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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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British Business Bank’s New North East Ambassador

Durham based Collected, a bookshop specialising in work written by women, is among 12 small businesses to be selected as champions of UK start-ups by Start Up Loans, part of the British Business Bank. The announcement comes as the programme celebrates its 10-year anniversary, having delivered more than 5,300 loans worth more than £48m to […]
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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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Budding actors set to star in Brassed Off at Gala Durham

Six youngsters have been cast in Brassed Off, directed by Conrad Nelson. The production is based on the 1996 film about the troubles faced by a colliery brass band as it enters a national competition. The production is on at Gala Durham, which is run by Durham County Council, from Tuesday 6 September to Saturday […]
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