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PRIDE is the reason that Wearsider Terry Deary decided to return to the world of history, two years after he ended his 35-year career as the highly-successful writer of children’s books like Horrible Histories.
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A NEW exhibition exploring robots opened in Durham last weekend. Robots, robot parts, film props and collectible toy robots are all on display in Durham University’s Palace Green Library, in Durham City.
2:58pm Friday 22nd November 2013
THE Sunday morning training session is gruelling and relentless. For an hour-and-a-half, young boxers subject themselves to a tough regime of warm-ups – stretching, running, skipping and shadow boxing, the practice of throwing punches into thin air, which is perhaps a fitting analogy for the animosity which has existed between some of Durham’s locals and students.
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2:52pm Friday 15th November 2013
MIKE Barton doesn’t suffer fools easily. He’s the high-profile chief constable who dishes out the orders to his officers in his well-documented ambition to make Durham the best police force in the business.
2:46pm Friday 15th November 2013
EARLY-music lovers in Durham were treated to three nights of baroque opera performed by English Touring Opera at the Gala Theatre, in a selection which gave a fascinating snapshot of the early development of opera.
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I DON’T know where last week went. A butchers’ dinner, a mayor’s ball, Sunday lunch (on Saturday) at Countryside Live in Harrogate and a wife with a chest infection which kept her confined to barracks and barking like a dog. There’s a joke in there somewhere ... but, on second thoughts, perhaps not.
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THOSE keen on local history will be interested to learn The Stonebridge Inn was built on the site of the Battle of Neville’s Cross between the English and the Scottish during the Hundred Years War on October 17, 1346.
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WHEN Stephen Hardy, head chef at The Gourmet Spot – widely recognised as one of the region’s finest eating destinations – learned I had visited for the purposes of these pages, he admitted to “a little bit of nervousness”.
2:54pm Friday 4th October 2013
3:03pm Monday 30th September 2013
THE dark and murderous 1974-set Harrigan had its premiere at Durham’s welcoming Gala Theatre last week, featuring Stocktonborn Stephen Tompkinson as a Newcastle policeman who knocks spots off his TV image as DCI Banks.
2:52pm Monday 30th September 2013
WE all love the Bowes Museum, don’t we? It’s just such a daft, crazy place. No matter how many times I visit, I’m always struck at the apparent absurdity of building such a massive pile in such a place, an exotic French chateaustyle lump of architectural frippery in the heart of the dour North Pennines.
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HISTORY relies on observation, always has, always will. The observations of eyewitnesses shape our perceptions of the past, but what historians really need is an observer who was there when great events happened and is alive today.