Durham City

Sunderland actress to star in stage adaptation of hit 80s film

A Sunderland actress will step into Julie Walters’ shoes to take on the lead role in an adaptation of hit film Educating Rita.

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The launch of the 2017 Durham City Run, which offers tweaked routes for 5k and 10k runners.

Entries open now as Prince Bishops Durham City Run returns

Thousands of runners are expected to turn out for the second annual Prince Bishops Durham City Run this summer.

A690 Belmont fly-over. Credit: Google.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car on the A690 near Durham

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a car on the A690 near Durham City.

Durham hosts Gala for would-be entrepreneurs

Durham hosts Gala for would-be entrepreneurs

Around 900 small firms and would-be business owners are expected to head for Durham at the end of the month.

Last year's Fire and Ice festival in Durham

Game of Thrones team to create Lambton Worm ice sculpture for Durham festival

Ice sculptors from Game of Thrones will bring a flaming spectacle to Durham City

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Big Knitting by Victoria MacLeod on show during Lumiere Durham 2015, Photo by Matthew Andrews

Search starts for artists to put in art festival's spotlight

The team behind one of the North East's biggest celebrations of art is looking for creative minds to make pieces to wow the crowds.
Kate Abson, senior manager (regeneration and commercial activities), with Tom Winter, development officer, from County Durham Housing Group.

Plans for new homes near city centre get go-ahead

New homes are set to be built on the edge of Durham city centre after planning permission was graned.

Gary Wilkinson has lost 11st.

Meet the super slimmer who lost 11.5 STONE in just 18 months

A Durham slimmer is half the man he used to be after he decided to tackle his spiralling weight problem in a life-changing transformation.

James Lancelot, who will be retiring from his role at Durham Cathedral.

Musician who sang at Winston Churchill's funeral to retire from Durham Cathedral role

The master of choristers and organist at the region's most iconic cathedrals has announced his retirement.

Mr Balen was last seen in Stanley.

Plea to find missing man, 65, who has Parkinson's disease

A man in his 60s who has Parkinson's disease has gone missing.

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HMP Frankland, near Durham. Image copyright Google Maps.

Prisoner caught with al Qaida magazine in North East jail

Inmates have been caught with al Qaida magazine Inspire while in jail, new figures reveal.

Jack and the Beanstalk panto at Gala Theatre Durham

Jack & the Beanstalk sets giant record at Durham Gala Theatre

Durham’s Gala Theatre is celebrating the bestselling show in its history.

Theatre and Comedy
Justin Browning died while seeing in the new year in Tokyo.

Durham University student dies in New Year high-rise tragedy in Tokyo

A Durham University student died on New Year's Eve after reportedly falling from a high-rise building in Japan.
The Broomside Park.

REVIEW: Broomside Park, Belmont, Durham

I have become something of a home bird in recent years.

Eating Out
Site of The Gates shopping centre, Durham, which is being cleared.

Durham demolition work is clearing the way for £180million city centre developments

Work is under way to clear landmark buildings from neighbouring city centre sites to make way for multi-million pound projects bringing hundreds of jobs.

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Leslie Hebdon

Dad died after being hit by taxi on New Year's Eve

Police are appealing for help after a dad died in a road accident on New Year's Eve.
Steven Hay pictured outside his new 'office' - Durham Castle. Photo by Geoff Kitson.

Steven’s king of the castle thanks to dream job

An apprentice will carve himself a new career after signing up to look after one of the region’s most iconic buildings.

The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler.

‘Look out for those in need all year round’ says Bishop of Durham in Christmas message

I love Christmas. I love seeing the lights and the decorations. I love the giving and receiving of cards and presents.

Durham Jail.

Prisoner enjoys festive freedom after he's released in error by Durham Jail

A remand prisoner has got festive freedom after he was released by mistake from Durham Jail.
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