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Training courses enhance work to preserve town's heritage
Published November 17, 2020 11.18am
The first in a series of training courses providing top tips on how to repair and maintain historic buildings has taken place in a County Durham seaside town.
Learn how to research family tree through free online session
Published November 16, 2020 2.31pm
People eager to delve into the past and find out more about how to research their family tree can do so through a free online session taking place this month.
Schoolchildren learn more about Diwali through new films
Published November 16, 2020 2.08pm
Schoolchildren in County Durham have been learning more about how the religious celebration Diwali is marked in the North East as part of International Education Week.
Schools awarded for their global efforts
Published November 16, 2020 10.08am
Four County Durham schools are being recognised for their efforts in bringing the world into the classroom.
New grants for businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions
Published November 13, 2020 4.40pm
Eligible businesses affected by local and national coronavirus restrictions are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of Government grants
Second coronavirus testing centre to open in Durham City
Published November 13, 2020 3.45pm
A second coronavirus testing centre is due to open in County Durham later this month.
£3m County Durham recycling centre wins national excellence award
Published November 13, 2020 3.00pm
A multimillion-pound recycling centre in County Durham has been named top of the tips after it scooped a national excellence award.
Council pays out over £150,000 as part of half-term school meals scheme
Published November 13, 2020 1.06pm
More than £150,000 was paid out by us as part of its school meals support offering during October's half-term holiday, helping to feed over 10,000 youngsters in the process.
Virtual food festival launched to help support local traders
Published November 13, 2020 10.58am
We are launching a virtual event in the run up to Christmas to support local traders that would have usually appeared at its popular food and drink festivals in the region.
Man sentenced for money laundering following sale of fake signed sports shirts
Published November 12, 2020 4.51pm
A County Durham man who was part of a wider scheme to sell fake sports memorabilia to unwitting fans has been sentenced in court.
Thank you - now let's not squander your hard work
Published November 12, 2020 3.53pm
Let's not throw away all your hard work - that's the message from the leaders of North East councils after a surge in Covid cases since lockdown.
Man found with false identity documents and over £5,000 worth of illicit tobacco is jailed
Published November 12, 2020 3.37pm
A man has been jailed after pleading guilty to possessing a fake driving licence and over £5,000 worth of illicit tobacco that failed to meet health warning and packaging regulations.
Virtual Remembrance Day events help keep communities safe
Published November 11, 2020 3.53pm
As Remembrance Day draws to a close, we are thanking residents for helping to keep their communities safe by commemorating the occasion at home.
Resident opinions wanted to improve leisure facilities
Published November 11, 2020 1.12pm
Members of the public are being asked to give their feedback on plans to modernise leisure facilities in County Durham.
Three councils join to provide large-scale adoption service
Published November 11, 2020 11.49am
A partnership between three local authorities to provide high-quality adoption and support services will be discussed this month by a council's Cabinet.
Protecting health and wellbeing in the midst of a pandemic
Published November 11, 2020 10.33am
Responding to the coronavirus pandemic, access to GP services and ongoing work to improve health and wellbeing will discussed by councillors next week.
Addressing poverty across County Durham
Published November 11, 2020 9.39am
Efforts to help alleviate poverty and tackle social inequality in County Durham will be outlined to councillors next week.
Cabinet asked to agree continuing of council tax support
Published November 10, 2020 4.03pm
A North East local authority which is among a select few nationally to continue to offer working age residents up to 100 per cent exemption from paying council tax looks set to extend the support.
Lumiere set to light up lives and boost County Durham's economy once again in 2021
Published November 10, 2020 2.54pm
Lumiere, the UK's largest and most successful light festival, will return to County Durham next year, offering a welcome sign of brighter times ahead.
Council to represent UK at climate change conference
Published November 09, 2020 12.51pm
A North East council will represent the UK at an international conference on climate change.
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