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Durham to Host 'Live' Nativity Play with Real Animals and Baby

Durham to Host ‘Live’ Nativity Play with Real Animals and Baby

Durham Market Place is to host a ‘live’ nativity play, which will feature real camels, a real donkey and a human baby. It will also include shepherds, the three kings, a Mary, a Joseph...
Durham Prepares for Magical Lantern Procession and Xmas Markets

Durham Prepares for Magical Lantern Procession and Xmas Markets

Durham’s three-day Christmas Festival is due to begin this year on Friday 2nd December. And the festival’s stunning highlight will be the Children’s Lantern Procession on Saturday December 3rd.300 children, carrying lanterns, will process...
Durham Schools Rewarded for International Awareness

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...
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,...
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...
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,...
Ambitious Plans for New Durham Bus Station

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...
Exhibition Gives Insight into 'Food Bank Britain'

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

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...

CRY is the Cardiac Risk in the Young Charity. On Saturday they will Walk...

On Saturday 31st September at 11am the Seventh annual CRY Durham Riverside Walk will take place with participants walking the 8-kilometre course around the City.Walkers may sign up on the day to join in...

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