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Katie Bulmer-Cooke

Test drive the new Kia Sportage at Jennings

The new Kia Sportage is simply stunning and both new and used models are available at Jennings in Washington.

Which Christmas market will you attend this year?

Where to visit Christmas markets and fairs in the North East

There is definitely a taste of Christmas in the air.


Where can you buy the cheapest ingredients for Christmas dinner?

Good news! The cost of a Christmas meal is falling - but where are the best bargains?

The cost of making a traditional Christmas meal for eight people has come down this year.

Sheila Gent talks to Age UK volunteer David Goodfellow at her home.

Bringing Sunderland’s older folk in from the cold at Christmas

An annual Boxing Day lunch is aiming to spread Christmas cheer to isolated elderly people in Sunderland.

At a previous NevFest

Thousands set to head to Sunderland for North East Vegan Festival (NevFest)

Thousands of vegetarians and vegans from around the country are set to flock to Sunderland as a popular festival returns to the Stadium of Light. 1 comment

The Guide rss

Paul Weller

REVIEW: Paul Weller, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

It says much for the loyalty of Paul Weller's fans that many of them have stuck with him throughout his long career in the music industry.

Marina and the Diamonds at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Pic: Katy Blackwood.

REVIEW: Marina and the Diamonds, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Marina Diamandis mesmerised a youthful audience with a three-part performance at the Arena.

Efes Restaurant, Derwent Street, Sunderland

REVIEW: Efes, Derwent Street, Sunderland

It’s refreshing to see a new restaurant open in the city centre that looks beyond Italy for its food inspiration. But would this eatery prove a Turkish delight or a Turkish disaster?

Miracle An Opera of Two Halves being performed at Sunderland Minster

Prepare for penalty arias as SAFC opera takes over Sunderland Minster

Sunderland’s passion for the beautiful game will ring out at a city centre church this weekend.

Travel rss

EasyJet has cancelled all flights to and from Sharm el-Sheik until January 6.

EasyJet cancels Christmas and New Year Sharm el-Sheikh flights

EasyJet has cancelled flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh until January 6 following the Russian airliner bombing.

The A1(M) near Durham. Image: Google Street View.

Major North East road getting a makeover

Drivers will benefit from improved road surfaces on a busy North East motorway.

Do you know this man?

CCTV IMAGE: Police appeal after indecent exposure on Metro

Northumbria Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to after an indecent exposure incident on the Metro service.

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The Crown of Light at Durham Cathedral during last year's Lumiere festival.

Countdown to Durham’s fourth Lumiere festival is underway

The countdown has begun as festival organisers prepare to flick the switch and power up 28 artworks across a city.

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