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Sir Ridley Scott set to receive highest accolade at Baftas

South Shields
Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand performing at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Pic: Gary Welford.

Review: Franz Ferdinand, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Music
Alington House in North Bailey, Durham.

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

News

Bronté Barbé on bringing Carole King musical Beautiful to Sunderland

Theatre and Comedy

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 - The Professionals is coming to Sunderland Empire.

Strictly Come Dancing tour heading to Sunderland

News

Chippy of the Year: Here’s your Top 10 - now choose a winner

Lifestyle
Michel Roux Jnr holding a skrei cod.

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

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

18 pictures of a Big Night Out at Port of Call and Gatsby's in Sunderland

Pubs and Clubs

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
Sir Ridley Scott is to be honoured with a fellowship at the Bafta Awards tonight.

Sir Ridley Scott set to receive highest accolade at Baftas

South Shields
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

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