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Choose mildly positive reviews: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel has won over most critics - although all agree it can never leave the same legacy as the original.

Film
Durham's Market Place will hold celebrations for Chinese New Year.

Lion dance celebration to herald in Chinese New Year

A celebrations will aim to bring it luck as crowds welcome in the Chinese New Year.

County Durham
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.

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The Chop House at The Dun Cow. Madeleine and David Gill

Sunderland’s new Chop House restaurant aims to raise the ‘steaks’

Sunderland’s newest restaurant is aiming to raise the “steaks” with its beefed-up menu.

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Rick Parfitt on stage with Status Quo. Pic: PA.

Status Quo arrive by tour bus for Rick Parfitt's funeral as he gets rock 'n' roll send-off

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt was today remembered by his old band mates - who arrived at his funeral in their double-decker tour bus.
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Watch: What to expect from Wicked at Sunderland Empire

The news that Sunderland Empire will welcome back hit musical Wicked seems to have left readers spellbound.

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Tosca, Derwent Street

REVIEW: Is Tosca in Sunderland worth singing about?

Italian restaurants are two a penny in Sunderland, but are they worth your pennies?

Eating Out 3
John Williams

How a South Shields chef went from peeling spuds to winning a Michelin star at The Ritz

This year The Ritz in London will appear in the Michelin Guide for the first time - and it’s all thanks to a South Shields-born chef and his team. Katy Wheeler speaks to executive chef John Williams.

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Olly Murs

WIN: Ten pairs of tickets to see Olly Murs

Olly Murs is heading back to the North East – and you could be there for free.

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Theatre announcement: Wicked to return to Sunderland Empire

Theatre announcement: Wicked to return to Sunderland Empire

Wicked will be casting its spell over Wearside once more, the Echo can exclusively reveal.

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REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Not for naught is the acting profession renowned for its superstition.

Theatre and Comedy
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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The cast of Beauty and The Beast.

REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast, Westovian Theatre, South Shields, until January 21

You think it’s all over? Oh well no it isn’t, pantomime is still alive and well.

News
George Michael, who died on Christmas Day.

George Michael 'died of accidental drugs overdose', his cousin says

George Michael's cousin has said he suspects the star died of an accidental drugs overdose.

Music
Julie Nicholson with Ken Loach

Seaham mum features in Bafta-nominated I, Daniel Blake

A Seaham mum says she had the ‘experience of a lifetime’ starring in a Bafta-nominated Ken Loach film.

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Little Mix perform on stage during the 2016 Brit Awards. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Little Mix in line for three Brit Awards

Little Mix are up for a trio of gongs at this year’s BRIT Awards.

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A Bonmarche store

Bag yourself a VIP shopping experience at Dalton Park

Fancy a shopping spree for free?

Arts
Man claims Cadbury stole his idea for Oreo creme egg

Man claims Cadbury stole his idea for Oreo creme egg

Sweet-toothed Nick Allam is claiming to have invented the Oreo Creme Egg - TWO YEARS before Cadbury put their latest creation on the shelves.

Offbeat
Craig David is up for a BRIT Award.

Sunderland Echo reporter asked to help choose this year’s BRIT Award winners

An Echo reporter has played her part in choosing this year’s BRIT winners.

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Stacie Stewart, centre, with Dr Xand Van Tulleken and Hala El-Shafie

Sunderland chef cooks up a storm in Channel 4 kitchen

A Sunderland chef who’s shed five stone is helping others lose weight in a successful Channel 4 series.

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