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Durham City News

FUN: Kids take part in a summer sports camp at Durham Gilesgate Youth and Community Association. Picture: TOM BANKS

Sweet 16th for Gilesgate sports camp

REVAMP: The mock military battery at Wharton Park, Durham

Chance to see Durham park plans

In his new book, David Lowther recalls the roles soldiers from the Durham Light Infantry played in its liberation 70 years ago

Remembering the horrors of Belsen

MAGNA CARTA: Durham Cathedral's unique 1216 edition of Magna Carta, currently on display at Durham University's Palace Green Library. Picture: TOM BANKS

15,000 see Magna Carta

WARNING: Cllr Tracie Smith joins Darren Richardson and Laura Welford, from Chester le Street Leisure Centre, station manager Lee Brown and crew members Damian Brennan, John Stafford, Neil Green, Graham Pipes and Graeme Carr from Green Watch at Consett Fir

Summer water safety warnings taken to families

DEBATE: The Neighbourhood Planning Forum public meeting at Durham Town Hall in June

Plan to promote Durham's 'unique character'

WILD: Michaela Strachan meets children and a giant rabbit during last year's visit to Adventure Valley

Wild time for kids as TV star makes return visit

MEETING: Residents of Bowburn voice their concerns at a public meeting over a £160m business development. Picture: TOM BANKS

Can Bowburn cope with 300 more homes?

FOLK STAR: Sam Sweeney, who is performing at the Folkworks Durham Gathering 2015

Durham hosts three days of folk

SAFETY: Work to improve stretch of riverbank where Euan Coulthard tragically lost his life

Student river tragedy - safety work set to start at high risk site

LOST AND FOUND: Durham County Council worker Graham Bradley pictured at work in Durham City

8 mobile phones, driving licence and bank cards all returned to owners by kind-hearted cleaner

LUNCH: Age UK’s Come Eat Together monthly lunch club at Durham County Cricket Club. Picture: TOM BANKS (33717970)

Cricket ground lunch club pushes the boundaries for older people

ACTION: Representatives from Durham County Council and Durham Constabulary on North Road in Durham City as part of a 'Day of Action'.  Pictured are Neighbourhood Warden Michael Cornforth, PCSO Leesa Bennison, Homelessness Prevention Officer Ashley Marsden

Shoplifting, littering, rough sleeping and parking problems blitzed during Durham day of action

OPEN: Councillor Nigel Martn in the refurbished therapies rooms at St. Cuthbert's Hospice with John Murphy from Durham Area Action Partnership, Deputy Chief Executive George Bell and Barbara Williams from Durham AAP. Picture: TOM BANKS (33689176)

St Cuthbert's Hospice unveils five-star hotel refurbishment

LEGAL ACTION: Richard and Ann Thurlow, of Bowburn, who are taking legal action over their Bulgarian holiday

Diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach cramps: Bowburn couple's holiday 'nightmare'

MEDIA PARTNERS: Durham Cathedral are now media partners with Premier Christian Radio. Pictured are Dean of Durham, Michael Sadgrove and Premier Christian Radio director, Sylvia Walters. Picture: TOM BANKS (33591364)

Good news for Christian radio station as cathedral deal is agreed

Fuel bank helps 1,000 in three months

BOMB PLOT: Tanvir Hussain

Liquid bomb plot terrorist Tanvir Hussain wins legal challenge over segregation at Durham prison

BLOOMING: Tulips at the Botanic Garden, Durham City.

Judges to visit city and assess Britain In Bloom bid

JOY: Ten-year-old Jasmine Ather, who will get a life-changing tricycle after an anonymous £800 donation. Picture: TOM BANKS

£800 - anonymous donor's gift means disabled Jasmine will get her trike

BOUNCE: Olympian Kat Driscoll and members of Apollo gymnastics team celebrate the opening of Infinite Air trampolining and free running centre, Durham. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Explore trampoline centre that makes an Olympian jealous

OPEN: (l-r) MP for City of Durham Roberta Blackman-Woods, Prince Bishops Homes Chief Executive Keith Tallintire and Prince Bishops Homes Chairman John Swanson, outside the new Sleetburn Court development in New Brancepeth

MP opens new village housing development

RELAY: Elvet Striders running club members complete a 300-mile charity relay to celebrate club’s 30th anniversary in Durham. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Taking it all in their stride: runners raise £800 with anniversary relay

Stephen Potts arriving at court at an earlier hearing Picture: PA Photo Owen Humphreys

Dog breeder gets two weeks to prove American bulldogs are not dangerous

Bearpark biker seriously hurt after colliding with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman in Durham

Bearpark biker seriously hurt after colliding with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman in Durham

DEVELOPMENT: The former Cheveley House care home in Belmont, Durham. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Care home facing the bulldozer

APPEAL: Durham Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash

Bearpark biker seriously hurt in Durham smash with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman

DELAYS: Traffic disruption in Durham during bridgeworks on Milburngate Bridge.

Drivers thanked for patience as second phase of bridge work gets underway

TROPHY: Jonny Wilkinson, left, and Mike Catt lift the William Webb Ellis trophy after England won the Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2003. Picture: AP PHOTO/DAVID ROGERS

Rugby World Cup trophy to come to Durham and Hartlepool

DURHAM GIG: Semitoned, who are to perform in Durham in August

Sylvan's homecoming gig

JAILED: Sean Oliver, given two-year sentence for stabbing another man in confrontation near his own home

Man jailed for village stabbing in daylight clash

INSTALLATION: New artwork by Amie Slaven explores the use of brass to communicate on the battlefield  (33174933)

Artwork exploring the sound of brass on the battlefield unveiled in Durham

BRASS: Bearpark and Esh band at the 2002 Durham Miners' Gala

Band hopes to raise enough brass to reach national finals

Durham Crown Court told pair's "escapade" left vulnerable resident "petrified"

Drunk pair forced way into "wrong flat", court told

Firefighters called to reports of man trapped in bungalow blaze. Picture: Tom Banks

Two taken to hospital after bungalow blaze

TROPHY: Jonny Wilkinson, left, and Mike Catt lift the William Webb Ellis trophy after England won the Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2003. Picture: AP PHOTO/DAVID ROGERS

See the Rugby World Cup trophy

HISTORIC: Magna Carta

Magna Carta family fun

MISSED: Rowing coach Bill Grant, who died in February

1,000-mile cycle challenge for tragic coach

SAFETY FIRST: Pupils from Our Lady and St Thomas Primary School in Willington with (left to right) Penny Wilkinson, branch chair of the Northumberland and Durham branch of the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS); Ken Crass, North East regional chair of the R

Tragic river death student's water safety legacy

MISSED: The late Dr Graham Dietz, of Durham University Business School

Safe cycling campaign honours popular teacher

SUPERSTAR: Visit County Durham's Tourism Superstar 2015 Lilian Groves. Picture: MARK TALLENTIRE

86-year-old cathedral steward is Durham's tourism superstar

ELECTRIC VEHICLE: The Vauxhall Ampera

Durham Police charging cars as well as suspected criminals

MAGNA CARTA: Historian Dr Christian Liddy with Durham Cathedral's unique 1216 edition of Magna Carta, which is currently on display at Palace Green Library. Picture: TOM BANKS

What should be in Durham's Great Charter?

CCTV: Police want to speak to the woman pictured in connection with a suitcase theft

Police hunt pink-haired woman over suitcase theft

SENTENCE: Defendants to be sentenced for their roles in late night store theft at Durham Crown Court next month.

Late night lager theft ended in violent confrontation at village store

CURLING: The top of the site of a former curling pond in Flass Vale, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

Do you recall curling in the Vale?

DEMOLITION: (l-r) Cllr Barbara Armstrong, Prince Bishops Homes Chief Executive Keith Tallintire and Cllr Joe Armstrong, outside the derelict building in Langley Park just before demolition

Village eyesore demolished to make way for housing

SMILER: Jasmine Ather, pictured in her wheelchair

Can you help disabled Jasmine play outside?

AMAZON: Andrea Ansell and Lisa Mugridge, who work for npower at Rainton Bridge, pictured during their Amazon trip

Bug boys back from Brazil

POT LUCK: Durham City Snooker and Pool Centre owner Eddie Rhodes. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

'We're snookered' - pool club boss' anger at rent hike

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