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Dublin Legends to Play North East - Interview and Dates
The Dublin Legends, the band formed from ex-members of The Dubliners, are due to play the Customs House, South Shields, on March 24th. Founded in 1962, The Dubliners helped popularise Irish folk music around the world with their mix of up-tempo songs, street ballads and instrumentals. Though The Dubliner’s line-up...
photo courtesy of Thomas Axelsson, from Flickr Creative Commons
In the last year, almost 80 pet dogs were stolen in the north east and most were never reunited with their owners.  Police figures show that 50 dogs in Northumbria and 29 in County Durham were reported as having been snatched. Some dogs are stolen because they belong to expensive, in-demand...
North Tyneside Business Awards Winners
The best of North Tyneside’s businesses have been celebrated at the glittering North Tyneside Business Awards.  The annual awards, which are organised by the North Tyneside Business Forum, celebrate the huge contribution that businesses make to the local economy and how they make North Tyneside a great place to live,...
Riot police with shields during the miners' strike
A piece of art, based around a key event in the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike, is to be exhibited in the north east. The film The Battle of Orgreave (An Injury to One Is an Injury to All), by Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller, will be showing at the Woodhorn Museum...
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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...
Golf Club Lady Captain Tees off the New Year with Charity Announcement
The new Lady Captain of High Gosforth Park Golf Club (formerly Parklands) has announced children’s charity The Bubble Foundation as her new charity of the year. The ladies’ section at the club will fundraise for the charity over the next year, after incoming Lady Captain Lynn Taylor made the announcement...
A Cruise Ship possibly like or even the same as that used for Rock the Boat 2017
A cruise ship company sailing out of the Port of Tyne has hit upon a novel way to entertain its guests. This September will see the ship Magellan embarking for a water-borne rock festival entitled Rock the Boat 2017. Cruise ship firm Cruiseco hopes its idea will appeal to rock...
Portrait of Ken Loach smiling and pointing to his mouth
A jobcentre manager from Newcastle has criticised Ken Loach’s popular recent film I, Daniel Blake. Steve McCall, employer relationship manager at Jobcentre Plus in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, said, “I hope people don’t think the film is a documentary because it’s a story that doesn’t represent the reality...
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Newcastle has made eighth place in a leaderboard of the UK’s top greenest cities. Scores were calculated for UK cities based on four categories - nature, transport, emissions and sustainability. London scored highest as investment in solar outshone the rest of the cities at £149,126 per million pounds of council budget....
On Wednesday 10th July many city centre streets will be closed including Grey Street, Grainger Street and the Bigg Market. The reason they'll be closed is for professional cyclists to compete in a major hour-long race to start and finish at Grey's Monument. As cyclists bring Newcastle traffic to a...

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