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Significance of Durham County Council job cuts underestimated

The effect of government austerity on councils has been underestimated because they are not ‘major companies’, it has been claimed.

Business
RAF centenary celebrations to be held in Durham

RAF centenary celebrations to be held in Durham

Celebrations to mark 100 years of the RAF will be supported by Durham County Council.

News
The sheep were born earlier this month.

Meet Teeny, Tot and Tiny - the rare sheep triplets born in Durham

These fluffy friends are usually found in more exotic places than Durham.

Offbeat
Research by the Living Wage Foundation showed that more than one in three working parents cannot afford to have regular meals. Pic: Jon Super/PA Wire.

Low-paid parents skip meals and fall behind on household bills, says new study

More than one in three working parents cannot afford to have regular meals, showing the "desperate choices" low-paid families have to make, according to a new study.

News

Campaigners protest plans to close village school in Durham

Plans to close a village school would destroy a community, campaigners have warned Durham County Council (DCC).

Education
Surveillance powers used on suspected illegal tobacco sellers in Durham

Surveillance powers used on suspected illegal tobacco sellers in Durham

Surveillance powers have been used twice this year by council snoopers trying to root out illegal tobacco sellers.

Durham
Plan for new home in city garden gets go ahead despite student accommodation concerns

Plan for new home in city garden gets go ahead despite student accommodation concerns

Plans to build a new family home in a Durham garden have been approved despite concerns it could be turned into student accommodation.

Politics
Tom Pidcock rides to victory in the 2017 Tour Series race in Durham

Cycle event set to make its return to city streets for trio of races

Top cyclists will go wheel to wheel on the cobbled streets of Durham for not one, but three exciting races as the Tour Series returns.

Durham
Dr Anwen Caffell of Durham University examines the remains of one of the Scottish soldiers who were taken prisoner at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650.

Scottish soldiers' sad demise in Durham will be remembered by new play

A new play is to tell the story of a long-lost group of Scottish soldiers whose remains were discovered in Durham.
Durham
Irn Bru, alongside Sprite, was put to the test as part of the science event.

Sunderland students get Irn Bru test in the can

Pupils from across Wearside launched an laboratory investigation as they sought a scientific answer to the question - is Irn Bru really made from girders?
Sunderland
Chantelle Mitchell

Missing Chantelle found

A missing Durham woman has been found.
News
New Elvet, Durham. Picture from Google Images

Police appeal after woman suffers serious injuries in head-on smash

A woman has suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision in Durham.

News
Daniel Gregg

New plans for Durham’s former Kerry food factory could create up to 100 jobs

New plans for a former Durham food factory site which could create almost 100 new jobs have been unveiled.

News
Last year's balloon festival

Hot air balloon festival to get off the ground in Durham

Hot air balloons will once again fill the Durham City skyline for the return of a free family-friendly festival.

Whats on
The collision happened on the roundabout which takes traffic between the A1 and A690 at Carrville. Image copyright Google Maps.

Man cut free from car after collision with lamppost on major roundabout

A man was cut free from his car after it collided with a lamppost in the early hours of today.

News
Chris Cunningham, general manager for Virgin Trains (left) with Graeme Robinson owner of The Waiting Room Ale House, Durham Train Station.

All aboard as former Durham Station waiting room becomes alehouse

A new alehouse which has breathed new life into a former train station waiting room is on the right track for success.

Pubs and Clubs

11 of Wearside’s bravest children collect awards - all in Bradley Lowery’s memory

Brave battler Bradley Lowery was looking down as 11 courageous children collected awards in his memory.

News
Edward Avenue in Bowburn. Image copyright Google Maps.

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after woman attacked in home

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was assaulted inside a house.
Durham
The Reverend Charlie Allen, who was born in Sunderland.

Sunderland reverend appointed to key role at Durham Cathedral

A Sunderland-born member of the Clergy will take up a new position at Durham Cathedral.

Durham
Sunderland's National Glass Centre

Arts project will bring Sunderland and Durham together

An ambitious new project will unite the River Wear's two cities.

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