Bucking the trend – the Durham way

By Terry Collins | 30 January 2019

When Durham Council became a unitary authority a decade ago, no one was under any illusion about the size of the challenge ahead.

It represented the biggest shake-up in North East local government for a generation, replacing the old structure of a county council working alongside seven district authorities: Durham City, Easington, Sedgefield, Teesdale, Wear Valley, Derwentside and Chester-le-Street.

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