Monday, November 18, 2019

As panto season approaches, County Durham is gearing up for a theatrical extravaganza of flying carpets, magical mayhem and even a lad from Sacriston. Aladdin will next month begin its run at Durham’s Gala Theatre...

An ancient rural craft, which is considered essential for conservation and protecting wildlife, will be on display in County Durham later this week. The annual Durham Hedgelaying Competition will be held on Friday 11th October...
Cycle giveaway 2

Cyclists who park up at County Durham’s libraries, leisure centres and council customer access points are now entitled to pick up some very useful freebies. Anybody who cycles to one of these venues will get...
houses

While it certainly might not seem like it to everyone who lives there, recent statistics suggest that Durham is the cheapest city in which to rent property in England. Experts generally agree that – in...
Lord of the Flies 3

A play based on a classic – and very dark – 20th-century novel is to come to the Durham stage. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies will be performed at Durham’s Gala Theatre between Monday...
Lumiere Bottle Festoon 3

A huge eco-friendly County Durham art installation is to be constructed from plastic bottles. Communities from across the county will come together to make the artwork ahead of the light festival Lumiere, which will take...

Following our review of ‘The Big Meeting’, Durham Magazine caught up with filmmaker John Irvin. Though he's probably best known for his work on shows and films such as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Mandela's Gun,...
Michael Stevens 1

A man who began his working life as a 15-year-old apprentice at a north east Council recently celebrated his 50th year of working for the same employer. Michael Stevens, 65, a vehicle fitter from Croxdale,...
Daisy GCSE results day - 3

Yesterday was GCSE results day and County Durham’s young people have continued to perform well despite major changes to the exam system. Students across County Durham have kept up their level of success from last...
Edible planting school pupils

Schoolchildren from across Durham City have been tending city centre gardens of delicious edible plants. Some of their produce has been used in local restaurants and the kids’ efforts might just win Durham a prestigious...

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