Praise has been given to local children’s charity Rainbow Trust as nine-year-old Sophie from Durham rings her ‘end of treatment bill’ this month, marking the end of two years of gruelling chemotherapy. Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports families with a seriously ill child and enables them to make the most of their time together by […]

Infinity War promised fans an experience that would bring the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and other characters like Doctor Strange together. Did Marvel pull it off?  Jake Anderson has this review for Spark. -Spoiler Alert- ‘Avengers Infinity War’ is one of the best Marvel movies to date and saying it is “good”, is an […]

Police are investigating whether a barrier caused serious head injuries to a 20-year-old student who died outside a busy bar. Despite first aiders’ efforts to save her, she died in an incident outside Missoula in the popular Walkergate area of Durham at around 11:55pm on Wednesday. The club advertises its ‘Game Over‘ event as Durham’s biggest […]

Police in Houghton are continuing to take action to stamp out youth disorder in the town, after a number of teenagers arranged a Snapchat meet up.  Last night officers from the neighbourhood team covering the town were on duty when they came across a group of 70 teenagers. After speaking to them, they discovered the […]

Bargain-hunters across the North East are hitting the high street today for the traditional Boxing Day sales amid predictions more will be shopping this year to beat rising prices. Shoppers have hit the Bridges in Sunderland, visited the MetroCentre and checked out the deals at Eldon Square in order to grab a post Christmas bargain. […]

People around the world waste an enormous amount of food daily and during the Christmas period families in the UK waste 30 per cent more than they do through the whole year. Refuse is Durham’s branch of The Real Junk Food Project, a community consisted of cafes and organisations around the UK. They work tirelessly […]

Durham Market Hall has launched a collection for gifts for those in our region who will find little or nothing under their tree this Christmas. In support of the Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal, Durham Market Hall is inviting everyone to buy an extra gift, and leave it at the collection point in the Management […]

Live on this week’s ArtyParti: Dr. Alex Lockwood – Producer of the Shift and Signal Podcast Produced by the Senior Lecturer of Journalism at the University of Sunderland, the Shift and Signal podcast takes listeners on sound journeys around Newcastle & Gateshead, exploring what we can do locally to address global crises. You can join […]



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