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LA7 statement 26 October
Published October 26, 2020 4.01pm
North East leaders and business representatives have joined forces to thank the North East in working together to tackle the region's high COVID-19 infection rate.
Council makes energy efficiency switch to reduce carbon footprint
Published October 26, 2020 1.13pm
A North East council has been rolling out energy efficient measures across buildings in its area as part of a commitment to improving the environment.
County Durham pair ordered to pay more than £2,000 over fake goods
Published October 26, 2020 12.43pm
Two young women from County Durham have been ordered to pay more than £2,000 between them and left with criminal convictions after trading in counterfeit goods.
Landmarks to be lit up to mark Remembrance Day
Published October 23, 2020 5.16pm
Six landmarks across County Durham will be lit up in red next month to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.
County Durham premises facing action over coronavirus restrictions
Published October 23, 2020 4.39pm
Seven premises across County Durham are facing action this week for failing to comply with coronavirus rules.
Council appoints interim Chief Executive
Published October 23, 2020 4.18pm
We have named a member of our senior management team as our new interim Chief Executive.
Virtual storytelling for families returns with a seasonal twist
Published October 23, 2020 3.48pm
Creative craft sessions and a spook-tastic story will be available online for families to enjoy this half term.
Failing to complete joinery work lands former company director in court
Published October 23, 2020 10.59am
The former director of a fitted furniture company has been fined £370 and ordered to pay back the £1,500 deposit he received for joinery work he failed to complete.
Upcoming art installation focuses on County Durham park
Published October 23, 2020 10.42am
The unique architecture of a popular County Durham park will become the focal point of a new upcoming art project.
LA7 Statement on Chancellor's announcement
Published October 22, 2020 4.51pm
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 the Chancellor's announcement today of additional financial support for Tier 2 areas.
Getting communities moving in County Durham
Published October 22, 2020 11.15am
County Durham communities are being supported to become more active and lead healthier lives.
County Durham Plan adoption agreed by full council
Published October 21, 2020 5.46pm
A strategy which envisages more than 30,000 jobs and 25,000 new homes has been endorsed by full council.
Takeaway and director left £1,500 worse off over unlicensed late-night food sales
Published October 20, 2020 2.33pm
A Durham City takeaway and its director have been ordered to pay more than £1,500 between them after separate incidents of food being sold outside licensed hours.
Shaping County Durham's health provision
Published October 20, 2020 12.21pm
Could you play a key role in helping to shape health provision in County Durham?
County Durham is winter ready
Published October 19, 2020 11.43am
Preparations for winter are already well underway in County Durham.
County Durham premises reminded to follow coronavirus restrictions
Published October 16, 2020 5.01pm
Businesses across County Durham are being reminded that they must comply with the latest coronavirus rules, or face action.
Durham History Centre secures funding for a greener future
Published October 16, 2020 12.22pm
A new history centre in County Durham has been awarded funding for low carbon measures to be installed during its build, ensuring it offers a more sustainable future.
Joint statement from LA7
Published October 15, 2020 5.28pm
The Leaders of all seven councils in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, along with the North of Tyne Mayor and the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, remain united in our approach to tackling the pandemic.
Fly-tipper left more than £1,000 worse off after being caught on camera
Published October 15, 2020 2.56pm
A man who borrowed his brother's vehicle without asking and used it to fly-tip has been left more than a thousand pounds worse off and with a criminal conviction.
Popular heritage festival returns for its second year
Published October 15, 2020 10.48am
An annual festival, which celebrates the unique history of a County Durham town, will return bigger and better this year by holding its festival in partnership with a neighbouring area.
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