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Appointments system helping home-buyers in Durham

Appointments system helping home-buyers in Durham

An appointment-only visiting system at two new housing developments in Heighington and Hurworth is helping to make finding a new home safer and easier. The new system was introduced at Bellway’s Meadow Rise, off Walworth...
Durham Christmas Festival’s Craft & Gift Marquee on Palace Green

Durham Christmas Festival 2020 is Cancelled

It's a real shame, Durham’s Christmas Festival 2020 is cancelled. Durham Christmas Festival’s organisers have announced the cancellation of this year’s festival, owing to the current uncertainties and likely restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Seven-Year-Old Boy from County Durham Leads National Tube Feeding Charity Campaign

A seven year old boy, Ezekiel Martin from County Durham is leading a national awareness week campaign for a charity that supports people who rely on artificial nutrition through tube feeding. Ezekiel, who has had...

Park View School Receives Grant to Produce Visors

Park View School received a grant of £8,772 to enable its Design Faculty to produce visors, which it is donating to doctors’ surgeries and care homes. The money was managed through The Council’s Chester-le-Street and...

Durham County Council Shortlisted for National Digital Award

Durham County Council has been shortlisted for the Digital Transformation category in The MJ Awards 2020, which recognises achievement in local government. It follows the council’s efforts to replace more services with online versions, improve...

Upgrades to Walking and Cycling Routes in Durham

"Temporary measures" which will create more space for walking and cycling are to be introduced at six Durham City locations following the success of a funding bid. The Council has been successful in applying for...

Annual Survey of Voter Information

Households in County Durham are being asked to check if the voter information for their home is correct. Elections will be taking place in May next year, therefore it is important that residents make sure...

Have Your Say on Improvements to Privately Rented Housing

The deadline for tenants and landlords to share their views on plans to improve the standard of privately rented properties in County Durham has been extended to Sunday 2 August The scheme would require landlords...

Durham Councillor Welcomes Northern Rail Investment

Durham County Councillor Carl Marshall has welcomed an announcement from government to invest in upgrading rail services in the North. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced £600 million worth of investment in northern rail networks,...

Council Leaders Request Local Control Over “Culture Rescue” Funding

North East council leaders are calling on the Government to allow decisions about the £1.57 billion "culture rescue" package to be made locally. In a letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media...

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