Museum uses virtual reality mask to bring viking camp back to life

The sights and sounds of a Viking army camp have been brought to life through state-of-the-art virtual reality.
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A Grand Georgian Gathering

Georgian gin bar and more as Beamish opens its doors after hours

Beamish will open its doors after hours for A Grand Georgian Gathering to celebrate Museums at Night.

Modelsearch's Sherilyn Oliphant and Katie Cole with would be models Audrey Hallway and Nicole Dunlop at Jarrow's Viking Shopping Centre.

Model scouts take over Jarrow’s Viking Shopping Centre

Do you have what it takes to be Jarrow’s next top model?

The Word

The Word has spread - South Tyneside cultural venue exceeds expectations

An iconic cultural venue in the heart of South Shields is exceeding expectations only six months after opening.

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Clarke sails into new development

Channel 4’s restoration man George Clarke has taken a trip on the Shields Ferry.

The Great North Snowdogs.

Popular Snowdogs gave £16.5million boost to North East economy

Great North Snowdogs - the largest free public art trail ever to take place in the North East – boosted the region’s economy by a massive £16.5million organisers have claimed.

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River Scene, 1935, by L. S. Lowry � The Estate of L. S Lowry.

New exhibition celebrates Lowry’s links to Sunderland and South Shields

An exhibition celebrating 130 years since the birth of a celebrated artist who was inspired by the striking landscapes of South Tyneside and Sunderland has gone on display in South Shields.

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Authors look to encourage reading in South Shields

Four authors will be visiting libraries across South Tyneside next month in a bid to encourage people to try a new writer or genre.

New claims Jack the Ripper was noted poet who studied as a priest in the North East

New claims Jack the Ripper was noted poet who studied as a priest in the North East

A new book makes the explosive claim that Jack the Ripper was the poet Francis Thompson, who studied as a priest in County Durham.

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ANZAC Day is remembered at the John Simpson Kirkpatrick statue, South Shields. Picture: TOM BANKS

South Shields’ ‘Donkey Man’ Kirkpatrick honoured in Anzac Day service

War heroes were remembered in South Tyneside with a special Anzac Day service.

Durham University student Hannah Blevens

Texas student lands placement at historical Jarrow site

A student from Texas has landed a placement in Jarrow - almost 5,000 miles away from her hometown.

South Tyneside Summer Parade 2016

Carnival fever to sweep the streets of South Tyneside at Summer Parade

High profile carnival artists are poised to bring South Tyneside’s annual Summer Parade to life in vibrant fashion.

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Breech! by Benjamin Sullivan which is on the shortlist for the BP Portrait Award 2017, which features an all-female line-up of sitters. Picture by Benjamin Sullivan/National Portrait Gallery/PA Wire

Painting of breastfeeding mother heading to Sunderland as part of National Portrait Gallery exhibition

A painting of a mother breastfeeding her baby daughter has been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2017 which this year features an all-female line-up of sitters.

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Poet Cicely Fox Smith to be celebrated with event at The Word

An opportunity to discover the life and work of a literary gem is on offer in South Tyneside this weekend.

Private Alfred Campin of the 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry during battle training in Britain, March 1944.

Image of Durham Light Infantry soldier to feature in groundbreaking war book

An extraordinary collection of rare colour photographs reveal the Second World War as the people living through the conflict would have seen it.
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The exhibition is on until May 21.

New Falling Flying exhibition in South Shields gets underway

A new exhibition at a South Tyneside venue has got off to a flying start.

Cavalry trouper Arran Johnston with TWAM head of programmes Bill Griffiths.

Special Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition launched at Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields

A new exhibition has been launched at a South Shields visitor attraction.

Jarrow Hall will be celebrating its first Easter since closure this weekend.

Jarrow Hall is reborn in time for Easter

A popular historical South Tyneside tourist attraction is gearing up to celebrate Easter and a new era.

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How many of these top 20 books have you read?

Top 20 books Brits claim to have read (but probably haven't)

Four in ten Brits claim to have read a book they've never picked up in order to appear more cultured in front of friends.

The grammar vigilante at work, correcting an errant apostrope. Pic: BBC News.

'Grammar vigilante' tackles the scourge of rogue apostrophes

A self-confessed 'grammar vigilante' has been secretly correcting bad punctuation on street signs and shop fronts for more than a decade.

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