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A north-east festival is to celebrate the region’s seafaring past. The Sunderland River Festival, on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September, will see street theatre, live music, water-based entertainment and even an enormous inflatable whale. The family friendly event will be taking place on both sides of the River Wear...
On Saturday the 8th June, Nashville rock outfit Lola Montez took to the stage at The Three Tuns in Gateshead. It’s safe to say that the entertainment was kept to an incredibly high standard during the evening throughout a long set list of around twenty songs. Before the gig began...
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A team of researchers led by experts from Newcastle University has highlighted how slick, well-designed websites and apps can be used to sell high-cost loans to poor and vulnerable people. The websites include sliders that customers can play around with, brightly coloured ‘apply now’ buttons, forms that are simple to...
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Review: The Standing Water (Steel String Books) by David Castleton “Quality fiction with a gothic edge” Maybe nowhere in England is all that remote, but some places can still feel isolated. Perhaps you’re only 15 miles from the nearest dual...
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British rock-soul singer Paul Carrack – famous for smash hits such as How Long, Over my Shoulder and The Living Years – will play Gateshead’s Sage on 27th January 2019. Paul – who has sung for acts like Mike + the Mechanics and Ace, and worked with Eric Clapton –...
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Veteran sixties rockers The Searchers will play Whitley Bay’s Playhouse on February 15th 2019 as part of their last ever UK tour. The Liverpool band’s career has spanned an amazing 56 years, with the group counting their anniversaries from the day they decided to give up their day jobs and...
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Research by a north-east academic has highlighted the alcohol problems faced by the region’s older people. In the first major study into this issue, University of Sunderland graduate and public health specialist Dr Annette Payne explored the drinking problems experienced by those living in sheltered housing. Dr Payne’s research – for...
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A play about a north-east world champion boxer who learnt to fight at his local boys’ club in Consett, County Durham, is set to tour the north east in 2019. Carrying David will tell the story of Glenn McCrory, who was the north east’s first world title winner in the...
Brexit hasn’t officially commenced, yet the UK is already feeling its impact — and not in a good way. The automobile industry in the northeast has felt the crunch. The Chronicle Live reports that an industry body believes that Brexit will be “ death by a thousand cuts”. This slump,...
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The north east is set to see firing cannons, marching infantries, clashing weapons and incredible displays of horsemanship – as one of the region’s largest ever battle re-enactments takes place this August bank holiday weekend. The re-enactment will be from the time of the English Civil War (1642-51), a conflict...

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