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  • Council reassures care home residents
    Residents of council-run care homes in County Durham were today reassured that their needs will be the main priority as changes to residential care take place. Durham County Council’s Cabinet approved recommendations to close Cheveley House, in Belmont; Feryemount, in Ferryhill; Grampian House, in Peterlee; Mendip House, in Chester-le-Street; and Newtown House, in Stanhope; at a meeting in Crook this morning (16 April). Work will now begin to develop a robust and detailed plan for the relocation of residents, with their needs, comfort and safety at the heart of the process. Cllr Lucy Hovvels, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for safer and healthier communities, said: “This was an extremely difficult decision for everyone and I would like to assure people that we have considered all of the feedback we received and all of the options available to us. “There is no denying that people feel very strongly and we fully understand this. In coming to today’s decision, we have had to consider a wide range of factors in addition to the responses to the consultation. “This includes the desire for people to stay in their own homes for longer; a fall in demand for residential care places, particularly in regard to our own care homes; the need for significant investment in the five properties; and the availability of suitable, lower cost accommodation within the independent sector as well as significant financial pressure due to government funding cuts. “We now need to begin the process of planning the closures in a carefully managed way that takes full account of residents’ needs.” A dedicated group of social workers and senior operational staff with extensive experience in supporting residential care moves will work with each resident and their family to draw up a detailed plan for their relocation. This will be based on an individual assessment of need involving the resident and their relatives.
  • Have a say on local issues at forum event
    Chester-le-Street and District Area Action Partnership (AAP) is set to hold its next forum at the end of this month. The forum events occur twice a year and give those living and working in the town and surrounding area the chance to get together to discuss issues important to them and what can be done to address local problems. At the meeting, set to be held at the Parish Centre on Church Chare, there will also be a chance to see some of the work done by the partnership in the past year and the projects it supported. Officers from Durham County Council’s Regeneration and Economic Development service will be on hand to gain feedback on which paths and routes into the town centre members of the public would like to see improved. The meeting will take place on Monday, April 28 from 5.45pm. To attend please let a member of the team know by calling 03000 266142 or emailing chesterlestreetaap@durham.gov.uk Chester-le-Street and District AAP is one of 14 set up by Durham County Council in 2009 to help the authority better engage with residents and allow them to have a say on grass roots decisions.  
  • Tap into local issues
    Teesdale Action Partnership (TAP) will hold its annual general meeting and board meeting in May. At the meeting, set to be held at Mickleton Village Hall, the partnership will celebrate local achievements as well as showcasing projects it has supported and developed over the past year. A new chair will be confirmed and new board members will be welcomed onto the partnership. Those attending will be asked for an input on how the partnership, one of 14 set up by Durham County Council in 2009, can focus on its priorities for the year ahead. These being:   Children and Young People   Transport, Traffic Management and Environment  Job Prospects and Enterprise. Residents and those working in the Teesdale area will also be given the opportunity to raise local issues they would like to be discussed.  These need to be put in writing and forwarded to the TAP team by Thursday, May 8. The meeting will take place from 6.00pm on Wednesday, May 14. To contact the team call 03000 260 817 or email: tap@durham.gov.uk
  • Pupils get lessons with a sporty message
    Children across Durham and Chester-le-Street are getting sporty thanks to funding to set up a School Sport Club programme. Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP) has provided £10,500 so that The Durham and Chester-le-Street School Sports Partnership can provide Change 4 Life sport clubs throughout the area. Sporty activities, targeted at young people aged between six and nine, will be available in a fun and informal school club environment. Each school will be given the opportunity to work with a qualified coach who will help deliver 12 sessions and all schools involved will receive equipment which can be used for future sessions. Activities include golf, gymnastics and a selection of martial arts. While the initial sessions will be free, parents will be given the option to sign up for their child to continue taking part in the clubs for a small cost. This could see the sessions continue after the pilot has finished.   Emma Nichol, sport partnership manager, said: “We are trying to create a long term positive change to children’s health by giving them a more positive attitude towards physical activity. “At the end of each 12 week session, a celebration event will take place which will also involve parents and will include activities such as healthy eating workshops.” Durham AAP is one of 14 set up by Durham County Council in 2009 to help the authority better engage with residents and involve them in grass-roots decision making.  
  • Why not pick up the tools to grow your family tree?
    Ever thought about growing your family tree? If so, family history courses are taking place throughout May and June at Durham County Record Office. There will be four courses, each covering the same material and consisting of three two hour sessions. A record office archivist will be on hand with an insight into genealogy and tracing a family tree, specifically using resources based at the record office. Dawn Layland, education and outreach archivist, said: “This is a really good chance, not only to get started on your family tree, but to learn how to use the sources we have here. You will find out things like how to locate the microfilm you need as well as how to use the information you find from it.” Places must be booked in advance and there is a charge of £25 per person. Courses run on the following dates: Thursday May 8, 15 and 22 between 9.30am and 11.30am Tuesday May 6, 13 and 20 between 6.00pm and 8.00pm Thursday June 19, 26 and July 3 between 9.30am and 11.30am Monday June 16, 23 and 30 between 6.00pm and 8.00pm To book contact 03000 267626 or email: record.office@durham.gov.uk
  • Find out how changes will affect you
    A session about changes to Universal Credits is taking place at Willington One Point Children’s Centre on Friday, 25 April. Families with little ones under five are invited to the centre, on Chapel Street, Willington, to find out how the changes could affect them.  The session will be held between 9.30am and 10.30am. One Point Children’s Centres are a part of Durham County Council. Colleen Pattison, principal family worker, said: “With the up and coming changes to the welfare system, it’s important our families understand the changes and how they might have an impact on their circumstances.  By offering the information session, parents can get answers to their questions and any concerns they may have.” For more information on the session contact Willington One Point Children’s Centre. Tel: 03000 268 445.
  • County champions receive Durham's top award
