At 8.30am on 13 July, the colliery bands of Durham began their march towards the city's market place. The miners' banners went with them, signposts to the past, a visible display of pride in the region's history. From there followed a slow march towards the County Hotel on Old Elvet. The bands played, the march went on to the racecourse, and the banners were strapped to the surrounding fences.
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Thursday 22 December 2011
Friday 09 December 2011
Surgeons have failed to reattach a man's finger after it was bitten off at a school nativity play.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt today announced the 65 locations which are in the running to launch the local TV services which he has championed.
Saturday 16 July 2011
A vulnerable teenager who sparked a search when she went missing overnight has been found safe and well.
Thursday 05 May 2011
Saturday 30 April 2011
Emerging from the heyday of the British big bands as one of its most admired instrumentalists, Eddie Mordue went on to become a highly successful session player, at home in every musical genre.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband has set up a company in his name that will greatly reduce the amount of tax he will pay on his earnings, according to reports.
Sunday 20 March 2011
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson has no intention of leaving the club during the summer.
Friday 14 January 2011
So we now have the first pictures of 25-year-old Rooney Mara in the role of the year: the goth bisexual computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, in David Fincher's English-language version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The accompanying interview in W magazine does not, I'm afraid, dispel troubling rumours that the stars, Mara and Daniel Craig, will be "doing" Swedish accents in the film. However, Fincher does reveal the names of some of the others who auditioned for the role at a time when any actress seen to have cut her hair was said to be desperate to land it (viz Carey Mulligan, Emma Watson). Natalie Portman, he explains, was too exhausted after shooting three other films back-to-back. Scarlett Johansson was "too sexy". Jennifer Lawrence was "too tall". Mara's winning moment came when she screen-tested a graphic scene, which required her to insert something large into something small belonging to another character. "That's Salander's big scene," said Fincher. "We had to see if they could do it."
Thursday 13 January 2011
Steve Bruce has had a tentative inquiry for England midfielder Stewart Downing rebuffed by Aston Villa, but is preparing to welcome another left winger to the Stadium of Light as David Miliband is set to join the club in a £50,000-a-year non-executive role following talks with chairman Niall Quinn.
Monday 10 January 2011
David Miliband, the former foreign secretary, is considering a role in television after losing the Labour leadership contest last year.
Tuesday 28 December 2010
David Miliband, the former foreign secretary, could be offered the post of British ambassador in Washington, it was reported last night.
Tuesday 23 November 2010
Slight stand-up Simon Amstell has again turned his lashing tongue to the abuse of a music-based national treasure.
Sunday 10 October 2010
Charges against two Iraqis accused of the murders of six British military policemen more than seven years ago were dropped by a judge in Baghdad today, the Associated Press reported.
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
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