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Revealed: Our top 10 nightmares, and what they mean

With Halloween just round the corner, a new survey has revealed Brits’ worst nightmares - and what they mean.

This rare copy of Viz No.4 sold for 900 at auction.

Rare Viz comic sells for £900 at auction in North East

A rare early edition of adult comic Viz has fetched a staggering £900 at a North East auction.

Ghost is one of the films showing during the entertainment event. Picture: YouTube.

18 films you can see at South Shields' drive-in cinema

It's time for a night at movies - and there's plenty to choose from at Bents Park's drive-in cinema.

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Pokemon GO players will find new Halloween-themed content this week. Pic: Matthew Corley/

Pokemon GO announces Halloween-themed update

The developers of Pokemon GO are getting into the spirit of the season by announcing a series of Halloween-themed special features.

De la Salle members from the past.

More memories of South Shields’ De La Salle ‘family’

Today we feature a few more pictures tracing the history of a South Shields group which has helped shape the development of thousands of young townspeople.

Will you be carving a pumpkin this Halloween?

Morrisons launches in-store pumpkin carving lessons for parents

It’s the time of year when pumpkins are transformed into something ghoulish for Halloween.

Joanne Froggatt as Mary Ann Cotton.

Sunderland serial killer Mary Ann Cotton played by Downton Abbey star in new TV drama

Sunderland serial killer Mary Ann Cotton is being brought to life in a new TV drama starting on Halloween.
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De la Salle members from the past.

Remembering golden days of South Shields’ youth group

Recent mention of the De la Salle youth group in South Shields prompted a lot of calls and emails from past and present members.

Former Prince Edward pub, The Derby Sports Bar

Pub’s relaunch is out of the starting blocks with sports bar revamp

A £200,000-plus revamp of a well-known South Shields pub aims to give the business a sporting chance of drawing in a bigger crowd as it reopens today.

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Emmett George Hodgson, 12 weeks. Picture: Paul Hodgson.

Halloween 2016 is almost here - send us your Spooky Snaps

October has officially arrived - and that means it's time for Halloween, and Spooky Snaps!

Why leaves on the line might delay your train journey

'Leaves on the line' might sound like an old British Rail excuse for poor punctuality, but it's a very real problem for rail operators at this time of year.
Liz Henderson of Tyneside Ladies pictured in 1991.

A pictorial portrait of life in South Shields

Here’s something old and not so old – with pictures dating from the 1920s to 1991.

The picturesque scenery of Krakow.

Polish up your cycling skills - Alan Hart gets on his bike for a journey across the southern part of Poland

Activity holidays are increasing in popularity every year as we seek adventure in pastures new.

Brown Long-eared Bat on a wall.

Go batty in the garden - 10 ways to help boost bat numbers

They may conjure up images of ghostly goings-on around Halloween time, but bats should be welcomed into our gardens.

Jude Law in the Young Pope.

Religious revolution as the Young Pope comes to Sky Atlantic

Academy Award®-winning director Paolo Sorrentino presents a landmark Sky Original production telling the controversial story  of the first American Pope.

TV and Film
Katherine Kelly and Peter Capaldi star in Class.

From the universe of Doctor Who and BBC Three comes Class

Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who Universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. All the time-travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin.

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Air raid damage to Barrington Street.

How Sidney took his revenge on the Germans who bombed his hometown

Today we conclude the remarkable story of local lad Sidney Falconer, who took to the skies with the RAF to get back at the Germans who bombed his home town during the Second World War.

What will you get up to this half term?

19 things to do in the North East this half term

We are well and truly into the swing of the autumn season, so it's just about time for a little break.

North East castle among 11 spooky places for a Halloween mini-break

For a more unusual weekend break, try a getaway in one of these ‘haunted’ hotels, castles and guesthouses which you can stay in around Hallowe'en – or any time of year.
The host, Lee Westwood, at Close House.

British Masters to be held in the North East next year

Lee Westwood is to host the 2017 British Masters at Close House in Newcastle.
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