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County Durham flytipper fined after being caught on CCTV
Published May 17, 2021 11.13am
A man who crammed a full wheelie bin and other waste into the back of a family car has been ordered to pay more than £350 for flytipping.
Bus gate to improve safety in County Durham village
Published May 14, 2021 12.51pm
New measures aimed at improving road safety near a County Durham primary school are being installed later this month.
Staff get miles in for suicide prevention charity appeal
Published May 14, 2021 11.29am
Staff at an employment service we run are putting their best feet forward to raise hundreds of pounds for a suicide prevention charity.
County Durham venues preparing to reopen
Published May 14, 2021 10.22am
A number of venues across County Durham will reopen to the public next week as coronavirus restrictions further ease in line with the government roadmap.
Statement from LA7 Directors of Public Health: Thank you for helping us take the next step forward
Published May 14, 2021 10.19am
Monday marks a major step forward in the ongoing battle with the pandemic.
Indoor fitness classes return to County Durham's leisure centres
Published May 13, 2021 12.54pm
County Durham residents can return to their indoor fitness classes from Monday (17 May).
County Durham flytipper captured on camera
Published May 13, 2021 10.03am
A mechanic who was captured on CCTV dumping a bin bag full of rubbish in a County Durham woodland has been ordered to pay almost £1,800.
Fostering enriches the lives of County Durham couple
Published May 12, 2021 10.32am
"If you are interested in fostering and you have got the time, the love and the energy and the space in your home, give it a go."
NHS vaccination bus offers easier route to Covid-19 jabs
Published May 06, 2021 12.38pm
A County Durham vaccine bus is being rolled out to encourage more people to get on board with having their COVID-19 jab.
Man gets suspended prison sentence after selling fake sports memorabilia online
Published May 06, 2021 10.59am
A man who admitted his part in a scheme to sell fake sports memorabilia to hundreds of unsuspecting fans has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Using nature to improve mental health
Published May 05, 2021 10.32am
The benefits of getting outdoors and enjoying nature are being promoted as part of the annual Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), which takes place between 10 - 16 May.
Postal voters reminded to submit their election ballots
Published May 01, 2021 4.01pm
Postal voters are being reminded to submit their ballots by polling day to cast their votes in the upcoming elections.
Hardwick Park provides inspiration for bell-ringers
Published April 30, 2021 11.36am
A popular County Durham park has provided the inspiration for a group of bell-ringers after their regular meetings were halted by coronavirus lockdown.
Economic partnership appoints new chairman
Published April 29, 2021 8.56am
The chief executive of a North East law firm is to play a pivotal role in ensuring the future economic prosperity of County Durham amidst the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
Job opportunities available for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit
Published April 28, 2021 9.11am
Young people aged 16 to 24 on Universal Credit will be able to apply for a number of job vacancies with a North East council through an employment scheme.
Two fined more than £3,000 for flytipping offences
Published April 26, 2021 12.08pm
Two men have been ordered to pay legal costs totalling more than £3,000 after admitting to flytipping building waste in two separate cases in County Durham.
Look back at County Durham's history
Published April 26, 2021 9.22am
County Durham residents looking to delve into the past can take part in a number of online sessions as part of Local History Month.
Volunteers needed to join council committee
Published April 26, 2021 9.14am
Are you a County Durham resident who would like to play a part in helping to shape council services for children and young people?
Fines handed out following fly-tipping convictions
Published April 23, 2021 9.14am
A man has been ordered to pay almost £400 after CCTV footage captured him dumping tarmac next to a farmer's field.
Covid-19 lateral flow testing sites open across County Durham
Published April 21, 2021 9.15am
Residents will be able to check if they have coronavirus without showing any symptoms as lateral flow test centres open across County Durham.
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