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Thousands of students face disruption as lecturers go on strike

More than a million students around the UK could face disruption to lectures and classes today as university workers begin a wave of walkouts in an ongoing bitter dispute over pensions.
Education
Members of the The Faithful Durhams who are hoping to see the former DLI museum's objects reunited under one roof.

Group urges people to back plans to bring DLI Museum collection back together

A campaign group calling on the former Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Museum to be restored is urging people to back a proposal to bring its objects back under one roof.

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The Prince of Wales in Durham today.

Prince Charles given warm welcome on visit to Durham

The Prince of Wales was given a warm welcome by the people of the North East when he visited one of the region's most historic quarters.

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Alington House in North Bailey, Durham.

Review: Penny’s Pantry vegan pop-up, Durham City

The saying ‘never meet your heroes’ is one thing, but it’s something else when a member of one of your favourite bands serves your dinner.

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John Davidson, chairman of the Independent Monitoring Board which checks on HMP Durham.

Independent checks praise HMP Durham for ‘clear’ future vision

A jail which has become a remand centre for almost 1,000 prisoners is being ‘well run and well managed‘, according to an independent monitoring team.

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Durham University student Olivia Burt died after being crushed under a fence which collapsed outside the city's Missoura nightclub.

Police probing student Olivia Burt's death appeal for mobile phone footage

A website has been set up for witnesses to upload mobile phone footage of the moments leading up to the tragic death of a Durham student outside a nightclub.

Crime
From left, council officers Michelle Hurton and Pamela Glaister with Coun Jane Brown, presenting Peter MacLellan of Durham Christian Partnership with the foodbank donation.'''(L-R): Michelle Hurton, Pamela Glaister, Cllr Jane Brown and Peter MacLellan.

Staff raise thousands for Bradley Lowery Foundation and other good causes

The Bradley Lowery Foundation is among the charities to benefit from the generosity of council staff.

Durham
England and Durham cricketer Ben Stokes, 26, leaves Bristol Magistrates' Court where he was told he will face a crown court trial over an altercation outside a nightclub. Photo by the Press Association.

Durham cricketer Ben Stokes to face a crown court trial over an altercation outside a nightclub

England cricketer Ben Stokes will go on trial at a crown court over an disturbance outside a nightclub.
Crime
Olivia Burt's parents have described her as 'a wonderful young woman'.

Parents of tragic student Olivia Burt pay tribute to their 'beautiful daughter' as police renew witness appeal

The parents of a university student who died outside a nightclub in Durham say they are “totally devastated and heartbroken” by the loss of their “beautiful daughter”.

Durham
Lesley Iveson has been ordered to pay more than 600 for failing to clean up her garden - and could go to jail if she doesn't comply with the latest order. Pic: Durham County Council.

Woman could face jail if she continues to ignore orders to tidy up her garden

A woman has been ordered to pay more than £600 after failing to remove rubbish from the garden of her County Durham home.

Environment

From Snow White to White Walkers - what to expect from Durham’s Fire & Ice Festival

From The Gruffalo carved from a tonne of ice to a frosty incarnation of William Shakespeare, this year’s Fire & Ice Festival is set to be a cool event.

Arts
A photo by the Royal Yachting Association of Olivia Burt, a 20-year-old student in her first year at Durham University who died in an inciden outside a busy city centre nightclub.

Candlelit vigil to be held for Durham University student who died outside club

A candlelit vigil is to be held in memory of a 20-year-old student who died of head injuries outside a Durham club.

Durham
The scene of the tragedy outside Missoula in Durham City. Credit: PA.

Police name female student who died in an apparent crushing incident outside nightclub

A student who died following an incident in Durham last night has been named.
Durham
Kian and Kharis Fairest looking at the Phoenix at Durham's Fire and Ice Festival last year.

Gandalf and The Gruffalo to feature in ice sculpture trail in Durham

It’s been announced which famous figures will be given a frosty reception at this year’s Fire & Ice Festival.

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New stained glass window to be installed at Durham Cathedral in memory of student

A new stained glass window will be installed in Durham Cathedral in memory of Durham University student, which will celebrate the link between the neighbouring institutions.

County Durham
The cover of Littlebridge, by Robert Thomson

Former Sunderland headmaster publishes debut novel at 80

A former Sunderland headmaster is celebrating after his first novel was published at the age of 80.

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Richard Dawson performing at Redhills, the headquarters of the Durham Miners' Association. Pic: Gary Welford

Review: Richard Dawson, Redhills, Durham Miners' Association HQ

It may be one of our region’s great cultural and historical hubs, yet you need only visit the toilets to recognise Redhills’ need for refurbishment.

Music
Durham Crown Court

Police appeal after man charged over Durham stabbing

A man is to appear at Durham Crown Court charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent after a stabbing in Durham.

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The Marks & Spencer store in Durham will close, but staff will be redeployed. Pic: Google Maps.

Marks & Spencer to close Durham store as it axes hundreds of jobs nationwide

The Marks & Spencer store in Durham is set to close as the retailer announced a major restructuring programme.
Business
Bob Shaw with his sheepdog Mist.

Farming lecturer re-traces his roots

A college lecturer has returned to his roots to deliver agricultural lecturers in County Durham.

Education
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