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Council and university partnership going from strength to strength

Council and university partnership going from strength to strength

Two of County Durham’s most influential institutions have committed to strengthening their already successful partnership, by making their joint working agreement even more ambitious for the county’s economy and communities. Durham County Council and Durham University...

Sarah Slaven appointed permanent MD at Business Durham

Sarah Slaven appointed permanent MD at Business Durham

Sarah Slaven has been appointed as the permanent Managing Director of Business Durham, Durham County Council’s business support service, following a recruitment process. Sarah previously held the post of Operations Director at Business Durham before taking on the...

£30m transformative programme for county detailed to Chancellor

£30m transformative programme for county detailed to Chancellor

Council leaders have been detailing how more than £30million of investment secured from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund and match funded by Durham County Council and the Science Museum Group is set to provide vital investment in transport infrastructure and...

Organisations join forces to tackle climate change

Organisations join forces to tackle climate change

Television presenter, podcaster and author Tom Heap was the keynote speaker at an event aimed at strengthening County Durham’s response to climate change. The BBC Countryfile host, who has a podcast and book called 39 Ways to Save the Planet, joined representatives...

Durham County Council names new Director of Corporate Resources

Durham County Council names new Director of Corporate Resources

A new Corporate Director of Resources has been appointed at the region’s largest council. Paul Darby, who has been interim Corporate Director of Resources at Durham County Council since December, has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis following a...

Plans for 440 high quality homes in Durham recommended for approval

Plans for 440 high quality homes in Durham recommended for approval

Plans for a new high-quality residential development to the east of Durham City have been recommended for approval by Durham County Council’s expert planning officers. County Durham-headquartered Banks Property originally submitted an outline planning application for...