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Durham Internet Bank Rated as One of UK's Top Tech Companies

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

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

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

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 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

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

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...
County Council Saves Durham Cricket Club

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

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

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,...

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