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Grant funds essential County Durham coronavirus deliveries
Published: 08 July 2020 10:31
Creating scrubs for the NHS, distributing groceries to people in food crisis and collecting prescriptions for self-isolating residents are just some of the ways a Consett organisation is using council funding to support its community.
Popular cycle route to receive a makeover
Published: 07 July 2020 10:05
Improvements are to be made to a popular national cycle route thanks to a grant of almost one million pounds.
Councillors to discuss funding for SEND pupils
Published: 30 June 2020 16:11
A five-year plan to ensure children with special educational needs (SEND) can continue to receive the support they need will be outlined to councillors next week.
Cash boost for proposed history centre
Published: 30 June 2020 14:24
A project to create a history centre for County Durham has been given a £150,000 boost.
Horden station enters service
Published: 29 June 2020 08:34
A new multi-million-pound station in County Durham has opened to passengers.
Drive-thru birth registration service introduced
Published: 26 June 2020 12:29
A special 'drive-thru' service has enabled the families of more than a hundred babies born in County Durham to register their births.
Employability scheme to expand thanks to new partners
Published: 25 June 2020 10:47
As Employability Day approaches, a scheme that helps people to learn new skills and breakdown barriers has welcomed two new partners on board.
Joining together online to tackle climate change
Published: 19 June 2020 10:09
Climate change and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on travel and work will be the focus of a virtual meeting spanning three countries next week.
Summer in the City festival moves online, with Lumiere-inspired art challenge
Published: 15 June 2020 14:56
The Summer in the City arts festival is going digital this year.
County Durham partnership pitches in to see football club through coronavirus
Published: 11 June 2020 10:58
A council grant will help ensure that a County Durham football club will play on following the current pandemic.
Council grant will give small businesses a boost
Published: 10 June 2020 09:48
Companies in and around Consett will receive backing through the current economic crisis and beyond, thanks to a council grant.
Funding secured for Durham, Shildon and Consett food delivery
Published: 05 June 2020 09:24
Partnerships continue to offer financial backing for grocery shopping and delivery schemes across County Durham during the coronavirus outbreak.
Council launches its new discretionary rate relief scheme
Published: 02 June 2020 13:53
Businesses in County Durham are being invited to seek financial support following the extension of grants schemes.
Celebrating Volunteers' Week
Published: 01 June 2020 14:01
Thousands of volunteers are being recognised for the massive contribution they make across County Durham.
Headliner announced for online theatre festival
Published: 01 June 2020 11:30
North East comedian Carl Hutchinson will headline a series of virtual theatre performances in County Durham.
Responding to the coronavirus pandemic
Published: 28 May 2020 16:07
Councillors will hear of the actions that have been taken to respond to the coronavirus pandemic next week and how County Durham will plan for its recovery.
Durham History Centre planning application submitted
Published: 28 May 2020 14:02
A planning application has been formally submitted for the creation of a new history centre for County Durham.
Mental health services continue with coronavirus support fund
Published: 28 May 2020 11:41
Mental health services in County Durham have been able to continue to provide vital support during the coronavirus outbreak thanks to a council grant.
Warning to businesses to watch out for scams during coronavirus outbreak
Published: 28 May 2020 11:12
Businesses in County Durham are being urged to be vigilant against scams and fraud during uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Council provides further information to schools on reopening
Published: 27 May 2020 12:12
We have provided further information to schools on plans for phased reopening.
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