Durham City

REVIEW: The HandleBards: Richard III, Crook Hall, Durham

The historic tragedy of Richard III became a madcap comedy caper when the HandleBards got their hands on it.

Theatre and Comedy
The Kingslodge Inn

REVIEW: The Kingslodge Inn, Waddington Street, Durham City

Last time I visited this site was in its former guise as Finbarr’s.

Eating Out
Loveshack nightclub, Walkergate, Durham. Pic: Tom Banks.

Loveshack death: Police release eight on bail after Hetton man dies following nightclub incident

Eight men have been released on bail after a 54-year-old man died following an incident in a nightclub.

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Loveshack nightclub, Walkergate, Durham. Pic: Tom Banks.

Seven arrested over Hetton man's death after Durham nightclub brawl

A murder-style inquiry is under way after a man died after an incident at a busy nightclub in Durham early today.
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Nightclub refit will see creation of new venue in heart of Durham

Nightclub refit will see creation of new venue in heart of Durham

A new bar is to open in the heart of Durham as one of the city’s best-known nightspots gets a major facelift.

The crew of HMS Bulwark outside Durham Cathedral

Crew of Royal Navy ship HMS Bulwark on parade in Durham

The crew of Royal Navy warship HMS Bulwark have exercised the Freedom of the City of Durham today in a special parade.

Police dog Kaizer poses on a police motorbike.

Durham plays host to Bikewise family fun day

Motorcycle enthusiasts are revving up for one of the biggest events in the North East bikers' calendar.

Concern is growing over the amount of energy drinks being consumed by children.

'Ban sale of energy drinks to under-16s' says Durham expert's report

The sale of energy drinks to children under 16 should be banned following studies linking them to a range of health complaints and risky behaviours, according to a report.

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Durham University has announced plans to charge more than the current 9,000 tuition fee limit next year, before the Government has officially given the green light.

Durham University set to bust £9,000-a-year tuition fees barrier

Durham University has announced plans to charge more than £9,000 a year for tuition fees - before the Government has officially given the move the green light.

Working class hero: Davey Hopper.

'R.I.P. Marra': 13 of your tributes to Durham miners' leader Davey Hopper

Readers have been flocking to pay tribute to Durham miners' leader Davey Hopper, who died this weekend.
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Davey Hopper, right, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at Durham Miners' Gala last weekend.

Miners' union pays tribute to 'inspirational leader' Davey Hopper

Officials at the Durham Miners' Association have paid tribute to 'inspirational leader' Davey Hopper.
The Holliday Building at Durham University's Queens Campus in Stockton.

Durham University gives up teaching medicine

Durham University is giving up its medical school.


23 pictures from the Durham Miners' Gala

The 132nd Durham Miners' Gala was hailed a a big success as former coalfield communities gathered to embrace their heritage.

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Durham Miners’ Gala a great day out as thousands fill city with banners and music

Colliery communities gathered to celebrate their heritage with pride as one of the biggest Durham Miners’ Galas in recent years paraded through the streets.

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Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the crowds at Durham Miners' Gala. Picture: Press Association.

Durham Miners' Gala: Jeremy Corbyn rallies support for Labour

A defiant Jeremy Corbyn addressed tens of thousands of supporters at the Durham Miners' Gala and vowed to return as prime minister.

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The Lego miners' banners which will be blessed on Saturday

Blessing for Lego miners' banners at Durham gala

Four tiny miners' banners will be blessed as part of this weekend's Durham gala.
Plans to sell off County Hall in Durham could move a step closer next week.

Plans to sell off Durham’s County Hall move a step closer

Plans to sell off Durham County Council’s HQ and create thousands of private sector jobs could move a step closer if council chiefs agree to the next stage of the proposal.

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German Trombone Vibrations

Step back in time to the 1920s with Durham City festival

Visitors to Durham City will be transported back to the 1920s and all that jazz when a speakeasy comes to BRASS Festival.

Pupils from Belmont Community School visited Durham Fire Station.

Visiting schoolchildren shown the ropes by firefighters

Wannabe firefighters were given a lesson from the professionals when they visited Durham Fire Station.

Motorists are advised of road closures at the Durham Miners Gala on Saturday

Durham Miners Gala: News of road closures

Drivers heading to Durham are being urged to keep the roads clear for Saturday's Miners’ Gala - or  risk of having their vehicles towed away.

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