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Do you have what it takes to perform at this year’s Evolution Emerging festival?

Evolution Emerging, the North East’s biggest event for emerging music, is set to return for its 10th anniversary and is looking for up-and-coming bands and musical talent to play at the event in June 2018.

Music
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Inquiry launched into East Coast rail franchise

The decision to end the East Coast mainline rail franchise early is to be investigated by MPs.
Sunderland
Liam Miller

Manchester United to wear black armbands at Newcastle in tribute former Sunderland and Man Utd player Liam Miller

Manchester United will wear black armbands during today's Premier League clash at Newcastle in memory of Liam Miller.
Sunderland
Dippy the Diplodocus, who will be heading to the North East as part of a UK tour. Picture c/o the Natural History Museum

World-famous dinosaur Dippy begins its journey to the North East

One of the world's most famous dinosaur skeletons has started its tour of the UK, with dino lovers in the North East looking forward to its visit to the region.

Newcastle Gateshead
Police have named the woman who died in a collision on Newcastle's Central Motorway yesterday

Police name woman killed in North East motorway collision

Police have named a woman who died in a collision on one of the North East's busiest roads yesterday.

News
Have you got a place in this year's Great North Run?

Record numbers enter ballot draw for this year's Great North Run

Runners from around the world today found out if they had a place in this year's Great North Run.

News
Central Motorway carriageway to be closed for four hours after Newcastle crash leaves three in hospital

Central Motorway carriageway to be closed for four hours after Newcastle crash leaves three in hospital

Drivers are facing long delays after a serious crash on the Central Motorway in Newcastle.
News
Tony and Ricky Duddin (top left and right). Below are pictures issued by the police of injuries suffered by the victim

Brothers jailed for horrific machete attack on man who asked them stop driving dangerously

Two brothers have been jailed after they attacked a man with a machete outside his home - because he asked them to stop driving dangerously on his street.
Newcastle Gateshead
Teletubbies Live

Win: family ticket to Teletubbies Live

The world-famous Teletubbies are to star in their first-ever live theatre show, Big Hugs, created especially for the younger audience, and we have a family ticket to giveaway to one lucky reader.

Theatre and Comedy
The public footpath in Kibblesworth where the burned cats were found. Pic: RSPCA.

Burned bodies of three cats found dumped on public footpath

The burned bodies of three cats have been found by the side of a public footpath in a North East village.

Newcastle Gateshead
The events will be open to North East businesses to help them protect their firms from cyber crime.

Businesses can pick up tips to fend off cyber criminals at breakfast session

Wearside companies are being invited to a byte to eat as they learn how to reduce the risk of falling victim to cyber crime.
News

Drivers face delays as work gets underway on major roadworks

Motorists are being affected by two sets of roadworks, which got underway today.

Transport
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North East universities to be hit by 14 days of strikes in row over pensions

Durham and Newcastle universities will be hit with 14 days of strike action, the University and College Union (UCU) announced today.

Durham
Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith to headline North East festival

Paloma Faith will open this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Music
The cast of the Strictly Come Dancing live tour. Picture: PA.

Review: Strictly Come Dancing Live, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Everyone can stop searching - I’ve found the official cure for the January blues. It’s the Strictly Come Dancing tour.
Theatre and Comedy
Joey Barton before the Premier League match at the KCOM Stadium, Hull

Ex-England and Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton claims 50% of professional footballers bet on matches

Banned footballer Joey Barton has claimed half of all professional footballers bet on matches and the practice is "culturally ingrained" in the sport.
Newcastle Gateshead
Grodie Shore cast members during a photocall to launch series 15 of the MTV reality show. Pic: PA.

Geordie Shore is one long advert for drinking - and should have age restriction, say researchers

Reality TV show Geordie Shore is just one long advert for boozing, a study has found.
News
Def Leppard have announced a new tour

Def Leppard announce North East arena date

British rock icons Def Leppard have announced they will play the North East later this year.

Music
Silk Road will be staged next month

Bitcoin-funded play to be staged at North East theatre

Alex Oates’ Silk Road, the first play to be funded by cryptocurrency Bitcoin, visits Live Theatre, Newcastle next month.

Theatre and Comedy
Picture of the raids by Northumbria Police

Dawn raids after alleged Lithuanian crime gang suspected of using 'modern-day slaves' as charity bag collectors

Police have arrested six people after a number of dawn raids as part of an investigation into modern-day slavery – with potential victims believed to have been collecting charity bags.
Newcastle Gateshead
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