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Durham Teaching Assistants to Strike Again

Unions representing County Durham’s teaching assistants have announced another two days of strike action for next week. The strikes are due to take place...

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...

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...

Ian Botham Made Chairman of Durham CCC

Sir Ian Botham has been appointed chairman of troubled Durham County Cricket Club. The former England hero and famous all-rounder will take up his...

Durham Schools to Close Due to Teaching Assistant Strikes

Schools across County Durham are to be hit by industrial action staged by teaching assistants. On 8th and 9th November, teaching asisstants belonging to...

Durham Schools Rewarded for International Awareness

More than a dozen schools from County Durham have been recognised by the British Council for their outstanding international teaching and learning. This recognition...

More Durham Teaching Assistants Vote to Strike

Last week, this magazine reported that County Durham’s teaching assistants who belong to the Unison trade union had voted to strike. Now the members...

County Council Saves Durham Cricket Club

Indebted Durham County Cricket Club is now likely to survive due to a unanimous vote by county councillors on 19th October to approve a...

Durham Teaching Assistants Vote to Strike

In the latest chapter of the long-running dispute between Durham County Council and its teaching assistants, the TAs represented by Unison have voted to...

Teaching Assistants Accuse Council of Divide and Rule

The long-running dispute between County Durham’s teaching assistants and Durham County Council has taken a new turn. The dispute centres on the Council’s wish...

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