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Durham housing given £92m boost

More than £92m is to be spent on improving homes in County Durham that do not meet government standards for decent housing.

The money comes from a government grant and council funding and will be spent over the next two years on council housing in the area.

It will pay for rewiring, new kitchens and bathrooms and 2,667 heating systems and boilers.

A council spokesman said: "This will improve the lives of so many people."

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