Durham News

Durham to Host Top Cyclists as The Tour Series Returns

Durham to Host Top Cyclists as The Tour Series Returns

Cycling competition The Tour Series is due to return to the narrow cobbled streets of Durham. On the night of Saturday May 27th, top cyclists will be whizzing around our historic city centre as...
95% of Durham Kids Get First Choice Secondary Schools

95% of Durham Kids Get First Choice Secondary Schools

More than 5,000 County Durham pupils have secured a place at one of their chosen secondary schools for the 2017/18 academic year.  On 1st March, the parents of 5,088 soon-to-be Year 7 children received an...
Phoenix Dance Theatre Coming to Durham - Interview

Phoenix Dance Theatre Coming to Durham – Interview

The internationally renowned contemporary dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre is due to perform in Durham, at the Gala Theatre, on March 7th. Started in Leeds in 1981 by members of the local community, Phoenix Dance...
Ian Botham Takes up Durham Chairman's Role

Ian Botham Takes Up Durham Chairman Role

Cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham has formally taken up his new role as chairman of Durham County Cricket Club.   Though it was announced that Mr Botham would step into the chairman’s role back in November,...
County Durham Born UK's Tallest Man Dies

County Durham Born UK’s Tallest Man Dies

The UK’s tallest man, Neil Fingleton from Gilesgate, Durham, has died. Mr Fingleton, who stood at 7 feet 7 inches, enjoyed a basketball and acting career, appearing in Doctor Who and Game of Thrones. Mr...
Internationally Acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre Coming to Durham

Internationally Acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre Coming to Durham

An internationally acclaimed contemporary dance troupe is due to perform at Durham’s Gala Theatre. On Tuesday 7th March, Phoenix Dance Theatre will be showcasing three exciting pieces that will exhibit the company’s athletic prowess,...
Durham County Council Cleans up with Two Awards

Durham County Council Cleans up with Two Awards

Durham County Council has won two prizes at a national awards ceremony for its work in making County Durham a tidier place. At the recent Keep Britain Tidy Awards, the council picked up the prize...
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...

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