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.
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.
Police divers are searching for a student from Durham who has been missing for almost a week. Sope Peters disappeared after a night out with friends.
The student community has joined the search for the missing 20 year old. They are handing out leaflets, and police have carried out a low level helicopter search in the city.
Police say they have not given up hope of finding Durham University student Sope Peters alive. He has been missing since a night out with friends last Tuesday night.
Fellow students have been handing out leaflets to passers-by, asking for helping in finding the 20 year old.
Watch a report from Patrick Tyner:
A desperate search has been continuing along the riverbank in Durham for a missing 20 year old student. Sope Peters hasn't been seen since late on Tuesday night after he disappeared during a night out drinking with his friends. Gregg Easteal reports.
– Insp Paul ANDERSON
"We are very concerned for Sope as there has been no trace of him since Tuesday night.
"He hasn’t responded to any attempts to contact him and his phone has not been traced.
“If anyone has seen him since then or if they say a young man matching his description in Durham on Tuesday night I would ask them to contact us as soon as possible on 101."
Sope, aged 20, was wearing a blue jumper over a black shirt and light green trousers when he went missing on Tuesday night, October 29.
He is described as black, 5' 7" tall and of average build. He has an American accent and normally wears glasses but these have been found at his flat.