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Taking the first steps towards a social work degree
Published October 29, 2020 1.02pm
Three social work assistants from County Durham have taken their first steps towards becoming fully qualified social workers.
Council among top 100 UK employers for apprenticeships
Published October 28, 2020 12.37pm
A North East council has been acknowledged as one of the top employers in the country for its apprenticeship opportunities.
Response to free school meals scheme demonstrates the need
Published October 27, 2020 4.08pm
A scheme to extend free school meals over the half-term holidays received more than 4,000 applications within hours of its launch.
Supporting Safer Homes across County Durham
Published October 27, 2020 1.36pm
Vulnerable residents across County Durham are being offered support to feel safer in their own homes.
Free school meals scheme launched for half-term
Published October 26, 2020 5.21pm
As children across County Durham begin their half-term holiday, a new scheme has been launched to support families who rely on free school meals.
LA7 statement 26 October
Published October 26, 2020 4.01pm
North East leaders and business representatives have joined forces to thank the North East in working together to tackle the region's high COVID-19 infection rate.
Council makes energy efficiency switch to reduce carbon footprint
Published October 26, 2020 1.13pm
A North East council has been rolling out energy efficient measures across buildings in its area as part of a commitment to improving the environment.
County Durham pair ordered to pay more than £2,000 over fake goods
Published October 26, 2020 12.43pm
Two young women from County Durham have been ordered to pay more than £2,000 between them and left with criminal convictions after trading in counterfeit goods.
Council to step in to provide half term school meals support scheme
Published October 23, 2020 6.33pm
We are stepping in to help families during next week's half term holiday by providing support to those who would normally receive free school meals.
Landmarks to be lit up to mark Remembrance Day
Published October 23, 2020 5.16pm
Six landmarks across County Durham will be lit up in red next month to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.
County Durham premises facing action over coronavirus restrictions
Published October 23, 2020 4.39pm
Seven premises across County Durham are facing action this week for failing to comply with coronavirus rules.
Council appoints interim Chief Executive
Published October 23, 2020 4.18pm
We have named a member of our senior management team as our new interim Chief Executive.
Virtual storytelling for families returns with a seasonal twist
Published October 23, 2020 3.48pm
Creative craft sessions and a spook-tastic story will be available online for families to enjoy this half term.
Failing to complete joinery work lands former company director in court
Published October 23, 2020 10.59am
The former director of a fitted furniture company has been fined £370 and ordered to pay back the £1,500 deposit he received for joinery work he failed to complete.
Upcoming art installation focuses on County Durham park
Published October 23, 2020 10.42am
The unique architecture of a popular County Durham park will become the focal point of a new upcoming art project.
LA7 Statement on Chancellor's announcement
Published October 22, 2020 4.51pm
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 Chancellor's announcement today of additional financial support for Tier 2 areas.
Getting communities moving in County Durham
Published October 22, 2020 11.15am
County Durham communities are being supported to become more active and lead healthier lives.
County Durham Plan adoption agreed by full council
Published October 21, 2020 5.46pm
A strategy which envisages more than 30,000 jobs and 25,000 new homes has been endorsed by full council.
Hard work paying off but no room for complacency
Published October 21, 2020 10.52am
The leaders of seven North East councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner have issued a joint statement once again calling on the public to do their bit to help reduce coronavirus infection rates.
Takeaway and director left £1,500 worse off over unlicensed late-night food sales
Published October 20, 2020 2.33pm
A Durham City takeaway and its director have been ordered to pay more than £1,500 between them after separate incidents of food being sold outside licensed hours.
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