A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham. Credit Tony Griffiths, Durham Photographic Society.

Durham Cathedral honours St Bede's legacy by backing Sunderland City of Culture bid

Sunderland's campaign to secure City of Culture status in 2021 has won the backing of the Dean of Durham and Durham Cathedral.
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Do you have what it takes to be Top Model of Sunderland?

Could one of these girls be the next Kendall Jenner?
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Youth Arts Exhibition winners.
From left Hannah Johnston, Liam Gardiner, Kael Crozier, Rachel Wilcox, Katie Thompson and Millie Stormont

Budding Banksys’ work goes on show at Washington gallery

Budding Banksys and potential Picassos have been putting paintbrush to canvas for a striking new exhibition at Arts Centre Washington.

Dominique, Amelia and Penny

Instamam! How a Wearside mum broke the internet with her Instagram posts

From posting updates to occupy time on maternity leave to fielding calls from global brands, Katy Wheeler meets the Wearside mum who turned social media into a thriving career.

You won't find any of these buzzwords in a dictionary, they're so new.

10 of the latest buzzwords to listen out for in 2017

Yo, fam, how’s it hanging? If you have no idea what that means*, brace yourself for the newest influx of words that all the cool kids will be using this year.
Keeper of biology Dan Gordon with the skull of a gharial.

Skeleton secrets revealed at new family-friendly exhibition

The skeleton secrets of the animal world are to be revealed at a major new exhibition which starts this weekend at a North East museum.

The success of Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train saw it adapted into a film starring Emily Blunt

The Girl on the Train is the most borrowed library book

Psychological thriller, The Girl on the Train, has steamed into the number one spot as the most borrowed book in UK libraries during 2015/16.

Sunderland Minster sits in the Bishopwearmouth conservation area.

Sunderland set for £2million conservation windfall

Sunderland is to receive almost £2million from a national fund that aims to revitalise conservation areas across the UK.

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The  Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Alan Smith, with Mayoress Coun Moira Smith.

Event planned to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

A special ceremony will be held in South Tyneside later this week to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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The Customs House Flow Exhibition artists

Art exhibition is created by using gifts from the Tyne

Creative youngsters have given new life to objects reclaimed from the Tyne as part of a special exhibition.

Artist Chris Morton

Designer of iconic The Clash and The Damned record sleeves celebrated in Sunderland exhibition

A retrospective of the work of one of the most influential designers of punk record sleeves will go on display in Sunderland this week.

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A Bonmarche store

Bag yourself a VIP shopping experience at Dalton Park

Fancy a shopping spree for free?

Left to right, David Roberts, Steve Knight, Graeme Thompson, Fiona Brown, Iraa Kadchha, Coun John Kelly, Annabel Turpin and Andrew Mackay.

Meet the new team to lead Sunderland’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid

The new team to oversee Sunderland’s bid for UK City of Culture status in 2021 has been unveiled.

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Fawcett Street

Special status for historic heart of Sunderland

A scheme aimed at preserving and regenerating the historic heart of Sunderland is one of only ten in the country to secure special status.

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Pageant winners, from left, Quinn Lux Lownie, Elisha Underwood and Layla Smart.

Sunderland dance school trio are crowned pageant queens

A trio of Sunderland beauties have shown they are queens of the catwalk after winning first places in a pageant.

Site of The Gates shopping centre, Durham, which is being cleared.

Durham demolition work is clearing the way for £180million city centre developments

Work is under way to clear landmark buildings from neighbouring city centre sites to make way for multi-million pound projects bringing hundreds of jobs.

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New Year celebrations in Newcastle return with a bang

Thousands of people flocked to Newcastle last night to enjoy the North East's biggest New Year's Eve celebrations.

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Sarah Jayne Adams

Blogger shines a light on Sunderland’s style secrets

A fashionista is showcasing some of Sunderland’s best-kept style secrets after becoming the Bridges’ first resident blogger.

Author Richard Adams has died.

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

Watership Down author Richard Adams has died aged 96, a statement on the book's official website has said.

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