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 15 January 2009
Tuesday 13 January 2009
Sunday 04 January 2009
Sunday 05 October 2008
Saturday 04 October 2008
There was a time when Paula Radcliffe was the one with the catching up to do on Jo Pavey. Back in 1988 Radcliffe finished some 90 metres adrift when Pavey broke the British Under-15 record for 1500m in the English Schools Championship.
Friday 03 October 2008
Thursday 02 October 2008
A civil servant who posted a blog in which he allegedly describes the kidnap, rape and murder of pop group Girls Aloud is being prosecuted.
Wednesday 27 August 2008
For more than half a century, the well-crafted paintings of Warren Storey were a regular feature of the Autumn Exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol, where he served as artists' chairman under Mary Fedden during the 1980s and as vice-president during the early 1990s.
Sunday 24 August 2008
He might be 32, but he's down with the youth, and a show about text messages, Jay-Z, and the impossibility of finding true love won David O'Doherty the if.comedy award last night.
Monday 14 July 2008
Gordon Brown acknowledged today that too many people feel unsafe in their own homes as public concern about knife crime spirals.
Thursday 26 June 2008
Saturday 31 May 2008
Kathryn Wright, 59, from South Shields, is looking forward to retiring from her job as a schoolteacher by the end of the year. But first she's keen to get her money matters in order. "I'd really like a last look at my money before I retire," Kathryn says. "I'd like to be able to cover my monthly expenditure comfortably when I stop working. And I want to make sure that the investments we have built up are safe, but accessible."
Tuesday 20 May 2008
A teenager who killed his two sisters in an arson attack has been jailed for at least six years. But Shane Spence, 18, could be held for much longer after the judge ruled that he posed a serious risk to the public.
Monday 19 May 2008
A teenager who killed his two young sisters when he set fire to his family home was today jailed for life with a minimum term of six years.
Wednesday 13 February 2008
Edward Wilson was an actor and, from 1987 until 2003, the talismanic artistic director of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.
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