Durham City

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.

Newcastle Gateshead
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.
Jack and the Beanstalk

Theatre raises the curtain on autism-friendly panto

People on the autistic spectrum can enjoy a special relaxed performance of a pantomime classic.

Theatre and Comedy 2

Jury in trial of Durham University student accused of rape fails to reach verdict

The jury in the trial of a Durham University student accused of raping a drunken undergraduate has been discharged after failing to reach a verdict.

Reverend Arun Arora, who will up a new role as Vicar of St Nicholas, Durham. Pic: Church of England.

New Durham vicar knows all about spreading the word of the Lord

A new vicar has been appointed to St Nicholas Church in Durham - and he shouldn't need much help in spreading the word of the Lord.

Durham Crown Court

Student who denies rape had played role of an accused sex attacker in training session, court told

A student nightline advisor who denies raping a drunken woman had previously played the part of an accused sex attacker in training for his role, a court has heard.

Durham Station.

Gas leak at Durham station sparks major train delays

A gas leak at Durham station is causing major delays for train travelers.

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Nic Marshall, chief executive officer of customer contact company ResQ.

Durham to the ResQ with expansion

As Durham County Council looks to promote Durham as a beacon for business, we speak to one man who has chosen the county as the perfect place to expand his company.

From left, Neil Jefferson, business development director at NHBC; Phil Brown, managing director of Trivselhus by Esh; Colin Willetts, sales director of Trivselhus by Esh, and host William Hague.

Durham’s Esh Group scoops eco prize

Durham housing specialist Esh Group has the opposition green with envy.

Magician Alf Hill thanks Jonathan Lambert for retrieving his magic trick from the River Wear, below Framwellgate Bridge, Durham City.

Teenager’s kind gesture is just the trick to help magician Alf smile again

A story had a magic ending as a street entertainer was reunited with the boy who came to the rescue when a drunk dumped his puzzle in the River Wear.

Sam Lavery

North East teenager Sam Lavery's X Factor dream is over

Teenage X Factor hopeful Sam Lavery has been eliminated from the show after judge Sharon Osbourne changed her mind at the last minute about who to send home.

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