Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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...
Durham Castle and Cathedral Celebrate 30 Years as UNESCO site

Durham is due to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of being awarded its UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS). The site, which includes Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral and the Palace Green area between them, was granted...
Decision to Be Made on £150 Million Riverside Development

A proposed development on Durham’s River Wear will soon be considered by Durham County Council’s planning committee. The £150 million development is set to include a boutique cinema, shops, offices, restaurants and 400 homes,...
More Durham Teaching Assistants Vote to Strike

Last week, this magazine reported that County Durham’s teaching assistants who belong to the Unison trade union had voted to strike. Now the members of another union that represents TAs, the Association of Teachers...

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