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Library collection scheme reintroduced in County Durham
Published November 09, 2020 12.19pm
A collection service that enabled County Durham residents to access library books during the initial coronavirus lockdown will be reintroduced this week.
Residents at highest risk of coronavirus urged to stay safe
Published November 09, 2020 12.11pm
County Durham residents who are at high risk of becoming very unwell with coronavirus are being advised to take extra precautions throughout the second lockdown.
Full programme of online content and virtual events unveiled to mark Remembrance Day 2020
Published November 06, 2020 5.58pm
Following our announcement in October that six landmarks across the county would be lit up in red to mark Remembrance Day, we have now unveiled our full programme of online events and virtual content, taking place between 8-11 November.
Support for County Durham residents and businesses
Published November 06, 2020 4.41pm
Help and support remains available for people and businesses in County Durham during the current lockdown period.
Soldiers' stories brought to life for Remembrance
Published November 06, 2020 3.45pm
An interactive programme which uses actors, virtual sessions and objects to tell the stories of County Durham soldiers has been produced to teach children the importance of Remembrance.
Council details response to latest coronavirus lockdown measures
Published November 05, 2020 8.42am
We have announced details of how our services will be affected during the latest lockdown period which begins on Thursday 5 November.
North East fish fraudster sentenced to four years behind bars
Published November 03, 2020 4.35pm
An Chester-le-Street mobile fish seller who defrauded vulnerable households out of £100,000 has been sentenced today at Teesside Crown Court to 60 months in prison, reduced to 40 months for an early guilty plea.
Tenants encouraged to know their rights after changes in legislation
Published November 03, 2020 11.25am
Tenants in County Durham are being reminded to check their landlords are complying with property and rental standards following new and updated housing legislation.
Activity packs lift spirits in challenging times
Published November 03, 2020 11.07am
From gardening and painting, to homemade afternoon tea - monthly activity packs have been keeping County Durham residents entertained at home this year.
Popular Record Office talks resume online
Published November 03, 2020 10.04am
A popular series of history talks which offer exciting insights into the archives at Durham County Record Office will re-start this month.
Keep doing your bit now and we can get out of lockdown in better position
Published November 02, 2020 3.36pm
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 Saturday's announcement of a national lockdown.
Residents share views for county's future at virtual meetings
Published November 02, 2020 10.51am
Virtual events are being held to thank people and groups across County Durham for their good work during the pandemic and to gather views on the future of the area.
Sports teams make progress thanks to funding and support
Published October 30, 2020 3.44pm
Grassroots sports clubs in County Durham have benefitted from financial support through an Area Action Partnership.
Shortlisting success for children's services
Published October 30, 2020 2.49pm
We have made a national award shortlist for its work to support children and young people across County Durham.
More County Durham libraries to reopen for browsing
Published October 30, 2020 10.50am
A further eight libraries across County Durham will once more open their doors from next week.
Leaders' concern at Covid-19 rise
Published October 29, 2020 5.06pm
The Leaders of the seven North East local authorities met today to discuss the ongoing Covid-19 situation and issued the following statement:
Making County Durham communities cleaner and greener
Published October 29, 2020 3.15pm
A new project aiming to make local neighbourhoods cleaner and greener is underway across County Durham.
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.
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.
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