Presents, Cards, Flowers – Where Did St Valentine’s Day Come from?

14th February is well-known as a day of cards and flowers, hearts and candlelit meals, of toy cupids hovering with their dangerous arrows.But did...

Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and a Little History of Pancakes

Why is there a tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? How did Ash Wednesday and Shrove Tuesday get their peculiar names? And why...

Appeal Tries to Save Dunelm House from Demolition

An appeal has been launched to save Dunelm House, an iconic yet controversial Durham building, from the wrecking ball. Dunelm House – a multi-level series...

Durham Record Office to Tell Story of North East’s Luckiest Woman

A talk at Durham County Record Office is to reveal the story of the north east’s luckiest woman from the times of the First...

Durham Students to Perform at Edinburgh Fringe

A group of Durham University students are heading to Edinburgh’s famous Fringe Festival to perform a play. The Princes’ Quest, a musical written by...

Beamish Museum Golden Jubilee Begins with Cake

50 years is the time it takes for 1970 to become 2020 and Beamish Museum, The Living Museum of the North, definitely deserves a...

Durham University May Demolish Iconic Brutalist Building

A well-known, some would say infamous, 1960s building may soon be demolished. Dunelm House, a collection of concrete cube-like structures clinging to the cliffs...

Children of the Moor Part 2

Part two of Children of the Moor… because we all know there is another half to Ian Brady. The year is 1942 in Manchester England,...

Mythical Beasts and Magna Carta for Open Treasure Exhibition

Durham Cathedral has announced the latest two exhibitions that will feature in its Open Treasure project. Open Treasure – a series of rolling exhibitions...

Sculpture Commemorating Tragic WWI Brothers Wins Environment Award

A sculpture commemorating four brothers – three of whom lost their lives in the First World War – has been declared one of the...

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