Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Sam Lavery Dedicates X Factor Song to Dad

On the X Factor stage last night, Sam Lavery blasted out her rendition of the Girls Aloud hit I’ll Stand by You. She had chosen the tune for the show’s Girl Group vs Boy...
Ian Botham Made Chairman of Durham CCC

Sir Ian Botham has been appointed chairman of troubled Durham County Cricket Club. The former England hero and famous all-rounder will take up his new position on February 1st, after he has finished media...
Durham Schools to Close Due to Teaching Assistant Strikes

Schools across County Durham are to be hit by industrial action staged by teaching assistants. On 8th and 9th November, teaching asisstants belonging to Unison and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) will...
No Official Enquiry into Orgreave, Says Home Secretary

Yesterday the home secretary Amber Rudd announced that there would be no statutory enquiry or independent review into the infamous ‘Battle of Orgreave’. The Battle of Orgreave occurred on June 18th 1984, when a...
Durham Schools Rewarded for International Awareness

More than a dozen schools from County Durham have been recognised by the British Council for their outstanding international teaching and learning. This recognition is the result of an award scheme Durham County Council...
Durham to Stage Exhibition on Hearing Voices

Durham is due to stage the world’s first exhibition on the topic of hearing voices. The exhibition, which will be held in the Palace Green Library from 5th November 2016 to 26th February 2017,...
Durham Internet Bank Rated as One of UK's Top Tech Companies

An innovative Durham-based bank has been rated as the UK’s best tech finance company. Atom offers a cutting-edge banking service which has no high street branches, but just uses an app that relies on...
Ex-Pit Village to Get 'Gateway' from Top Sculptor

A County Durham former pit village will soon have a stunning ‘gateway’-type sculpture in its centre. Ushaw Moor will host the opening ceremony of the sculpture, created by local artist Graeme Hopper, at 11...
Durham Teen Sam Lavery Wows X-Factor

After her stunning performance on last week’s X-Factor, Sam Lavery has wowed the judges again this week. In a special Halloween ‘Fright Night’ edition of the show, Sam yesterday delivered a powerful rendition of...
Nissan to Stay in North East - and Massively Expand Plant

Japanese car giant Nissan has announced that it intends to keep its Sunderland plant open. And the company has also revealed that it is planning a massive increase in production that could create a...

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