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Durham City News

Honoured for making Durham (even more) beautiful

Winners announced for the 30th annual Beautiful Durham Awards

SHOT: Blue Cross vets are to operate on Dora after she was shot in the face with an airgun

County Durham cat shot in face with airgun

COMEDY NIGHT: A scene from Dickens Abridged, which is coming to the Gala Theatre, Durham

Ayres and Dickens at Gala

SNOW WHITE: A scene from Ballet Lorent's Snow White

Theatre festival is clear for Take Off

PROTEST: Opponents of Hargreaves' opencast proposals show their feelings. Picture: MARK TALLENTIRE

Opencast site of 'low' landscape value, inquiry told

County Durham Housing Group employees with  £3,464 Macmillan cheque (41111338)

Durham housing group raises over £3,000 with cuppa event

Fire and Rescue during a training exercise on the River Wear as part of a river safety campaign in Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS (41181600)

River safety campaign stepped up as students return to Durham

PANIC: Uninsured driver James Carruthers, who was at large and subject to a court warrant, "panicked" on being approached by police women on routine patrol duties.

Policewoman injured hanging on to steering wheel of fleeing van in Durham

Freshers at Durham University during their matriculation ceremony. Picture: TOM BANKS (41181146)

Ceremonies mark start of students' university career

MUSEUM: Durham University operates the Oriental Museum

Northern potters inspired by the East

TRIAL: Date set for rA19 accident case trial at Durham Crown Court next year.

Motorist in court over serious road accident on A19 on Mothering Sunday

MOVING MOMENT: Poppies are dropped in Durham Cathedral during a previous Festival of Remembrance concert

Youth poetry contest has war theme

COLD COMFORT: Students take apart the temporary ski slope in Durham Market Place. Picture: MARK TALLENTIRE

It's snow joke. Durham gets a ski slope for a day

PREDICTED: Former Sunderland South MP Chris Mullin says the reaction to Jeremy Corbyn mirrors elements of his 1982 novel A Very British Coup

Corbyn reaction has reached "near hysteria" claims former MP

JOLLY-BOY: Allan Kell, founder Sherburn Village Jolly Boy, pictured centre.

Jolly Boy memorial boosts funds of village church

A cornet (not the one stolen) (41084028)

Appeal over stolen cornet

CINEMA VISION: An artist's impression of the redeveloped Gates shopping centre, seen from across Milburngate Bridge

Cinema wars, as rivals race to open Durham's first multiplex

ATOMIC: The current office of Atom Bank in Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Could Cathedral fears leave Atom Bank's HQ plans in meltdown?

BOOKS: Simon Bartram talks to pupils at Durham Johnston School, Durham City, for the first event of Durham Book Festival. Picture: TOM BANKS (40967422)

Children's author gets region's biggest book festival underway

NEW WRITING: Stephen Hunt, pictured in The Bahamas. Picture: SHAWN HANNA.

Ex-Echo man publishes first book

CANCER CHARITY: The Hug in a Bag organisers are, from left to right, Sue McCoy, Judith Wright and Eileen Richardson

More hugs for cancer sufferers

FAMILY TEAM: Siblings Lisa and Peter Hope on school crossing patrol on Neville's Cross Bank, Durham

Lisa's new job means there's a whole lotta lolly in the Hope family

An inquest into the death of David Frost has found it was drug related

Inquest rules the death of man who had "personality change" following a head injury was drug related

FIREWORKS DISPLAY: St Cuthbert's Hospice is to host its first fireworks display

Back with a bang! Fireworks return to Durham

LAND WORKS: Durham County Council is to restore land at Pelaw Woods, Durham City, across the River Wear from this scene. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH.

Work to restore beauty spot

CHARITY CONCERT: Colonel Keith Ryding with the Gurkha band in Durham Cathedral

Cathedral concert helps Gurkhas and Nepal

COMEDY SHOW: Dickens Abridged is heading for the Gala Theatre, Durham

Dickens... abridged

EXCITEMENT: Claire Malcolm, chief executive of New Writing North and Durham Book Festival

Bryson, Pullman, Laverne, Cable, Portas, Criado-Perez... top names line up for Durham Book Festival

APOLOGIES: Call for Durham Union Society to formally apologise after using Isis photograph to announce debate (40659747)

Isis picture used by Durham University debating group to promote Islam debate

Boutique cinema company reveals plans for Durham City multi-screen.

