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Durham scientists hope space centre could uncover next big discovery

The new centre is dedicated to seeking answers to some of the most fundamental questions about our Universe. Credit: PA

Scientists working at a new £11.5 million pound physics centre at Durham University say they hope it could help uncover the next big discovery about the universe.

Scientists working at a new £11.5 million pound physics centre at Durham University say they hope it could help uncover the next big discovery about the universe.

The centre will house an international team of researchers investigating the mysteries of the cosmos, from the birth of the Universe through to the origin of galaxies, to the nature of dark matter and dark energy.

The official opening of the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics will be commemorated with a plaque unveiling on South Road in the city today.

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Durham student among GBBO hopefuls

A Durham University student is among those bidding to win this year's Great British Bake Off.

Michael says his Cypriot heritage is evident in his baking, as he loves to make Greek pastries with his grandmother.

Michael Credit: BBC/GBBO

The 20-year-old, who is from London, is currently studying politics and economics in Durham.

Twelve amateur bakers will be hoping to succeed Nadiya Hussain as champion when the show returns on August 24.

The contestants pose with judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Credit: BBC/GBBO
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