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Three-quarters of libraries in County Durham to reopen for browsing
Published September 11, 2020 3.33pm
Bookworms will once again be able to browse the shelves of County Durham libraries from next week.
Grandmother to pay nearly £1,000 for Blue Badge misuse
Published September 11, 2020 1.12pm
A County Durham woman who falsely claimed her grandson was visiting a doctor while using his Blue Badge to park in a disabled space has been left nearly £1,000 worse off.
Waste carrier fined for collecting scrap metal without licence
Published September 11, 2020 12.36pm
A waste carrier who claimed not to collect metal, despite visiting a scrap yard 64 times in just three months to cash it in, has appeared before magistrates.
Explore Durham's vast history with countywide heritage event
Published September 11, 2020 12.21pm
Visitors and residents in County Durham will have the chance to discover the region's hidden historical treasures in an annual heritage event.
Views sought on proposed changes to taxi policy
Published September 11, 2020 11.24am
Residents, businesses and visitors are invited to share their views on a review of the policy relating to hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators licensed by us.
Adult learners recognised for their hard work in making a difference
Published September 09, 2020 2.25pm
A festival which promotes lifelong learning in adults has been celebrating individuals and organisations who have gone above and beyond in their learning.
Vision for County Durham remains a priority
Published September 08, 2020 3.59pm
Our resolve to bring more and better jobs into County Durham, connect communities and support people to live long and independent lives has been strengthened in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Heritage railway transformation offers economic benefits
Published September 08, 2020 3.45pm
Councillors will consider plans to support the transformation of a heritage railway line into a major visitor attraction next week, as part of wider efforts to regenerate County Durham's economy following the coronavirus pandemic.
Protecting County Durham residents from illegal products
Published September 08, 2020 3.43pm
Almost 15,000 illicit cigarettes have been seized as part of enforcement work to protect the residents of County Durham, councillors will hear.
Proposals to improve housing in County Durham
Published September 08, 2020 3.34pm
A scheme which aims to drive up standards in the private housing sector and improve communities across County Durham is being considered by senior council members.
North East council leaders urge people to protect themselves and others to prevent coronavirus spreading
Published September 08, 2020 8.45am
Statement on behalf of the leaders of the seven North East local authorities and the North of Tyne Combined Authority.
Celebrating five years of train building in County Durham
Published September 07, 2020 5.26pm
We have hailed five years of train building in County Durham and stressed its continued importance to the county's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
People asked to self isolate following coronavirus outbreak linked to charity football match
Published September 07, 2020 12.54pm
Up to 300 people who attended a charity football match on 30 August at a working men's club on the border of Sunderland and Durham, are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of the event.
Investing £500,000 in 11 new neighbourhood wardens
Published September 02, 2020 1.23pm
We have employed 11 new neighbourhood wardens to help us keep enviro-crime and anti-social behaviour under control.
Heritage works begin in County Durham coastal town
Published September 01, 2020 12.58pm
Work is underway to enhance a seaside town's rich heritage as part of a £2.25 million regeneration scheme.
Government urged to consider consequences of replacing Public Health England
Published August 28, 2020 4.12pm
The chair of the County Durham Health and Wellbeing Board has written to the Government outlining serious concerns over plans to replace Public Health England (PHE).
Open for business: Durham on the road to recovery
Published August 28, 2020 3.45pm
Residents are being reminded that Durham City is open for business ahead of the bank holiday weekend.
Helping households make savings on their energy bills
Published August 28, 2020 11.29am
County Durham residents struggling with high energy bills can use a council service to assess where savings can be made.
Organisations continue with financial support throughout coronavirus outbreak
Published August 27, 2020 12.10pm
Two organisations in Willington and Crook have been supported during the coronavirus outbreak thanks to funding from an AAP grant.
Call for more funding to support children with special educational needs
Published August 26, 2020 11.55am
We have again written to the government calling for greater funding for the education of children with special educational needs.
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