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Durham City News

Premature baby Noah Clarey, from Durham, whose heart was the size of a thumbnail when he underwent cardiac surgery

First birthday joy for baby Noah

HEROIC:  Thomas Dixon with Vito CREDIT: Charlotte Graham Photography

Darlington dog in running to be named country's most heroic hound

CHARITY RUN: The Banks Group's Druridge Bay 10k team

10k run raises four-figure sum

DURHAM RACE: Action from the The Pearl Izumi Tour Series around the street of Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

Thrills and spills guaranteed as cycle race returns to Durham

BOOK: Visit County Durham

New guide book explores Durham

FAMILY TIES: Janet Morgan, Kimberley Morgan, Michelle Morgan-Black and Lexie Morgan Duffy at St Cuthbert's Hospice

Four generations join hospice fundraiser

NEW MAYOR: Councillor Jan Blakey at her mayor making ceremony in Durham Town Hall. Picture: TOM BANKS

Jan named Durham's 413th mayor

SAVED: The Kingslodge Hotel in Durham City, which will not become student accommodation. Picture: TOM BANKS

Student digs plan for hotel and restaurant dismissed

DESTROYED: The previous church hall was wrecked by fire

£20k boost for church hall campaign

REGATTA: A scan of a Durham Regatta programme from 1836

Cheers! Toasting Durham's Waterloo men

Resurfacing work on A1 (M) in County Durham

Resurfacing work on A1 (M) in County Durham

RESURFACING: The A1(M) will be affected between junction 61 and 63

Drivers warned of carriageway closures and 50mph limit on A1(M)

PUBLISHED: Author Marc Turner whose book When the Heavens Fall has been published. Picture: STUART BOULTON

First-time author hopes to make his Marc

DURHAM DATE: Simon Donald

Him off the Viz

NEW HOURS: The Prince Bishops shopping centre car park, Durham

Car park closes overnight

DONATIONS: Durham Lions president Alvan Bailey with St Margaret's Centre financial controller Angela Wood and manager Rob Chatwin, Judith and Ava Roberts, Lions secretary George O'Donnell and, front, Robbie Jones and his sister Abbie

Good causes enjoy the Lions' share

DISPLAY: Military vehicles were on show at Millennium Place and Market Place Durham City Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT





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Durham City enjoys a taste of the past

SET: New club to open in Coxhoe

New adults-only table tennis club set to open

REDUCED: Drivers will not be able to access cars parked at the Prince Bishops Centre throughout the night

Shopping centre calls time on 24-hour parking

SERVICE: The Right Reverend Paul Butler, The Bishop of Durham, leads a service at Finchale Priory. Picture: TOM BANKS (26983139)

Life of North-East saint remembered

SHIVER ME TIMBERS: Captain Jack Sparrow (aka look-alike Wayne Butler) and visiting children dressed as pirates launch the new 40ft wooden Pirate Galleon at Adventure Valley. Picture: TOM BANKS (26983212)

Pirate fun launch a region’s visitor attraction

TOMB: Richard Hilton, of Sacristy Press, with children from St Bede’s RCVA Primary School in Sacriston and their Lego model of Bede’s tomb

Tomb-maker children create Lego replica of shrine

NEW MENU: Court Inn landlord Trevor Davis and Mayor of Durham Councillor John Robinson get stuck in to the pub's new local food menu

Mayor's in with the Inn crowd

CLASSICAL: Red Note ensemble

Brass festival announces first strand of classical concerts

SHOW: New College Durham students perform Hits and Hairdos II at the Gala Theatre

It was acceptable in the '80s...

CATHEDRAL SHOW: Baritone Sir Thomas Allen

Opera star headlines student arts festival

REMEMBERED: Durham Cathedral concert will honour those who served during Battle of Britain

Concert to honour memory of The Few

LUNCH: Radio presenter Lisa Shaw hosts the County Durham Community Foundation Women's Spring Lunch event at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD

Charity boss was main speaker

GRETNA REMEMBERED: Canon Alan Hughes and Susan Hughes

Britain's worst train crash remembered 100 years on by North-East couple whose ancestor survived tragedy

PLAYTIME: Pupils and staff at Esh Winning Primary School with some of the new play equipment. Picture: TOM BANKS (26948039)

School wins award for outstanding outdoor play

CLUB: The Klute nightclub in Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS. (26920140)

Durham riverside club could lose its licence over drunken and lewd behaviour fuelled by controversial "quaddies"

DIGS: Student flats for Durham University students have changed hands in £5.1m deal

Student digs site bought in £5.1m deal

DEBATE: The Journey sculpture in Millennium Place, Durham which could be moved. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Hopes 'wall of green' could revive flagging cultural quarter

FINE: David Mills fined for naming woman who accused him of rape after police took no further action

Man fined for naming alleged victim of sex attack on student newspaper website

EXPLORATION: Divers look for evidence of the Macalle in the Red Sea. Picture: Copyright Ricardo Preve Films LLC 2015

Harbourmaster's diary held key to Second World War submarine wreck mystery

INQUEST: Scott Hall

Scott Hall inquest: Coroner unsure how much assault by teenagers contributed to disabled man's death

BUSY: Milburngate Bridge running through Durham City, looking towards Leazes Bowl roundabout. Picture: ANDY LAMB

Council reveals £2.5m traffic shake-up

NOSTALGIA: A scene from last year's Nostalgia Weekend

Durham to host nostalgia weekend

CONCERT: Folk legend Kathryn Tickell to appear at St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw College (26700235)

Folk legend Kathryn Tickell to perform at Ushaw College

HAPPY TIMES: The Right Reverend Paul Butler, the Bishop of Durham, sets off on his second prayer walk, at St Giles' Church, Durham. Picture: KEITH BLUNDY

Bishop steps out for prayer walk

HANDS-ON: A child practises dressing a head wound

Head backs online first aid training

WE'RE BACK: Members of Durham Pointers

Tourist Pointers return

EXHIBITION: Rebecca Au looks at a new exhibition on the importance of pilgrimage to Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu faiths, at The Oriental Museum, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

Take a journey through Pilgrimage show

TALK: Broadcaster Graham Courtney speaks at the first Gentlemen’s Breakfast, organised by Age UK County Durham for over 50s, at Cafe Cenno in Durham Market Hall. Picture: TOM BANKS

Broadcaster at breakfast

PROPOSAL: The site behind Durham Market Place proposed for student accommodation. Picture: MARK TALLENTIRE

Now student digs planned for Durham's Market Place

BOOKS: Lesley Anne Newell, from Bearpark Co-op, presents a cheque to the local primary school to help fund its library. From left: Corey Parkinson, Kyle Williams, Alicia Matheson, Lewis Connor, Ellie May Hurd and Layla O'Rourke. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Paper money - store backs school library

HERO: North Durham Labour MP Kevan Jones

North-East MP preserves Skinner's seat

CELEBRATION: Lydia Aers, Richard Bloodworth, Carolyn Roberts, Michael Wardle, Sir John Dunsford OBE and David Elson at the launch of Durham Johnston's alumni association

Johnston launches alumni network

SHOWTIME: Durham Schools' Showcase, on stage at The Assembly Rooms, on May 21.

Young performers display stage skills in theatre showcase

Princess Anne arrives to open new Durham Police HQ

Princess Anne arrives to open new Durham Police HQ

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