    It was celebration time this evening for 14 local champions who received County Durham’s top award at County Hall. The Chairman’s Medal was presented to individuals and organisations from throughout the county for their outstanding voluntary and charitable efforts. The Chairman's Medal is awarded to individuals or groups in recognition of services to County Durham. The Chairman’s Medal is the highest honour Durham County Council can award. It is given to individuals or groups who have contributed significantly to communities in County Durham. The Chairman’s Medals were handed over by the Vice Chairman of Durham County Council, Cllr John Robinson, JP, following nominations made to the 14 Area Action Partnerships. Around 150 nominations were made, leaving organisers then, with the difficult task of selecting the 14 winners – one for each of the AAP areas. Cllr Robinson said: “There are so many unsung heroes in County Durham who do things for their community that can often go unnoticed. It’s wonderful that the Chairman’s Medal can reward them for this while at the same time highlighting their causes and bringing them to the public’s notice. “Nominations are continuing to increase every year and whether it is individuals who strive to represent the views and interests of others or organisations which help bring the community together, all of those honoured have done something very special for their local area. “They should all be incredibly proud of their achievements.”
  • Eurovision song contest comes to Durham
    All the glamour and glitz of the Eurovision song contest is coming to Durham this month (April 30) with hundreds of pupils gearing up to emulate the stars. It is all about honing their language skills with a bit of fun and avoiding the dreaded ‘nul points’ scenario. Some 340 primary school pupils from North East schools, including 11 schools from County Durham, are taking part in the regional version at Gala Theatre, Durham. It is in advance of the real contest being staged in Copenhagen in May. The contest, with all the nine and ten-year-olds singing in a foreign language, is geared to develop a passion for leaning the mother tongue of other countries. Most pupils will be performing in French but other languages include Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Lithuanian, Spanish, German and Hungarian. Durham County Council Chairman Cllr Pauline Charlton, who will present the trophy to the winning school, said:  “Eurovision is great fun and we are entering into the spirit of the occasion with this fun warm-up that also has the serious message that learning a foreign language is important and could lead to good job opportunities in later life.” The multi-lingual song marathon has been organised by the Europe Direct service, hosted by Durham County Council and funded by the European Commission. Each performance is restricted to just two and a half minutes with all schools acting as judges by awarding points from one to five. This means everyone will get a score. Other schools taking part are from Gateshead, North Tyneside, Newcastle, Northumberland and Sunderland
  • Plan ahead for festival fun
    With just two weeks to go until Bishop Auckland Food Festival, visitors are being encouraged to start planning their journey now. Thousands of people are expected to attend the popular event on Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 April so visitors are advised to plan ahead. Organised by Durham County Council in partnership with Auckland Castle Trust and Bishop Auckland Town Council, the food festival takes place in the grounds of Auckland Castle, the Market Place and the Town Hall. Park and ride buses services will operate throughout both days from Bishop Auckland College and Perfect Homes and Gardens on the A6072. Three hundred spaces will be available at the college, on Woodhouse Lane, with buses running every 15 to 20 minutes from 9.15am. A further 100 spaces will be available at Perfect Homes and Gardens, next to Tindale Crossing. Buses will run every 20 minutes from 9.30am. The last buses for both sites will leave the Market Place at 4.30pm. All buses are wheelchair and buggy friendly. There is a £2.00 charge for adults, and a 50p charge for children aged between three and 16. Additional long-stay parking spaces will be available at Kingsway (Castle Chare), South Terrace and Tenters Street, while short-stay spaces will be available at Kingsway/Church Road, North Bondgate and Victoria Avenue. For more information, visit www.traveline.info or call 03000 26 26 26.
  • First meeting for North East Combined Authority
    The new Combined Authority for the North East will hold its first meeting next week (Tuesday, 15 April). The formal Parliamentary process is nearing completion and this first meeting will focus on procedural matters. A further meeting in the coming weeks will be held to develop the operational detail which will enable the combined authority to deliver the area’s shared ambition for growth.
  • Bridging the gap
    Weardale residents now have a flood-damaged 200-year-old bridge fully repaired and restored as a permanent access route. Thornhope Bridge, Wolsingham, partially collapsed last May after severe flooding. A temporary replacement across the bridge was installed to ensure the 100 residents in nearby Tunstall Reservoir were not stranded and also to re-open access to a caravan park. This was then moved further down to make way for full repairs and strengthening as well improvement work on the river banks in a £235,000 scheme. John Reed, head of technical services, Durham County Council, said: “We are delighted that this permanent link is now back in place. Since the original bridge collapsed we have worked closely with the local community to ensure alternative and temporary structures were in place. “Apart from repairing the damage to a bridge which dates back to the 1800s, we have also strengthened it and altered the river banks to minimise further risk from flooding.”
  • Easter egg-citement as Killhope reopens
    Killhope: the North of England Lead Mining Museum reopens to the public on Good Friday (18 April). And the first event in the museum’s packed Spring into Springtime programme will be Egg-static Easter. On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April, there will be craft sessions as well as egg jarping and egg and spoon races at 1.00pm and 3.00pm. There is a £3.00 charge person, which covers all activities. Normal admission charges also apply. Children are invited to bring along a decorated boiled egg for Easter with the chance to win a chocolate one!  Judging will take place each day. On Saturday, there will be the chance to find out more about wildlife in the North Pennines during a talk on Weardale’s natural environment. The two-hour session starts at 7.00pm and costs £6.50. There’s even more to see this season at Killhope. Museum staff have been busy during their winter closure, preparing a range of exciting new exhibitions, giving the museum shop a new look and creating a very different landscape to offer even more stunning views of the site. For more information, call 01388 537 505 or email info@killhope.org.uk
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    • Matress and tyres, 16th April
      Hi, aproximately 1 mile along the B6301 from Tow Law on the right hand side there is a matress that has been dumped, also on the left hand side a little further along by a style there are a few concrete fencing posts and 2 car tyres
      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): B6301, Tow Law
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    • Tipping of building materials, 16th April
      Hi Someone has tipped what looks like a flatback lorry load of building waste on the side of the road, about 1/2 mile along Inkerman Road, Tow Law from the A68
      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): A68, Tow Law
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    • Fly Posting, 14th April
      Homemade sign from someone who will buy any properties with a mobile phone advertised at the bottom needs removed from a lamp post.
      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Southfield Way, Durham
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    • Potholes, 14th April
      3 potholes in the area shown on the map. The one in the photograph has caused damage to my wife's car but we don't yet know the extent of the damage. Would like the holes filled in as soon as possible to avoid other users suffering damage.

