Lincoln Durham, "Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous" (Droog)
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Friday 06 January 2012
As first-footings go, three winners at Catterick on New Year's Day was the most cheering of thresholds for one of the unluckiest jockeys of 2011. Last June, Wilson Renwick was concussed in a fall at Hexham. By the time he returned, his principal patron had reacted to a four-year disqualification – on various welfare charges – by retiring altogether. Luckily, as things turned out, auld acquaintance would not be forgotten.
Wednesday 04 January 2012
Durham police under scrutiny for decision after family member raised concerns
Monday 02 January 2012
A man who shot himself after killing three women on New Year's Day was a licensed holder of firearms, it has emerged.
Monday 19 December 2011
A council has been criticised for awarding a multi-million-pound wheelie bin contract to a German firm despite a British company coming in with a quote which was £250,000 cheaper.
Friday 11 November 2011
In 1992, Barry Unsworth's fast-flowing epic of the slave trade and resistance to it, Sacred Hunger, jointly won the Booker Prize. It has taken almost 20 years for a sequel to sail into port from Britain's master-builder of historical fiction. The Quality of Mercy acts as coda and retrospect for the earlier story, at the same time as it sets a new course. Although the book can stand alone, a prior reading of Sacred Hunger will sharpen your appreciation.
Monday 07 November 2011
A man who fired crossbow bolts at police was lawfully killed by a firearms officer who shot him, an inquest jury found today.
Saturday 22 October 2011
A Student Loans Company office was evacuated after a member of staff opened an envelope and white powder came out.
Friday 21 October 2011
Police have launched an inquiry after a Student Loans Company office had to be evacuated when a member of staff opened an envelope and white powder came out.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes admits getting picked for England has been "overwhelming".
Sunday 07 August 2011
The north of England was braced for serious damage last night as heavy and intense rain caused localised flooding, blocked drains and prompted hundreds of calls to emergency services.
Saturday 09 July 2011
A mayor has been banned from almost every pub in his town after a long-running row with a landlord.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Ancient privileges reserved for the freemen of the City of Durham were granted to women yesterday.
Friday 01 April 2011
Record Store Day, the annual event to promote independent music-retail, has been going from strength to strength. This year it boasts its own official film, an affectionate tribute to the workings of one such institution and the characters that frequent it.
Friday 25 February 2011
Hundreds of jobs have been secured after SSI, Thailand's biggest steel maker, finally sealed a deal to buy the Corus Teesside Cast Products (TCP) site in Redcar. The pact between SSI and Corus's parent, Tata Steel, values the business at $469m (£291m).
Friday 28 January 2011
Controversial restraining techniques were partially responsible for the death of a 14-year-old boy who killed himself in a young person's correctional facility after a row with staff.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
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