County Durham facing “food poverty” crisis

County Durham facing “food poverty” crisis

Labour has called on Coalition councillors to declare a food poverty emergency in County Durham. In an amendment to a motion tabled by Conservative Cllr Luke Holmes that will be heard at today’s Full Council meeting, Labour’s shadow member for health, Cllr Lucy...
Safe crossing for county community

Safe crossing for county community

A County Durham community is celebrating this week after securing new road safety measures. Dipton has long been plagued by speeding motorists, who hurtle through the village without regard for residents and school pupils. Labour councillors lent their support to...
Labour Seeks Judicial Review into HQ Sell-Off Plan

Labour Seeks Judicial Review into HQ Sell-Off Plan

Labour is demanding Judicial Review into attempts to sell-off of Durham County Council’s new, purpose-built HQ. The party is seeking legal guidance on a potential challenge focusing on “secret” meetings held by the Tory-led Coalition, which saw major council asset and...
Student number assurances needed before Sands decision

Student number assurances needed before Sands decision

Questions surrounding a potential boom in student numbers in the city must be addressed before the Tory-led Coalition sell-off of the new Council HQ. County Durham Labour has demanded clarification on how the Coalition’s proposed sale of the newly complete “Waterside...
Struggling communities ignored AGAIN by Coalition

Struggling communities ignored AGAIN by Coalition

Coalition leaders accused of staging culture windfall cash grab to appease Tory MPs. The Tory-led Coalition dealt yet another blow to communities this week, as it voted down a motion to share culture funding across the county. A motion proposed to Full Council by Cllr...
Museum reopening proposals a D-L-Lie

Museum reopening proposals a D-L-Lie

Coalition claims to reopen DLI Museum exposed as plan for a high-end restaurant The same county councillors who refused to back plans to feed hungry children during school holidays now plan to use public money to pay for a high-end restaurant in Durham. At Full...