Durham News

People Facing Homelessness due to Lockdown Should Seek Council Support

People at risk of eviction due to the financial impact of the government lockdown should contact a council housing team A recent poll by the homelessness charity Shelter that found almost one in five private...

Have Your Say on How (Not Whether) “Social Distancing” Infrastructure is Deployed

People in County Durham can submit their opinion online about how anti-social engineering is maintained as the new abnormal is  implemented in towns centres, and on countywide pavements and cycle routes. In response to government...

Gosling Family’s Cold Water Safety Reminder

The family of a County Durham teenager who drowned after jumping into a river has urged young people to be safe around water. Cameron Gosling, 14, from Crook, experienced cold water shock and drowned after...
Shop Local Online with Durham Markets

Shop Local Online with Durham Markets

Durham Market Hall has launched its first online shop with goods from its independent traders arriving by eco-friendly delivery service. Durham Markets is working closely with ZMOVE to provide a zero-emissions delivery service within a...
Council Prioritises Essential Activities Amid Latest COVID-19 Lockdown Measures

Council Prioritises Essential Activities Amid Latest COVID-19 Lockdown Measures

Durham County Council has today announced details of how its services will be affected during the latest lockdown period which begins on Thursday 5 November. Durham County Council has announced details of how its services...
Finance Durham Fund has Made Over £1 Million Investment In Local Businesses

Finance Durham Fund has Made Over £1 Million Investment In Local Businesses

The Finance Durham Fund has invested over £1 million in five businesses to grow in or move to County Durham over the last twelve months. Established by Durham County Council in 2017, Finance Durham is...
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Hot Air Balloons to Fill Durham Skies this Weekend

This weekend will see a host of hot air balloons filling the skies in and around Durham City. The four-day Balloons InDurham festival will get underway tonight, with a mass launch of balloons from East...
Mrs Claus

Durham Gala Theatre Stars Lead Christmas Storytelling Sessions

Some of County Durham’s school and nursery children last week enjoyed a visit from some very special stars.Kids from St Michael’s RC Primary School in Esh and Busy Bears Children’s Day Nursery in Bearpark...
Paws in the Playground

Waggy-tailed Guest Teaches County Durham Pupils about Dog Ownership

Pupils at a County Durham school had a very special visitor last week.The pupils at Rosa Street Primary School, Spennymoor, got to meet Toffee, a community teaching dog. Toffee works for the charity Stray...
Reboot

County Durham Charities Get Tech Boost from Recycled PCs and Laptops

A council-run scheme is making recycled laptops and PCs available to registered charities in County Durham.The Digital Durham Reboot programme refurbishes IT equipment formerly used by Durham County Council before supplying it to the...

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