A WW2 veteran who has donated bricks to Durham Cathedral to celebrate his 95th birthday says his donation is for a cathedral which "has always been close to my heart".
Jim Mulhall, who was in the Durham Light Infantry, has organised the donation instead of getting birthday gifts for himself.
He and some friends will add 100 lego bricks to the Durham Cathedral's LEGO build.
A WW2 veteran who was taken captive in Monte Cassino and escaped in a stolen Red Cross Ambulance has donated to Durham Cathedral's LEGO build for his 95th birthday.
Jim Mulhall, who was in the Durham Light Infantry, and some friends will add 100 lego bricks to the growing structure.
Every brick raises a pound towards the Cathedral's £10m Open Treasure appeal and 94,000 have been bought so far. Jim Mulhall organised the donation instead of getting birthday gifts for himself.
A charity project to build a replica of Durham Cathedral from Lego is celebrating its first birthday.
The model consists of 80,000 bricks so far, but is less than a quarter complete.
As part of the celebrations, the North East Autism Society is helping cathedral volunteers to build the Lego high altar.
Donors have to pay £1 to lay a brick, with the money raised being used to improve access to the real cathedral.
The Bishop of Durham, the Right Rev Paul Butler, is due to give his maiden speech in the House of Lords.
Archaeologists have discovered evidence of a Roman settlement on the peninsula where Durham Cathedral now stands.
They have unearthed samian ware, a type of glossy red pottery from the Roman era.
The team of archaeologists, which includes specialists from Durham University, are also studying the lives of medieval monks.
Members of the Diocese of Durham have started to gather at Durham Cathedral ahead of the inauguration of the new bishop.
Durham Cathedral and Castle has been recognised with a top international lighting award for its outdoor floodlights.
John Reed, head of technical services at Durham Council Council, said:
Durham Cathedral and Castle has been given a top international lighting award.
The venues new energy efficient floodlights, which are managed by Durham County Council, were shortlisted in the top three at the prestigious Auroralia Awards, a scheme recognising sustainable lighting.
The floodlights have flexible control systems which enable the light intensity to be varied. On and off times can also be altered to respond to changing circumstances and for special events.
Gillian Britton, who coordinated the build at St Paul's Church in Spennymoor, said:
Gaye Kirby, Head of Development at Durham Cathedral said: