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Takeaway receives support to reduce carbon footprint
Published August 25, 2020 12.07pm
A County Durham food business has worked to reduce its carbon footprint with the help of a scheme to make businesses more energy efficient.
Don't lose out on your right to vote
Published August 24, 2020 11.16am
As part of County Durham's electoral register update, canvassers will be visiting households that have not yet responded to the annual request for information.
An additional 150 jobs to be created in County Durham
Published August 21, 2020 4.27pm
Confirmation that a new Morrisons store will open in County Durham by the end of the year has been welcomed by Durham County Council.
Welfare Assistance Scheme extended in County Durham
Published August 21, 2020 3.11pm
More funding is being made available to help people across County Durham who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and who need additional financial support and assistance.
Reminder to record customers' details in hospitality venues
Published August 21, 2020 12.27pm
Pubs and restaurants in County Durham are being asked to continue to gather customers' details to help support the NHS Track and Trace system.
People of Stanley thanked for helping reduce spread of coronavirus
Published August 20, 2020 4.46pm
People in Stanley are being thanked for their role in preventing the further spread of coronavirus in the community.
Helping hope to take root in a County Durham garden
Published August 20, 2020 1.46pm
A garden transformation has provided an oasis of calm at a County Durham respite centre.
Club customers asked to self-isolate following Covid-19 cases in Stanley
Published August 17, 2020 4.11pm
People visiting a Stanley club earlier this month are once again being urged to self-isolate following confirmation of four more positive coronavirus tests linked to the venue, taking the total number to eight.
Warning against phishing emails
Published August 17, 2020 12.12pm
A warning has been issued to County Durham residents following a series of scam emails, trying to obtain personal and financial information.
Jobs deal welcomed by North East council
Published August 14, 2020 6.25pm
A deal to save 100 jobs at a North East glass manufacturer has been welcomed by us.
Man caught on camera fly-tipping twice in a week
Published August 14, 2020 4.03pm
A man who was twice caught on camera fly-tipping despite signs warning of the CCTV has been left hundreds of pounds worse off.
Pair fined after counterfeit cigarettes found in home
Published August 14, 2020 12.53pm
A County Durham couple has been fined after they were caught possessing counterfeit and illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
Commemorating the end of World War II
Published August 13, 2020 2.57pm
As the 75th anniversary of VJ Day approaches this Saturday, County Durham residents are being encouraged to join in national efforts to mark the end of the Second World War.
Funding for more affordable accommodation in County Durham
Published August 13, 2020 1.50pm
A charity's funding boost will see more affordable accommodation created across County Durham.
Planning permission approved for new Durham Bus Station
Published August 11, 2020 3.36pm
An outdated County Durham bus station is to be replaced with a brand-new building as part of plans to support the county's economic recovery.
Rallying villages through the pandemic
Published August 11, 2020 11.12am
County Durham villages have been supported through the coronavirus pandemic with the help of local community groups.
Entries open for 31st Environment Awards
Published August 07, 2020 2.15pm
A prestigious County Durham award, which celebrates groups and individuals who are championing a greener environment, is looking for entrants for its 31st award ceremony.
Small business becomes support service for those isolating during coronavirus outbreak
Published August 07, 2020 12.39pm
Residents at risk during the coronavirus outbreak have been benefitting from free meals in lockdown thanks to the efforts of a small independent food business.
Six County Durham swimming pools to reopen
Published August 06, 2020 2.27pm
Swimming pools at leisure centres around County Durham are set to reopen to the public next week.
Running 100 kilometres across the finish line
Published August 06, 2020 11.40am
A North East councillor is putting her running shoes to good use throughout August.
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