An Irishman named Jerry Cooper from a young age had served in the Royal Navy as a ship rigger and also later becoming a...

With the introduction of the brand new 12 sided Pound Coin into our change last month I thought it would be nice to look...

23rd April is St George’s Day, but who exactly was England’s patron saint? You may know that his cross – red on a white background...

Palm Sunday is an important date in the Christian calendar, but why is this day associated with processions, palms, donkeys, thunder, lightning, peas and...

Durham University’s Oriental Museum is to stage an exhibition – entitled A Good Reputation Endures Forever: The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front...

Shamrocks, people dressed in green, foaming pints of stout being passed across numerous bars – these are the images that might leap into your...

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

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...

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...

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...

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