Presents, Cards, Flowers - Where Did St Valentine's Day Come from?

14th February is well-known as a day of cards and flowers, hearts and candlelit meals, of toy cupids hovering with their dangerous arrows. But did...
durham-halloween

Halloween falls at the end of October, 31st to be precise. The following day, the 1st November, being All Saints Day. October 31st then...
Fireworks Display Durham

HM Government state that: 'There are no laws against having a bonfire, but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause'. However, 'burning...

Business operators and self-employed people are responsible for their own HMRC Tax Returns, the Returns must be completed and submitted in time, that is...

Autumn is here, and in November the daylight hours will grow noticeably shorter. The time has come to start sorting out the gardens. The trees...

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...

Whilst delighting in our mother tongue I take great pleasure and amusement from some of the commonly used sayings and how they came into...

The English language includes a number of funny expressions that we may not know the history of, here are a few that we do...

Dumb animals indeed! Few people fail to be impressed by the sight of a Guide Dog and Owner walking the streets of Durham, and...
Durham Botanical Gardens

Spectacular gardens tended with many hours of tender loving care have brought success to Durham City and County in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Northumbria...

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