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Durham Rounds Off Chinese New Year with Lantern Festival

Durham Rounds off Chinese New Year with Lantern Festival

On January 28th, Durham held celebrations to welcome in Chinese New Year. A spectacular lion dance, a martial arts display and a Chinese craft workshop all saw our city mark the beginning of the...
Durham Locals Asked to Contribute Ideas for Lumiere 2017

Durham Locals Asked to Contribute Ideas for Lumiere 2017

This autumn will see Durham City festooned with amazing pieces of art as Lumiere, the outdoor festival of lights, returns for the fifth time. And in addition to glowing artworks by well-known artists, local...
Durham County Council Strives to Protect Services as Austerity Bites

Durham County Council Strives to Protect Services as Austerity Bites

Durham County Council has promised that it will protect frontline services despite the austerity measures being implemented by central government. The council aims to do this by following a plan that has received the...
Bill Bryson Backs Durham Cathedral to Win BBC Countryfile Award

Bill Bryson Backs Durham Cathedral to Win BBC Countryfile Award

Acclaimed American travel writer Bill Bryson is supporting Durham Cathedral in its bid to win an award. The cathedral has been nominated in the category of Heritage Site of the Year as part of...
Durham Welcomes in Chinese New Year

Durham Welcomes in Chinese New Year

Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year, which will be welcomed in Durham with some rather colourful celebrations.The Year of the Rooster will last from 28th January 2017 to 15th February...
Durham's Creative Advertsiers Told to Get on their Bikes

Durham’s Creative Advertisers Told to Get on their Bikes

Durham County Council seems to be clamping down on unusual means of advertising. Recently, two cafes – which have been using bicycles parked on the pavement to grab the attention of customers – have...
Durham Councillors Take up Challenge to Live on 57.90 a Week

Durham Councillors Take up Challenge to Live on £57.90 a Week

32 Durham County Councillors and care services staff have taken up a challenge to live on just £57.90 a week.  This is the sum that people under 25 on Job Seekers Allowance or Income Support...
Durham County Council Strikes Optimistic Note for 2017

Durham County Council Strikes Optimistic Note for 2017

Durham County Council leader Simon Henig has used his first address of the year to deliver an upbeat speech.Despite the uncertainty of Brexit and ongoing austerity – the council has already suffered budget...
Drinks at Durham 33

The Speak Easy at 33 Neville Street, Durham

Unlicensed saloons date way back to 1823 but it wasn’t until many years later, in Prohibition-era America in the 1920’s, the term "speakeasy" became a common name to describe a place to get a...
Durham Magazine January - February 2017

Durham Magazine Editorial – January & February 2017

Dear Durham readers,Thanks for picking up the latest edition of the magazine, we’re delighted to announce that we have had a great deal of emails, calls, and messages from local contributors who want to...

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