Review: Stiff Little Fingers + Ruts DC, O2 Academy, Newcastle

For a band formed 41 years ago, in the punk zenith year of 1977, Stiff Little Fingers  have retained remarkable pulling power.
Are you a nosey neighbour?

15 things that make you a nosey neighbour - how many have you done?

They say curiosity killed the cat, but Brits are a nation of nosey neighbours if new research is to be believed.


South Shields and Jarrow pubs of the past: How many did you have a pint in?

Fancy joining us for a merry little trip down memory lane, to some of South Tyneside’s pubs of yesteryear?

Jamie Carragher has been suspended by Sky Sports. Pic: PA.

Sky pundit Jamie Carragher should be sacked over spitting incident, say readers

Readers believe Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher should be SACKED for spitting at a car at the weekend.
The Horrors.

The Horrors revealed as first headliners for Hit The North festival 2018

Goth-rock band The Horrors have been revealed as the first headliners for Hit The North Festival 2018, which is being staged in May.

A Certain Ratio

Post-punk pioneers A Certain Ratio kick-off UK tour in North East

A post-punk band who became known for their dance-oriented sounds kick off their UK tour in the North East this weekend.

Clocks spring forward in March and fall back in the autumn.

When will it be time to put the clocks forward - and why do we do it?

The light nights are coming - and hopefully they’ll bring some warmer weather with them.
Is spring on its way?

What does the North East's weather have in store this week?

After a couple of weeks of wintry weather, is spring just around the corner at last?
Toys R Us stores could begin closing as early as next week, say administrators.

Toys R Us stores could start to close and make staff redundant as early as next week

The administrator to collapsed retailer Toys R Us is expected to begin closing stores and making staff redundant as early as next week as hopes for finding a buyer for the stricken business fade.

Brian Fallon and The Howling Weather at The Boiler Shop in Newcastle. Pic: Gary Welford.

Review: Brian Fallon and The Howling Weather, The Boiler Shop, Newcastle

As frontman of US rockers The Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon got used to making hit records and headlining arena shows around the world.
Kaiser Chiefs are the Saturday headliners at Hardwick Live.

Kaiser Chiefs, Happy Mondays and Shed Seven revealed as Hardwick Live headliners

The North East’s biggest live music event has announced its line-up - featuring two full days of entertainment for the first time.

Police are investigating the robbery

Robbers threaten couple at knifepoint in their own home

Masked robbers who threatened a couple in their own home are being hunted by police.

Insolvency expert Andrew Haslam says people with Toys R Us and Maplins vouchers should use them quickly in case the retailers stop accepting them.

People with Toys R Us and Maplin vouchers urged to use them NOW to avoid missing out

People with gift cards for two major retailers who announced this week that they are going into administration are being urged to use them as soon as possible.
The M62 is the highest motorway in England and a large stretch of it remained closed due to the weather. Pic: PA.

Newcastle United fans urged to set off early as they head to Liverpool

Newcastle United fans heading to the Premier League game against Liverpool at Anfield could have problems using the M62.
Newcastle United
Mouth of the Tyne Festival is set to return for the 14th year.

Mouth of the Tyne Festival headliners announced - tickets on sale now

Tickets went on sale this morning for this year's headline gigs at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival
Alison Foster posing with a pair of snowmen.

How to build the perfect snowman - according to science

Kids young and old have welcomed this week's snow as an opportunity to indulge in a favourite winter pastime - building a snowman.
Altered Images - The Epic Years (Cherry Red).

Review: Altered Images - The Epic Years boxset

It's getting on for 40 years since Altered Images burst onto the music scene with their infectious brand of new-wave pop.

Go North East is ending services early tonight because of the snow.

Buses to finish early as 'Beast from the East' continues to bite

One of the North East's biggest bus companies has warned that its services will be ending early tonight due to the continuing bad weather.

Metro tells passengers: 'Go home early' to avoid evening rush-hour

The company running the Tyne and Wear Metro has advised passengers to go home early - or late - to avoid this evening's rush hour.

Misery on roads, trains and Metro as 'beast from the east' brings more snow

People heading to work this morning were facing awful conditions as the 'beast from the east' brought more heavy snow.
Load more