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WW2 veteran donates 100 bricks to Durham Cathedral

WW2 veteran donating to Durham Cathedral
Jim Mulhall is celebrating his 95th birthday by donating 100 bricks to Durham Cathedral's lego build

A WW2 veteran who was taken captive in Monte Cassino and escaped in a stolen Red Cross Ambulance has donated to Durham Cathedral's LEGO build for his 95th birthday.

Jim Mulhall, who was in the Durham Light Infantry, and some friends will add 100 lego bricks to the growing structure.

Durham Cathedral's lego structure
Durham Cathedral's lego structure

Every brick raises a pound towards the Cathedral's £10m Open Treasure appeal and 94,000 have been bought so far. Jim Mulhall organised the donation instead of getting birthday gifts for himself.



A1 closures and road works: when and where

A1M junction 59 to 60, Newton Aycliffe to Bradbury, County Durham: Bridge repair - Lane 1 and 2 will be closed in both directions every night between 8pm and 6am until 1 September.

A1M junction 61, Bowburn, Durham, County Durham: Improvement work - Phases of closures will be in place on the interchange between 8pm and 6am from 4 August to 10 September between Mondays and Fridays.

A1M junction 63 Interchange, Chester-le-Street, County Durham: Improvement work - Lane closures will be in place on the southbound exit slip road and circulatory nightly between 8pm and 6am until late November.

A1 Junction 56 to Junction 51, North Yorkshire: Motorway upgrade work - Various lane closures will be in place between Junction 51 and 56 north and southbound from 8pm to 6am until 31 August.

A1 Allerdene Bridge, Team Valley, Newcastle/Gateshead Western Bypass: Bridge work - Lane 1 will be closed each Saturday night between 11pm and 9am until 28 September.

A1 Coal House Interchange, Newcastle/Gateshead Western Bypass: Improvement works - Lane closures on the interchange and slip roads will be in place north and southbound between 8pm and 6am in ongoing phases until end of November 2014.

A1 Coal House to Swalwell Interchanges, Newcastle/Gateshead Western Bypass: Major upgrading work - There will be north and southbound carriageway closures in place between 8pm and 6am from 26 August for 9 nights.

A1 Clifton to Shotton, Morpeth, Northumberland: Horticultural work - Lane 2 will be closed north and southbound between 8pm and 6am overnight 28 and 29 August.

A1 Dunston to Metro Centre Interchange, Newcastle/Gateshead Western Bypass: Overhead message sign repair work - Lane 1 and the dedicated lane will be closed northbound between 6am and 9am Saturday 30 August.

A1 Scremerston to Denwick, Alnwick, Northumberland: Lining work - Night time convoy working will be in place between 8pm and 6am with a 40mph and 10mph speed restriction.

A1 Newton on the Moor, Alnwick, Northumberland: Kerb replacement work - Lane 1 southbound will be closed daily between 8am and 6pm until 12 September.

A1 Seaton Burn Interchange, Cramlington, Northumberland: Junction improvement work - Works to improve the interchange will be ongoing until December. Phases of night time lane closures and some slip road closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am.

A1 Warreners House, Morpeth, Northumberland: Resurfacing and road marking work - Convoy working will be in place overnight 8pm to 6am 26 August to 2 September. The entry slip lane will be closed with diversion in place, 40mph and 10mph speed restrictions apply.

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