Rakesh Bhayani convicted of the murder of wealthy businesswoman Carole Waugh from County Durham.
A man accused of murdering a millionaire, who was originally from Durham, has described how he felt sick as he forced her body into a bag.
Organisers of Lumiere have unveiled the full programme this year's event, which installs light displays and sculptures around the city.
It's been estimated that the Lindisfarne Gospels brought £8.3million into the region's economy. The famous book was at Durham University’s Palace Green Library over the summer. The money generated was taken in at the city's restaurants, cafes and hotels.
– Durham City Chamber of Trade
"The passion and enthusiasm for the Gospels enveloped the whole of the City, which is reflected in the extremely positive feedback we have received from many of the businesses who reported a significant upturn in trade over the summer."
100,000 people, from 58 countries, visited the exhibition.
The visitors book gathered 6046 comments from members of the public.
– Comments in the visitor book
"I found the whole experience profoundly moving."
"I couldn’t believe I was seeing the real thing! Fantastic!"
One of the art installations in this year's Lumiere Festival in Durham will become a permanent fixture. Durham County Council has bought the Helvetictoc clock, which tells the time in quirky ways, for £10,000.
The clock should be in place in the city's Millennium Square early in 2014, subject to a planning application.
Unseen treasures at Durham Cathedral could soon be on public display for the first time.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has just awarded the Open Treasures project almost four million pounds.
Previously closed off parts of the cathedral will also be opened to the public.
A conman who murdered a County Durham woman and then went about emptying her bank accounts has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.
Rakesh Bhayani stabbed Carole Waugh to death and hid her body, and then spent most of her life's earnings on luxury hotels, prostitutes and designer goods.
Mr Justice Wilkie said Bhayani "ruthlessly targeted" Ms Waugh and murdered her with "greed, callousness and total lack of any regard."
He said: "Without a second thought, you calmly and comprehensively set about stealing her identity" and a complete "asset-stripping of her persona".
Conman Rakesh Bhayani has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years for murdering County Durham woman Carole Waugh.
Bhayani stabbed Miss Waugh to death and went about spending hundreds of thousands of pounds of her money.
A conman and gambler who was found guilty of killing a wealthy County Durham escort will be sentenced on Thursday (28 November).
Rakesh Bhayani murdered Carole Waugh for her money and left her body in the boot of a car.
A man has been found guilty of stabbing a wealthy County Durham woman to death and hiding her body in the boot of a car.
Carole Waugh was from Haswell but moved to London for her career.
A jury at the Old Bailey found Rakesh Bhayani guilty of murder.
Dan Ashby reports.
Rakesh Bhayani has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of the murder of wealthy business woman Carole Waugh, who was originally from Durham.
Another man, Nicholas Kutner, was found not guilty of murder.