Durham News

Durham Teen Helps Magician Targeted by Yob

Durham Teen Helps Magician Targeted by Yob

A 73-year-old street entertainer who was last month bullied by a yob has been helped by a clever Durham teenager. Magician Alfie Hill was performing on a bridge in Durham City Centre when a...
Council Provides £3.4 Million Home for Local Businesses

Council Provides £3.4 Million Home for Local Businesses

A state-of-the-art building designed to attract and support cutting-edge businesses has been officially declared open in Durham City. Salvus House will be the focus of a new cooperative partnership between Durham County Council, New...
X Factor's Sam Lavery Sings Slowed-down Disco Stomper

X Factor’s Sam Lavery Sings Slowed-down Disco Stomper

On this week’s X Factor, Sam Lavery delivered a powerful interpretation of Gloria Gaynor’s disco classic I Will Survive. But Sam’s version slowed the Seventies smash down, triggering a mixed response from the judges. Last...
Parents and Council React to Teaching Assistants' Strike

Parents and Council React to Teaching Assistants’ Strike

This week saw schools closed, or at least operating reduced classes, across County Durham as over 1000 teaching assistants went on strike. TAs from the unions Unison and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers...
Ushaw College to Host St Cuthbert's Xmas Fair

Ushaw College to Host St Cuthbert’s Xmas Fair

Durham’s Ushaw College will host this year’s St Cuthbert’s Hospice Christmas Fair. The fair will take place on Saturday 19th November between 11 am and 2 pm. St Cuthbert’s inform me that at this very...
Durham University Contributes Over £1 Billion to UK Economy

Durham Uni Contributes Over £1 Billion to UK Economy

A study has revealed that Durham University contributes around £1.1 billion to the UK’s economy each year. The study also found that the university has a massive economic presence in the north east, with...
Durham Cathedral Restaurant Rated as One of UK's Best

Durham Cathedral Restaurant Rated as One of UK’s Best

Durham Cathedral’s Undercroft Restaurant has been rated as one of the UK’s best tourist eateries. The Undercroft Restaurant came third in a Soil Association league table of twenty eateries at popular visitor attractions. The Soil...
Grayson Perry Banner to Be Displayed in Cathedral Exhibition

Grayson Perry Banner to Be Displayed in Cathedral Exhibition

A banner made by the well-known artist Grayson Perry is due to hang alongside ancient textiles in an exhibition at Durham Cathedral. Entitled Death of a Working Hero, Perry’s Banner was created during a trip...
Historians trace Lives of Scots Soldiers Imprisoned in Durham Cathedral

Historians Trace Lives of Scots Soldiers Imprisoned in Durham Cathedral

Durham researchers have been investigating what happened to around 3,000 Scottish soldiers who were imprisoned in Durham Cathedral. After the Battle of Dunbar, in 1650 – between an English army commanded by Oliver Cromwell and...
Sam Lavery Dedicates X Factor Song to Dad

Sam Lavery Dedicates X Factor Song to Dad

On the X Factor stage last night, Sam Lavery blasted out her rendition of the Girls Aloud hit I’ll Stand by You. She had chosen the tune for the show’s Girl Group vs Boy...

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