Durham News

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...
Bill Bryson Backs Durham Cathedral to Win BBC Countryfile Award

Bill Bryson Backs Durham Cathedral to Win BBC Countryfile Award

Acclaimed American travel writer Bill Bryson is supporting Durham Cathedral in its bid to win an award. The cathedral has been nominated in the category of Heritage Site of the Year as part of...
Durham Welcomes in Chinese New Year

Durham Welcomes in Chinese New Year

Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year, which will be welcomed in Durham with some rather colourful celebrations. The Year of the Rooster will last from 28th January 2017 to 15th February...
Drinks at Durham 33

The Speak Easy at 33 Neville Street, Durham

Unlicensed saloons date way back to 1823 but it wasn’t until many years later, in Prohibition-era America in the 1920’s, the term "speakeasy" became a common name to describe a place to get a...
Durham Hospital to Get New £30 Million A&E Department

Durham Hospital to Get New £30 Million A&E Department

The University Hospital of North Durham (UHND), in Durham City, is to receive a new, cutting-edge A&E department. Durham County Council has given the go ahead for the project, which should be completed by...
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...

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