Be Careful with Christmas Debt, Durham Consumers Warned

As Christmas approaches, Durham County Council is urging anyone worried about debt to speak to their local credit unions. With weekly payment stores charging several times what goods are worth and payday lenders offering...
Jobs growth in County Durham above Average for UK

In spite of the economic and political problems Britain has wrestled with in recent years, there is good news about the job situation in County Durham. Estimates based on the latest statistics suggest that there...
Durham Cathedral and Castle - commons.wikimedia.org

Durham’s magnificent 900-year-old Cathedral seems to be getting the recognition it deserves. A survey of around 1,500 tourist sights, carried out last year by Visit England, has given the Cathedral the rank of the...
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 opposite Durham Cathedral and above the River Wear, has been...
Durham Councillors Take up Challenge to Live on 57.90 a Week

32 Durham County Councillors and care services staff have taken up a challenge to live on just £57.90 a week.   This is the sum that people under 25 on Job Seekers Allowance or Income Support...
BEAMISH MUSEUM HISTORY - History of Beamish Mueseum

The much loved, and award winning, Beamish Living Museum, near Stanley, Co. Durham, has drawn people from all over Great Britain and from countless countries around the world in their hundreds of thousands since...
Drinks at Durham 33

Unlicensed saloons date way back to 1823 but it wasn’t until many years later, in Prohibition-era America in the 1920’s, the term "speakeasy" became a common name to describe a place to get a...
Durham Miner Gala

 Durham Miners Gala Held every year on the second Saturday in July the Durham Miners Gala is almost upon us. The 122nd Gala will again wend its way through the City to the beat of...
Pre-Application Open Days

Students wishing to enter Durham University, England’s premier ‘red brick’ University, should be actively planning now for the September 2016 intake. To facilitate prospective students in making the correct choice the University is running...
Durham University Contributes Over £1 Billion to UK Economy

A study has revealed that Durham University contributes around £1.1 billion to the UK’s economy each year. The study also found that the university has a massive economic presence in the north east, with...

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