Designs in the running to become County Durham flag

Durham residents are casting their votes on six entries for a new flag which will represent County Durham

Monkwearmouth churches give warm welcome to pilgrims

Churches in the North East gave a warm welcome to two Christian pilgrims embarking on a 100-mile journey across the region

New Bishop of Durham sees Living Wage as solution to food banks

The new Bishop of Durham has declared that society must start asking "deeper questions" about the rise in use of food banks

TV architect George Clarke backs efforts to make Lego version of Durham Cathedral

TV architect George Clarke has given the thumbs-up to volunteers helping to make a Lego version of Durham Cathedral

New Bishop of Durham is announced as Rt Revd Paul Butler

The Bishop of Durham-Designate pledges to engage young people and tackle the "scourge" of poverty in the North East

North East clergywoman becomes first Anglican Bishop in New Zealand

A North East clergywoman has been elected the next Anglican Bishop of Waikato in New Zealand and the first woman to become a C of E bishop

Durham Cathedral flower festival has Lindisfarne Gospels theme

Durham Cathedral has been decked out with flowers for a six-day festival inspired by the 1,300-year-old Lindisfarne Gospels

Operation on to put Gospels page on display

How many people does it take to turn a page? And how long does it take them to do it?

A look back at Durham's history through rarely seen pictures

Written by retired Durham University lecturer Douglas Pocock, The Story of Durham takes a look at thousands of years of history and Durham’s impact on the world

Durham University Chamber Choir to appear on BBC's Songs of Praise

University chamber choir joins television celebration show on Holy Island

Durham Cathedral to be built out of Lego bricks

A Lego reconstruction of Durham Cathedral is being created to raise money for the Cathedral’s Open Treasure project

More to come at the Brass: Durham International Festival

One of the region's most life-affirming festivals is under way. David Whetstone looks at what's still to come in Durham's annual celebration of brass music

Priest gives talk on his remarkable life story at Durham Cathedral

Despite being horrifically injured and spending weeks in hospital, Fr Michael Lapsley launched a project for healing, reconciliation and forgiveness in the years that followed

North East England Tourism Awards nominations wanted

Organisers of the North East England Tourism Awards are seeking nominations for this year's prestigious event

Durham Cathedral train makes rail station debut

A train painted with Durham Cathedral’s name and image has been named an blessed at Newcastle Central Station yesterday

21,000 tickets sold for Lindisfarne Gospels Durham exhibition

The eagerly-awaited Lindisfarne Gospels Durham exhibition in Durham has seen 21,000 people snap up tickets

Durham Cathedral is voted top UK landmark

Durham Cathedral has been voted at the UK's best landmark in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards

VIP visitors help to sing praises of artist Ralph Hedley

Growing up in Australia, Sharon Kiernan heard all about her illustrious ancestor in faraway North East England.

Leaders pray for Pope to visit the region

A CONCERTED effort is being made to persuade Pope Benedict XVI to make what would be the first ever papal visit to the North East.

Q8: Would you forgive Mike Ashley if Newcastle were promoted?

Would you forgive Mike Ashley if Newcastle were promoted?

Steve Bruce in warning to Sunderland players

STEVE Bruce has warned Sunderland's players they will be looking for a new club if they do not start to show they have the mental strength to go with the ability to succeed in the Premier League.

Chris Hughton looks set for just reward

CHRIS Hughton is set to be rewarded for his efforts in reuniting Newcastle with the Championship manager of the month award for August.

Palace Green library at Durham is a treasure trove of books

If returned to the North-East, the Lindisfarne Gospels would not be the only historic book in the region, as Tony Henderson reports

Peter Sagar of Amnesty International speaks to The Journal on his My Place.

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PETER, 45, leads Amnesty International in the North-East.

Pupils try tradition in bid to save school

PARENTS and pupils from a closure-threatened school travelled to Durham Cathedral yesterday to re-enact a centuries-old tradition to try to save it.

The Journal quiz of the year

1. What is unique in the North-East about The Round, the new theatre which opened in 2007 in Newcastle’s Ouseburn (the answer is hinted at in the name)?

The Bishop of Newcastle speaks to The Journal on his My Place.

MARTIN Wharton, 63, has been the Bishop of Newcastle since 1997.

'It's too remote for Gospels, Up North'

BOSSES at the British Library have defended their decision to stop the Lindisfarne Gospels being returned to their North-East birthplace – claiming they would be unable to protect the ancient manuscript in a “remote location”.

Luxurious boutique hotel opens its doors to guests

A LUXURY boutique hotel opened its doors to residents with the aim of bringing a new type of hospitality experience to the historic city.

It makes you proud

DURHAM Cathedral and Castle is the place which makes residents feel most proud in the North-East according to an online poll.

My place

ALISON, 53, became a professional artist after an illness meant she was unable to continue with her public sector career in international marketing.

Living on the waterfront will offer tranquillity and calm

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Tributes unite the generations

VETERANS and their families stood side-by-side with serving soldiers yesterday to remember those injured and killed in the line of duty.

Lord to spread Durham word

FOR three decades, he was a key element of one of the loudest rock groups on the planet.

Tyne set for a makeover

PROPOSALS have been tabled for an ambitious public art programme to mark the importance of the River Tyne as a gateway to the region.

A voyage of 1905 revealed

LITTLE could Arthur McClelland have known that his 21st birthday present would be enjoyed more than a century later by as yet unborn generations.

Council's own goal over football arena

COUNCIL bosses have been rapped by a local government watchdog for allowing a giant indoor football stadium to blot out views of a world famous cathedral.

Mountain minister is at home when it rains

CHURCH pastor Jim Brooking has swapped a tropical paradise for a working holiday in the North-East – but one thing he doesn’t mind is the recent rain.

Top 10 things to do for free this summer

TOURISM bosses have released a list of their top 10 free attractions in the North-East.

This work catches the throat

It was a night of bubbling emotion in Hall One on Saturday as descendants of the Jarrow marchers joined the audience for this first performance of Will Todd’s stirring choral work.


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