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Sunderland youngsters set to shine in hit musical with Joe McElderry

Budding theatre stars will be sharing the stage with Joe McElderry as a hit musical enjoys a festive run in the region.

Theatre and Comedy
Who is Max Evans?

Who is Max Evans?

As he enters Dancing on Ice this year, we answer everything on Max Evans.
News
Sarah Billingham, Durham County Council project officer; Susannah Mansfield, director and landlady of The Station House; and Councillor Carl Marshall, Durham County Councils cabinet member for economic regeneration.

Micropub raises a pint to a brighter future thanks to business cash boost

A city centre bar has become the first business on a city centre street to benefit from a scheme to support small enterprises.

Durham
What will you be seeing at the cinema this Christmas?

What’s on at the cinema this December and what are the biggest films out at Christmas?

Looking for some ideas to keep you busy over the Christmas holidays?

Film
Jack and the Beanstalk rehearsals at Kathleen Davis Stage School
From left Charlie Guest as Simple Simon and Philip Meeks as Dame Trott

Sunderland Empire panto cast get in the swing of rehearsals

We don’t want to milk it - but this year’s pantomime at Sunderland Empire looks udderly great.

Theatre and Comedy
Michael Bolton is heading to Sunderland

Michael Bolton announces Valentine’s Day gig in Sunderland

Michael Bolton has announced he will play Sunderland in one of only a handful of tour dates for 2018.

Music
Adam Driver has received praise for his role as Kylo Ren in the Last Jedi.

The Last Jedi praised as 'best ever' Star Wars film

The Last Jedi has been hailed as the best Star Wars film ever, while critics and fans have praised Adam Driver's star-making performance as Kylo Ren.

Film
Ovo by Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque Du Soleil announce string of North East dates with Ovo show

The magic of Cirque Du Soleil will return to the North East next year.

Theatre and Comedy
Social Room to play at Independent. From left Adam Potts and Matty Smith

Sunderland’s Social Room cap off most successful year yet with hometown gig

Homegrown act Social Room will cap off their most successful year yet with a sold out Sunderland show.

Music
Inside The Laundrette

Review: The Laundrette, Westgate Road, Newcastle

Is one of Newcastle’s newest restaurants worth getting in a spin about? I put the menu at The Laundrette through a full cycle to find out.

Eating Out
Simple Minds

Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall announce Emirates gig

It’s been announced this morning that Simple Minds and The Pretenders with special guest KT Tunstall will play a big outdoor North East gig next summer.

Music
Boy JUmps Ship are playing a fundraising gig for the Chloe and Liam Trust.

Seven North East gigs to see in the next seven days

The countdown to Christmas may be underway, but there's still plenty of gigs to see this week.
Music

15 pictures from a Big Night Out in Sunderland

There's nothing better than a Big Night Out with friends.
Pubs and Clubs
Chris Rea performing in Oxford moments before he collapsed on stage. Pic: @Darren_Fewins/Twitter/PA Wire.

Singer Chris Rea cancels gig after collapsing on stage

North East singer Chris Rea has cancelled 's scheduled concert tonight will not go ahead after he collapsed on stage last night.

Music
Christmas TV

What's on at the Cinema this December? 5 biggest films out this Winter. What films are out this Christmas?

Do you need ideas on what to do over the Christmas holiday?
News
Winner Tahnee Kelly

Teenage singing sensation wins Sunderland’s Genfactor contest

A teenage singing star has taken the crown at this year’s Genfactor finals.

Music
Friday night headliners Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul to play Sunderland’s Sunniside Live festival

Classic British dance band Soul II Soul are the first headline act announced for next year’s Sunniside Live festival.

Music
L-R Kerry Highcock (NEAS), Jade Natalie, Pawsum (NEAS Mascot), David Barrett Charlie Guest and Lisa Taylor (NEAS).

Sunderland Empire handed award at star-studded ceremony

Sunderland Empire has taken a bow after receiving an award for its autism-friendly performances.

Theatre and Comedy
Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi.

Food & Drink: Bring a taste of Tuscany to your home - how to make pork tenderloin

Here’s a smart and tasty week-night supper option during December from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi’s new cook book....
Lifestyle
Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi.

Food & Drink: Bring a taste of Tuscany to your - how to make pork tenderloin

Here’s a smart and tasty week-night supper option during December from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi’s new cook book....

Lifestyle
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