Cinema operator targets Durham City for new multi-screen

SPEED: A part-time 20mph speed limit has been introduced around St Cuthbert's Primary School, Chester-le-Street. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT.

Twenty's plenty at St Cuthbert's

CHARITY EFFORT: Ben Robertson with copies of the safety book and police dogs Jet and Ben

Schools stay safe thanks to selfless Ben

INTERNET HELP: Fran Cunningham, left, gets help using the internet from Vickie Musgrove

Free help to go digital

PRESIDENT'S CUP: Eileen Glenton of Durham Musical Theatre Company receives the President’s Cup from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association's Gordon Richardson

National honour for Durham actress

NEW RESEARCH: Professor Damian Hampshire, Centre for Material Physics, Durham University. Picture: DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Study raises hope for fusion power

PAINTING CONTEST: Ryan Chamberlain receives a certificate for qualifying for the final of the Crown Paints Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition from Sean Johnston, head of school for construction and allied trades at Hartlepool College. Picture: P

In the mix for painting title

REUNITED: Durham City Rugby Club chairman of rugby Mike Howard meets lifeguard Jesse Shallow for the first time since she saved his life after he fell unconscious in Freeman's Quay swimming pool. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH. (40617216)

Durham rugby chief thanks lifeguard who helped save his life

VANISHED: Arlene Atkinson

Child killer and rapist Robert Howard dies in Durham prison

SUPPORT:  The sixth annual Cardiac Risk in Young charity walk in Durham City. Walkers gather for speeches before the start of the walk. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH. (40616855)

Durham Riverside Walk for Cardiac Risk in Young hailed a success

CHARITY: Geoff Gregg and his dog Patch have been fundraising for PDSA. Picture: TOM BANKS. (40585919)

One man and his dog help out pet charity

Duncan Robinson and Jonathon Thirlwall were given suspended sentences at Durham Crown Court

Suspended sentence for two friends who broke the jaw of a man in a Durham pub fight

Horses on the line hits rail services between Durham and Darlington

Horses on the line hits rail services between Durham and Darlington

PILGRIMAGE: David Graham reaches Durham Cathedral on a charity bike ride around the Anglican cathedrals of England. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH.

Cyclist closes in on cathedral charity challenge

ANNIVERSARY: The founders of Durham Bede Rotary Club at a 40th anniversary party. Pictured are Bob Robson, Alick McWilliam, Tony Elliott, Jim Freeley and Clive Beddoes. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Rotary club honours founders

CHAIRS: Dean Butler, Mark Pearce and Laura-Jane Hesslewood work on chairs that were donated by Durham Cathedral to the Wood Pile. Picture: TOM BANKS

12 months, 275 tonnes of wood saved, 876 pieces of furniture restored. The Wood Pile celebrates its first year

Police appeal over Sherburn Hill 'arson'

Police appeal over Sherburn Hill 'arson'

KEEP ON RUNNING: Scoliosis sufferer Sally Hughes, 18, who is training for a ten-mile road race

Teen saved from wheelchair by life-changing surgery training for ten-mile road race

MUCH-LOVED: Bernard McCormick died on Monday, September 21 at the age of 77

Tributes paid to former miner whose books delighted history enthusiasts across the region

GENEROUS GIFT: Jasmine Ather-Elder on the stair lift, with Peter Marshall from Acorn. Also pictured are Jasmine's grandparents Ron Taylor and Linda Ather. Picture: DAVE CHARNLEY

Donation gives disabled Jasmine a big lift

BALL: Andrew Turnbull looks at the ball which England used to beat Wales in the quarter final of the 2003 Rugby World Cup, which is on display at the Palace Green Library, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS. (40465777)

Historic rugby balls on display

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