Willdora is ship shape ahead of Sunderland Tall Ships Races honour

A “little ship” with a history which takes in rescuing troops from Dunkirk to mapping the sea bed and fishing has marked the next point in its fascinating journey.

Top independently-published author LJ Ross.

The top 12 places in the North East for independent publishing

Durham City has been named as the North East's independent publishing hotspot, according to new rankings released by Amazon.

Dame Catherine Cookson died 20 years ago.

South Shields author Catherine Cookson remembered in new hometown exhibition

The life and work of one of the world’s best-loved authors is the focus of a special exhibition in her South Shields home town.
Photographer Jo Howell (fourth from right) and NEPN's Amanda Ritson (second from

Sunderland photography project will transform wheelie bins into cameras

Taking photographs with a wheelie bin will play a part in a new photographic project about to start in Sunderland.

A Perfect Match from Grayson Perry's latest exhibition

Grayson Perry’s latest exhibition to go on display in Sunderland

A new exhibition by Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry is heading to Sunderland’s Museum and Winter Gardens.

A previous Big Fish Little Fish rave

Mini ravers set to go large as family dance event returns to Sunderland

Pint-sized ravers and tiny trance fans are in for a treat when a family dance event returns to Sunderland.


Installation of Fulwell Mill sails is completed

The restoration of Sunderland's historic Fulwell Mill has taken a major step forward.


Sunderland's Sikh community welcomes the city

Sunderland's Sikh community threw open its doors to welcome people from across the city today, to mark one of the religion's holiest days.
Sunderland's Face of 2018 launch at The Engine Room.'From left hairdresser Neville Ramsay, Savalas Model Agency Terry Costello, make up artist Amanda Bell and photographers Scott Spock, Korinne Spock and Kristina Leikaite

Face off! Echo launches filter-free modelling competition

Sick of dog-ear selfies? Tired of too much make-up?

Westoe Colliery in 1993

New exhibition celebrates South Tyneside’s coal mining heritage

A new exhibition is digging deep into the region’s rich coal mining heritage.

Fully Grounded performance presented by Fertile Ground dance company

Contemporary dance piece to be performed as part of Tall Ships Races entertainment

A dance show which explores borders and barriers, both real and imagined, between people and cultures had its world premiere in Sunderland.

The first Nissan Bluebird to roll off the plant at Sunderland is on show as part of the museum's permanent exhibition.

First car to roll of Sunderland's Nissan plant and plaque to inventor shortlisted for exhibition

Two items from Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens have made it onto the shortlist for a festival in honour of innovation and creativity of the North of England.

The Vamps will perform at the South Tyneside Summer Festival this July.

The Vamps to headline South Shields seafront concert

British boy band The Vamps will return to the North East this summer as they headline the second in the series of South Tyneside Summer Festival concerts.

Crime Story is making its return following on from its success in 2014 and 2016.

People behind real life justice to offer insight at crime day

Ever though you could have what it takes to be the next Ian Rankin or Val McDermid?
Amanda Revell Walton who writes as Nancy Revell with all the Shipyard Girls series

Book about Sunderland’s female shipyard workers makes Sunday Times Bestsellers List

The latest novel in The Shipyard Girls series has proved a riveting read after making it into the Sunday Times Bestsellers List at the weekend.

Fulwell Mil.

Repairs to iconic Sunderland windmill set to complete after weather delay

The £400,000 revamp of an iconic Sunderland windmill will finally be complete next week after being delayed by the weather.


Cracking turn out as Penshaw Bowl egg roll sees thousands join in

There was a cracking turn out as thousands of children lined up to roll their eggs at Penshaw Bowl.

Dinosaurs are one the loose at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens this easter

Easter family fun at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Family fun is the name of the game at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens this Easter holiday.

The Red Arrows will be back at Sunderland International Airshow this weekend

Sunderland Airshow line-up unveiled

Sunderland International Airshow bosses have revealed details of the line-up for this year's event.


First look around the new NGCA as Sunderland launches ambitious £60m culture programme

It was the dawn of a new chapter for Sunderland’s cultural landscape at a major launch today.

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