Durham News

Bluebell Meadow Primary: Is it Worth Keeping Two Buildings?

Councillors in County Durham are being recommended to approve the reduction of a school onto a single site The Council’s Cabinet is being encouraged to agree that all children at Bluebell Meadow Primary School be...

Mount Oswald Manor Restoration Project Gains Wolfson Foundation Funding

The Council submitted a planning application last month to restore and refurbish the Grade II-listed Mount Oswald Manor as a home for the county’s archive, heritage and registration services. Now the authority has been told...

Horden Train Station Opens for Business

The first scheduled train stopped at the new Horden station this morning, marking the entry into service of the £10.55 million development near Peterlee. Located on South East View, the station links the east of...

ANEC Writes to Region’s MPs: Where’s the Money?

Councils across the North East have joined forces to write to the region’s MPs amid an estimated £272m shortfall in financial support. The Association of North East Councils (ANEC), which comprises all 12 of the...

Drive-Through Birth Registrations Are Now A Thing

A special drive-through service has enabled the families of more than a hundred babies born in County Durham to register their births. Local authorities were forced to suspend birth registrations in March by the Government.Changes...

Taxpayer Funded Food Banks and Food Delivery Around Willington

Hot nourishing meals are being offered to vulnerable people in Willington, Crook and surrounding areas, with support from a local council partnership. Using taxes awarded by Durham County Council’s 3 Towns Area Action Partnership (AAP),...

Climate Change is Feeling Left Out and Wants Some Attention

Climate change and the impact of the global lockdowns and restrictions on travel and work will be the focus of a virtual meeting spanning three countries next week. Cllr Simon Henig, Leader of The Council,...

Employability Durham Team Offers Support

People who have lost their job due to the government's new laws, or are having trouble finding employment in the new abnormal, are being offered help by the government. The Council is encouraging residents aged...

Castle Insurance Raises Funds for The Red Sky Foundation

The Red Sky Foundation, formerly the Red Sky Ball, has joined forces with Durham-based Castle Insurance, which will not only be providing insurance to the organisation, but will also help boost funds for the...

Diversions in Place for New Elvet Bridge Repairs

Drivers are being encouraged to plan their journeys in advance of critical works. The significant, essential work needed to make New Elvet Bridge structurally sound will see it fully closed to traffic and pedestrians for...

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