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Review: Maid Of Ace, Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle

As unique selling points go, being an all-girl band is a pretty good start. When you're all sisters too, that's hard to beat.

Music
Which albums are you looking forward to this year? Picture: Pixabay.

Albums to look forward to over the next two months

There have already been a number of big album releases this year - and by the looks of it, 2017 is set to be a great year for music.
Music
South Tyneside College students, and lecturer Tony Pottinger, back row, right, rehearse ahead of their performance at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

Students get dream chance to play at iconic former home of The Beatles

A student band is all set to twist and shout their way into the footsteps of The Beatles.

News
Alabama 3 onstage at Stockton Georgian Theatre.

Review: Alabama 3, Stockton Georgian Theatre

Monday has never really been a day to celebrate in the culture of rock ‘n’ roll.

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The Word.

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.

Arts
All four episodes of the second series of Peter Kay's Car Share are available now on BBC iPlayer.

TV Choice: What to watch on Catch-Up and streaming this week

If you can find time in you schedule, press the download button on these shows. . .

TV and Film
Nettles on toast with pollack, wild garlic and poached egg

Food: Nettles on toast with pollack, wild garlic and poached egg (Serves 2)

Recipe – by Gill Meller
Eating Out
Jason Manford

Jason Manford announces Sunderland Empire tour date

Comedian Jason Manford has added a Sunderland date to his forthcoming tour as he returns to stand up.

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Thandie Newton stars in the last episode of Line Of Duty on Sunday.

TV Choice: Five of the best shows to watch this week

TV editor Stuart Chandler has scoured the listings to find these essential watches this week.
TV and Film
Adventure awaits in Jamestown.

TV Choice VIDEO PREVIEW: Adventure in the New World for feisty trio

What's the best thing to watch on the box this week? Here's our choice. . .
TV and Film
Stephen Graham as Detective Superintendent Dave Kelly

Big Interview AND VIDEO PREVIEW: Shocking murder was a tale that ‘needed to be told’ on screen

The shocking 2007 murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones is being retold in ITV drama Little Boy Blue, which contiunues on Monday. Stephen Graham tells Susan Griffin why it was an honour to be involved
TV and Film
Its a dogs life for Dennis Quaid.

Cinema AND TRAILER: Big questions in curious tale of a dog’s multiple incarnations

Eighties pin-up Dennis Quaid is happy to embrace ‘different’ roles and his latest is in new feel-good family weepie, A Dog’s Purpose. He talks to Ella Walker about why dogs really are man’s best friend
TV and Film
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.

News
E4's Tattoo Fixers want to hear from you if you have an inking you're keen to get rid of.

E4's Tattoo Fixers looking for North East ink disasters

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck, as Channel 4's Tattoo Fixers are looking for people to appear on the show.
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Bananarama

Bananarama reform and announce North East tour date

Get ready to backcomb your barnet - the original Bananarama are back.

Music
The League of Gentlemen

The League of Gentlemen to make TV come back, writer announces

The League of Gentlemen will be returning to television screens, its writer has announced - much to the excitement of fans.

TV and Film

Joe McElderry to bring Christmas cheer to the region with seasonal performance of Joseph

Singing star Joe McElderry will be coming home for Christmas with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Theatre and Comedy

'No one does it better than South Shields' - Joe McElderry sends Wembley good luck message to the Mariners

One of South Shields' most famous sons has sent a good luck message to the Mariners ahead of their clash with Cleethorpes in the FA Vase final.
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Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke still dancing as he completes filming of Mary Poppins sequel

Dick Van Dyke has praised Emily Blunt's performance as Mary Poppins but said "nobody compares" to Dame Julie Andrews after completing his work on the Disney sequel.
TV and Film
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