Judges ruled the sentences were too long, given that the stolen items were returned to the museum unharmed - because the thieves lost them.
A new study suggests the controversial drilling technique 'fracking' is not a significant cause of large earthquakes.
A Durham university professor will help to analyse extracts from an ancient Antarctic lake
A vigil is being held for missing Durham University student Sope Peters who disappeared a month ago.
Police haven't been able to trace him since he disappeared on a night out with friends.
The vigil will be held at the university's Hatfield College chapel from 7:30pm tonight, November 25.
A mother who's flown to the North East from America to find her son says she doesn't want to go home without him.
Sope Peters went missing more than three weeks ago after a night out in Durham with friends.
This weekend his mother, Tolu, is continuing to help with search efforts to find her son, who's an international student at Durham university.
The mother of a missing Durham University student says she can't imagine Christmas without him.
Sope Peters went missing after a night out with friends in Durham around three weeks ago.
His mother, Tolu, says she believes he's still alive and is urging people to help in the search to find him.
Watch Frances Read's report
The mother of missing Sope Peters will be in Durham to help with the appeal to trace him. She has travelled from America to speak with police and journalists in the hope someone will come forward with information.
Durham University and Newcastle University have been chosen to receive a share of £5m funding to train the next generation of environmental and earth scientists. The money will fund 60 PhD scholarships over the next five years.
Nobel Prize winner Professor Peter Higgs is visiting Durham University today, November 5.
The physicist, who is originally from Newcastle, was awarded the Nobel Prize for his theory predicting the Higgs boson.
He will be giving a lecture to students this afternoon.
Northumbria Police has joined Durham Police to help search for a student from Durham University. Sope Peters has been missing for a week. Officers and divers are searching the River Wear area. Sope's parents are travelling from America.
It is now a week since Durham University student Sope Peters went missing. Teams from Northumbria police will help with searches on the River Wear this morning, November 5.
They will work with officers in Durham, as his family travel here from his home in the USA.
The family of missing Durham University student Sope Peters say they have not given up hope of finding him alive.
The 20-year-old, who is originally from Virginia in the USA, went missing almost a week ago after a night out with friends.
Sope's family have travelled to Durham to help with the search efforts.
Kenny Toal reports.
Seyi Adegoroye, Sope's uncle.