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Founder of domestic abuse charity shortlisted for award
Published July 10, 2020 12.18pm
A founder of a County Durham women's charity has been nominated for an award in recognition of her dedication to support victims of domestic abuse.
Phased reopening of County Durham play parks to begin
Published July 09, 2020 4.13pm
Play parks across County Durham will begin to reopen this weekend as part of the nationwide easing of lockdown restrictions.
Leaders convene as climate still top priority during pandemic
Published July 08, 2020 10.43am
"We will not let the coronavirus pandemic alter our plans to tackle the climate emergency." This was one of the key messages to come out of a virtual international meeting between the leaders of three communities across two continents which have each been leading on achieving carbon neutrality.
Guidance issued as hospitality businesses prepare to open in County Durham
Published July 02, 2020 1.10pm
A North East council has offered guidance to businesses and residents as lockdown restrictions begin to ease this week.
Cabinet asked to support Bluebell Meadow Primary children being taught on one site
Published June 30, 2020 4.33pm
Councillors in County Durham are being recommended to approve the consolidation of a school onto a single site in order to offer the best possible learning environment for children.
Decision on supporting school's academy conversion
Published June 30, 2020 4.01pm
A North East council has been asked to help secure the future of a County Durham secondary school as it prepares to join a multi academy trust.
Creating the way through lockdown with supportive art
Published June 26, 2020 1.42pm
A love of art, photography and the desire for a challenge has led two unlikely friends to make creative pieces to combat isolation during lockdown.
Vital community projects awarded coronavirus support fund
Published June 24, 2020 11.26am
Key community groups across a County Durham town have received funding to help them continue supporting people in their local area during the coronavirus outbreak.
Skills service continues to reach hundreds of families
Published June 17, 2020 11.40am
A County Durham learning service has adapted during the coronavirus outbreak to continue to reach hundreds of adults and children.
Plans for maintaining social distancing in towns and on travel routes
Published June 12, 2020 3.23pm
Residents in County Durham can have their say on how social distancing is maintained as emergency measures are being implemented in towns centres and on countywide pavements and cycle routes.
Safety first for shoppers returning to town centres
Published June 12, 2020 1.02pm
Town centres in County Durham are preparing to welcome back shoppers as many more retailers reopen this month.
Primary school pupils create coronavirus public safety posters
Published June 03, 2020 10.38am
Pupils at a County Durham primary school have been creating handmade posters to help us spread public health messages during the coronavirus outbreak.
Outdoor markets across County Durham to reopen next week
Published May 29, 2020 4.34pm
Outdoor markets in County Durham will reopen from next week, following the latest announcement from central Government.
Search begins for County Durham's most improved gardens
Published May 27, 2020 11.20am
Keen gardeners across County Durham are being invited to take part in a photography competition to share how outside spaces have helped them through the coronavirus pandemic.
Council creates rainbow road markings to thank NHS workers
Published May 26, 2020 6.06pm
Tributes to the hard work of the NHS have been painted on roads across County Durham to show gratitude to frontline workers during the coronavirus outbreak.
Funding helps to feed families during pandemic
Published May 19, 2020 11.05am
A County Durham partnership has awarded £2,000 to help prevent local primary school pupils from going hungry during the coronavirus crisis.
Virtual friendship tree spreads children's messages of hope
Published May 11, 2020 9.24am
Children from all over the world have been writing messages of love and support to one another during the coronavirus pandemic.
Supporting County Durham's community venues
Published May 11, 2020 8.54am
County Durham's community centres and village halls are being given a helping hand to survive the coronavirus pandemic.
Household Waste Recycling Centres to be reopened in County Durham
Published May 07, 2020 4.53pm
Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in County Durham will reopen in the next two weeks in line with government guidance.
Partnership extended to support vulnerable and isolated residents
Published May 04, 2020 10.55am
A North East council and a voluntary organisation have partnered together to extend support to vulnerable residents during the coronavirus outbreak.
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