The term dyslexia has been described as unscientific and not fit for purpose a psychologist and professor of education at Durham University.
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.
Plans are being explored which could see a former Catholic seminary become part of Durham University.
University and Church officials have signed an agreement which could see Ushaw College, on the outskirts of Durham City, become a new university college.
The College, which was originally founded in northern France in 1568, and re-founded on its current site four miles to the west of Durham City in 1808, was a Catholic seminary until June 2011, when a lack of students forced its closure.
Its library is described as internationally significant.
The inquest into the death of Durham University student Sope Peters is expected to open today.
The body of the 20-year-old was found in the River Wear earlier this month.
Sope, who was in his second year of an economics degree at Durham University, was last seen in Klute bar on 29th October.His body was discovered in the river between Prebends Bridge and Framwellgate Bridge almost six weeks after his disappearance.
The family of missing American student Sope Peters has been told that a body has been found in the River Wear.
No formal identification will take place until later this week.
The Durham university student went missing in October after a night out with friends and searches were conducted across the city.
Frances Read reports.
Police have thanked emergency services who helped recover a body discovered in the River Wear. Officers were called to the area between Prebends Bridge and Framwellgate Bridge in Durham City.
No formal identification has taken place, however the family of missing Durham University student Sope Peters were informed of the development. There are no suspicious circumstances.
– Chief Insp Andy Huddleston
“I would like to express my thanks to colleagues in the other emergency services who helped in the operation yesterday. "Throughout the time Sope has been missing, we have also had tremendous support from other agencies in the searches carried out both in the water and along the riverbank, and his fellow students covered the city with posters appealing for information.”
Police have recovered a body from the River Wear close to where officers have been searching for a missing university student.
Sope Peters, 20, was last seen at around 11:30pm on October 29 while on a night out in Durham. The body hasn't yet been formally identified.
Police searching for a missing Durham University student have recovered a body from the River Wear in Durham city centre.
Officers said the body was found this afternoon between Prebends Bridge and Framwellgate Bridge. A formal identification is yet to take place but the family of missing student Sope Peters have been informed.
Sope, 20, went was last seen leaving his flat in Highgate at around 11:30pm on October 29.
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.