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Putting the new Maserati models to the test in the North Yorkshire Moors

The unmistakable snarl of the Maserati engine purred through the car as we set off on a sun-drenched drive through the North Yorkshire Moors.

Lifestyle
Spring scent to lift the spirits - daffodil Pacific Coast.

Why gardening can be good for your mental health

It can only be a good thing that people are talking about mental illness and health – and gardening can really help.

Lifestyle
Encourage your kids to get out into the garden.

Helping your children to get green fingers

Keeping children occupied, and getting them to eat fruit and vegetables, can be really tough for parents.

Family
'Belfie' fans don't leave this much to the imagination.

Are you daring enough to bare your backside at a beauty spot for a 'belfie'?

Do you feel brave enough to take a 'belfie'? That's a bum selfie if you don't already know.
Lifestyle
Which friend are you?

Organiser, Oracle, Elephant, Maverick, or Steady Eddie ... which friend are you?

The average adult has 40 friends - and they fall into one of eight categories, according to new research.
Offbeat
Mythra.

Mythra still burning bright after decades of rocking

As a denim-clad hard rock-loving lad, I was always keen to find new heavy metal bands to listen to.

Nostalgia
Who is the lone policeman in this photo of an England v Ireland schoolboy match?

A look at the golden age of local football in South Shields

With the good times returning to South Shields as far as football is concerned, here’s another look-back at a “golden age” of local schoolboy soccer.

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Will you be jetting off this winter? Picture: PA.

Ryanair announces new winter routes from Newcastle Airport

Holidaymakers seeking a bit of winter sun now have two new routes to choose from on Ryanair..
Travel
Dad's Army is one of the favourite TV programmes of the fifty-somethings, apparently

Average fifty-something loves Queen, earns £19K, and works 21 hours a week, finds research

The average fifty-something prefers Queen over The Rolling Stones, Grease over Ghostbusters and loves a repeat of Only Fools and Horses, according to new research.

Offbeat
Gadgets: Top five spring kitchen appliances

Gadgets: Top five spring kitchen appliances

The season of picnics and garden parties is upon us, and how better to welcome spring than with some bright new kitchen gizmos?
Tech
Has your flight ever been delayed?

Most common reason for flight delay compensation revealed

Was your flight delayed over the Easter break? If you’ve been sat twiddling your thumbs in the departure lounge over the holidays and hoping for a pay out your claim will be more successful if the delay is due to a technical glitch according to latest research.
Travel
Gardening: Five of the best outdoor garden toys

Gardening: Five of the best outdoor garden toys

We look at a selection of outdoor garden ideas...
Lifestyle
Hummus

Hummus shortage leaves North East middle classes in dip disarray

They say bad things come in threes, and following Brexit and the General Election announcement, Brits were hit by another sucker punch with the news that the country’s hummus supplies were at critical levels.
Lifestyle
Singers from Tyneside, Wearsaide and Teeside churches joined for a special even-song service at St Hilda's Church, South Shields, in 1984

Bell ringers and choristers from South Tyneside’s past

The church is very much at the heart of this week’s picture spread, with bell ringers and choristers taking centre stage.

Nostalgia
The Seattle skyline.

Travel: Seattle do very nicely for a buzzing city break

It’s scientifically proven that calories don’t count on vacation,” I’m told, as I bite into a hot, chewy, sugar-covered doughnut from Daily Dozen – the first of seven stops on my tour of Pike Place Market.

Travel
Esmee and Bel Barton enjoy a mini pony ride

Hundreds enjoy Easter holiday fun at Jarrow Hall

A revamped South Tyneside tourist attraction has enjoyed a bumper Easter relaunch.

News
The league-winning Perth Green Youth Club netball team from 40 years ago.

Recalling once-popular South Shields youth club

I’m sure you’ll recognise a lot of familiar faces on the two old photos sent in by reader Ruth Anderson.

Nostalgia
One in six motorists admit illegally using their phone while driving despite tougher punishments being introduced last month. Pic: PA.

A sixth of drivers admit still using mobiles despite tougher penalties

One in six motorists admit to illegally using their phone while driving despite tougher punishments being introduced last month, a study has found.

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The rural four-star Siblu Holiday Park.

Travel: Experiencing the Normandy beauty through fresh pair of family eyes...

We’re away for a week in Normandy again, somewhere we’ve been as a couple many times before.
Travel
William S. Watts.

IRA link to South Shields soldier’s death

He survived the First World War and entertained the troops as part of a concert party, but just two years after the end of hostilities, South Shields man Lieutenant William Spalding Watts was killed – believed to be the victim of an IRA death squad.

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