Monday, August 26, 2019



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 Teaching Assistants Vote to Strike

In the latest chapter of the long-running dispute between Durham County Council and its teaching assistants, the TAs represented by Unison have voted to take strike action.   The dispute centres on changes the council would...
Composer Writes Music Based on Durham Castle Data

A young composer plans to give a concert in Durham Castle – playing music written using data from the ancient building. Jo Coupe analysed large amounts of data concerning things such as visitor numbers,...
Ambitious Plans for New Durham Bus Station

Plans have been unveiled for a new eight-million-pound bus station on Durham’s North Road. The rebuilding of the city’s bus station will be part of a general overhaul of the whole area around North...
Gala Theatre to Stage Frankenstein

An adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel Frankenstein is to be staged at Durham’s Gala Theatre.  The play, put on by the touring company Blackeyed Theatre, will be a highly original interpretation of Shelley’s...
Exhibition Gives Insight into 'Food Bank Britain'

A photography exhibition, recently opened at Durham Town Hall, aims to give the public an insight into the daily life of a food bank. Photographer Carl Joyce, thirty-one, spent ten weeks working with the...
Teaching Assistants Accuse Council of Divide and Rule

The long-running dispute between County Durham’s teaching assistants and Durham County Council has taken a new turn. The dispute centres on the Council’s wish to alter contracts so that teaching assistants will only be...
Plan to Make Durham Uni One of World's Best

A ten-year plan has been unveiled, with the aim of making every department of Durham University truly world class. The plan also envisages a growth in student numbers of around 4,000 over the next...
Durham to Revisit ‘Lambton Worm’ Legends

A free public talk, scheduled for the evening of 5th October, will shed fresh light on the intriguing north-east legend of the Lambton Worm. Jamie Beckett will look into the medieval origins of the...
Historic Building between Cathedral and Castle to Be Restored

A little known historic building located on Palace Green between Durham’s Cathedral and Castle is to be restored. The scaffolding is already up around the former Exchequer and Chancery Building and the aim is...

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