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Sam Smith announces North East tour date

Sam Smith has announced a North East tour date.

Music
Peter Hook

Peter Hook on the Hacienda, New Order and setting sail with the North Sea Sounds DFDS cruise

New Order legend Peter Hook is getting ready to rock the boat when he sets sail for this year’s series of North Sea Sounds music cruises.

Music
Grease proved a hit with audiences at the Theatre Royal. Photo by Paul Coltas

Review: Grease, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until October 21

Think Grease and you immediately think of John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the iconic 1978 movie that wowed cinema audiences all over the world.
Theatre and Comedy
A still from the CCTV issued by police, showing horses being ridden up Northumberland Street. Pic: Northumbria Police.

Police release CCTV of horses being ridden through city centre as they appeal to find riders

Police have released CCTV footage of horses being ridden in a city centre - and warned members of the public could be put at risk.

Crime
Spilled lorryload closes A1 Western Bypass

Spilled lorryload closes A1 Western Bypass

One of the region's busiest roads is partially closed after a lorry
News
Four youths were riding horses up and down Northumberland Street in Newcastle city centre.

Police hunt youths who rode horses down city centre street

Police are hunting four youngsters who were seen riding horses down a busy city centre street.
News
Hartlepool Monkey uses puppets to bring the character to life.

Review: Hartlepool Monkey, Northern Stage, Newcastle

Nothing ever happens in Hartlepool...

News
Make your own personalised beans

Pick up a personalised tin of beans on North East Heinz tour

A Heinz tour, which will roll into the North East next month, is set to leave shoppers full of beans.

Eating Out
Nadine Shah has played a homecoming gig at Sage Gateshead this week.

Review: Nadine Shah, Sage Gateshead

Don't let anyone tell you that new artists aren't making political music - particularly when gems like Nadine Shah have practically grown up on your doorstep.
Music
Traffic has been held up at Heworth Roundabout as work begins. This shot is taken from the North East Combined Authority's network of cameras.

Traffic delays as roadworks begin at Heworth

Motorists have faced delays as the first day of roadworks gets under way on one of the North East's busiest roads.

News

Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Sam Allardyce and Steve Bruce among mourners at funeral of Freddy Shepherd

Ex-England captains Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer were among football's great and good at the funeral of former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd.
Newcastle Gateshead
The roadworks will start on Tuesday.

Start date revealed for Felling bypass roadworks

Roadworks set to take place ahead of major repairs to Heworth roundabout will start next week.
Transport
Sam Allardyce took charge of England for just one game

Former Newcastle and Sunderland boss challenging claims which led to England sacking

Sam Allardyce remains in legal correspondence with the Football Association and disputes the claims which led to his sacking as England manager, it is understood.
Sunderland
St James's Park was raided by tax officials in April.

Newcastle United await High Court ruling over documents seized by tax officials

Newcastle United are to find out if they have scored a success in a High Court challenge over the seizure of documents by tax officials investigating the financial affairs of several football clubs.
Newcastle Gateshead
Strong breakfast sales have helped baker Greggs record healthy profits.

Greggs reveals healthy rise in sales thanks to strong breakfast trade

North East baker Greggs has posted a healthy rise in third-quarter sales - and announced the launch of an all-day breakfast wrap.

Business
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary, as Andrew Haines, chief executive of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) claimed that the airline is breaking the law in its handling of flight cancellations. Picture by Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair has hours left to sort out cancelled flights compensation or face action by 'furious' regulator

Ryanair has until 5pm on Friday to sort out compensation for hundreds of thousands of travellers hit by mass flight cancellations or face possible action by the UK's aviation regulator.

Business
Opus Building Services staff at work.

Boldon healthcare firm Opus wins Freeman Hospital contract

A Boldon company has been awarded the contract to install a new specialist diagnostic theatre for one of the North East’s most important hospitals.

News
Peter Wright, who says he's been given an extra 20 years of life by gastric bypass surgery

Sunderland weight-loss operation gave me another 20 years of life, says gastric bypass patient

A patient who lost almost eight stone after having a gastric bypass operation said he feels it has given him another 20 years of life.

Health
Debenhams is recruiting almost 250 staff in the North East to help out over Christmas.

Debenhams launches recruitment drive for hundreds of Christmas staff

Debenhams has announced that it is on the hunt for nearly 250 new members of staff to work in its North East stores this Christmas.

Business
Tom Reeves is a finalist in the Craft Guild of Chefs Young National Chef of the Year competition

Award-winning chef from Michelin-starred restaurant heads home for pop up event

A young chef from Hartlepool who’s become a protégé at a renowned Michelin-star restaurant, will bring a taste of his award-winning technique to his home region.

Eating Out
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