Celebrity line-up revealed for Strictly Come Dancing live shows

The Strictly Come Dancing stars who will be wowing live audiences on a UK arena tour have been revealed.

Who is Max Evans?

Who is Max Evans?

As he enters Dancing on Ice this year, we answer everything on Max Evans.
The Book of Forgotten Authors

10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

Natalie Dellow and Gemma Dishman from Sunderland BID, getting into the spirit of the city's first Reindeer Dash.

Time to prance and dance at Sunderland's first Reindeer Dash

Youngsters can hoof it around Sunderland’s Bridges shopping centre for some festive fun with a difference – and support a good cause at the same time.
Sunderland Minster.

Embrace the Christmas spirit with carols at Sunderland Minster

Embrace the festive spirit with a traditional Christmas carol service at Sunderland Minster.

Alfie's colourful artwork

Artist and broadcaster Alfie Joey creates red-and-white celebration of all things Sunderland

A popular broadcaster has put pencil to paper to create a caricature celebrating colourful Sunderland characters and landmarks.


Diwali celebrations in Sunderland attract thousands of visitors

Thousands of people embraced Diwali celebrations in Sunderland as the annual festival proved to be bigger than ever before.


Underused Sunderland market spruced up for Christmas

An underused city centre market has been given new life thanks to a Christmas spruce up.

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Last year's Diwali festival

Thousands set to celebrate Diwali in Sunderland

Bollywood beats will ring out this weekend as Sunderland celebrates Diwali.

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Sunderland and national model winner, Rachael Dawson

Could you fly the flag for Sunderland at national model pageant?

Do you have what it takes to be the next Top Model of Sunderland?

Will you be reading Clinton Heylin's latest book?

Review: Trouble in Mind: Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years

Rock legend Bob Dylan’s conversion to Christianty in the late 1970s was, and continues to be, one of the most controversial periods of the singer/songwriter’s illustrious career.

The Grand Light Parade

The Alnwick Garden unveils its magical Christmas celebrations

Skating rinks, fairy lights, carols and Father Christmas himself – there’s nowhere more majestic to get into the Christmas spirit than The Alnwick Garden.

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Durham City Lumiere Light Festival 2017.

240,000 flock to Durham’s Lumiere spectacular

Almost a quarter of a million people marvelled at this year’s Lumiere spectacular.


Lumiere light festival dazzles Durham

There were gasps of delight as the light spectacular that is Lumiere returned to Durham for a weekend of awe-inspiring art.


What you can expect to see as Lumiere spectacular opens in Durham tonight

Let there be light!

The Umbrella Project, Durham Lumiere

10 things to do in the North East this weekend

From boarding the Vengabus to the spectacular Lumiere, there’s plenty happening in the region this weekend.


Inside Sunderland’s £3.5m Fire Station culture hub

Things are hotting up at The Fire Station as it prepares to open its doors as the city’s new culture hub.

Lumiere What Matters piece installation at St Oswald's Church.
Artist Claudia Moseley

How Durham is transforming for Lumiere spectacular

Preparations are in full swing to transform Durham for this year’s Lumiere light festival spectacular.

Periplums 7 Alleys performance  part of Hulls 2017 City of Culture programme.

How to get tickets for outdoor spectacular to launch Sunderland’s Fire Station

Free tickets for a spectacular performance to officially open Sunderland’s newest arts hub are available from today.

Launch of Empire Bruce at Laing shipyard in 1941. Images courtesy of Sunderland Museum and WInter Gardens

New book chronicles the industries that made Sunderland great

A new book charts first-hand accounts of the industries which helped shape Sunderland.

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