Wednesday 6 December 2017, North West Durham Constituency Labour Party hosted a discussion with Professor Allyson Pollock regarding the NHS Reinstatement Bill in Consett. The NHS Reinstatement Bill proposes to fully restore the NHS as an accountable public service by reversing 25 years of marketisation in the NHS, abolishing the purchaser-provider split, ending contracting and re-establishing public bodies and public services accountable to local communities. This is necessary to stop the dismantling of the NHS under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It is driven by the needs of local communities. Allyson also discussed her part in a judicial review that aims to stop Jeremy Hunt from "Americanising' the NHS. I recorded the event so that people who were unable to attend could hear what Allyson had to say.
As a kid back in the 1980's and 90's I loved traveling all the way up to the top of Weardale to visit Killhope Lead Mining Museum. To be honest I wasn't that excited by lead mining, or water wheels, or even underground mine trips. For me what was special was the taste of wilderness, of adventure and the sense of escape into nature that being up at Killhope gave me.
Part Three and Part Four of our five-film LEGO animation series on the story of Durham Cathedral are now available to view!
Part Three: Life in the Monastery explores what life was like for the monks who lived in the medieval monastery, including murder most horrid, sign language and a surprising fact about underpants:
Part Four: The Reformation looks at the turbulent period in the Cathedral's history when Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell dissolved the monasteries and what happened when the commissioners they sent smashed open St. Cuthbert's coffin. It also looks closer to our own time with the founding of Durham University by Bishop Van Mildert in 1832.
Part Two of our five-film LEGO animation series on the story of Durham Cathedral is now available to view!
If you missed Part One you can watch it below: