Whats on

What's On

Gary Barlow’s Calendar Girls to play Sunderland Empire

Sunderland
Def Leppard have announced a new tour

Def Leppard announce North East arena date

Music
Mamma Italia in Stannington Grove, Ashbrooke, Sunderland

Review: Mamma Italia, Ashbrooke, Sunderland

Eating Out

What it’s like to step into David Bowie’s shoes ahead of Sunderland tribute show

Music

Sunderland’s ‘forgotten’ streets and hidden corners in focus for new exhibition

Arts

Re-Take That announce hometown show at Sunderland Empire

Music
Muhammad Ali in South Shields in 1977.

New play to celebrate famous year Muhammad Ali and the Queen came to South Shields

News
We Are Scientists will headline the Ku stage at Stockton Calling 2018.

Two more headliners announced for Stockton Calling festival

Music

Food and Drink: There’s an art to eating solo - and you don't have to rely on toast, says food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil

News
Mamma Italia in Stannington Grove, Ashbrooke, Sunderland

Review: Mamma Italia, Ashbrooke, Sunderland

Eating Out
Help us to find Chip Shop of the Year 2018.

Help us to find Sunderland and Durham’s Best Chippy

Eating Out
The oyster bar at Colmans Seafood temple

Review: Colmans Seafood Temple, South Shields

Eating Out

Sunderland band Field Music added to line-up of Stockton Calling

Music
Def Leppard have announced a new tour

Def Leppard announce North East arena date

Music
The Bowie Experience

What it’s like to step into David Bowie’s shoes ahead of Sunderland tribute show

Music
Re-Take That

Re-Take That announce hometown show at Sunderland Empire

Music
The new Espresso Gin

Sunderland distillery launches coffee-flavoured gin

Lifestyle
Rachel calls the 'teddy bear roll' her signature move, and says she even did it in her wedding dress.

Sunderland nightclub dancer whose Bootylicious routine went viral is stunned at her fame

Sunderland
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth with the cast of Calendar Girls

Gary Barlow’s Calendar Girls to play Sunderland Empire

Sunderland
Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post.

Movies and TRAILER: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep on The Post

Film
Sir Ridley Scott on set with Mark Wahlberg and Christopher Plummer.

Movies and TRAILER: Sir Ridley Scott on All The Money In The World

Film
Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman.

Movies and TRAILER: Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron talk The Greatest Showman

Film

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

Arts
Coun Olwyn Gunn, Nicola Balfour, Phil Hodgson and Sue Rounce with children  Leo Forster Hewitson and Hannah Jobling, from Wingate
Nursery; Faith Cook, from Horden Nursery and Sophia Airey, from Rosemary Lane Nursery.

New art gallery opens within Durham’s Gala Theatre

Arts

Sculptures by Game of Thrones team to feature in Durham’s Fire & Ice festival

Durham
Scott Read's images of Sunderland in These Streets of Ours

Sunderland’s ‘forgotten’ streets and hidden corners in focus for new exhibition

Arts
Top five books for January.

Top 5 books to look forward to in January. What should you be reading in the New Year?

Arts