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HEADLINER: Soul legend Geno Washington

Go Geno! Soul legend tops blues festival

REHEARSAL: Graeme Walton as Joe Gillis and Eileen Glenton as Norma Desmond

Husband and wife on stage together

AWESOME: Jamie Brown, who is playing Harry Clasper, in the new play

Harry Clasper: the forgotten hero

MAGNA CARTA: Historian Dr Christian Liddy with a copy of the Magna Carta, dating from 1216, that is held at Durham Cathedral, which will be on display in a new exhibition celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Picture: TOM BANKS

The Magna Carta countdown: days left until 800th anniversary show

EATING OUT: Intervals Cafe at the Gala Theatre, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

Intervals Cafe at Gala Theatre, Durham

NATURE RESERVE: Easington Colliery, the last pit in County Durham which closed in 1993, is to be designated a nature reserve. Picture: TOM BANKS

The washing away of King Coal

The Rose Tree at Shincliffe Village, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

The Rose Tree Inn, Shincliffe

Artists with brilliant ideas for Lumiere showcase

Artists with brilliant ideas for Lumiere showcase

Dr James Lancelot

Concert review: Dr James Lancelot, Durham Cathedral

Honey creme caramel

Honey creme caramel

Durham Times Eating Out The Ravensworth Arms, Lamesley near Gateshead.     Picture: ANDY LAMB

Eating out: The Ravensworth Arms

WESTERN: Clive and Alison Johnson at their campfire

Welcome to the Wild West

Eating In: North Shields smoked haddock with shellfish broth

Eating In: North Shields smoked haddock with shellfish broth

DURHAM DATE: Paul Merton

The Chums add up for Merton

LANDMARK: Brancepeth Castle in the 1950s

A game of patients

RECITAL: Durham Cathedral’s organist and Master of the Choristers Dr James Lancelot

Big day for Durham Cathedral organist

CAFE: Lindsey Brown and Dan Pye from the Dark Matter Cafe on Crossgate in Durham City.

Eating Out: Dark Matter Cafe, Durham

Eating In: Warm Chocolate and Banana Bread Pudding with Horlicks ice cream

Eating In: Warm Chocolate and Banana Bread Pudding with Horlicks ice cream

THE FALLEN: Wooden crosses mark where the Bede boys were buried

A school outing to Hell

EATING OUT: Frankie & Benny's at the Arnison Centre, Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS

Eating Out: Frankie and Benny's

GALA DATE: The Fun Lovin Criminals

Blues, brass and bald character

Eating In: Pear and Almond Frangipane

Eating In: Pear and Almond Frangipane

INSTALLED: James Fenwick, County Durham's new High Sheriff, pictured with his wife, Kate.

Introducing the new High Sheriff

Eating Out: The Causey Arch Inn

Eating Out: The Causey Arch Inn

Eating In: Slow roast tomato and goats cheese quiche

Eating In: Slow roast tomato and goats cheese quiche

CATHEDRAL CALLING: Enter CIC rehearse their production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar

HEYDAY: Madness from One Step Beyond. Picture: KERSTIN RODGERS/REDFERS

A touch of Madness

DIDDY: Ian Ramsey had several nicknames, including one referring to his diminutive height

The Improbable Bishop

EATING OUT: Horsley Hall, Eastgate Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Eating Out: Horsley Hall

Eating In: Pork shoulder with butter beans, tomato and sage

Eating In: Pork shoulder with butter beans, tomato and sage

STAR: Eileen Glenton as Norma Desmond in Durham Musical Theatre Company's production of Sunset Boulevard

Lloyd Webber's 'greatest' musical set for northern amateur premiere

WORKING RELATIONSHIP: Business partners Dawn Robson and David Stephenson in Velvet Elvis      Picture: DAVID WOOD

All shook up over wonder of retail

Eating In: Orange and passion fruit cheesecake

Eating In: Orange and passion fruit cheesecake

Arts Review: The Tiger LilliesCracking cabaret

RESTAURANT: Sambuca in Peterlee. Picture: TOM BANKS

Eating Out: Sambuca, Peterlee

EATING OUT: Mucho Gusto at the Lambton Hounds Inn, Pity Me Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Eating Out: Mucho Gusto, Pity Me

TREASURES: St Cuthbert's Chapel which features in Treasures of Ushaw College

Treasures of Ushaw College revealed in new book

Eating In: Smoked Salmon Scotch Eggs with Curried Mayonnaise

Eating In: Smoked Salmon Scotch Eggs with Curried Mayonnaise

FREE SERVICE: Co-founders Catherine Ainsley, left, and Dawn Willson in Brandon Welfare Hall Picture: DAVID WOOD

After foodbanks, clothing banks

MAGNA CARTA: A copy of the Magna Carta, dating from 1216, that is held at Durham Cathedral, which will be on display in a new exhibition celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Picture: TOM BANKS

The birth of freedom

EATING OUT: The Belmont, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

Eating Out: The Belmont

Eating In: Sauteed Chicken Livers

Eating In: Sauteed Chicken Livers

SHOW: Chantel McGregor

Rising blues star to play at Gala

ROLE: Luke Neville

If Luke can make it here, he can make it anywhere

SHORTLIST: Durham University student Hannah Earnshaw. Picture: MONICA ALCAZAR-DUARTE/PA WIRE

Hannah's one-way mission to Mars

EATING: Eating out at Auckland Castle tearoom Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (20564454)

Eating Out: Auckland Castle Tea Room

Kids' theatre boosted by £260k grant

Eating In: Slow-cooked Shoulder of Beef in Red Wine

Eating In: Slow-cooked Shoulder of Beef in Red Wine

Duck, partridge and pearl barley broth with herb dumplings

Eating In: Duck, partridge and pearl barley broth with herb dumplings

SEWING BEE:  Sew Cafe owner Jean Westgarth  Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

Sew passionate

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