The deli, which was located on Saddler Street, was forced to close after opening in April 2021. Owner John Stirk cited high rent and rates and low sales as the reason for the sudden closure.
The demonstration will take place at Palace Green on Saturday 14th May, between 12pm-3pm. Protestors are calling for the Derwentside Immigration Centre to close down immediately.
The new fund will support postgraduate students with the “hidden costs” of academic participation, with grants of up to £750 being made available this academic year.
An application to build a two-storey extension to a house in Whinney Hill led some councillors to claim that the plans would aid the supposed “studentification” of the area.
Durham UCU will vote next week on a deal put forward by the University which includes one-off payments to all staff and a joint statement on pensions cuts. More than 900 students have signed an open letter in recent days calling on the University to ensure the upcoming UCU marking boycott is prevented.
A panel of 11 judges for the UK City of Culture 2025 visited several sites in County Durham this week, to see how the title of City of Culture could benefit the region.
The figures published by the Research Excellence Framework also showed that four subject areas at Durham are ranked in the top five nationally for the overall quality of their research.
Olivia Montgomery and Max Wilkinson question the identity of the principal editor of Professor Tim Luckhurst’s Wikipedia page and its implications for free speech
In this long read, Ellen Campbell argues that the recent enforcement of calorie-labelled menus shows a lack of care for mental health within UK legislation.
Christian Bland argues the response to the Elizabeth Holmes case has highlighted the failures of the scientific community.
Amber Vallarino-Law takes a look at the importance of music in a political context both for freedom and suppression.
Jonas Balkus reviews Western sanctions response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Against the backdrop of decades of conflict and internal strife, Mali’s military government welcomed the Russian private military company Wagner Group last year. Matthew Egger examines the group’s disagreeable history and their plans for the African country.
Will we see the Roaring Twenties? Eli Rasmussen looks at how aerospace is evolving with private interests and global politics.
Waseem Mohamed takes a look at grand plans of change from the Saudi Arabian government and assesses criticism that label them a ‘cover-up’.
Will Brown takes a look at Facebook’s recent struggles and how it plans to combat its reputation in an evolving sector.
“We must leave our expectations at the door, lest we miss out on appreciating the unexpected”: Luke Power discusses the dangers of lazy stereotyping in football discourse in the wake of England’s friendly win over Ivory Coast.
Joe Harston reports on a Men’s Football Floodlit Cup victory for Collingwood.
Anna Noble assesses the sanctions posed on Russian and Belarusian athletes by sporting organisations.
“Sport should be a recluse from the strains of geopolitics, not a vector for the dissemination of the ideals of one group or another”: Ben Pawlowski discusses football’s ownership problem in the wake of the Chelsea-Newcastle clash.
Profile speaks to MP Crispin Blunt about his time at Durham, the government’s response to the pandemic, and Partygate
George Arbuthnott: “The Prime Minister’s handling of the pandemic has been one of the most scandalous failures of political leadership in British history”
Profile speaks to Sunday Times journalist and Durham alumnus, George Arbuthnott, about Boris Johnson’s leadership, the government’s handling of the pandemic, and myths in journalism
Profile speaks to writer and Guardian columnist Stuart Heritage about his career in journalism, Mission Impossible, and white chocolate coconut bundt cake
Thomas Hennessy talks to Edith Hall about Aristotle, classism in Classics and the meaning of life.
Profile interviews Carla Denyer, the co-leader of the Green Party, about universities, her time at Durham, and
what she would like to achieve as co-leader of the UK’s fastest-growing political party
The research, which involves Durham bioscientists, has already led to a new variety of chickpea that is improving yields in Turkey and Syria.
This undoubtedly ambitious macro-engineering project could have solved Europe’s food and energy problems but was marred by fatal flaws, not least the colonial mindset of its architect.
The international network, directed by Durham University’s Professor Paul Denny, is seeking new funding to continue its vital research into tropical diseases.
With the Digital Markets Act currently under consideration by the European Commission, Patrick Stephens explores its potential impacts.
The world’s largest festival of public science talks will return in-person to three city centre venues this May.
Thomas Bainbridge discusses the relationship between meaning and happiness, according to psychological research
Nuclear power could help the UK to reach net zero carbon emissions and secure energy independence. But where do we put the radioactive waste?
“I started to experience an identity crisis because I did not know where I belonged in this world”: Ian Cheung, a second-generation Asian immigrant, details his experience being raised in a predominantly Western society and the cultural dissonance felt by studying abroad.
“There was an unspoken dogma to ‘partake’ in this new university life stage through drinking games and big nights out”: Velina Peykova discusses the dangers of excessive drinking and offers an alternative approach to enjoying nights out.
