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£30 Million Funding For Replacement Of Shotley Bridge Community Hospital

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has had it confirmed from the Health Minister, that, as a result of his campaign, the replacement for Shotley Bridge Community Hospital scheme is to receive up to £30 million in funding, £10 million more than previously allocated, taking the total funding for the project up […]
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Durham Council Installs Charging Points Across County To Ease Life For EV Owners

Electric vehicle charging points will become more widespread across County Durham in a move to reduce carbon emissions and make it easier for residents to own electric cars. As part of an ambitious plan to ensure residents without off-street parking can access an electric vehicle charge point within a five-minute walk from their home, Durham […]
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County Durham Businesses To Benefit From £5 Million Grant To Boost Recovery

Businesses are set to benefit from a new £5 million grant funded by Durham County Council to help them implement recovery plans to overcome the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the economy and recovery is likely to take time, particularly with the current lockdown and potential […]
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Robert Smith of The Cure Becomes Patron for Heart Research UK

Robert Smith, of the alternative rock band The Cure, has become a Patron for national charity Heart Research UK. Robert, who is the only continuous member of the legendary band that he co-founded in 1976, has announced his patronage after supporting the charity’s anonymous heART project for the last two years. The anonymous heART project […]
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Sedgefield Community College Named One Of The best In The Country

A County Durham secondary school, which has been named one of the best in the country, has been congratulated on its success. Durham County Council has praised all staff and pupils at Sedgefield Community College after it was named The Sunday Times Northeast Secondary School of the Decade by Parent Power. The newspaper’s Schools Guide […]
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Northumberland FA Appoints Five New Directors To Its Board

Northumberland FA has appointed five new Directors to further strengthen its Board, after receiving a number of extremely strong applications in its recent recruitment drive. Judith McMinn, who will lead the culture and people remit for the organisation, joins with extensive experience in the private and charity sectors. The former Chief Operating Officer at Tony […]
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Durham County Council to Represent the UK to Climate Change Conference

A North East council will represent the UK at an international conference on climate change. Durham County Council’s climate change team will play a part in the upcoming virtual conference for the Renovation for Energy Efficient Buildings Scheme (REBUS), on Tuesday 10 November. The REBUS project, which began in 2016 and is funded by Interreg […]
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Serious Concerns Raised by MP Richard Holden Regarding Durham Police Estate Plans

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has written to the Acting Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, Stephen White, regarding police estate proposals that have been put forward. The Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner for Durham has been looking at plans for the future of policing in County Durham, and consultation was promised […]
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John Hewitt Appointed Interim Chief Executive of Durham County Council

Durham County Council has named a member of its senior management team as its new interim Chief Executive. John Hewitt, corporate director of resources, will take over from current Chief Executive Terry Collins, who announced his intention to retire from the role last month. John joined the authority in 2016 and has overseen the council’s […]
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Colliers International Boosts Agency Team At Integra 61

Citrus Durham Appoints Colliers Alongside Avison Young Citrus Durham has strengthened the agency team at Integra 61, the North East’s largest new logistics and manufacturing park, with the appointment of Colliers International to join existing agent Avison Young. The agency team will jointly market the remaining 1m sq ft of industrial/logistics space and circa 80,000 […]
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