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16 pictures from another Big Night Out in Sunderland

There’s nothing better than a Big Night Out with friends.

Pubs and Clubs
Swedish DJ Avicii. Pic by PA.

Swedish DJ Avicii dies aged 28

Swedish DJ Avicii has died aged 28, his representative has confirmed.

Les Miserables announces eight-week run at North East theatre

Les Miserables announces eight-week run at North East theatre

Beloved production Les Misérables will run in the North East for eight weeks as part of its first UK tour in almost a decade.

Theatre and Comedy
Kelis. Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Win tickets to Kelis at Bongo’s Bingo night at Rainton Meadows Arena

Milkshake singer Kelis is heading to Houghton – and you could be there for free.

Bonded Warehouse, Fish Quay Sunderland

Review: The Bonded Warehouse, Fish Quay, Sunderland

What’s the new Bonded Warehouse all about?

Eating Out
The Kite Runner on stage

Win tickets to see The Kite Runner at Theatre Royal, Newcastle

After two West Ends seasons playing to more than 100,000 people The Kite Runner is heading out on a UK tour, much to the delight of director Giles Croft.

Theatre and Comedy
Tommy Banks

Food and Drink: Chef Tommy Banks likes to experiment with sweet and savoury tastes

Michelin star chef Tommy Banks, 28, likes to experiment with sweet and savoury.
Benidorm is coming to the stage

Benidorm Live announce Sunderland Empire dates

See your favourite stars from the Solana when Benidorm Live makes its Sunderland Empire debut.

Theatre and Comedy
Doggie Diner Sunderland give Sunderland Empire Legally Blonde show local dog star Frankie a pampering.'From left Abbie Gibson, owner Gill Gibson and Stephanie Robinson

Sunderland dog laps up star treatment for leading role in Legally Blonde

Putting in a show-stealing performance is all in a day’s work for Sunderland dog Frank Frater.

Theatre and Comedy
Dwayne Johnson in Rampage.

Movies AND TRAILER: Dwayne Johnson goes on a Rampage!

Dwayne Johnson is on a mission to make people happy. He talks to Laura Harding about memes, movies and why he wants you to leave the cinema with a big smile on your face

Public Service Broadcasting.

Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Middlesbrough Empire

Public Service Broadcasting’s aim is to “Inform-Educate-Entertain” - and they certainly did that with this amazing gig at Middlesbrough Empire.

CINDERELLA by Prokofiev ;''Directed by Mathew Bourne ;'Designed by Lez Brotherston ;'at the Saddlers Wells Theatre, London, UK ;'23 November 2017 ;'Credit : Johan Persson /

Review: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until April 28

There may not be a pumpkin in sight, but Matthew Bourne’s vivid reimagining of Cinderella is every bit as enchanting as the original.

Theatre and Comedy
Brian Conley is at Sunderland Empire later this month

Reader offer: tickets to Brian Conley at Sunderland Empire

Ahead of Brian Conley’s appearance at Sunderland Empire next week, we’ve teamed up with the theatre to offer readers the chance to see the show for just £15.

Theatre and Comedy
Avocado is ideal for a good quality fat source

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Why putting more thought into food choices is a good thing

In this week’s column I’m putting on my personal trainer hat, and at the same time, focusing on one of my favourite things … food!

Inside the new look Seaton Lane Inn

Win dinner, bed and breakfast at Seaton Lane Inn

To celebrate the reopening of County Durham pub with rooms - The Seaton Lane Inn - we’re giving you the chance to win an overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay for two at this new-look inn, close to Durham’s Heritage Coast.

East Durham
The Toy Dolls  The Albums 1983-87 (Captain Oi!/Cherry Red Records)

Review: The Toy Dolls - The Albums 1983-87 boxset

To music fans of a certain age, The Toy Dolls are Sunderland’s finest export, full stop.


17 pictures from a Big Night Out in Sunderland

There’s nothing better than a Big Night Out with friends.

Pubs and Clubs
X Factor auditions at Bar Justice. Jen Normandale

Performers aim to impress at Sunderland X Factor auditions

Singers took their place on the most famous X in television at auditions held in Sunderland.

Kelis. Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Singer Kelis to perform at Rainton Meadows Arena for Bongo’s Bingo night

Singer Kelis is set to perform at Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton.

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