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Support for homeless, landlords and tenants continues during outbreak
Published April 03, 2020 11.37am
Residents in County Durham are being reassured they can still receive housing advice and support during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Pupils create uplifting video ahead of school closures
Published March 20, 2020 5.20pm
As schools across the county prepare to close due to the Coronavirus outbreak, children from a County Durham primary school have sent out a message of support for their fellow pupils and local community.
"Providing community leadership and support to our communities"
Published March 18, 2020 4.15pm
A North council Leader has outlined the steps it has taken to "provide community leadership and support to our communities in what are truly unprecedented, uncertain and challenging times for everyone."
Council's continuing response to COVID-19 guidance
Published March 18, 2020 2.19pm
We have announced further details of how our services and events are affected in response to government guidance on Coronavirus.
Construction starts on primary school building
Published March 16, 2020 10.54am
A County Durham school has marked the start of construction of its new building with a celebratory turf cutting ceremony.
Proposal to address social housing need
Published March 10, 2020 4.02pm
New council homes could be built in County Durham under a proposed development scheme.
Exhibition tells untold stories of isolated generation
Published March 05, 2020 10.19am
An older woman sits in her living room, alone. She speaks about her day-to-day experience, an experience that a growing number of older people in our communities face.
Inspector supports plan's vision for jobs and housing
Published February 28, 2020 1.28pm
A North East council has welcomed a planning inspector's latest response to its proposals to create thousands of jobs and new homes.
Employers invited to support their working carers
Published February 26, 2020 11.39am
A scheme is being offered to organisations to help employers support members of their workforce who are also unpaid carers.
Become scam savvy
Published February 26, 2020 10.45am
A free event for residents and businesses in County Durham will take place next month to educate people about scams.
Council leads drive for greener highways by rolling out rubber roads
Published February 21, 2020 10.15am
A North East council is using rubber waste from worn tyres to create more durable and environmentally friendly road surfaces.
Defibrillator fitted at popular park
Published February 20, 2020 9.58am
Life-saving equipment is now on hand at a popular County Durham park, thanks to combined funding efforts.
Scrap metal dealer prosecuted
Published February 14, 2020 2.40pm
A Bishop Auckland man who operated as a scrap metal dealer for two years without a licence has been fined by magistrates.
Stanley to host international bowls tournament
Published February 12, 2020 4.38pm
The British Isles Indoor Bowls U25 Men's International Series will be hosted in Stanley next month. Supported by Durham County Council and Visit County Durham, the tournament will take place at Stanley Indoor Bowls Centre from 15-16 February, raising Durham's profile as a county recognised for hosting sporting events, but also encouraging local communities to get involved.
Thousands of trees to be planted to create greener urban areas
Published February 11, 2020 2.00pm
Thousands of trees will be planted across County Durham's towns and villages to create greener and healthier urban areas.
Science and showmanship that entertains and inspires
Published February 10, 2020 10.44am
Captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology - science and showmanship will collide at a County Durham theatre this month.
Council's disability support gets government status
Published January 21, 2020 12.14pm
We have received government recognition for our inclusive approach in recruiting and retaining staff with a disability or health condition.
Published January 20, 2020 5.00am
Swimming memberships are a great option if you swim regularly, and don't use the gym or group exercise classes.
Two history courses will help people discover their family's past
Published January 17, 2020 10.30am
Make your new year's resolution to learn more about your family history, with the help of two archive courses.
What's changing at Consett Leisure Centre and The Louisa Centre?
Published September 20, 2019 2.24pm
From 7 October we are making some changes to our leisure management system, pricing and memberships at Consett Leisure Centre and The Louisa Centre.
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