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Business support scheme extended ahead of Government deadline
Published August 04, 2020 10.36am
More businesses are set to benefit from a financial support scheme set up to help them deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
New look café to open at Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Published July 31, 2020 4.10pm
The opening of a new look café will offer people a taster of a £1.5 million revamp of a historic town hall.
Pick and collect library service rolled out
Published July 31, 2020 12.08pm
A collection service introduced to help people in County Durham access library books is to be extended.
Hefty fines for ignoring requests to clear waste
Published July 31, 2020 10.20am
Failing to remove waste from their back yards has left four people with a combined bill of almost £4,000.
Popular historic house reopens thanks to AAP grant
Published July 31, 2020 9.43am
Visitors can once again enjoy a trip to a North East historic house after it reopened to the public thanks to funding received during lockdown.
First steps into County Durham care roles
Published July 30, 2020 10.24am
County Durham's newest adult social care workers are settling into their posts following a recruitment drive prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Grants available to support independent living
Published July 30, 2020 10.22am
County Durham residents with disabilities are being reminded to take advantage of home improvement grants of up to £30,000.
Providing a helping hand to County Durham families during the school holidays
Published July 29, 2020 10.54am
Families across County Durham are being offered support with holiday activities and meals throughout the summer holidays.
Binchester Roman Fort set to reopen
Published July 29, 2020 10.13am
A popular history attraction near Bishop Auckland is set to reopen after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
£5.5 million infrastructure works complete at key County Durham employment site
Published July 28, 2020 1.20pm
Multimillion-pound infrastructure works at a site which is primed for a key role in County Durham's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic are now complete.
Heron to fly away - but not for long
Published July 28, 2020 11.52am
An illuminated sculpture of one of Britain's most iconic birds will temporarily leave its perch on the banks of the River Wear to allow essential utilities works to be undertaken.
School protects care services with council grant
Published July 27, 2020 11.17am
A Chester-le-Street secondary school is creating vital protective equipment for carers and key workers, using funding awarded through a council partnership.
Improving walking and cycling provision in Durham City
Published July 24, 2020 3.57pm
Temporary measures which will create more space for walking and cycling are to be introduced at six Durham City locations following the success of a funding bid.
Thousands to be repaid to council following tax fraud
Published July 24, 2020 1.23pm
A man has been fined after falsely claiming around £2,000 in council tax reductions through using a forged payslip.
Council's digital transformation leads to awards shortlist
Published July 24, 2020 12.33pm
A North East council has been shortlisted for a national award for its digital transformation.
Check your voter information as part of annual survey
Published July 24, 2020 12.01pm
Households in County Durham are being asked to check if the voter information for their home is correct.
County Durham welcomes investment for Northern rail upgrades
Published July 23, 2020 5.16pm
Our Cabinet member Cllr Carl Marshall has welcomed an announcement from government to invest in upgrading rail services in the North.
Still time to have a say on plans to improve privately rented housing
Published July 23, 2020 1.28pm
The deadline for tenants and landlords to share their views on plans to improve the standard of privately rented properties in County Durham has been extended.
Frosterley Household Waste Recycling Centre to reopen
Published July 23, 2020 11.57am
A mobile Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in County Durham will reopen to residents on Saturday.
Durham Book Festival goes virtual in 2020
Published July 22, 2020 11.42am
One of the UK's oldest literary festivals, which attracts thousands of people to County Durham each year, will take place online this autumn.
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