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Historic school sets its sights on major rebuild

Darlington and Stockton Times: An artist's impression of the new look school submitted to Durham County Council

10:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A SCHOOL celebrating its 400th anniversary this year has formally submitted plans for a major rebuild.

Film festival offers unique insight into China

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE China Independent Film Festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Newcastle next month, offers a unique insight into the world’s most populated country.

Students 'building bridges' with industry

Darlington and Stockton Times: Longfield School student Connor Bell, 11, considers the forces of nature during a science and technology lesson

4:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SCHOOL students have been building bridges with industry in a project designed to boost interest in engineering and architecture.

Arts and design course gets 'outstanding' rating

Darlington and Stockton Times: Judith Hill, associate dean, arts, design and media at Sunderland University pictured at the National Glass Centre in the city

4:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN art and design course at a North-East university has been rated “outstanding” by Ofsted.

Eleven teams battle it out in maths challenge

Darlington and Stockton Times: The winning team from St Bede's (pictured left to right): Thomas Johnson, Caroline Knox, Jade Wigham - with East Durham College principal Suzanne Duncan - and Reece Cawthorne

3:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TEAMS of budding mathematicians have taken part in this year’s annual East Durham Schools Maths Challenge.

Work experience 'improves job prospects' - survey

Darlington and Stockton Times: Principal designate of Studio West  in Newcastle, Val Wigham, pictured on the site of the new school with Craig Melville from OGN

3:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

REGULAR work experience whilst in education significantly increases a student’s chances of gaining employment, research commissioned by a North-East school has found.

Sports student goes through to national final

Darlington and Stockton Times: Ross Pickersgill (left) and Luke Danks train in the gym at Redcar and Cleveland College

2:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SPORTS student Ross Pickersgill has won his way through to the national final of a personal trainer competition. The 18-year-old took part in the North East regional heat of the Level 3 CYQ fitness trainer competition, in which his friend and fellow Redcar and Cleveland College student Luke Danks also took part.

Former Consett councillor to be honoured by Durham University

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bob Young

3:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BUSINESSMAN and former councillor who donated £1m to Durham University is to receive an honorary degree from the institution.

Student wins national short story competition

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SHORT story competition held by the online magazine My Student Style was won by a student from the North-East.

North-East design student wins international prize in Paris

Darlington and Stockton Times: Melissa Smith is presented with her award by Facebook's Margaret Stewart

4:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A DESIGN student from a North-East university has been named a winner in an international competition run by Orange.

Opportunities in engineering

Darlington and Stockton Times: One of the budding engineers at QE College,  Charlotte Urwin

4:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A FORMER director of international engineering firm Amec has given a talk to college students about career opportunities.

Drama will allow victims' voices to be heard

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

After a recent report criticised the policing of domestic violence.  Criminologist Professor Nicole Westmarland explains how academics will work together with Durham Constabulary to improve officer training

'Newshounds' are in the hunt for stories

Darlington and Stockton Times: Ferryhill Newshounds pictured (L-to-R):  Lucy Henderson, Alex Johnson, Rebecca Mott, Amy Hopper, Chloe Fellows, Joe Dunn and Emily Sugden

3:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

STUDENTS from Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College have taken part in a newswriting workshop organized by a public relations company.

Lecturer in for a whale of a time

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sunderland University journalism lecturer Alex Lockwood who is about to have a whale of a time

2:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WHILE many will be enjoying their summer holidays a North-East lecturer will be having a whale of a time in North America as he jets off to work for an international trust.

Pop singer's warning on drugs and alcohol

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:34pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

WANNABE pop singer Amy Harper - known simply as Harper – has been wowing North-East school audiences with her anti-drug message.

Wearable computer 'could help people with Parkinson's'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Partners Ken Booth and Lynn Tearse who both have Parkinson's and took part in the Google Glass research

3:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A NORTH-EAST couple are among the first in the world to trial the benefits of futuristic techonolgy for people suffering with Parkinson's disease.

Council asked to merge Belmont infant and junior schools

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pupils at Belmont Junior School in 2011

4:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

COUNCILLORS will be asked to create a new primary school next week (Wednesday, April 16).

Parent governor banned from Belmont school campus after bus driver stand-off

Darlington and Stockton Times: SAFETY FEARS: Mark Gilbank with his daughter Lucy outside Belmont Community School

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A PARENT governor has been banned from school grounds and threatened with police action following a stand-off with a bus driver.

Pupils have a fang-tastic time

Darlington and Stockton Times: The stars of Polam Hall's production of Dracula, Jemma Vincent, 17 and Richard McNamara, 17.

2:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

PUPILS at Darlington’s Polam Hall School put on a fang-tastic senior school production this year.

Academics 'discipline-hop' to tackle disease

5:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

RECENT PhD graduates are ‘discipline-hopping’ at a North-East university as part of an innovative internship scheme which allows them to gain new skills and explore their research interest from a new angle.

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