Durham News

Durham Teaching Assistants Announce Work to Rule as Council Responds to Latest Strikes

Durham Teaching Assistants Announce Work to Rule as Council Responds to Latest Strikes

Durham’s teaching assistants were on strike again this week. Walkouts on Wednesday and Thursday saw 23 schools closed completely while around 90 had to shut down some classes. Around 100 picket lines were seen...
Demolition of Milburngate 'Eyesore' Gets Going

Demolition of Milburngate ‘Eyesore’ Gets Going

Work has begun on the demolition of the outside of Milburngate House, a brutalist 1960s building that used to house Durham’s Passport Office. Milburngate House, considered an eyesore by many, will be replaced by...
Durham Cathedral Wins Tax Battle over Historic Bridge

Durham Cathedral Wins Tax Battle over Historic Bridge

A historic Durham bridge has recently been the centre of a court case between Durham Cathedral and HM Revenue and Customs. The cathedral had wished to claim back the VAT for repairs made to...
Cathedral Room Opens at Durham Station

Cathedral Room Opens at Durham Station

The Cathedral Room, a special community space at Durham Station provided by Virgin Trains, is now officially open. Television presenter and architect George Clarke was in Durham last week to open the room alongside...
TV's George Clarke Takes a Look at Durham Cathedral Tower Restoration

TV’s George Clarke Takes a Look at Durham Cathedral Tower Restoration

A famous TV architect has popped in to Durham Cathedral to take a look at the ongoing restoration work to its Central Tower. George Clarke, who has starred in programmes such as Restoration Man...
Durham Cathedral in Lego Wins Two Awards and May Win Another

Durham Cathedral in Lego Wins Two Awards and May Win Another

A few months ago this magazine reported on a scale model of Durham Cathedral made entirely out of Lego. In addition to raising over £300,000 to help with the cost of the cathedral’s Open...
Durham Teaching Assistants to Strike Again

Durham Teaching Assistants to Strike Again

Unions representing County Durham’s teaching assistants have announced another two days of strike action for next week. The strikes are due to take place on Wednesday November 23rd and Thursday November 24th.Around 1,000 TAs...
Durham's Historic Station May Be Extended to Accommodate New Trains

Durham’s Historic Station May Be Extended to Accommodate New Trains

A planning application has been submitted for a platform extension at Durham’s historic grade-two-listed station. Network Rail wishes to lengthen the platform by 20 metres so the station can cope with trains due to...
Sam Lavery back in County Durham after X Factor Exit

Sam Lavery back in County Durham after X Factor Exit

County Durham’s Sam Lavery has briefly returned home after crashing out of the X Factor on Sunday. She is taking a rest in her home village of Coxhoe before beginning a packed schedule of...
Enterprising Durham Mum Creates Christmas Toy Hit

Enterprising Durham Mum Creates Christmas Toy Hit

An enterprising Durham Mum is building up a successful business, which all started on the day she couldn’t find a suitable toy for her child. Sarah Greenwell, 34, was inspired to create Elf For...

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