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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Sunday 20 September 2009
Thursday 17 September 2009
Monday 27 July 2009
A young mother who lived on a diet of soup and water starved herself to death, an inquest heard today.
Thursday 02 July 2009
In the North-east, thunder storms and heavy rain led to flash flooding yesterday, causing severe disruption on the region's roads and rail networks.
Tuesday 30 June 2009
Monday 29 June 2009
A former civil servant who wrote an internet article imagining the kidnap, rape and murder of the pop group Girls Aloud was cleared of obscenity today.
Friday 12 June 2009
Around 560 jobs were axed today after two dairies owned by the failed Dairy Farmers of Britain (DFB) co-operative were closed by receivers.
Monday 01 June 2009
Saturday 23 May 2009
James Kirkup: Poet, author and translator who also wrote approximately 300 obituaries for The Independent
Saturday 16 May 2009
James Kirkup, who died on Sunday 10 May, aged 91, at his Andorran home, was an internationally celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, playwright and translator. James Falconer Kirkup was born on 23 April 1918 in South Shields, County Durham. He attended Westoe Secondary School before studying Modern Languages at Armstrong College (later incorporated in the University of Durham), where he co-produced the poetry magazines Dint and Fulcrum, which featured his earliest verse.
Monday 20 April 2009
Thursday 26 February 2009
A schoolgirl earned about £14,000 in two months by working as a prostitute.
Thursday 29 January 2009
Thursday 22 January 2009
A teenager was arrested by police investigating the rape of a 12-year-old girl in changing rooms, a force spokeswoman said today.
Tuesday 20 January 2009
A 12-year-old girl was raped in a leisure centre changing rooms by a boy believed to be aged 15, police said.
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