In Full

Lifestyle in Full

Gardening: Use big leaves to break up your borders

The best piece of advice I’ve ever read about designing borders came from Beth Chatto – if you want success, look at the size of your leaves.


How to unravel the latest tech jargon while shopping for a new smartphone or tablet

Shopping for a new phone or other gadget? Here we bust the latest tech jargon

Matt, Luke and Craig sign autographs in South Shields.

When Bros performed in South Shields

When one-time pop chart-toppers Bros announced that they were to get back together again for a nationwide reunion tour, many a former female fan’s heart was set aflutter.

Nostalgia 1
Seaton Lane Inn

WIN: A Steakation overnight stay and meal for two

Fancy a night away from it all?

There's so much to see and do in Paris.

Travel: Walking on air in beautiful city with so much to see...

The only problem with travelling to Paris from some regional airports – Doncaster Sheffield in our case – is that you get spoiled.

A general shot of a humpback whale

Travel Review: Whale watching in the North Sea

“A humpback whale? In the North Sea?!” - it may sound fishy, but this majestic species is just one of the cetaceans spotted in waters off the North East coast.

LG Outdoor Hanoi Adirondack Chair,

Gardening: 5 of the best sunloungers

We showcase 5 of the best sunloungers for summer
Wireless baby monitor for your car

Gadgets: 5 of the best travel gizmos

We give you 5 ideas to make the best of your holiday

First look inside Colmans Seafood Temple

Cod you believe this used to be Gandhi’s Temple?

Eating Out 12
On  September 1988  Jimmy Young broadcast his programme from Hedworthfield Comprehensive School, Jarrow.  with him are pupils, left to right:  Terri McNulty, 12, Rachel Collins, 13, Nicola Lumley, 12, Scott Howe, 12, Simon Young 12.

When they were so Young at heart

At one time, Jimmy Young was a chart-topping singer and one of radio’s most popular DJs.

Carly Oliver, Katy Welsh, Zoe Cooper, Tom Mower attending the Forest School Leadership programme at West Boldon Lodge.

Course takes root to help little learners discover life outdoors

The great outdoors is being used to teach the next generation thanks to a course which takes the classroom out into the open.

News 1
Harton Comp, under 12 team pictured in  May 1979.  Back, left to right:  McAlister, Gaff, Chastney, Elsdon, Smith, Anderson, Mellish, Burdon, Front: Mordain, Hogg, Welsh, Cook, Simpson. Rear centre, teacher coach, Mr Bill Graham.

Class acts from South Shields’ past

We all remember our school days – whether for the good times or the bad.

Nostalgia 1
Vic Reeves. Picture from PA

Coronation Street fan Vic Reeves 'made up' over landing role in his favourite soap

Comic Vic Reeves will be making his life "complete" with a starring role in Coronation Street.

TV and Film 1
Treasured reminders of South Shields boys’ big game

Treasured reminders of South Shields boys’ big game

You will remember that former South Shields goalkeeper Sid Palmer got in touch after we featured an article about the town’s boys team when they took on Manchester Boys in the quarter-finals of the English Schools Shield – attracting thousands to Simonside Hall in 1957.

Clematis Montana Elizabeth.

Gardening: Make the most of the height hardy climbers bring

Hardy climbers are invaluable in any garden. A big mistake is to have everything performing at ground level, ignoring the vertical growing space.

There are lots of ways to bring family memories to life.

How to make the most of your family's precious memories

Most families have photographs, films, treasures, stories and memories that hold a special place in their hearts, even though they’re gathering dust in the attic.

Much can go wrong from that click to commit to boarding the plane. Pic: Shutterstock.

Seven tips to get the best value out of a last-minute holiday

May is a great month – and let’s face it, a big part of what makes May so great is the double bank holiday!

Richard Ord and Alex Vladoiu

Opening date announced for Colmans Seafood Temple

The new ‘plaice’ on the seafront is set to reel in diners.

Eating Out 13

20 pictures from a Big Night Out in South Shields

There's nothing better than a Big Night Out with friends.
South Shields Amateur Opera Society, with Andre Gaffney, middle row, far right, leaning in.

South Shields’ man provides entertainment for thousands

Back in 1988 a young Andre Gaffney was pictured performing with the South Shields Amateur Opera Society in a production of Hans Christian Andersen.

Load more