County Council Saves Durham Cricket Club

Indebted Durham County Cricket Club is now likely to survive due to a unanimous vote by county councillors on 19th October to approve a rescue package.   In September, the club’s accounts showed it had debts...
Durham Researcher Discovers Favourite Tipple of Medieval Monks

A researcher from Durham University’s Department of Theology and Religion has discovered that English monks exiled in France were very partial to a brandy-based cocktail. Dr James Kelly, Research Fellow in Early Modern British...
photo courtesy of Sarah Joy

Unless you’ve been enjoying a long vacation in the solar system’s outer reaches, you should know that a general election will take place on 8th June.  But do you know what your voting options will...
Historians trace Lives of Scots Soldiers Imprisoned in Durham Cathedral

Durham researchers have been investigating what happened to around 3,000 Scottish soldiers who were imprisoned in Durham Cathedral. After the Battle of Dunbar, in 1650 – between an English army commanded by Oliver Cromwell and...
Durham's Landlord Accreditation Scheme Welcomes 100th Member

A Durham County Council initiative that aims to protect tenants and support landlords has reached a significant milestone. The council’s Landlord Accreditation Scheme recently welcomed Paul McFarling as its 100th member. There are now...
Song for Europe 1

Children from across County Durham have taken part in their own version of the Eurovision Song Contest. Over 300 children from 24 schools were in Durham City last week to participate in the fourth annual...
photo courtesy of Bryce Edwards, from Flckr Creative Commons

Ken Loach, the director of the award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, will be a speaker at this year’s Durham Miners’ Gala. As well as winning a Palme d’Or and Bafta Best British Film Award for...
photo courtesy of Hemant Gawade, from Flickr Creative Commons

Durham’s amateur gardeners have been rewarded for helping Durham City triumph in the recent Northumbria in Bloom contest.  Not only did Durham win gold in the competition’s Small City category, but Durham also won the...
Rare Exmoor Ponies Set up Home in County Durham

A herd of rare Exmoor ponies has been moved to County Durham after a fundraising appeal, which brought in over £13,000.  A total of 12 ponies have been brought in to graze nature reserves owned...
Mathew Gent

A star of London’s West End will be returning to his Durham roots to perform at the city’s BRASS festival. Matt Gent, from Page Bank near Spennymoor, learnt his stagecraft at Durham’s Gala Theatre Stage...

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