How much we spend on clothes every year - and why we go on shopping sprees

The average Brit spends more than £1,000 a year on new clothes every year, new research has revealed.
The Northern Lights over St Mary's Lighthouse near Whitley Bay. Pic: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Pictures which prove you don't have to go to Iceland to see the Northern Lights

Sky watchers seeking a Northern Lights display often think their best chance lies in Iceland.
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South Tyneside Homes apprentices Thomas Goodman, centre, and David Goodfellow, second right, with Coun Ed Malcom, left, Gary Broome, South Tyneside Homes team leader, and Andrew Watts, chief executive of Groundwork STAN, right, at Jarrow Hall House.

Apprentice painters have a brush with history with museum project

An 18th Century hall has been given a modern make over ready to welcome visitors once again.

We're Here Because We're Here soldiers in Market Square. Photo by Topher McGrilis.

New exhibition catalogues mysterious ‘We’re Here’ WW1 soldiers

A new Northern Stage exhibition, running until March 16, tells the story of Jeremy Deller’s moving “We’re Here Because We’re Here” art project.

South Tyneside Summer Parade 2016.

South Tyneside Summer Parade on lookout for participants

Community groups as well as dance and performance troupes from across the North East are being encouraged to take part in this year’s South Tyneside Summer Parade.

Author John Orton.

Author’s e-books available for free

A South Shields born author is giving copies of his two books away free as part of ‘Read an e-book week’.

Adele Robbins, "Odette" and Oli Speers, "Prince Sergei",  with members of the Corps de Ballet, English Youth Ballet (EYB) .

Chance to shine in Sunderland Swan Lake auditions

Have you got what it takes to be a ballet star?

Strictly Come Dancing star set to sizzle in South Tyneside

Strictly Come Dancing star set to sizzle in South Tyneside

Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice is taking his trademark moves on the road as he quick-steps into South Tyneside.

The Word.

‘Killer Women’ head to South Shields

You can explore the dark and treacherous underworld of crime and learn how to write your own deadly thriller at the weekend.

Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Asda community colleagues Tracey Tough, from the Boldon store, and Mavis Maughan, from the South Shields store, with couples at the Boldon and Blyth Valentine's tea dance at the Charles Young Centre in South Shields. Picture by North News & Pictures

Store staff hold Valentine tea dance

A group of 60 pensioners got together for a special Valentine’s Day tea dance arranged by two community champions.

Volunteer Vinny Wilson on a boardwalk at Whitburn Coastal Park.

Volunteers sought to help historic landmark shine

Volunteers are being sought to help an historic South Tyneside landmark shine

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You won't find any of these buzzwords in a dictionary, they're so new.

10 of the latest buzzwords to listen out for in 2017

Yo, fam, how’s it hanging? If you have no idea what that means*, brace yourself for the newest influx of words that all the cool kids will be using this year.
Keeper of biology Dan Gordon with the skull of a gharial.

Skeleton secrets revealed at new family-friendly exhibition

The skeleton secrets of the animal world are to be revealed at a major new exhibition which starts this weekend at a North East museum.

The success of Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train saw it adapted into a film starring Emily Blunt

The Girl on the Train is the most borrowed library book

Psychological thriller, The Girl on the Train, has steamed into the number one spot as the most borrowed book in UK libraries during 2015/16.

Performers take part in last years South Tyneside Summer Parade.

Classic children’s tales to be brought to life in South Tyneside summer parade

Classic children’s tales will be brought to life in South Tyneside’s annual summer parade.

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The  Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Alan Smith, with Mayoress Coun Moira Smith.

Event planned to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

A special ceremony will be held in South Tyneside later this week to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Tutor Malcolm Grady, left, with members of the Workers' Educational Association at the exhibition.

Historic artwork brought back to life in South Shields

Historic artwork which was hidden away in storage is being brought back to life in South Tyneside.

The Customs House Flow Exhibition artists

Art exhibition is created by using gifts from the Tyne

Creative youngsters have given new life to objects reclaimed from the Tyne as part of a special exhibition.

Ann Cleeves, writer. Picture by Micha Theiner

The Queen of crime fiction heads to South Shields

One of Britain’s most successful crime novelists is heading to South Tyneside to celebrate the launch of her latest book.

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