Durham County Council Searches for 'Real Nappy Advisors'

Durham County Council Searches for ‘Real Nappy Advisors’

Have you ever thought you might like to spend your time persuading County Durham’s parents of the benefits of ‘real’ rather than disposable nappies?...
Presents, Cards, Flowers - Where Did St Valentine's Day Come from?

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...
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Ghosts and Ghouls Abound, Halloween is Here

Halloween falls at the end of October, 31st to be precise. The following day, the 1st November, being All Saints Day. October 31st then...
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Bonfire Night is Almost Here, Time to Think About What You Can and Cannot...

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

Funny Excuses for Late Self Assessment Registration

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...

The Clocks go Back on 30th October 2016, so its Time to Tidy up...

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...

CRY is the Cardiac Risk in the Young Charity. On Saturday they will Walk...

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...

A few more Quaint Sayings and their Origins.

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

Everyday Things that we Say without Knowing from Where They Originate.

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

Who Says Dogs Are Dumb Animals? Certainly not the Owner of a Guide Dog.

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

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