Ryan Todd and Kathryn Farrell with baby Theo.

Drive-thru birth registration service introduced

A special ‘drive-thru’ service has enabled the families of more than a hundred babies born in County Durham to register their births.
Additional signage in place at car parking metres across County Durham.

Durham’s park and ride services reopen this month

Park and ride services in Durham City will reopen later this month with extra safety measures being taken as coronavirus restrictions begin...
Boris Palmer, Mayor of Tübingen in Germany, centre, collects a European Energy Award in 2018 Credit: Martin Stollberg, Umweltministerium Baden-Württemberg

Joining together online to tackle climate change

Climate change and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on travel and work will be the focus of a virtual meeting spanning...
Employability Durham adviser, Emma West.

Tailored support to help County Durham residents get job-ready

Durham County Council is encouraging residents aged 25 and over to take advantage of a tailored support programme which could boost their...
A school classroom

Local authority recommends delay to reopening schools

Durham County Council is recommending a delay of at least two weeks to the phased reopening of schools across the county after...
Dominic Cummings

MPs condemn Cummings visit but no call for aide to resign

Reports in the media that Bishop Auckland constituency MP, Dehenna Davison has joined calls for Boris Johnson's top aide, Dominic Cummings to...

Deafblind UK expands support provision for people with sensory loss, including veterans

National charity, Deafblind UK has temporarily extended its helpline opening hours to support people who have sight loss, hearing loss or both,...

Durham deemed the UK’s greenest city

Durham has been hailed as the UK’s greenest city as carbon emissions reduced by half and air quality continues to improve. 
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has launched a 'Stay in Touch' messaging scheme.

NHS Trust launches ‘stay in touch’ scheme for patients and loved ones

Like many NHS Trusts nationally, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has introduced temporary visiting restrictions to help protect patients, visitors...
Neighbours delivering packages during coronavirus lockdown.

How to be a good neighbour during the lockdown

Durham County Council and Darlington Borough Council have teamed up with emergency services to encourage residents to be good neighbours during the...
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Cllr Lucy Hovvels, chair of the County Durham Health and Wellbeing Board and Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for adults and health

Government urged to consider consequences of replacing Public Health England

The chair of the County Durham Health and Wellbeing Board has written to the Government outlining serious concerns over plans to replace...