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County Durham launches bid to become UK City of Culture 2025
Published: 19 July 2021 08:02
County Durham has today launched its bid to be named UK City of Culture 2025 - with the hope the accolade will provide a major boost for the whole north east region.
Final days to have say on new electoral boundaries
Published: 24 January 2023 09:24
People in County Durham are being reminded to have their say on potential new council boundaries.
Sleeping Beauty is a spellbinding success
Published: 20 January 2023 10:10
After a successful festive period, a County Durham theatre is now looking ahead to its next Christmas performance.
Community action in Coundon
Published: 20 January 2023 09:17
People in Coundon and Leeholme can share their thoughts on how to improve their community from next week.
Plans underway to signalise A690 junctions
Published: 19 January 2023 17:08
Plans to install traffic lights at two junctions leading onto a main road in County Durham are being finalised, with works to be carried out this year.
County Durham councillors to discuss devolution deal
Published: 13 January 2023 12:40
Councillors in County Durham are to be asked to endorse proposals for a North East devolution deal which would bring £4.2 billion of investment to the region over the next 30 years.
Pantomime attracts record-breaking audience numbers
Published: 12 January 2023 09:19
A County Durham theatre has had a successful festive season as its pantomime became the venue's bestselling Christmas production.
Councillors given update on savings shortfall
Published: 10 January 2023 15:38
A significant shortfall in council budgets could be reduced by around £10 million, councillors will hear next week.
New regional video campaign aims to cut allergy deaths
Published: 10 January 2023 10:57
A new regional campaign aimed at cutting food allergy-related illness and deaths is launched this week.
New North East devolution deal
Published: 28 December 2022 09:50
Plans to bring billions of pounds and more power to the North East have progressed, with Government today releasing a press notice outlining a deal on the table for the seven local authorities in the North East.
County Durham shop ordered to close over tobacco sales
Published: 22 December 2022 11:40
A County Durham shop has been ordered to close after illegal tobacco was sold from the premises.
Have your say on the future of digital services
Published: 21 December 2022 09:27
County Durham residents are being encouraged to have their say on the future of online services at the north east's largest local authority.
Working in partnership to support residents with cost of living
Published: 20 December 2022 10:29
We have vowed to keep doing all we can to help people amid the rising cost of living.
Shared Lives service rated outstanding
Published: 20 December 2022 10:00
A service offering care and support to adults and young people with learning disabilities and mental health needs has been rated as outstanding.
Updates to Christmas bin collections
Published: 19 December 2022 09:23
Residents across County Durham are reminded of some changes to bin collections over Christmas and New Year.
Dates announced for Seaham Food Festival
Published: 16 December 2022 09:59
Traders are being encouraged to get ahead for the new year as applications open to be involved in one of the North East's most popular food festivals.
Christmas and New Year closures
Published: 16 December 2022 09:20
Residents in County Durham are being reminded that Customer Access Points and most other county council buildings will be closed over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Bold new vision for County Durham's economy
Published: 15 December 2022 09:19
A bold and ambitious new strategy that will shape County Durham's economy over the next decade and beyond has been officially adopted by the county council.
Have your say on outdoor sports facilities in Chester-le-Street
Published: 14 December 2022 10:09
Residents are invited to have their say on how to ensure outdoor sporting facilities in Chester-le-Street meet the needs of local communities and are as sustainable as possible.
County Durham foster carers say thank you to John Lewis
Published: 13 December 2022 10:30
Foster carers in County Durham have written to a national retailer to say thank you for shining a spotlight on what they do.
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