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Sailing the Scottish Highlands with Fred.Olsen

Sitting in a hot tub in the pouring rain may seem a bit odd - but when you are on a ship’s deck sailing through the highlands of Scotland it’s an experience not to be missed.

The view from the Hotel Zum Stadttor.

Travel: Austrian hills are alive with sound of great adventure...

There are two things that have made me fall in love with Austria over the years – the jaw-dropping scenery and the friendly people.
Mike Hoban.

Memories of Houghton’s cricket club - and the man who was a big part of it all

A nostalgic tribute has been paid to a former cricket club – and a stalwart who did so much to support it during its best days.

Fancy some high fashion?

The £14 Primark shoes that are ‘identical’ to £650 Valentino heels

If you like to live a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget prepare yourself for Primark's latest offering that'll bring some high end fashion to your wardrobe.


Travel: So much to see and do during whistle-stop tour of Italy...

We sat on the steps of Rome's Trevi Fountain - the newly groomed marble horses glistening in spring sunshine - and clutched coins in our left hands to throw over our right shoulders.
The first Stewart Street Church.

An expert look at the history of Seaham’s churches

Fred Cooper’s interest in history has been growing from when he was a young lad.

Sunderland shipyard workers in July 1941

Novel tells story of Sunderland’s wartime women shipyard workers

A city author is celebrating the release of her latest novel inspired by the brave Wearside women who stepped into the breach to keep Sunderland’s shipyards working during the war.

Who fancies a trip to the Seychelles?

BA to launch non-stop flights to the Seychelles

British Airways is to launch the UK's only non-stop flights to the Seychelles.

The front of the house in Neale Street, Fulwell.

Have a look at ‘stunning’ family semi-detached Sunderland home

Neale Street, Fulwell. Price: Offers around £214,950


What happened when I ate nothing but Greggs for a whole week

My attachment to Greggs began when I was 16, working weekends in a shoe shop with only the thought of a chicken bake to get me through the day.

Mayor, Coun George Elliott and the Mayoress with Neil Wright, a director of the the developers, Cameron Hall and stallholder Ben Cooney.

Memories of Sunderland market where you could buy fish, fruit, footwear and rugs

There were bargains galore to be had at the Park Lane Market in Sunderland.


Watch: Slideshow of Sunderland area school pictures from yesteryear

Were schools days the best days of your life?
Are you partial to a festive tipple?

Aldi launches budget friendly wine advent calendar

If you’re partial to a festive drink or two throughout December you'll be able to raise a toast with every calendar door.

A healthy pumpkin spice latte.

Recipe of the week: Healthy pumpkin spiced latte

I’ve just told you that your favourite pumpkin spiced latte is full of sugar, and may be preventing you from losing weight.

A bee on lavender flowers.

Gardening: How to encourage bees back into the garden

Not cutting your lawn and planting foxgloves are the two most popular things to do to encourage bees into the garden, according to a survey.

An old view of Sunderland.

The mouse bite which caused a Victorian Sunderland tragedy

Wearside’s gruesome past has been re-told in a new book by two authors.

Are you partial to a cider?

‘Perfect’ weather means it will be a vintage cider season

Apple growers say 'perfect' weather conditions in 2017 have made for a bumper crop for making cider.

Hotel Indigo Durham,  the former Old Shire Hall Durham

Sneak peek at construction of Hotel Indigo and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse in Durham

One of Durham City’s most striking buildings is being transformed into a £15m boutique hotel and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill.


Alex Neill: What to do when disaster strikes - advice to anyone caught up in hurricane chaos

The destruction that severe weather events have wrought across parts of America and the Caribbean over the last two weeks has been horrific to behold.

Azura docked in picturesque Geiranger.

Travel: All aboard Azura to enjoy the fairytale fjords...

Glistening lakes, cascading waterfalls, emerald valleys and majestic snow-capped mountains – the best way to breathe in the fairytale beauty of the Norwegian Fjords is up close and personal, sailing through the very heart of them.
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