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Newcastle Airport named as one of the happiest in the world

The North East’s largest airport, Newcastle International, was today placed fifth in a list of the world’s happiest airports.

Look inside the Royal Mail’s North East hub as it handles 4.1million items ahead of Christmas

An army of Royal Mail staff are entering the crunch period of the year as the Christmas rush sets in.

Ray Quinn, David Burton and Steve Walls raise laughs in the 'Ghostbusters' sketch

REVIEW: Cinderella, Whitley Bay Playhouse, until January 7

Magic, music, merriment and much more - Cinderella is a panto where, just like the girl who goes from rags to riches, you are guaranteed to have a ball!

Catfish and the Bottlemen by Jill Furmanovsky

Catfish and the Bottlemen to headline new North East music festival

Catfish And The Bottlemen will headline a new music festival, This is Tomorrow, set to launch on the banks of the River Tyne in May 2018

Katy Catcheside, Madison Elmy and Hannah McCoy with fellow pupils from Northern Star Performing Arts who will be starring in Joseph at Newcastle Arena.

Sunderland youngsters set to shine in hit musical with Joe McElderry

Budding theatre stars will be sharing the stage with Joe McElderry as a hit musical enjoys a festive run in the region.

Theatre and Comedy
Ovo by Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque Du Soleil announce string of North East dates with Ovo show

The magic of Cirque Du Soleil will return to the North East next year.

Theatre and Comedy
The offenders were captured on CCTV carrying out a recce of the area.

CCTV footage captures moments before £28,000 gunpoint robbery

This is the moment a pair of armed robbers carried out a recce of a supermarket - just hours before stealing £28,000 from a security van.

Gateshead Stadium Metro station. Credit: Google.

Nexus offers £1,000 reward after cable theft disrupts Metro travellers

Nexus is offering a £1,000 reward for information after thousands of commuters were disrupted by a cable theft on Monday morning.

Newcastle Gateshead
A man was arrested at the Fenwick store in Newcastle.

Man arrested after 'exposing himself' near Santa's grotto in Fenwick's

Police are investigating after a report that a man indecently exposed himself near a famous Santa's grotto.
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Picture: Trevor Leighton.

Torvill and Dean on skating to the North East with Dancing on Ice tour

Audiences will be able to wrap up warm and experience the spectacle of Dancing on Ice live when it zooms into the North East next year.

Theatre and Comedy

Game of Thrones star narrates dazzling retelling of Rumpelstiltskin in North East-made film

A gripping film telling the backstory to a mysterious fairy tale character has been put together in the North East - and you can watch it for free.
Theatre and Comedy
Danny Adams as Peter Pan with Clive Webb as Smee.

REVIEW: Peter Pan, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Peter Pan is a panto classic, but in this case the traditional 'he's behind you' is replaced by the cry of 'he's above you!'
Whats on
Grace Davies performing her original song Dont Go. Copyright �Syco / Thames

X Factor final six to perform on tour with wildcard act

The X Factor’s six semi-final acts will star in The X Factor Live Tour 2018 when it’s held at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, on February 22.

Chris Ramsey at the Metro Radio Arena

Chris Ramsey announces North East tour dates

South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey has announced a new tour for 2018, culminating in a headline slot at Metro Radio Arena.

Theatre and Comedy
Little Mix.

Little Mix to play Gateshead International Stadium as part of 2018 summer tour

Girl band Little Mix are to play Gateshead International Stadium next year.

CCTV appeal after theft from North East hospital

Police have released CCTV of two people they want to trace after a theft from a hospital.
Newcastle Gateshead
Mantra Thai in Newcastle

Review: Mantra Thai, Forth Banks, Newcastle

For a welcome as warm as Thailand itself, Mantra Thai is always a safe bet.

Eating Out

North East to host advanced screenings of momentous Doctor Who Christmas special

The Time Lord will land at a series of special locations next month as Doctor Who fans are treated to advanced screenings of the next episode.
County Durham
Demand to see Peter Kay's first live stand-up tour in eight years has been phenomenal.

Peter Kay announces FIVE extra North East dates due to phenomenal demand

Funnyman Peter Kay today announced FIVE extra North East dates after phenomenal demand for tickets.
Whats on
Mobile speed cameras are being used on the Felling Bypass where roadworks are ongoing

New speed cameras on Felling Bypass to stop motorists breaking 30mph limit through roadworks

Mobile speed cameras will be going live on the Felling Bypass today to curb drivers going too fast through ongoing roadworks.

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