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New business park moves another step forward with government support
Published August 06, 2020 11.13am
Plans for a major new business park in Durham City are progressing thanks to £6 million of government funding.
Free training hub to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
Published August 05, 2020 9.53am
A free training hub is raising the standard of mental health support for employees across County Durham.
Popular historic house reopens thanks to AAP grant
Published July 31, 2020 9.43am
Visitors can once again enjoy a trip to a North East historic house after it reopened to the public thanks to funding received during lockdown.
First steps into County Durham care roles
Published July 30, 2020 10.24am
County Durham's newest adult social care workers are settling into their posts following a recruitment drive prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Providing a helping hand to County Durham families during the school holidays
Published July 29, 2020 10.54am
Families across County Durham are being offered support with holiday activities and meals throughout the summer holidays.
Binchester Roman Fort set to reopen
Published July 29, 2020 10.13am
A popular history attraction near Bishop Auckland is set to reopen after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
School protects care services with council grant
Published July 27, 2020 11.17am
A Chester-le-Street secondary school is creating vital protective equipment for carers and key workers, using funding awarded through a council partnership.
Improving walking and cycling provision in Durham City
Published July 24, 2020 3.57pm
Temporary measures which will create more space for walking and cycling are to be introduced at six Durham City locations following the success of a funding bid.
Thousands to be repaid to council following tax fraud
Published July 24, 2020 1.23pm
A man has been fined after falsely claiming around £2,000 in council tax reductions through using a forged payslip.
County Durham welcomes investment for Northern rail upgrades
Published July 23, 2020 5.16pm
Our Cabinet member Cllr Carl Marshall has welcomed an announcement from government to invest in upgrading rail services in the North.
Meals, activity packs and school support delivered to households in need
Published July 22, 2020 11.25am
Communities in a County Durham town have come together to support those who are isolated and vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak.
A new way to see Seaham via app
Published July 22, 2020 9.12am
A new app will showcase the sites and stories of Seaham to visitors.
19th century water fountain given new lease of life through Heritage Action Zone
Published July 21, 2020 11.07am
A 19th century water fountain built by a movement against alcohol has been returned to its former glory as part of a heritage project.
Aykley Heads planning application submitted
Published July 17, 2020 1.54pm
Proposals to create a business park in Durham generating an initial 4,000 jobs worth up to £400m have taken a step forward with the submission of plans.
County Durham village cares for community with council funding
Published July 16, 2020 10.22am
A partnership of community organisations in Coxhoe has received a grant of £2,200 to help residents who have been hit hard by coronavirus.
Securing the future of Esh Winning Football Club
Published July 15, 2020 10.50am
Council funding is helping a Northern League football club to improve security after it was targeted by vandals during a temporary closure.
Creative summer activities planned to showcase hidden heritage
Published July 14, 2020 11.38am
A host of creative activities will be held virtually this summer to celebrate the heritage of a County Durham town.
Free energy efficient heating systems offered to low income homes
Published July 13, 2020 2.24pm
Residents in County Durham are being urged to check whether they are eligible to receive a new gas boiler and central heating, which could lead to lower energy bills and a warmer home.
Learning disability community encouraged to Be Cancer Aware
Published July 13, 2020 11.14am
Council staff with a learning disability are playing a valuable role in encouraging their peers to talk about cancer, by starring in a regional awareness video.
Miners' Gala exhibition moves online to mark 136th celebration
Published July 10, 2020 12.43pm
A popular exhibition on the history of the Durham Miners' Gala, which was set to be displayed this weekend, will move online to celebrate virtual Gala Day.
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