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Rogue roofer handed suspended prison sentence
Published January 20, 2023 3.07pm
A rogue trader from County Durham who failed to complete work he was paid for has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.
Community action in Coundon
Published January 20, 2023 9.17am
People in Coundon and Leeholme can share their thoughts on how to improve their community from next week.
New regional video campaign aims to cut allergy deaths
Published January 10, 2023 10.57am
A new regional campaign aimed at cutting food allergy-related illness and deaths is launched this week.
County Durham shop ordered to close over tobacco sales
Published December 22, 2022 11.40am
A County Durham shop has been ordered to close after illegal tobacco was sold from the premises.
Corner shop ordered to close after tobacco investigation
Published December 09, 2022 10.35am
A County Durham shop has been ordered to close after suspected illegal tobacco was found on the premises.
Appeal for information following cemetery vandalism
Published November 30, 2022 9.57am
A council has increased its patrols and is appealing for information following significant vandalism at a County Durham cemetery.
Night hub to continue in Durham City following funding success
Published November 11, 2022 9.07am
A night hub in Durham City will continue until at least next autumn following the success of a funding bid.
Man fined for employing unlicensed security staff
Published September 20, 2022 9.21am
A man has been ordered to pay over £500 for failing to have suitable security staff in place at his two bars.
Durham City premises fined for lack of CCTV
Published August 25, 2022 10.30am
A County Durham man has been ordered to pay over £1,000 for failing to comply with the licensing conditions of his business.
Illegal cigarettes seized from County Durham shop
Published August 05, 2022 10.04am
A County Durham woman has been ordered to pay over £1,000 after counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco were found in her shop.
County Durham women prosecuted for handling fake trainers
Published April 25, 2022 10.37am
Two Bishop Auckland women have been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds and complete 80 hours each of unpaid work after being found in possession of counterfeit goods.
Builder jailed after admitting £110,000 fraud
Published March 23, 2022 8.44am
A County Durham builder has been jailed after he admitted carrying out a fraud which has left his victims tens of thousands of pounds out of pocket.
Tackling anti-social behaviour issues in Durham City
Published March 08, 2022 3.51pm
Measures to extend a ban on the consumption of alcohol in public spaces and tackle anti-social behaviour in Durham City will be discussed by councillors next week.
Man to pay thousands after carrying out multiple flytips
Published February 15, 2022 9.17am
A Hartlepool man has been ordered to pay over £4,000 after he was caught flytipping at multiple locations in County Durham.
Harm of housing fraud highlighted in week-long campaign
Published February 08, 2022 10.29am
North East councils have teamed up with housing associations to raise awareness of the impact of unlawful renting.
Flytipper fined for dumping fridges in County Durham layby
Published February 03, 2022 9.23am
A man who was captured on CCTV repeatedly dumping fridges in a County Durham layby has been ordered to pay more than £1,700, received a suspended prison sentence and had his van seized.
Taking action against gender-based violence
Published November 23, 2021 9.11am
County Durham residents are being urged to stand together against domestic violence ahead of this year's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
£100,000 received for projects to ensure safety in Durham City
Published November 22, 2021 9.23am
A series of projects are to be rolled out to ensure people in Durham City are as safe as they can be, following the success of a £100,000 funding bid.
Closure order served on holiday lodges after allowing guests during lockdown
Published March 31, 2021 11.11am
The owner of holiday lets in County Durham has been fined and ordered to close their business after it was found to be operating during coronavirus restrictions.
Court orders County Durham gym to close after breaking lockdown rules
Published February 24, 2021 5.50pm
We have successfully obtained a closure order against a County Durham gym for breaching health protection regulations by operating during lockdown.