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Durham City News

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

RESTORATION: Trainee stonemason Alan Baxter works on the North porch of St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Repair job for historic church

OPENCAST PLANS: Hargreaves' opencast plans on show at a public exhibition

Villagers slam Durham opencast plans

PREVIOUS ADVENTURE: John Robson, right, with Nick Hancock, left, and Stuart Smith, from Fire and Ice Expeditions, at the summit of Mount Elbrus, Russia on a previous adventure

County Durham adventurers target unconquered Himalayan mountain

CHANGES AFOOT: The Gates shopping centre, Durham could be about to be redeveloped

Lights, camera... action? Durham's multiplex dream comes a step closer

WORLD RANKING: Durham University students parade from Durham Castle to Cathedral for a graduation ceremony

Durham 70th top uni worldwide

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Durham Police are responding to the crash

Woman and child taken to hospital after serious A167 smash

SAVED: 'Elsee', a 100-year-old Lawson Cypress on South Street, Durham appears to have been saved from felling. Picture: TOM BANKS

Century-old tree blocking Cathedral views is saved from the axe

ADMISSIONS: Teenager told "all sentencing options remain open" when he returns for sentence at Durham Crown Court next month, after his admissions to three charges today.

Teenager sent indecent images of children to man in the Midlands

Zoe McCulloch is performing at a gig in aid of Supporters of Stray and Abandoned Dogs

Guitarist Zoe McCulloch to play charity gig for abandoned dogs

TRAINING: (Back L- R) PCSO Robin Raymond, Norman Claxton (Ethicare), Steve Jackson (Foundation of Light), Adam Swinney (ProSave Goalkeeper Academy) and Ethicare manager Barbara Reynolds (Bottom): Ian Debbage, Stephen Moralee, Barry Cairns, Steven Hodgson

Football training kicks off for special players in Durham

Fancy a Teesdale lead miners' pasty?

BENCH: Councillor Mark Wilkes cuts the ribbon on a new bench in Newton Hall to celebrate 100 years of the WI. Picture: TOM BANKS.

A welcome break for shoppers, as WI buys Newton Hall bench

UPCYCLING: RE-f-USE directorNikki Dravers, right, with colleague Mim Skinner

Enterprising students to graduate

MEMORIAL: Delighted members of Esh Winning Miners' Memorial Group, from left, Richard TRhompson Minnis, Mary Dorn, Jean Chaplow, Norman Emery and Ian Johnson, proudly stand in front of the newly arrived statue.

Miners memorial ends long journey to take place in ex-pit village

TRAIN: Michael Sadgrove, the Dean of Durham, marks his retirement with a specially liveried train from Durham to Newcastle picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Stations of the Cross: Virgin loco renamed Durham Cathedral

MEDIA DAY: Louise Fewster, Star Radio's head of news, with students from Durham School. Picture: MARK WILKINSON

Kids learn radio tricks

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