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More than £100 million paid to County Durham businesses
Published October 13, 2020 1.37pm
More than £104 million has been paid to more than 9,500 businesses across County Durham to help them deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Two County Durham venues ordered to close until further notice
Published October 12, 2020 12.40pm
A club and a caravan park in County Durham which failed to comply with the latest coronavirus restrictions have both been issued with direction orders.
New charity challenge for council Chairman
Published October 09, 2020 12.05pm
Two County Durham charities have received a boost of almost £14,500 thanks to the fundraising efforts of the civic head of a north east council.
Construction gets under way at £140m business park
Published October 08, 2020 10.16am
A new £140 million industrial park is officially open for business following the appointment of a development partner and the sale of its first plot of land.
The green-fingered gardeners creating a Beautiful Durham
Published October 07, 2020 12.02pm
A County Durham allotments club filled with community spirit is one of the many winners of this year's Beautiful Durham awards.
Safeguarding children and adults in County Durham
Published October 06, 2020 4.03pm
Councillors will be updated on vital partnership work to safeguard children and vulnerable adults in County Durham when they meet next week.
Cabinet to be asked to help residents continue to enjoy allotments
Published October 06, 2020 4.02pm
Councillors are being asked to approve the use of compulsory purchase powers to ensure residents can continue to enjoy tending to their allotments.
Supporting County Durham's towns and villages
Published October 06, 2020 3.49pm
Councillors will consider plans to prioritise regeneration projects across County Durham based on which communities are most in need, as part of wider efforts to boost the county's economy as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Council sets out plan to deliver 500 new homes and secure £70m investment
Published October 06, 2020 3.42pm
Plans for a council to become directly involved in the build of new affordable homes will be discussed this month by members of its Cabinet.
County Durham Plan to be reviewed by Cabinet
Published October 06, 2020 3.39pm
A future vision for County Durham which would create thousands of jobs and new homes and strengthen the county's economy will be discussed next week.
County Durham club ordered to close over lack of coronavirus measures
Published October 02, 2020 5.16pm
A County Durham club has been issued with a direction order and told it must close immediately for failing to abide by the latest coronavirus restrictions.
Arts Award lockdown success in County Durham
Published October 01, 2020 2.05pm
County Durham school children have successfully achieved an Arts Award thanks to their hard work and home learning during the lockdown.
Festival Walk transformation on track to begin
Published September 30, 2020 11.37am
Regeneration plans for an outdated shopping precinct in County Durham will finally get underway next month.
Organisers praised for success of Heritage Open Days during pandemic
Published September 29, 2020 2.37pm
Despite challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak, an annual festival which celebrates County Durham's hidden history took place safely and successfully this month.
Helping to strengthen Bishop Auckland's economy
Published September 29, 2020 11.21am
A County Durham market town has secured a welcome government grant to help support its local economy during these challenging times.
Art projects to explore people's experiences with isolation
Published September 24, 2020 12.12pm
Two art projects that engage with the community and highlight people's experiences of isolation will be on show to the public this month.
Working with housing provider to tackle anti-social behaviour
Published September 23, 2020 11.45am
We have partnered with a housing provider to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in areas of the county.
We team up with developer to provide affordable homes
Published September 22, 2020 1.37pm
We have teamed up with a local housing developer to deliver affordable homes for residents.
LA7 statement - 21/09/2020
Published September 21, 2020 5.17pm
As soon as new COVID control measures were introduced across the North East we began lobbying Government to include an exemption to household mixing regulations to allow families to continue their informal childcare arrangements.
Jobs and homes a step closer as inspector publishes final report on County Durham Plan
Published September 21, 2020 3.49pm
Thousands of jobs and new homes which would provide a boost to the County Durham economy are a step closer following the publication of an inspector's findings.
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