Jam and Jerusalem: Celebrating 100 years of the Women's Institute in the North East

Women’s Institute members will gather for centenary celebrations at Beamish Museum this weekend.
Ministry of Defence file phot of a Spitfire P7350 (front) flying alongside Hurricane LF363 (back) from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, over RAF Conningsby.

Sunderland Airshow stars grounded: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight plans hit by safety fears

Historic aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have almost entirely been taken out of action over engine-related safety fears.
A dish is served up to diners at the Proper Food and Drink Festival in South Shields earlier this year.

Food festival to welcome bank holiday crowd as it makes debut at seafront park

A festival is set to welcome hungry foodies as it opens its gates for the first time this bank holiday weekend.

The Watch House on the South Pier. Photo by Alec Jones.

South Shields Watch House wins public vote to be turned into Lego model

One of South Shields best-known landmarks is to be immortalised in Lego after winning a public vote

Beamish Museum

Eight things to do at Beamish Museum this summer holidays

From explosive experiments, football and falconry to storytelling, secret letters and Home Guard drills, there’s plenty going on at Beamish Museum this summer.

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Thousands of spectators defy the weather at Sunderland airshow

Sunderland Airshow bosses finally lost the war with the elements today, with the final display of the day cancelled as the clouds opened.

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Thanks to reader Andy Graham for this photograph.

Sunderland International Airshow: More of your reader pictures

You've been quick to send us your pictures from Sunderland International Airshow.
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Which South Shields landmark should be next to feature in Lego exhibition?

Which South Shields landmark should be next to feature in Lego exhibition?

Another South Shields landmark is set to be scaled down for a Lego exhibition – and you can help decide which one it should be.

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Ashley Robertson. Photo by Phil Skinner.

South Shields beauty queen off to Miss England

A South Tyneside beauty queen is making her final pamper preparations for this year’s Miss England contest.

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Vintage vehicles were on show at last year's Festival of the 50s.

Let's go retro with Beamish's celebration of the 1950s

Four days of fabulous food, fashion, hair dos and parade floats is lined up as one of the region's top attractions celebrates the 1950s.


Picture special: Thousands turn out for South Tyneside Summer Festival Parade

Thousands of people took to the streets of South Shields as the traditional street parade got the 2017 South Tyneside Summer Festival underway.


Team's pride at leading parade as thousands join in summer celebration

South Shields FC were "incredibly proud" to take the lead in the town's Summer Parade.
South Shields FC celebrate winning four trophies last season.

History-making South Shields FC ready to lead town’s summer parade this weekend

Wembley winners South Shields FC are all set to lead the town’s summer parade this weekend.

Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone is 20 today.

Harry Potter anniversary quiz: 20 questions to test your knowledge

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released on June 26, 1997. Picture: PA.

Harry Potter fans celebrate anniversary of first book being published

Harry Potter fans around the world will today celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first book about The Boy Who Lived.

St Hildas Colliery Headstock

£670,000 Lottery jackpot for South Tyneside

Four special projects to celebrate South Tyneside's heritage are to share in a bumper Lottery pay-out.
UFC James Mulheron's new suit supplied by Master Debonair

South Tyneside boutique help local MMA star to dress for success

Suits you, Sir.

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Seven Dials, near Covent Garden, London

LONDON REVIEW: Seven top shopping finds in and around Seven Dials

In need of direction when shopping in London?

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Rachael Dawson, in green dress, winner of Top Model of Sunderland

Hebburn beauty queen wins Top Model of Sunderland

A makeup artist is made up to be crowned Top Model of Sunderland.

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Beamish is giving visitors the chance to try out their hand at barrel rolling at its Georgian Fair.

Georgian fair set to roll into Beamish for four days of fun

Amazing animals and extraordinary entertainers will feature in a celebration of Georgian entertainment at Beamish later this week.

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