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Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plans To Be Further Discussed Encouraging Active Travel

The first in a series of plans that would help to double the number of cycling journeys and substantially increase walking in County Durham will be discussed next week. Durham County Council’s Cabinet is being asked to formally adopt the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) for three towns when it meets next week. […]
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300+ Businesses In Durham Have Benefited From £6m Recovery Grant

More than 300 businesses have been supported and over 3,500 jobs safeguarded through a County Durham coronavirus recovery grant. The Durham Business Recovery Grant was launched by Durham County Council in January to help companies overcome the challenges caused by the pandemic, as part of the authority’s commitment to supporting the local economy. To date, […]
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Innovative Cat Food Pouch Recycling Scheme Launched In The North East

A cat-only veterinary practice in Houghton-le-Spring has launched an innovative recycling scheme that is one of the first in the North East and will prevent thousands of cat food pouches from ending up in landfills each month. Cat owners throughout the region are being urged to bring in their empty pet food pouches to SimplyCats […]
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Local Charity Supporting Communities As Covid-19 Restrictions Ease

As COVID restrictions continue to ease, Durham Community Action are working with the Ballinger Charitable Trust this Summer to distribute a small number of grants across Derwent Valley, Teesdale and Weardale to support community groups to re-emerge from ‘COVID hibernation‘.  The Ballinger Charitable Trust approached Durham Community Action to facilitate the delivery of the small […]
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Citrus Durham Appoints Savills To Seek Developers For Prime Site

Citrus Durham has appointed Savills to market a prime residential site for up to 120 homes at its flagship, £300m mixed-use Integra 61 development at J61 of the A1(M). Savills has been instructed to seek an interested party to bring forward a high-quality development on the 8 acre site within the Integra 61 development which […]
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Durham School Kickstart Programme Providing Career Opportunities To Young People

The Kickstart programme is set to help local young people into the job market by giving them 6 months of workplace experience whilst they receive financial support. A 600-year-old school in the heart of Durham has recruited eight Kickstart candidates as of April 2021, in areas ranging from Marketing, Publication and Design, to Estate Maintenance. […]
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Durham-Based WL Distillery Award The Silver Medal At The London Spirits Competition 2021

County Durham-based WL Distillery has been awarded the Silver medal at the London Spirits Competition 2021 for their debut 1st Edition Gin. In its fourth year, the prestigious competition is an annual judging of international spirits organised by the Beverage Trade Network. The Silver medal is an ultimate endorsement in the global spirits industry. The […]
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House of Ruhr Wins Silver Medal at London Spirits Competition

Wearside based Gin distributor; House of Ruhr has won silver medals at the 4th London Spirits Competition. The medals are an ultimate endorsement in the global spirits industry. House of Ruhr’s Bergmann, Renton and Vogel gins scored highly in the three judging categories of quality, value and packaging. House of Ruhr was formed by retired […]
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Council Approves Plans For Durham Business Hub

Durham County Council has granted planning consent to Citrus Durham for the delivery of the next phase of employment accommodation at its £300m mixed-use Integra 61 development at J61 of the A1(M). The new business/industrial hub, Evolution@Integra61, will be delivered speculatively by Citrus and will add up to a further 23 flexible units totalling 52,142 […]
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First Female Head Ranger Appointed At Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park Authority has appointed Margaret Anderson as their new Head Ranger, following Paget Lazzari announcing his retirement after 32 years with the National Park. Mr. Lazzari started working for the National Park in 1983 as a seasonal warden, before becoming a full-time Ranger in 1989. He was situated to the south of the […]
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