive fun
Published: 04 December 2020 09:47
Families can get into the Christmas spirit by downloading an exciting audio adventure, created by a County Durham theatre, this festive season.
Free flu vaccine more important than ever for people with breathing conditions
Published: 03 December 2020 11:10
People with breathing conditions are being urged to take up their free flu vaccine offer to protect themselves and help reduce pressure on the NHS this winter.
Major milestone for multi-million-pound business park plans
Published: 01 December 2020 13:35
Plans to create a major business park with the potential to create thousands of new jobs and boost County Durham's economy by £400 million have been approved by councillors.
Plans announced to reinstate services affected by national lockdown
Published: 27 November 2020 11:16
We have set out how we will safely reopen venues and reinstate services affected by the national lockdown next week.
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