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Inside the City Tavern

REVIEW: City Tavern, Northumberland Road, Newcastle

“Have you seen all that food for just two girls?,” exclaimed one non-discreet diner as she passed our table.

The roof of the National Glass Centre, bathed in romantic light.

11 unique Sunderland gifts for Valentine's Day

Love is in the air once more as couples look for the perfect gift or day out for Valentine's Day.

Pancake hacks

WATCH: Pancake hack - how to make them with two ingredients, banana and egg video

The two-ingredient pancake hack - simply add two eggs to one banana and voila!

Overgrown branches ... one section before the loppers did their work.

GARDENING: Now's a good time to renovate your hedge

All it takes is a busy couple of years and a hedge can get out of control.

Early crop ...Rhubarb can be forced now.

GARDENING: 10 jobs you can do this weekend

There's plenty of jobs you can be doing in the garden this weekend, weather permitting.

The Guide rss

Dean James

Single launch at Sunderland’s Pop Recs

Two singers will be releasing a split single at Pop Recs Ltd tomorrow.

Big Night Out

30 pictures from a Big Night Out in Sunderland video

There's nothing better than a Big Night Out with your friends.

Beyonce is heading to Sunderland

Beyoncé tickets already selling out- but fans can still queue from Monday

Beyoncé is already looking like the biggest gig yet to hit the Stadium of Light after pre-sales tickets have sold out.

Roma restaurant, Mary Street, Sunderland

REVIEW: Roma, Mary Street, Sunderland

When in Roma - you can expect a warm welcome whatever the weather.

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Mr Drayton’s Human Jukebox ends on a high note

An award-winning author singing Elvis, bellydancers and a BBC radio presenter belting out Frank Sinatra provided the swansong for a popular arts project.

Gardening rss

Thompson & Morgan's new Egg & Chips plant combines aubergines and potatoes.

GARDENING: Egg and chips, all in one plant!

New this season is Egg & Chips, a two-­in­-one cropping solution for home gardeners.

Mole activity increases at this time of year. Get rid of their hills if you can.

GARDENING: 9 jobs you can do this week - even in the snow

Even if you've got snow in your garden, there's still plenty of jobs you can do this week.

A salad box with Californian Mix.

GARDENING: You can still enjoy salad days in winter

I usually try to grow some kind of green salad crop under glass over winter, even if it's just enough to add to a sandwich.

Travel rss

Souter Lighthouse ready to open its doors to the first visitors of the year.

Lighthouse is ready to open for new season

A landmark visitor attraction in South Tyneside is getting ready to open its doors to the first visitors of the year.

Worker Paul Burke pushes a trolley loaded with items of lost property at the Transport for London Lost Property Office, which sorts and stores the items left on London's public transport system.

From a false leg and a drum kit, to Spider-Man and a full-size carpet - things we've left on trains and buses

A prosthetic leg, a life-sized Spiderman doll and "enough musical instruments to form a band" have been lost on London's travel network.

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A wild weekend in the Lake District

Steve Sharpe and family get away from it all on a break in Cumbria

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  • Sunderland 5-day weather forecast


    Friday 12 Feb



    High 7°c

    Low -1°c


    From North east

    Speed 3 mph

    Saturday 13 Feb

    Light sleet showers


    High 5°c

    Low 0°c


    From South east

    Speed 4 mph

    Sunday 14 Feb

    Light sleet showers


    High 4°c

    Low 0°c


    From North east

    Speed 9 mph

    Monday 15 Feb

    Light sleet showers


    High 5°c

    Low -2°c


    From North

    Speed 13 mph

    Tuesday 16 Feb

    Sunny spells


    High 5°c

    Low 1°c


    From South

    Speed 9 mph