      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): County Durham
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    • Inaction to Marks Lane problems, 11th April
      Overgrown hedges on both sides of Marks Lane in area indicated.......damaging cars and other through traffic.Also ,at point indicated, one very large pot hole.Both of these problems reported to DCC 28/3/14 by telephone to Highways Dept.
      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Marks Lane, Leamside
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    • Blocking view, 7th April
      Always a van or car , never on the double yellows as that would be illegal , instead they park on the pavement and vehicles wanting to exit to the right can't see !!! There will be a death
      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): North View, Meadowfield
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    • Section of lights out 356 - 369, 7th April
      Section of Lights out on Church street Quarrington hill. Road opposite the Half moon pub numbers 356 - 369 are out
      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Arterial, Quarrington Hill
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    • Hole in footpath, 6th April
      The footpath has begun to sink forming a hole at the north west corner of the motorway bridge. A similar problem occurred some time ago.
      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Broomside Lane, Durham
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    • Road repairs, 6th April
      Huge pothole
      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): A690, Brandon
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    • Broken paving slab, 5th April
      Broken paving slab outside 17 lilac gardens crook county durham dl159lu
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    • Overgrown hedges, 3rd April
      Hedges are overgrown in quarrington hill by the Bus stop pinned on the map blocking the lovely view we should have which is now a over grown mess of spikey horrible thorn hedges. I am wondering if these could be cut back as after this year they are probably going to be touching 15-20ft in height. also theres some hedges on the other side of the road aswell that need cutting right back.

