Durham News

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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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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Durham OnAir Launches on Freeview Channel 277

Durham OnAir, the local radio station for County Durham, has launched on a new free to air Digital TV Radio channel. UK Radio Portal launched nationally on 21st September, available on Freeview Channel 277. The interactive channel will give viewers easy access to a host of new and existing radio stations through their compatible Freeview […]
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Upgrades to County Durham’s National Cycle Route 1

Durham County Council has been able to extend its current work on the county’s 23-mile stretch of the National Cycle Route 1 (NCN1), which runs from Dover to the Shetland Isles, thanks to additional funding. Following an award of almost £1 million last year, the council received a further grant of £240,000 from the Department […]
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Five ‘Levelling Up Fund’ Bids Made for County Durham

Bids totalling almost £100 million have been submitted to government to help enhance transport, regeneration, town centres and culture. The Council has submitted the bids to the Levelling Up Fund for five of its parliamentary constituencies. It follows its success in the first round of funding bids, which saw £20 million secured for Bishop Auckland. […]
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Making Travel More Active across County Durham

Residents in County Durham now have even more opportunities to get on their bikes or enjoy their surroundings on foot. Durham County Council’s ambitious plan to create an active travel corridor in Newton Aycliffe is now complete following £650,000 in funding from the government’s Active Travel Fund. The corridor runs alongside the A167 between Moore […]
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