“My body constantly has to fight an invisible battle that it cannot win”: Jami Anderson-Smith clarifies misconceptions of invisible illnesses and offers advice to those who wish to help.
“Looking at education solely in the contexts of graduate employment and economic growth can be problematic”: Tom Harbottle explores what government plans for higher education means for students.
In this edition of ‘Fine-Tuning Your Shelf’, Marni Ward offers a playlist to accompany Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’.
“It gives me the long-term perspective that I often lose, especially in exam season”: comfort reads for exam season
“We should not view books as tasks to be completed, but as forms of art like any other”. Eleanor Strain offers an insight into the power of re-reading in times of exam stress.
‘Returning to this book is paying a visit to my childhood best friend’: comfort reads for exam season
“Re-reading this book is me looking back on my past in a non-critical, loving way”. In Books’ Comfort Reads Series, Sea Pawanrat Vachanavuttivong returns to an old friend, Leigh Badugo’s ‘Six of Crows’.
“To stumble on this community of readers making videos about books on the Internet was genuinely life-changing for me”. Amy Whitaker elucidates the powers of BookTube and gives her recommendations for top channels.
Food & Drink
“The campaign is so important as it encourages us to appreciate the individuality of Ukrainian culture, as well as donate to a great cause”: Chloe Codling shares her experience cooking Ukrainian pancakes.
“Granting a place to the ritual of espresso will ensure its protection and, crucially, will maintain its link to Italy.” Food and Drink Editor Nia Kile explores the value of the famous Italian espresso.
Film & TV
“Her unscripted testimonies are crafted just as strikingly as those read from her acclaimed novels and essays”: Elizabeth Buckley is fascinated by ‘Joan Didion: The Centre Will Not Hold’.
“An energetic, tongue in cheek performance that is colourful and light-hearted: if you go go go go see this show you will not be disappointed.” Molly Knox enjoys BTC’s production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’.
“The variety of pieces on display not only highlighted each performer distinctly but also enhanced the show in its entirety offering the audience an ideal mix of genres, characters, and scenarios to watch and fall in love with.” Flo Lunnon is most impressed by the Durham Finalist’s Showcase.
“Vicky Jones’s Touch is described as ‘a glorious cocktail of sex and self-discovery’ and was transferred onto the AR stage as a fruity cocktail of masterful acting and laughs”: Louise Coggrave has a great time with Suffragette Theatre Company’s ‘Touch’ by Vicky Jones.
“As a whole, it was a pleasantly bite-sized experience of new and better-known talent.” Ellen Olley enjoys a Night of Voices with Sightline Theatre Company.
“In our long days of rehearsing with different troupe members one by one, with every actor who stepped in the room, the energy of the room transformed” Stage Editor and DST director Saniya Saraf talks about her experience directing the Durham Finalist’s Showcase.
“Wrong Tree’s Blood Wedding is an assured and slick reimagining that showcases some of Durham’s most exciting and experienced talent”: Ellen Olley reviews Wrong Tree Theatre Company’s ‘Blood Wedding’.
“The second season of Euphoria is officially back on the air.”: Katerina Panayiotou explores the series’ iconic fashion.
“Watching the footage in the exhibition felt almost voyeuristic.” Grace Clare Marshall reviews Derek Jarman’s work, on display at the Manchester Art Gallery.
Ælfred Hillman delves into the implications of housing digitalised versions of some of the world’s most acclaimed masterpieces.
“They reveal something far more poignant than any display of pomp and power ever can.” Ælfred Hillman discusses modern royal portraits in the final part of this series.
“We are given a lonely father’s gaze, demanding our empathy.” Ælfred Hillman delves into the most awe-inspiring portraits of the royal family.
“Brockhampton’s penultimate concert, the culmination of a half-decade’s work” Dite Bagdonaite reviews Brockhampton’s concert at the O2 Academy in Brixton.
“Drenched in warm atmospheric lighting and surrounded by an abundance of plants and greenery, its intimate ambience would prove to be the perfect setting.” Henry Bashford reviews Jazz Society’s first After Hours gig of the year.
‘Facing the Music’, the series in which we introduce Durham University’s music societies. In this instalment, DUPO lets us in on what they have to offer.
‘Facing the Music’, the series in which we introduce Durham University’s music societies. In this instalment, DUBB tells what they have to offer.
“British Nu-Jazz remains to be fully embraced, or perhaps discovered, by its progenitors.” Peter Hipkin introduces the London Nu-Jazz scene.
Interview Editor Josie Lockwood meets with Nightline volunteers to discuss Durham’s student-led active listening service.