      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Front Street, Quarrington Hill
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    • ROAD SIGNS 61, 62 and 67, 3rd April
      Road signs 61, 62 and 67 are all unlit at night... These are Road signs and not main street lighting columns 61 is outside Heron Cycles Bike shop... 62 and 67 are on the MINI roundabout
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    • Test, 3rd April
    • Sunken 'manhole' cover, 2nd April
      Sunken 'manhole' cover near centre of mini roundabout. Perhaps this is not a public road and therefore not the responsibility of the Highways Agency.
      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Framwellgate Moor
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    • Sign light 28, 1st April
      The road sign attatched to the Column warning drivers of Traffic lights ahead has come off in recent bad wind and is laying on the floor next to the sign post

      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Church Street, Coxhoe
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    • Column 12 missing, 1st April
      It was knocked down around a year ago and has not been replaced. there was a cone covering the armoured cable which is now exposed
      Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): A177, Coxhoe
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    • 376 and 377, 1st April
      Lamp out just up the A177 from Tursdale Roundabout junction A lot of other unlit street Lights around that area too, would reccommend they too were looked at as its quite dark around there on a night as theres atleast 10 others unlit
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    • Style.com: Watch Sky Ferreira’s New Shoppable Video for “I Blame Myself”

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      In case there was any doubt that the worlds of music and fashion are becoming increasingly intertwined, Sky Ferreira’s latest video offers more proof. Created by the online retailer SSENSE and System magazine, the visual clip for “I Blame Myself”—a slow-burning, diaristic pop standout from Ferreira’s debut album, My Night, My Time—is a new breed of music video that allows viewers to shop the clothing worn by the artist. The first entry in this series was Iggy Azalea’s 2012 video for “I Think She Ready.” But while Azalea’s video featured somewhat distracting pop-up tags with links to items of clothing, SSENSE’s newest effort with Ferreira’s “I Blame Myself” is a smoother experience, directing viewers to a landing page where the clothing can be purchased.

