Lifestyle rss

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

10 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.

Runner Kathe Rowe takes part in the Durham Coast Half Marathon. Picture by North East Wildlife Photography.

Entries open for National Trust Durham Coast Half Marathon

The waiting is over for keen runners under starter’s orders to book their place on the 2016 National Trust Durham Coast Half Marathon.

The Guide rss

La Familia restaurant
From left head chef Anthony Forsyth, Hollie Gardiner, manager Michael Downey and waiting staff Chris Gatens

Dandy Longlegs owners open new Italian restaurant above Isis pub

A father and son team hope their new restaurant will become a familiar fixture to city centre diners.

Noel Gallagher

REVEALED: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Rudimental to headline Kendal Calling

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rudimental, Madness and The Charlatans have been announced at the headliners for this year’s Kendal Calling.


9 things Beyoncé can do when she visits Sunderland

News that pop royalty Beyoncé is heading to Sunderland as part of her world tour has been met with great excitement from fans.

Beyonce, pictured with husband Jay Z, will play the Stadium of Light on June 28.

11 Beyonce songs to play today as North East tour date is announced

Forget the Monday blues - there's one word on the lips of everyone in the North East, and that is BEYONCE.

Beyonce is on her way to Sunderland.

Who runs the world? Beyonce steals the show at Super Bowl before announcing Sunderland gig

Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars performed a set of their chart-topping hits during an energetic and colourful performance at the Super Bowl.

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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