Durham News

Durham University May Demolish Iconic Brutalist Building

Durham University May Demolish Iconic Brutalist Building

A well-known, some would say infamous, 1960s building may soon be demolished. Dunelm House, a collection of concrete cube-like structures clinging to the cliffs opposite Durham Cathedral and above the River Wear, has been...
Durham Cathedral Lights Christmas Tree and Blesses Crib

Durham Cathedral Lights Christmas Tree and Blesses Crib

Durham Cathedral has held its annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Blessing of the Crib Service. Sunday saw the switching on of the cathedral’s magnificent 27-foot Norwegian spruce tree, which has been provided...
Hunt for Christmas Characters in Durham's Streets with New App

Hunt for Christmas Characters in Durham’s Streets with New App

A Christmas app has been launched with which people can find Christmas characters lurking in Durham’s historic streets. The augmented reality Christmas trail, set up by Durham Business Improvement District (BID), allows people with...
Durham's MP Praises Work of Food Banks

Durham’s MP Praises Work of Food Banks

The Labour MP for Durham, Roberta Blackman Woods, has highlighted the large numbers of people who are reliant on Britain’s food banks. Professor Blackman Woods was recently at the Tesco Extra store in Durham’s Gilesgate...
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,...

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