covid-19

Chief Executive Of Leading Council Announces Retirement

Terry Collins, chief executive of Durham County Council, has today (15 September) announced his intention to retire after a successful 43-year career in local government. Mr Collins joined the council in February 2009 as a corporate director for neighbourhoods, two months before the new unitary authority became operational. He has been chief executive for the […]
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Sponsors Show Of Support Despite Covid Era Concerns

A Teesside basketball team is looking forward to the new season after welcoming several new sponsors. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen paid a visit to Teesside Lions Basketball Club to welcome five commercial partners ahead of the new ‘Covid era’ season. Attracting sponsorship is often challenging, but to do so in such uncertain times adds […]
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Edinburgh’s First Salisbury Green Hotel and Bistro

2020 has been a tough year for everyone, which is why you may be considering a staycation, visiting somewhere in the UK for a well-earned break. Edinburgh is an ideal location for unwinding. The capital of Scotland has plenty of outdoor space with spectacular scenery and a stone’s throw from the countryside, meaning plenty of […]
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Heritage Works Begin In County Durham Coastal Town

Work is underway to enhance a seaside town’s rich heritage as part of a £2.25 million regeneration scheme. Durham County Council launched the Seaham Townscape Heritage Project last November after securing a £1.6 million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund towards the works. The project is aimed at breathing fresh life into Seaham’s historic […]
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Open For Business: Durham On The Road To Recovery

Residents are being reminded that Durham City is open for business ahead of the bank holiday weekend. Durham County Council has been working with retailers and landlords across the county to ensure businesses can safely reopen so that residents and visitors can shop confidently as restrictions continue to ease. With the county’s economy now on […]
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North East Start Up Loans Programme Delivers Its 75,000th Loan Since 2012

The British Business Bank’s Start-Up Loans (SUL) programme today announces it has issued its 75,000th loan, marking more than £623 million invested in small businesses since its launch in 2012. Of these 75,000 loans, 4,295 (6%) have been issued to entrepreneurs in the North East, meaning £35,344,418 has been invested in local North East small […]
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Cook Delicious Meals For Charity With Spices From Silk Island

At this time of year, the not for profit charity, EmbraceAbility, would usually be throwing some beach-side boogies to raise funds. They are a small charity of volunteers supporting children with disabilities on Koh Dach Island, or Silk Island, in Cambodia. Due to COVID-19, fundraising events have had to be put on hold. Therefore, they […]
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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 Lane and Hurworth Gardens, off Roundhill Road to ensure the safety of both employees and customers following the easing of […]
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