Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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...
primary school 1

County Durham’s parents are being reminded that only a limited time is left to apply for primary school places. The deadline for applications for the next academic year (beginning September 2019) is Tuesday...
counterfeit goods

With the sales upon us, many County Durham consumers will be hunting for bargains –not only on the high street but also over the internet. With this in mind,...

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