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Jarrow panto gets set for lift off with sparkling performance of Cinderella

A classic fairytale is being brought to life pantomime style with the help of a Jarrow-based theatre school.

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Little Mix perform on stage during the 2016 Brit Awards. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Little Mix in line for three Brit Awards

Little Mix are up for a trio of gongs at this year’s BRIT Awards.

Music
Man claims Cadbury stole his idea for Oreo creme egg

Man claims Cadbury stole his idea for Oreo creme egg

Sweet-toothed Nick Allam is claiming to have invented the Oreo Creme Egg - TWO YEARS before Cadbury put their latest creation on the shelves.

Offbeat
Carrie Fisher.

Carrie Fisher won't be digitally recreated in future Star Wars films, says Lucasfilm

Carrie Fisher's likeness will not be digitally recreated to appear as General Leia in new Star Wars movies, the filmmakers have confirmed.

TV and Film
Former Shields Gazette and Sunderland Echo editor co-writes darkly comic play about fake news and struggling newspapers

Former Shields Gazette and Sunderland Echo editor co-writes darkly comic play about fake news and struggling newspapers

Two former journalists are putting a play about local newspapers on to the stage.

Theatre and Comedy
Will you be trying out turmeric this year?

17 super foods for 2017

If you can't stomach discarded bits of meat or even an insect sandwich then you might want to avoid these latest foodie trends.
Eating Out
Sixties star Billie Davis set to swing into town

Sixties star Billie Davis set to swing into town

A sixties singing star who toured with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones is performing at The Customs House next week.

News
Avenged Sevenfold performed at the Metro Radio Arena on January 12.

REVIEW: Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and In Flames, Metro Radio Arena

It could almost be considered offensive to call an Avenged Sevenfold show a simple "gig".
Music
Little Mix

Little Mix announce open air Durham gig

Little Mix have announced an open air concert in County Durham this summer.

Music
Michelle Keegan and Lorne MacFadyen as Tina and Bobby Moore.

Tina And Bobby: The warts and all story about football’s 1960s golden couple

When England won the World Cup in July 1966 Bobby Moore became a national hero. Swept up by the media frenzy and the nation’s adoration, he and wife Tina were the original ‘golden’ couple.

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Donal Skehan.

Interview: From crooning to cooking for former boyband star Donal Skehan

A decade ago, young Donal Skehan was plying his trade as a pop star, showcasing his dance moves and– “the most mortifying aspect of it” – wearing matching white training outfits to the gym with his Streetwize bandmates.

Eating Out
Call The Midwife: The Casebook on BBC One.

TV choice: What to watch on TV and streaming this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week.
TV and Film
Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson officially cast in Star Wars Han Solo spin-off film

Star Wars producers have officially announced Woody Harrelson will appear in a spin-off about the young Han Solo.

TV and Film
Barrio Comida, by night, down on Newcastle's Quayside.

Review: Barrio Comida, Newcastle

Pick a few things and do them well.

News
Glenn Hughes. Photo by Arnie Goodman.

Glenn Hughes is ready to rock the North East

Ahead of Glenn Hughes taking to the stage in Newcastle next week, we caught up with the “greatest white soul singer” Stevie Wonder has ever heard.

Music
Record numbers flock to see the ‘little panto with a big heart’

Record numbers flock to see the ‘little panto with a big heart’

A record number of theatre goers took in this year’s award-winning panto in South Tyneside.

News
Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting 2

From Trainspotting to Transformers - 30 films to look out for in 2017

Film fanatics can look forward to a bumper year in 2017.

TV and Film
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.

News
First look at new show set to dazzle in Sunderland

First look at new show set to dazzle in Sunderland

Here’s the first look at a new show that’s set to ruffle feathers in Sunderland.

Theatre and Comedy
Oasis at the Stadium of Light in 2009. Picture by David Wood.

Oasis voted best gig yet at the Stadium of Light

Oasis will live forever as the greatest gig at the Stadium of Light so far.

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