Dawn Stephenson and Scott Caisley, who is a Shared Lives Provider.

Family life at the heart of support scheme

“From first arriving here all those years ago I have felt safe and comfortable, completely at home and part of a real family.”
Cllr Audrey Laing, Cabinet support member for adult and health services; Professor John Anstee, Deputy Lord Lieutenant for County Durham; Cllr Katie Corrigan, Chairman of the council; Dr Bill Moir, the Chairman’s consort; and Cllr Lucy Hovvels, Cabinet member for adult and health services and armed forces champion with representatives from the armed forces including council employee reservists.

Flying the flag for the armed forces

Durham County Council is showing its support for the armed forces this week. The region’s largest council...
The landslip at the edge of the B6300 and the East Coast Mainline.

Road to close for essential work

A road is set to close for several months to allow major roadworks to take place, safeguarding the future of the link...
An artist’s impression of the entrance to the new centre.

Public asked for views on Durham History Centre

Residents are being invited to give their views on designs for a new history centre for County Durham. A...
This overloaded vehicle was recovered so that the excess weight could be safely removed.

Overloaded vehicles stopped during flytipping operation

Vehicles being used to transport controlled waste have been inspected at the roadside during an operation to clamp down on rubbish being...
Veteran Harry Oliver at the launch of Coming Home in Spennymoor.

Exhibition explores soldiers’ experiences of returning home

A prisoner of war’s 400-mile march to freedom is among the stories featured within a new exhibition exploring what it was like...
David Mason at Binchester Roman Fort.

Dig deeper into local archaeology

An annual day for archaeology enthusiasts is back next month. County Durham Archaeology Day, arranged and hosted annually by...
Foreman Franky Shields, Operative Andrew Bridgewater, Contract Manager Neil Summerson and Highway Services Manager, Mark Readman at the site.

Work to stabilise road completed

Essential work to stabilise the scenic Dial Stob Hill at Binchester, is now complete.  The work targeted a 180m...
Benjamin, Kaden, Anya, Emily, Eliza, Aiden, James, India, Poppy and Tobias from St Charles with their teaching assistants Mrs Ingleby and Mrs Beard.

St Charles pupils stand tallest in growing challenge

Children from St Charles RVCA Primary School in Spennymoor have been standing proud since finding out that they grew the tallest sunflower...
Edna Ripley, born in Spennymoor, accepts the Chairman’s Medal from Cllr John Lethbridge.

Edna receives Chairman’s Medal

A blind woman who has dedicated her life to helping others with a visual impairment has been awarded County Durham’s highest honour.
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