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Small Grants Boost COVID-19 Support in Spennymoor

Local groups helping people during the COVID-19 outbreak in Spennymoor have been given special monetary boosts to support their good work. Spennymoor Area Action Partnership’s (AAP) Targeted Small Grants fund has been offering financial boosts...
More Foster Carers Needed in County Durham

More Foster Carers Needed in County Durham

Durham County Council is appealing for more foster carers. Although the number of foster carers in County Durham is rising, the council says that more are still needed to provide a loving home for...

Roadworks At Dragonville Completed To Improve Traffic Flow

A major roadworks project has been completed to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion around Durham City. Durham County Council’s highways team has finished the development of a new link road between Renny’s Lane and...
Digital Interactive Screens to Go up in Durham's Streets

Durham’s Historic Elvet Bridge to Be Protected in City Clean-up

This summer has seen efforts to clean up and repair some of Durham City’s best-known landmarks, such as the Market Place and Millennium Place.And this week, Durham’s historic Elvet Bridge is set to get...
Rapper Will.i.am Joins Durham's Atom Bank as Advisor

Rapper Will.i.am Joins Durham’s Atom Bank as Advisor

The Durham-based mobile banking company Atom Bank has announced that rap star will.i.am will be joining its board as a ‘strategic advisor’. Atom Bank, which is the UK’s first digital-only banking service, says will.i.am will...
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Durham City Announces Winners of Best Bar, Pub and Club Awards

The winners and runners-up in Durham City’s annual awards for the best bars, pubs and clubs were announced at a ceremony last night (Tuesday 20th November).Run by Durham County Council and Durham Constabulary, the...
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County Durham Prepares for Travellers Heading to Appleby Horse Fair

Preparations are underway in County Durham to assist Travellers and Gypsies passing through the county to Appleby Horse Fair.The event, in Appleby, Cumbria, will take place between Thursday 7th and Wednesday 13th June. A...

Dog Doo-Doo, What Will You Do?

To help get everyone into the swing of doing everything hygienically online, the Council is asking you to share your views on whether government powers to tackle dog doo-dooing and irresponsible dog ownership in...
Durham School Will Host Radio 4's Any Questions?

Durham School Will Host Radio 4’s Any Questions?

Framwellgate School, in Durham City, is to host a current affairs radio show. Any Questions? – a show in which politicians and public figures answer questions from the public – is set to be...
Chief Executive Of Leading Council Announces Retirement

Chief Executive Of Leading Council Announces Retirement

Terry Collins, chief executive of Durham County Council, has today (15 September) announced his intention to retire after a successful 43-year career in local government. Mr Collins joined the council in February 2009 as a...

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