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Review: Morrissey, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Much has happened in the world of Morrissey since the iconic former singer with The Smiths last played in the North East back in 2008.

The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams who has confirmed there is a script for the next Star Wars film.

JJ Abrams confirms Star Wars Episode IX script is finished

The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams has confirmed there is a script for the next Star Wars film.

Kylie Minogue will kick off her UK tour in Newcastle. Pic: PA.

Kylie Minogue to kick off huge UK arena tour in the North East

Pop superstar Kylie Minogue has announced that she will perform across the UK and Ireland later this year on a new tour.

Kevin Phillips.

Win: Five pairs of tickets to see Kevin Phillips, Peter Reid and Chris Waddle at England Legends Live

A trio of former England and Black Cat stars will be taking to the stage at Sunderland Empire next week – and you could be there for free!

David Mark will host a workshop at the festival

Creative Writing Festival returns to Sunderland

City scribes are preparing to put pen to paper for Sunderland’s second Creative Writing Festival.

Bellini Italian Restaurant

Review: Bellini, Seaburn Dene, Sunderland

Does Bellini have the cocktail for success in a city which isn’t short of an Italian restaurant or two?

Eating Out
Mimi Spencer and Sam Rice.

Food and drink: ‘Entering mid-life doesn’t mean you can’t still eat well’ say cookbook authors Mimi Spencer and Sam Rice

The key to really eating well, and not forcing yourself to eat sad salad after sad salad – particularly when you hit the mid-life stage – is to focus on taste and flavour above everything.
A scene from short film Venus

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival reels in submissions

Students from across the region area embracing the North East’s largest small film festival.

Paloma Faith

Win: Five pairs of tickets to Paloma Faith at Newcastle Arena

Paloma Faith returns to the region next month – and you could be there for free.

Donna Air. Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Donna Air heads home to North East with Dancing on Ice tour

Donna Air is returning to the rink - and to her North East homeland - for the Dancing On Ice tour.
This Loverl Eggs - This Is Eggland (Egg Records)

Album review: The Lovely Eggs - This Is Eggland

One of the UK's best-loved underground bands, The Lovely Eggs, are back with their fifth album, and I'm happy to say it's a cracker.
Sunniside Live 2017 Saturday. - The Farm

Read all about Sunderland’s impeccable music credentials

From Dave Stewart to Emili Sande, from Lauren Laverne to The Toy Dolls – no matter what your taste in music, Sunderland has impeccable credentials.


Smiling faces at Stadium of Light gigs in Sunderland - can you spot anyone you know?

The Stadium of Light has played host to some of the world’s biggest music stars in years gone by.

What's your favourite film directed by Sir Ridley Scott?

What's your favourite film directed by Sir Ridley Scott?

Legendary director Sir Ridley Scott has been awarded this year's Bafta Fellowship - the highest accolade handed out by the British Academy.


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

We asked you to help us find the best chip shop in the Sunderland area - and how you responded!


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

Here's this week's selection of pictures from our Big Night Out team, taken in Port of Call and Gatsby.

Pubs and Clubs
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

North East-born film director Sir Ridley Scott is due to receive a special honour at the British Academy Film Awards (Baftas) tonight.

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

Review: Franz Ferdinand, O2 Academy, Newcastle

A decade and a half has passed since Franz Ferdinand made their mark on the UK indie scene, shooting into the public’s consciousness with a fervour like few before or since.

Meet the nine hopefuls vying to become Top Model of Sunderland

Meet the nine hopefuls bidding to fly the flag for Sunderland on the national modelling stage.

Franz Ferdinand  Always Ascending (Domino Records).

Album review: Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending

More than four years after their last record, Scottish art-rockers Franz Ferdinand are back, and it’s like they’ve never been away.

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