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Northern Echo
School to be bulldozed, fields saved - but what will be built?Stuart Timmiss, Durham County Council’s head of planning, assets and regenerati
School to be bulldozed, fields saved - but what will be built?
Northern Echo / Posted 4 days ago
Stuart Timmiss, Durham County Council’s head of planning, assets and regeneration, said it was planning to demolish the existing building “in the very near future” and the plot would be put up for sale. However, its playing fields would be “retained... Read more
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chroniclelive
Durham Police force see biggest fall in officer numbers in the countryPolice chiefs have warned their ability to protect the North East is being “ero
Durham Police force see biggest fall in officer numbers in the country
chroniclelive / Posted 6 days ago
Police chiefs have warned their ability to protect the North East is being “eroded” as figures expose the true extent of frontline cuts. Andy Jackson, chairman of Durham Police Federation, warned the burden on police was increasing thanks to cuts to... Read more
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Northern Echo
Do Bowburn and Coxhoe need a new primary and secondary school?Such rapid growth has put pressure on both villages’ primary schools and nearby
Do Bowburn and Coxhoe need a new primary and secondary school?
Northern Echo / Posted 11 days ago
Such rapid growth has put pressure on both villages’ primary schools and nearby secondary schools. The area has been without its own comprehensive for decades and parents were furious when, despite believing they had been promised their historic... Read more
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Northern Echo
Final planning hurdle for Berendsen student digs schemeA formal Durham County Council consultation is underway and runs until Wednesda
Final planning hurdle for Berendsen student digs scheme
Northern Echo / Posted 16 days ago
A formal Durham County Council consultation is underway and runs until Wednesday (January 27). Full details and a range of supporting documents can be viewed online at durham.gov.uk/planning, using the reference DM/15/03958/RM. The red-brick... Read more
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chroniclelive
North East becomes Help to Buy hotspot as more than 2,500 first time buyers get on property ladderThousands of people have stepped onto the property ladder through the Governmen
North East becomes Help to Buy hotspot as more than 2,500 first time buyers get on property ladder
chroniclelive / Posted 22 days ago
Thousands of people have stepped onto the property ladder through the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, new figures show. The region has become a hotspot since the initiative was launched in 2013, with 2,981 people buying new build homes with a... Read more
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chroniclelive
BBC accused of bias by North East MPs in Labour reshuffle rowGateshead Labour MP Ian Mearns said: “The BBC has a duty to be as balanced as i
BBC accused of bias by North East MPs in Labour reshuffle row
chroniclelive / Posted a month ago
Gateshead Labour MP Ian Mearns said: “The BBC has a duty to be as balanced as it possibly can and on this occasion, and a number of other occasions, the BBC has transgressed that.” And Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah, a shadow culture minister,... Read more

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