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Durham’s Got Talent contest launched

Young people are being invited to show off their skills in a new Durham’s Got Talent competition.

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Top place for young ballerina

Talented youngster Charlotte Wilkinson has won a place at a top dance school after battling against illness to follow her dream. Charlotte, 11, of Meadowfield, near Durham City, has secured a place at the prestigious The Hammond School in Chester despite being ill with a stomach disorder. The youngster has always dreamed of becoming a ballerina but suffers from sucrose/fructose malabsorption and wheat intolerance, which can make her lose a lot of weight. Her mum Claire Wilkinson said: “When she …

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Work project hailed a success

More than 75 young people have been helped into work just four months after the launch of an apprenticeship project.

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Young winners announced

Stories of courage, determination and kindness were told as children were honoured at the Three Towns Youth Awards.

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Sculpture for mathematician

A mathematician has been commemorated with a sculpture at Durham University.

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College crimpers a cut above the rest

Top college crimpers have won first place in a national competition.

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Tree guide published

A guide has been published to tell the stories of the region’s most significant branches.

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New council praised by judges

Durham County Council has been praised during a national competition.

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Olympic athlete inspires pupils

School pupils learnt about life as an Olympic athlete when a top sportsman dropped in to give them a talk.

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Hard up romantic will do favours for wedding

Unemployed romantic Chris Sanders is hoping to give his fiancée the wedding of a lifetime by donating his time to anyone who can help.

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