Bede's World is reborn as Jarrow Hall as attraction reopens

A major North East tourist attraction ushered in a new era today and welcomed hundreds of visitors as it reopened for business.

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Mr Men and Little Miss to feature on new set of stamps - are you happy or grumpy about it?

Stamp collectors of a certain age will be very happy, or even grumpy, after news that the Royal Mail is issuing a special set to celebrate the Mr Men and Little Miss set of books.

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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Southpaws Robert Anderson leads a rehearsal session at the Customs House.

Mass dance performance to launch The Word

Dancers are set to have the first word at South Tyneside’s newest venue next month.

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Dancers from the Sarah Howe Cookson School of Dance at Perth Green CA with their trophy haul from a recent competition in Wales.

South Tyneside dance troupe pick up almost 50 trophies at competition

A troupe of dancers is celebrating after bringing almost 50 trophies home to South Tyneside.

Will you support the campaign? Picture: Press Association.

Caitlin Moran launches crowdfunding bid for more Raised By Wolves

Author Caitlin Moran has launched a Kickstarter campaign to pay for new episodes of her critically acclaimed comedy Raised By Wolves.

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Spread the Word - it’s nearly time for the new South Shields library to open

Have you ever wanted to star in your own movie, listen to a story under the sea or print your own design?

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Comedian Victoria Wood died of cancer in April at the age of 62.

Comedian Victoria Wood's brother postpones biography after 'fat and unhappy' outcry

A new biography of Victoria Wood has been postponed following criticism of a description of her as "fat and unhappy" in her teenage years.

From left to right, Margaret Lagan, Ken Findlay, Win Currie and Alec McDonald, of the Jarrow and Hebburn Local History Society.

Families’ pride as Jarrow Crusade is remembered – 80 years on

Relatives of the Jarrow marchers have told of their pride after the 80th anniversary of the crusade was commemorated.

The Jarrow March took place in October 1936.

The Jarrow March remembered: 80 years on

Eighty years ago today, 200 men began what would become a historic march of solidarity as the Jarrow March got underway.

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Great North Snowdog Pawdington is back at the Customs House on the day the theatre launches its panto Jack and the Beanstalk. Fairy Eleanor Chaganis welcomes his back with a swipe of her magic wand.

Pawdington the Snowdog returns home after being attacked by vandals

Pawdington the Snowdog has returned to his spot outside a South Shields theatre after her was damaged by “mindless vandalism”.

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South Tynesides newest public space, The Word, National Centre for the Written Word.

Youngsters will take over The Word for opening-week event

Young people will ‘take over’ South Tyneside’s newest public space – The Word, National Centre for the Written Word.

Lindsay Kemp is interviewed by BBC Look North's Jeff Brown. Picture by Kevin Ho.

South Shields theatre honours Lindsay Kemp for his influence on the arts

A South Tynesider who influenced the world of dance and drama was honoured by his home town theatre.

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A display of household items from years gone by has gone on display at Haven Court to help people with dementia.

Display of everyday items from years gone by to help dementia patients

A display of everyday items from years gone by is being used to help dementia patients in South Tyneside.

Cats. Photo by Alessandro Pinna.

Review: Cats! Cats Everywhere!

Feisty felines were everywhere to be seen as legendary hit show Cats stormed onto Wearside.
Would you live in the Dursleys' house?

Fancy living in Harry Potter's old house?

The house where boy wizard Harry Potter lived in a cupboard under the stairs is up for sale - and it could be yours for almost half a million pounds.

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Thousands of reasons to visit South Tyneside’s newest library

Thousands of reasons to visit South Tyneside’s newest library

Bookworms will be spoilt for choice when they visit South Tyneside’s newest library.

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Lindsay Kemp is coming home to South Shields.

Lindsay Kemp hopes to entertain and inspire people when he comes home to South Shields

The man who taught David Bowie to dance says he is is hoping to inspire and entertain people when he comes back to his home town of South Shields.

Lesley Guy, centre, and the Drawn Together group.

Learn to draw at South Shields venue’s new weekly class

Art fans can learn how to draw at a new weekly class.

JMW Turners Shields, on the River Tyne.

Famous Turner painting of River Tyne to be unveiled at South Shields Museum

A famous painting is set to be unveiled in South Shields this week.

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