Whats on

What's On
Alington House in North Bailey, Durham.

Review: Penny’s Pantry vegan pop-up, Durham City

News
The cast of Beautiful

Bronté Barbé on bringing Carole King musical Beautiful to Sunderland

Theatre and Comedy
Elmer outside St Oswald's Hospice

Elmer the Elephant to follow in Great North Snowdogs’ paw prints

Arts

Legally Blonde heads to Sunderland to find four-legged stars at dog auditions

Theatre and Comedy

Matilda-style workshops delivered at Sunderland libraries

Whats on

Strictly Come Dancing tour heading to Sunderland

News
Last year's celebrations in Mowbray Park

Sunderland to celebrate Chinese New Year in style

News
Nile Rodgers

Disco legend Nile Rodgers and Chic announce outdoor North East gig

Music

Food and drink: Fishing for wild skrei cod in chilly Norwegian waters with chef Michael Roux Jr

News
Alington House in North Bailey, Durham.

Review: Penny’s Pantry vegan pop-up, Durham City

News
Hotel Chocolat will open in the city next month

Hotel Chocolat to open cafe and shop in Sunderland

Eating Out
El Nido in Frederick Street is one of the restaurants taking part

Dates announced for the return of Sunderland Restaurant Week

Eating Out

Review: Franz Ferdinand, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Music
Franz Ferdinand  Always Ascending (Domino Records).

Album review: Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending

Music
The Rezillos - Flying Saucer Attack: The Complete Recordings 1977-1979 (Cherry Red).

Album review: The Rezillos - Flying Saucer Attack

Music
The Lake Poets has previously performed at Evolution Emerging

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

Music

Big Night Out: 19 pictures from Port of Call and Gatsby in Sunderland

Pubs and Clubs
The Engine Room at the Fire Station

Blue Planet inspires Sunderland pub chain to ditch plastic straws

Eating Out
The cast of Beautiful

Bronté Barbé on bringing Carole King musical Beautiful to Sunderland

Theatre and Comedy
Matilda book cake statue. From left Coun John Kelly, Empire learning officer Anthony Hope and Sunderland's library Sue Potts

Matilda-style workshops delivered at Sunderland libraries

Whats on

Legally Blonde heads to Sunderland to find four-legged stars at dog auditions

Theatre and Comedy
Lupita Nyongo as Nakia, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther (TChalla) and Danai Gurira as Okoye.

Movies AND TRAILER: Black Panther stars on the latest Marvel blockbuster

Film
Solo: A Star Wars Story is due for release in May.

First full-length Solo teaser features young Chewbacca

Film
Dame Helen Mirren in Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built

Movies AND TRAILER: Dame Helen Mirren talks Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built

Film

Meet the nine hopefuls vying to become Top Model of Sunderland

Sunderland
Elmer outside St Oswald's Hospice

Elmer the Elephant to follow in Great North Snowdogs’ paw prints

Arts

From Snow White to White Walkers - what to expect from Durham’s Fire & Ice Festival

Arts

Kids get to plant a tree for free at The Alnwick Garden

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Kian and Kharis Fairest looking at the Phoenix at Durham's Fire and Ice Festival last year.

Gandalf and The Gruffalo to feature in ice sculpture trail in Durham

Durham