austerity demo

Durham County Council is facing a period of difficulty and uncertainty as central government austerity measures continue. And this is likely to mean a hike in council tax. The council will need...
Durham Ad Fest Full Line-up 1- Shauna Coxsey_Parisellas Cave Wales_Band of Birds

A diver who helped rescue Thailand’s Wild Boars football team from a flooded cave is to give a talk in Durham. Jason Mallinson will explain how he helped save 12 young footballers...
Nepal 2009

One of Britain’s best-known mountaineers is to appear at a County Durham festival. Sir Chris Bonington will be speaking at the Durham Adventure Festival, which will be held from Friday 26th to...
Jenni Murray

A presenter of Radio Four’s Woman’s Hour is due to give a talk at Durham’s Gala Theatre this February. Jenni Murray will base her talk around her book A History of the World...
Nick Sharratt Royal Drawalong

Young County Durham artists will soon have the chance to learn from one of Britain’s most famous illustrators. A family ticket for a drawing workshop with Nick Sharratt is the incredible prize in...
Riverside Brass Band 5

Members of a County Durham brass band have been wowing the locals in the German city of Tubingen. Five members of the NASUWT Riverside Band visited Tubingen – a partner town of Durham...
OAE DVF 1

A world-famous orchestra will kick off the Durham Vocal Festival with a powerful performance of Handel’s Messiah. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will open the festival – along with the...
empty houses

Durham County Council is considering buying up empty properties to help those facing homelessness. The council’s cabinet will next week be asked to approve a request for £500,000 to buy and renovate ten...
National theatre screenings pic 2

Three National Theatre productions – all in their own way dealing with government and leadership – are to be screened live in Durham City’s Gala Theatre. The Madness of George III, The...
gas cloud

Researchers from Durham University have found a ‘fossil’ that dates from the very beginnings of the universe. The ‘fossil’ is actually an unpolluted cloud of space gas. Due to its pristine state, the...

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