      Who better to be the champion of this new genre than Sky Ferreira? She’s a natural fit, considering she’s worked between the worlds of music and fashion as a singer and as a model for Saint Laurent, Forever 21, and Redken, among others. Fittingly, in the video she wears clothing from designers who often cite musicians as muses. Among them: Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, and, of course, Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane, who provided the bulk of her wardrobe, from the fashion house’s iconic metallic-dotted tights to a lips-emblazoned chiffon blouse which appeared on the runway for Spring 2014.

      “It’s luxe, but it looks like anyone can wear it,” says Ferreira’s stylist Ian Bradley in a behind-the-scenes video, referencing a metallic Saint Laurent crop top.”[Sky's] willing to experiment and have fun with it,” Bradley adds. “No matter what she does, it always looks really cool. You want to be that girl.”

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    • Style.com: Marina’s Must-Haves: Leather Overall Shorts From Veda

      Immhoveralls‘m in an overalls phase lately. I have one navy pair in heavy cotton from Joseph that I purchased many years ago, and they have a very “grown-up,” polished look to them. Lots of girls have been wearing them in denim lately—a look I also want to try. Browsing through Veda’s collection, I came across this leather version. I wondered for a moment if I’m too old to pull them off, but my Style.com colleagues tell me I’m not. I think I can trust them, but either way, I’m a risk taker, so I’m definitely giving them a shot.

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    • Style.com: Kate Middleton: Fashion Maven or Bright Banana?

      kate middleton and prince williamContinuing her ongoing royal tour, Kate Middleton donned a vivid yellow Spring ’14 Roksanda Ilincic dress during an appearance at Sydney’s Royal Opera House today. While addressing a crowd, Middleton revealed that Prince William told her the dress makes her look like “a banana.” Poor form, Wills. A few days ago, he also reportedly criticized the Duchess’s emerald Erdem coat for being “too bright.” Considering that Prince William has basically worn a variation of the same tired navy-suit-and-red-tie ensemble every day throughout the tour, he should probably lay off. And seeing as Kate was recently dubbed “normcore,” I also think that, if only for the purpose of being cheeky (or even better, stylistically exciting), Kate should test the waters with a few wild getups. How about some Fall ’14 Moschino? Or, if she wanted to embrace the Brits, Meadham Kirchhoff’s latest looks would be a bold choice. Do it to it, Kate, and show the Prince who’s boss—sartorially speaking.

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    • Style.com: Paper Mag’s Kim Hastreiter Records a Rap Song to Celebrate Spring Cheer

      Every spring for the past ten years, Paper cofounder, editor, and publisher Kim Hastreiter devotes a page in the magazine to “reasons to be cheerful,” a roundup of zeitgeist moments from fashion and pop culture meant to provide a spring awakening after a long winter. The annual column is inspired by Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ 1979 song of the same name, and although Hastreiter thought herself witty for the throwback reference, it turns out that for the past decade the joke has been on her: “I asked everyone in the office if they got the reference, and all I got were blank stares. Everybody at Paper was born after 1979! Nobody knew what I was talking about!”

      So for this year’s addition, Hastreiter went for something a younger generation might understand more easily: a rap. “Fashion can be so, so serious,” she told us. “I hate the fashion mentality ‘one day you’re in, one day you’re out.’ Fashion isn’t one thing. How can someone be a genius one season and not the next? I just wanted to squeeze in as many things as possible to make people smile.” And squeeze them in she did: Despite the unforeseen recording challenge of “just having to speak so quickly,” Hastreiter’s rap contains references to Jeremy Scott’s Moschino debut, Erykah Badu’s Givenchy campaign, and Chanel’s supermarket runway spectacular—all things that have certainly been making us smile lately.

      Today, Style.com debuts the song and video from Paper‘s spring issue. Sadly, Hastreiter refused to comment if there would be more raps in her future. But who knows? “I love the power of the Internet. Anyone can do anything. Even I can make a rap song and put it out. The Internet gives power to the people.”

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