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Thousands expected to watch Durham Regatta

Rowers in the 2013 Durham Regatta. Credit: Nanette Tiplady
Spectators looking on at last year's event. Credit: Nanette Tiplady

Thousands of people are expected to attend the Durham Regatta, which is being held in the city centre from 8am onwards today (Saturday 14 June).

This year’s event is the largest to date, attracting over 700 entrants. Races will commence every two minutes across the two-day competition.

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Big crowds expected for Durham Regatta 2014

The Durham Regatta 2013. Credit: Nanette Tiplady

The 181st Durham Regatta will take place on Saturday and Sunday, with large crowds of spectators expected to be drawn to the River Wear to watch the annual event.

Organisers say there are a record number of entries - in excess of 700 - so there will be a full programme of racing each day, with the gates opening at 8am.

Known as the Henley of the North, Durham Regatta began in 1834, several years before its namesake in the south.

Durham match delayed due to rain

Durham's County Championship match against Middlesex at Chester-le-Street has been delayed on Day Four due to rain.

Scott Borthwick's double century (216) and Mark Stoneman's score of 187 put Durham in control with a 1st innings total of 568 for 9. Middlesex recorded a 1st innings score of 330 all out and are currently 90 for 2 after following on.

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CCTV images: Theft of diamond and platinum ring

CCTV image of man police want to talk to

Police in Durham have released images of a man they want to speak to following the theft of an expensive ring from a city centre jewellery store.

The platinum and diamond treasure, priced at £6,500, was taken from Bramwell Jewellers, on Elvet Bridge, Durham City, on Thursday, May 29.

At about 3pm, a shop assistant allowed a man in his 20s to examine the ring, then he ran out of the store with it in his hand.

The ring is described as platinum with a single octagonal diamond and rub-over setting.

Police want to speak to this man following the ring theft

"Be careful on the roads so you do not die like our son"

David and Janet Warin's son Daniel died driving his girlfriend home from the cinema in Pickering in 1995, a few weeks after he passed his test. Since then, they have given talks to school students urging them to take care when they are new behind the wheel.

Gregg Easteal reports.

Read the full story: 14% of road deaths involve a young driver

14% of road deaths involve a young driver

Around 14% of all deaths and injuries on the roads in Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire involve a driver aged 17-19, according to a study for the RAC.

The figure for Northumbria is closer to the national average at just under 12%. This is despite the fact that only 1.5% of drivers are aged 17-19.

  • NATIONAL 11.9%
  • NORTHUMBRIA 11.8%
  • CLEVELAND 13.8%
  • DURHAM 14.1%
  • NORTH YORKSHIRE 14%
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