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Is the mini-heatwave over? What this week's weather has in store

The North East has been basking in sunshine for much of the last few days - but the question on everyone's lips is 'will it last?'

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Victoria's Secret is to open a store at the Metrocentre in Gateshead.

Lingerie store Victoria's Secret announces it will open its first North East branch

Victoria’s Secret, the leading international brand for lingerie, sleepwear and beauty products, has signed for its first store in the North East.

Business
The Toy Dolls  The Albums 1983-87 (Captain Oi!/Cherry Red Records)

Review: The Toy Dolls - The Albums 1983-87 boxset

To music fans of a certain age, The Toy Dolls are Sunderland’s finest export, full stop.

Music
Spring seems to have finally arrived in the North East.

Has spring arrived at last? What to expect from the weather this week

After a fairly miserable Easter holidays, could spring finally have arrived?

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Naked Attraction is auditioning in the North East for contestants.

Naked Attraction holds North East auditions for contestants - are you brave enough to apply?

Single men and women who don't mind baring all in a bid to find love are being offered the chance of TV stardom.

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New phone scam warning after man is called from wife’s number claiming she's had terrible accident

Police have issued a warning about a sophisticated new phone scam in which the victim is targeted with a call from a loved one's number.

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Boy George and Culture Club are coming to the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.

Boy George and Culture Club announce North East arena date

Music lovers can take a trip back to the '80s after Boy George and Culture Club announced a big North East show.

Music
The Durham Challenge Cup. Pic: Peter Talbot.

Durham Challenge Cup final off due to waterlogging as Northern League faces another washout

Tonight's Durham Challenge Cup final between Consett and Dunston UTS at the Hetton Centre is OFF.
Non-League
British Gas has announced a price hike.

Millions face higher energy bills as British Gas announces price hike

Millions of people are facing higher fuel bills as British Gas announced a big price hike.
Business

Revealed: The top 12 pubs in Sunderland and South Tyneside, according to Camra

There’s nothing like a good pint of real ale in a friendly local pub - and no one is better at choosing the best watering holes than Camra.

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Arctic Monkeys have announced a Newcastle date in September.

Arctic Monkeys announce first North East gig in five years

Indie-rock heroes Arctic Monkeys today announced a UK arena tour, including their first North East date in five years.
Music
Emergency services were called to the cliffs at Marsden.

Woman brought to safety after clifftop alert in South Shields

A woman has been brought to safety following an emergency situation on the cliffs at South Shields.

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The Jive Aces will be in the Market Square, Sunderland, spreading the 'Say No To Drugs' message.

Britain's Got Talent stars The Jive Aces spread anti-drugs message in Sunderland

The UK's leading jive and swing band are putting on a very special performance in Sunderland tomorrow.
Sunderland
Today's tax changes will take 52,000 people in the region out of paying income tax altogether.

Tax cuts benefit 1.2 million people in the North East from today

Families in the North East will see a welcome boost to their finances today, thanks to income tax cuts.

Politics
Pixie Lott will headline the first South Tyneside Festival Sunday Concert of 2018.

Pixie Lott to headline first South Tyneside Festival Sunday Concert

Pop princess Pixie Lott will lead a host of stars heading to the North East this summer as the South Tyneside Festival Sunday concert series returns.

Music

Revealed: 19 of the cheapest streets to buy a house in the Sunderland area

Every prospective home buyer wants to find somewhere that falls within their budget.

Sunderland
Dr Anwen Caffell of Durham University examines the remains of one of the Scottish soldiers who were taken prisoner at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650.

Scottish soldiers' sad demise in Durham will be remembered by new play

A new play is to tell the story of a long-lost group of Scottish soldiers whose remains were discovered in Durham.
Durham
This could be your view if you're out and about in the car tomorrow, with rain and even snow forecast for much of the country.

Easter Monday misery forecast for drivers as snow and rain on the way

Forecasters have warned of treacherous driving conditions for Easter holidaymakers, with snow and torrential rain on the way.
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Declan Donnelly presenting Saturday Night Takeaway on his own for the first time in his history. Pic: ITV.

Dec thanks fans for support after appearing without Ant for first time on Saturday Night Takeaway

TV presenter Declan Donnelly thanked fans for their support after he hosted his first ever Saturday Night Takeaway without sidekick Ant McPartlin.
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21 new pictures of a Big Night Out in Sunderland

There’s nothing better than a Big Night Out with friends.

Pubs and Clubs
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