Sadness as Liz Dawn who played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street dies

Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth for more than 30 years, died peacefully aged 77, her family said.
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Is it your birthday? Today is the most popular day to be born in England and Wales

Birthday card designs stretching back to the 19th century are being published in a new gallery to mark the day when more people are born than any other time of year.


Amazing meteor showers to light up North East skies

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

When autumn begins: Five things to know about the equinox

Reach for a jumper and make yourself a hot chocolate - autumn is officially here

Fancy some high fashion?

The £14 Primark shoes that are ‘identical’ to £650 Valentino heels

If you like to live a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget prepare yourself for Primark's latest offering that'll bring some high end fashion to your wardrobe.

Have you got one of the books?

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £60k - here’s how to tell if you have one

A rare, first-edition Harry Potter book sold at auction for a record-breaking £60,000 - more than 5,000 times its original £10.99 price tag.

Can you help get the cuddly toys home?

Airport seeks to reunite lost teddies with their owners

An airport has launched an appeal to reunite young passengers with hundreds of teddies left behind on their travels.

Have any of your favourites been used as inspiration?

Which TV shows, films and celebrities inspired baby names?

Life imitated art for parents in England and Wales last year, as baby names inspired by TV shows and celebrities proved popular.
Did your baby's name make the list?

These are the most popular names for babies born in 2016

Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular name given to baby girls in England and Wales in 2016, official statistics show.

Do you have one of these 1 coins?

The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin in circulation is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.

Concerns have been raised about injuries caused by Nerf guns.

Top doctors raise concerns over Nerf gun eye injuries

Top eye specialists have warned of serious injuries that can be caused by popular kids toy, the Nerf gun.

Craig David.

Why Googling singer Craig David could get you into trouble

Craig David is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK, according to cybersecurity giant McAfee.
11 sure signs that Christmas is on the way

11 sure signs that Christmas is on the way

It feels like just moments ago that the summer holidays were starting.

Fancy your chances at this?

New ITV game show is looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.

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Are you partial to a festive tipple?

Aldi launches budget friendly wine advent calendar

If you’re partial to a festive drink or two throughout December you'll be able to raise a toast with every calendar door.

Eating Out

It’s 4pm Finish Day - cheers!

Looking forward to the weekend? Gearing up for hitting the pub after your 6am - 2pm shift? Unlucky. Today is, apparently, National 4pm Finish Day.
Are you partial to a cider?

‘Perfect’ weather means it will be a vintage cider season

Apple growers say 'perfect' weather conditions in 2017 have made for a bumper crop for making cider.

Eating Out

Campaign for parmo to get EU protected status - despite Brexit

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen has launched a campaign to secure EU-protected status for the world-famous parmo.
Nutmeg the cat

North East cat thought to be world's oldest dies

A cat thought to be the oldest in the world has died.
Sir Bruce died last month.

It would be nice to see you, to see you nice! Should there be a Sir Bruce Forsyth statue?

He made thousands of people smile throughout his long career - but do you think there should be a statue to remember Sir Bruce Forsyth?
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