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Resurfacing County Durham’s Roads and Reducing Plastic Pollution

Durham County Council has made strides towards reducing plastic pollution and improving road safety in County Durham, having resurfaced more than 126,000 square metres of roads in the past year. The sustainable asphalt solution used in the resurfacing programme is helping to make the roads of Durham smoother and safer for longer. The solution, which […]
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Durham County Council’s Commitment to Improving Employment Opportunities for Disabled People

The region’s largest local authority has been recognised for its for its forward-thinking work to improve employment opportunities for disabled people in County Durham. Durham County Council has once again been awarded Disability Confident Leader Level 3 status by the Department for Work and Pensions. As a Disability Confident Leader, the council aims to improve […]
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Durham Students Raise £20,000 for Charity

Since the start of the school year in September, New College Durham‘s students have demonstrated remarkable generosity by raising a total of £20,000 for charity. Additionally, they are continuing to show their altruism by collecting items for those in need in their local community during the festive season. In November, the Uniformed and Public Service […]
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Keeping County Durham’s Highways Safe this Winter

With darker nights and more wintry weather, residents are being urged to report highways issues to help keep the county moving.  Durham County Council is delivering its annual programme of work to maintain the county’s roads and footpaths, with teams from across the authority also on standby to deal with any emergencies caused by bad […]
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Burnigill Bank Roadworks Update

Essential works to a County Durham road have reached the next key phase of construction. Durham County Council closed the B6300, Browney Lane at Burnigill Bank, in July, to allow for repairs to slippage next to the East Coast Mainline, which runs adjacent to the road. The slippage resulted in extensive subsidence, causing the road […]
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Ovarian Cancer Overlooked

Women are still being overlooked as the deadliest gynaecological cancer continues to devastate and claim lives, reveals leading ovarian cancer charity Target Ovarian Cancer. In its latest state-of-the-nation report, women and GPs alike have expressed concern that progress in combatting ovarian cancer and the provision of support is not good enough. The report, Pathfinder 2022: […]
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Road Resurfacing Scheme Complete

Roads across County Durham have been resurfaced as part of a network improvement scheme.   Durham County Council has invested £3.8m this year to repair and restore the county’s carriageways.   Works have been carried out at a total of 145 sites across the county, covering 356,234 square metres of road. Sites that have been […]
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  • Become Part of Something Special: Exciting Unique Jobs at Beamish Museum
    by Sara Janiszewska on 2nd February 2023 at 8:00 am

    From working with heritage transport to creating tasty traditional treats, become part of something special with exciting and unique new jobs at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North. A variety of seasonal roles are being advertised at the award-winning museum, including in The 1900s Town and Pit Village, Entrance Team, Transport Team, Cleaning Team, The post Become Part of Something Special: Exciting Unique Jobs at Beamish Museum appeared first on Durham Magazine - Durham Deserves Good News.

  • Government Minister Observes Efforts to Support Durham Families
    by Sara Janiszewska on 27th January 2023 at 8:00 am

    A minister from the government has journeyed to County Durham to observe and gain insight into the efforts being made to support families. Secretary of State for Education Gillian Keegan visited Durham County Council’s Woodhouse Close Family Centre at Bishop Auckland, where she was given a warm welcome by representatives of the local authority and The post Government Minister Observes Efforts to Support Durham Families appeared first on Durham Magazine - Durham Deserves Good News.

  • Resurfacing County Durham’s Roads and Reducing Plastic Pollution
    by Sara Janiszewska on 23rd January 2023 at 8:00 am

    Durham County Council has made strides towards reducing plastic pollution and improving road safety in County Durham, having resurfaced more than 126,000 square metres of roads in the past year. The sustainable asphalt solution used in the resurfacing programme is helping to make the roads of Durham smoother and safer for longer. The solution, which The post Resurfacing County Durham’s Roads and Reducing Plastic Pollution appeared first on Durham Magazine - Durham Deserves Good News.

  • Wartime Stories to be Shared as County Durham Marks Holocaust Memorial Day
    by Sara Janiszewska on 20th January 2023 at 8:00 am

    At two free events, stories will be shared of a family’s life in occupied Poland and the County Durham men who took part in the liberation of Belsen concentration camp. The events, organised by Durham County Council to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, will feature talks from Durham University professor, Marek Szablewski, and military researcher, Steve The post Wartime Stories to be Shared as County Durham Marks Holocaust Memorial Day appeared first on Durham Magazine - Durham Deserves Good News.

  • Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit in County Durham
    by Sara Janiszewska on 17th January 2023 at 8:00 am

    Communities and venues across County Durham are preparing to welcome the Year of the Rabbit with a host of traditional events and activities. Durham City will be celebrating the Lunar New Year on Saturday, 21 January with activities, performances, and entertainment from a variety of different groups, organised by Durham County Council. A lion dance The post Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit in County Durham appeared first on Durham Magazine - Durham Deserves Good News.

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