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10:18am Thursday 16th April 2015
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8:48am Tuesday 14th April 2015
STRIDING across the arena floor, the colossus of CBeebies clowns Mr Tumble got the kind of reception from a packed house of fans that Messrs Cameron, Miliband and Co could only laugh about receiving. Those of us chuckling our way through our second childhood, with three-year-old granddaughter hanging on Mr T's every (ahem) tumble, can only place award-winning entertainer Justin Fletcher on the same pedestal as Richard Hearne's endearing Mr Pastry. As few onlookers were old enough to make the same connection, let's just say that if Mr T launched the circus party as General Election contenders he'd probably be running the country.
1:07pm Sunday 12th April 2015
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11:22am Friday 3rd April 2015
HARRY Clasper, the first North-East sporting superstar, is to be remembered in an exciting new play that will tour the region in June and July to mark the 170th anniversary of the World Rowing Champions title coming to the region for the first time.
10:07am Friday 3rd April 2015
1:36pm Thursday 2nd April 2015
11:59am Tuesday 31st March 2015
10:33am Tuesday 31st March 2015
2:03pm Friday 27th March 2015
1:15pm Thursday 26th March 2015
10:31am Sunday 22nd March 2015
10:53am Friday 20th March 2015
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6:19am Thursday 19th March 2015
METAL Bridge is one those prosaically named communities that County Durham seems to specialise in. A hamlet just a few miles off the A1 south of Durham, it is notable chiefly for its two pubs, one of which, The Old Mill, has a reputation which has spread far and wide.
10:59am Wednesday 18th March 2015
7:02pm Monday 16th March 2015
CHAPTERHOUSE Theatre Company has made a name for itself producing top-quality outdoor theatre. From touring one show to 30 venues – Romeo and Juliet in 2000 – to performing a selection of productions in more than 150 of the UK and Ireland’s idyllic garden settings, the company has cultivated a loyal fanbase, who enjoy seeing some of literature’s best-loved characters.
5:28pm Monday 16th March 2015
STAGING pantomime at Easter is far more challenging than changing the traditional rules of theatre. Bobby Davro should know, he's been tweeting recently about the difficulty of trying to write the script for Beauty and the Beast in time for a tour to York and Darlington.
12:20pm Friday 13th March 2015
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11:38am Wednesday 11th March 2015
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3:05pm Friday 6th March 2015
2:33pm Friday 6th March 2015
BRENDAN Cole was joined by a flawless cast of dancers and musicians as he stepped back on to the York Barbican stage for his new show A Night To Remember. It truly was an evening of thrills, frills and incredible skill, which travels later this month to Tyneside.
10:34am Friday 6th March 2015
5:20pm Thursday 5th March 2015
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6:11am Thursday 5th March 2015
SPRING was stalling. We’d been enticed out, like the daffodils, by the warm sunshine only for grey clouds to gather and nasty, cold splodges of sleet to fall from them. We sought sanctuary in the castle, and took tea in the library, surrounded by books and busts, with an unknown 16th Century astronomer looking down on us.
8:58am Wednesday 4th March 2015
11:21am Tuesday 3rd March 2015
5:07pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015
4:35pm Friday 27th February 2015
WILL oil always be cheaper? Is fracking the answer? The man who has become the BBC’s face of geology, Professor Iain Stewart, will attempt to answer these questions when he visits Darlington next week as well as and on his new TV series on BBC2.
11:20am Friday 27th February 2015
Staffed by students and run by experienced college tutors, Darlington College’s Glass House restaurant provides many students with their first rung on the ladder towards a career in hospitality. Karl Simmonds and Ian Hamilton were invited to find out more
10:55am Thursday 26th February 2015