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Durham County Council News

Residents in County Durham have until Sunday, February 14, to sign up for Durham County Council's garden waste collections for 2016.

Deadline approaching for County Durham residents to subscribe for garden waste collections

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Durham County Council chief executive Terry Collins, second right, discusses his desire to recruit more foster carers and help adult care leavers. With foster parents Alison and Ian Cummings, left, and Susan Comyn. Picture: MARK TALLENTIRE

Join the 'family firm' - Durham council chief exec's offer to care leavers

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Durham council delays budget until Whitehall provides final figures

Holiday hunger is a growing problem in the North-East. Picture posed by a model. Picture: TOM BANKS

Review to tackle 'holiday hunger' where children don't get enough food during school holidays

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Recipients of the 2015 Chairman's Medal at last year's awards ceremony (54883592)

Search for young people to be honoured with council medals

Demolition work begins on Grampian House care home, Peterlee. Picture: GEORGE HODGSON/THE NORTHERN ECHO CAMERA CLUB

Grampian House demolition begins

New Durham County Council chief executive Terry Collins, pictured at County Hall in Durham chatting with customer services assistant Lynsey Evans. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Future cuts will be 'more visible', warns new Durham council chief exec

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Durham County Council is still waiting to hear how much Government funding it will receive for 2016-17

Council still waiting for funding figures

The decision was made at County Hall in Durham

Housing plan on Sacriston school site approved

The Gates Shopping Centre in Durham City

Time to talk

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The Just Beat It! programme, which helps prevent diabetes, is set to be cancelled after funding was withdrawn.

'Immense regret' after County Durham scheme to prevent diabetes is cancelled after less than a year

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Campaign launched to crackdown on smoking in County Durham's bus stations (53182332)

Campaign launched to crackdown on smoking in County Durham's bus stations

George Garlick, who will retire as chief executive of Durham County Council at the end of January

Tributes to retiring Durham council boss

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Sold - Grampian House, in Peterlee

Three out of five of the North-East's last council run care homes 'under offer' after bids by developers

North-East councils are spending thousands on housing the homeless in hotels (file picture posed by model)

174 night stay - North-East councils spending thousands on hotel stays for the homeless

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Sarah Boustead enjoys a party held to celebrate 50 years of Pathways in Bishop Auckland. The centre is now to close. Picture: TOM BANKS

Twelve day centres to close across County Durham and cuts to youth service could follow

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The devolution consultation documents voters in County Durham will receive in the next few days

Devolution vote begins, as Echo poll says 'no'

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EYESORE: Rubbish is a blight on the environment and a danger to nature

"Put up, shut up, or do something" - residents urged to help clean up the region

Report on council budget to go before Cabinet at County Hall on Wednesday

Council cuts to be £11m lower than expected

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Stanley Pathways, based in the Louisa Leisure Centre, Stanley is among the five centres set to stay open

Council considers closure of 12 County Durham day centres

The Spectrum 8 office complex at the Spectrum Business Park, Seaham

Vast expense or significant savings? Row over council's office block lease

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Durham County Council

Learn a new skill in the New Year

Durham County Council deputy leader Alan Napier. Picture: DAVID WOOD

'Massive' cuts condemned, as councils await funding news

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Durham Police Deputy Chief Constable Steve Watson, front centre, presents Prevent course certificates to members of Durham's Police and Crime Panel at police headquarters

Radicalism: Prevent course means councillors are ready to tackle it

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Chancellor George Osborne announces the North-East devolution agreement with North-East council leaders in October. Picture: NORTH NEWS AND PICTURES

£230k: What devolution vote could cost County Durham

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Durham County Council leader Simon Henig

400 jobs to go as Durham council cuts top £300m

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Durham County Council backed a motion criticising the Government's Trade Union Bill

Trade Union Bill would 'erode civil liberties'

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Refugees wait to pass through a Greek police cordon before crossing the Greek-Macedonian border on December 4 near the village of Idomeni, Greece. Picture: MILOS BICANSKI/GETTY IMAGES

Durham council willing to accept Syrian refugees

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Care strategy published

Care strategy published

West Cornforth Primary School, where Karen Hall worked. The building has been now been demolished

Durham County Council's "staggering" £155,000 interest payment in West Cornforth Primary School teacher bullying case

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Dawn Davies and her son, Jake, 12

Isolated rural students could be hardest hit if cuts to free home to school transport made, families fear

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Teaching assistants say modern schools could not function without them

Teaching assistant's anger at Durham County Council's plans to cut her pay

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Dozens fined a total of £10,000 for littering offences

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Albert Road car park, Consett

Durham council car parks 'free after three'

Councillor Lucy Hovvels, Durham County Council's armed forces champion, receives the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme silver award from Brigadier Jez Strickland, Commander 4 Infantry Brigade

Council honoured for forces help

John Gribbin, of Atlas, Ian Bushby, of Jackson's and Lee Hoganson, of Neasham's.

Shortage of taxi drivers in Consett because of tough tests

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Efforts to tackle dog fouling in Dawdon area of Seaham

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Extra garden waste collection for County Durham residents

Extra garden waste collection for County Durham residents

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Durham County Council is trying to raise awareness of the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Know your rights under new law

Chancellor George Osborne and North-East leaders with the devolution agreement. Picture: NORTH NEWS AND PICTURES

Have your say on devolution

Durham County Council leader Simon Henig, who chairs the North East Combined Authority

Durham to hold devolution vote

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Willington mayor Fraser Tinley planting trees as part of the scheme in 2013

Funding available for tree planting in County Durham

REVIEW: Landowners in County Durham are being reminded of their responsibilities to maintain potentially life-saving public rescue equipment

Landowners reminded of public safety equipment duties

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STRATEGY: Durham County Council's Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy, 2015 to 2020 will be presented to Cabinet next Wednesday (October 21)

Durham's responsible drinking strategy goes to Cabinet

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RIVER SAFETY: Terry Collins, who will be the next chief executive of Durham County Council, speaking at the publication of a Rospa report into river safety in Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS

Durham County Council names new chief executive to take over from George Garlick

ENVIRONMENTALISTS: Shincliffe Primary School pupils got involved in a green project near them

Community gardening projects invited to bid for cash

CRACKDOWN: Pictured from left are John Pearson from McDonalds, neighbourhood warden Rachel Tyndall, Chris Hindmarch from Durham County Council’s Civic Pride team, Darren Shaw, Paul Robinson, Barrie Kirtley, Karen Smith from the Bishop Auckland Driving I

County Durham crackdown on roadside rubbish

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VOTE: Durham County Council are updating the electoral register so eligible people can vote

Register update

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Familes First teams set up across County Durham

GREEN FUNDING: Teachers and pupils at Shincliffe Primary School help plant an old mine site with wildflowers

Gardening groups can get up to £500

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