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Second world war veterans are to be awarded France's highest honour at a special ceremony in Durham Cathedral next month.
Pipers and standard-bearers will lead the Remembrence Concert, where about a dozen veterans will be presented with the Legion D'Honneur.
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Durham Cathedral will host a screening of an award winning documentary about the life of the late Labour politician Tony Benn.
Mr Benn, who died in March, was well known for his staunch support of the Durham Miners' Gala.
Proceeds from the screening will be donated to Durham Miners' Association, which is raising funds to secure the future of the annual gala.
Tony Benn: Will And Testament includes candid interviews, archive footage and personal video and photo collections from the Benn family.
The film won the Audience Award at the 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
We wanted to screen the film in Durham Cathedral because it played such an important part in Tony's life through the Miners' Gala - the film even includes footage of Tony processing through the cathedral on one of those famous Gala days.
The cathedral is delighted to host the screening knowing that it is in aid of an occasion that would have been very close to Tony Benn's heart.
I fondly recall Tony Benn giving a sermon in the cathedral in July 2003. He spoke about how much the Labour movement owed to the prophets of the Old Testament.
It was met with a rousing round of applause, a rare plaudit indeed as far as cathedral sermons go!
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.