St Cuthbert's hospice in Durham is the first in the country to have a nurse dedicated to the treatment of dementia.
Charles Taylor may believe his internment in a Durham prison breaches his human rights. His own crimes shocked the world.
A photo released by Anne Anstey's family shows her injuries after she was grabbed from behind, thrown to the floor and punched in the face.
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.
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.
The Bishop of Durham, the Right Rev Paul Butler, is due to give his maiden speech in the House of Lords.
An inquest into the death of a teacher found dead on a beach two weeks after going missing has recorded an open verdict.
The body of Mark Bushnell, who was the deputy head teacher at Durham School, was found on March 22
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.
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.
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.
Philip Gomm from the RAC Foundation says young people are prepared to take risks that older drivers perhaps wouldn't. It comes as statistics show around 14% of road deaths are caused by drivers aged 17-19.
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%