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Slade announce UK tour to celebrate 45th anniversary of Merry Xmas Everybody

Slade, one of the most successful bands of the 1970s, are back to celebrate the 45th anniversary of their most famous song.

Music
Council and business chiefs welcome go-ahead for first phase of business park which will create thousands of jobs

Council and business chiefs welcome go-ahead for first phase of business park which will create thousands of jobs

Council and business leaders have welcomed the green light being shown to a development which could transform the North East economy.
Business
The Northumbria Police Football Neighbourhood Policing Team spotters attached to Sunderland AFC.

Sunderland and Newcastle United fans praised by police over arrest rates

Police have praised Sunderland and Newcastle United fans for their behaviour in the season which has just ended.
News
Burning Britain : A Story of UK Independent Punk 1980-83 (Cherry Red Records).

Review: Burning Britain - A Story of Independent UK Punk 1980-1983

To many fans, punk didn't begin with the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned and Buzzcocks back in 1976.

Music
Angelic Upstarts - The Albums 1979-1982 boxset

Review: Angelic Upstarts - The Albums 1979-82

Forty-one years into their career and still going strong, it's as good a time as any to take stock of the Angelic Upstarts' legacy.

Music
Lots of people headed for the seaside to enjoy today's sunshine. Pic: Kevin Brady.

Bank Holiday Monday looks set to be another scorcher

The weather has been glorious all weekend, and it looks set to continue on Bank Holiday Monday.
News
Dirt Box Disco frontman Weab.I.Am at the O2 Academy 2 in Newcastle. Pic: Gary Welford.

Review: Dirt Box Disco, O2 Academy 2, Newcastle

Six albums in seven years give you some idea of the frantic pace at which Dirt Box Disco work.
Music
People have been warned to watch out for waves driven by high winds lashing seafront areas.

Flood alert for North East coast as high winds set to whip up waves

People have been urged to take care on the North East coast after a flood warning was issued for the region.

News

Sunderland part company with Chris Coleman after second successive relegation

Sunderland have today parted company with manager Chris Coleman after failing to keep the club in the Sky Bet Championship.

News
Dee Dowling, left, and Gary Wight are the partnership behind Ginger Syrup Records.

New record label aims to follow in footsteps of indie legends Factory and Stiff

A new independent record label has been launched in the North East by two professional musicians from the region.

Music

19 famous people who you might not know are from South Shields

South Shields has always produced its fair share of famous people, in all walks of life.

News
What will the weather have in store this week?

Is the mini-heatwave over? What this week's weather has in store

The North East has been basking in sunshine for much of the last few days - but the question on everyone's lips is 'will it last?'

News
Victoria's Secret is to open a store at the Metrocentre in Gateshead.

Lingerie store Victoria's Secret announces it will open its first North East branch

Victoria’s Secret, the leading international brand for lingerie, sleepwear and beauty products, has signed for its first store in the North East.

Business
The Toy Dolls  The Albums 1983-87 (Captain Oi!/Cherry Red Records)

Review: The Toy Dolls - The Albums 1983-87 boxset

To music fans of a certain age, The Toy Dolls are Sunderland’s finest export, full stop.

Music
Spring seems to have finally arrived in the North East.

Has spring arrived at last? What to expect from the weather this week

After a fairly miserable Easter holidays, could spring finally have arrived?

News
Naked Attraction is auditioning in the North East for contestants.

Naked Attraction holds North East auditions for contestants - are you brave enough to apply?

Single men and women who don't mind baring all in a bid to find love are being offered the chance of TV stardom.

TV and Film

New phone scam warning after man is called from wife’s number claiming she's had terrible accident

Police have issued a warning about a sophisticated new phone scam in which the victim is targeted with a call from a loved one's number.

Crime
Boy George and Culture Club are coming to the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.

Boy George and Culture Club announce North East arena date

Music lovers can take a trip back to the '80s after Boy George and Culture Club announced a big North East show.

Music
British Gas has announced a price hike.

Millions face higher energy bills as British Gas announces price hike

Millions of people are facing higher fuel bills as British Gas announced a big price hike.
Business

Revealed: The top 12 pubs in Sunderland and South Tyneside, according to Camra

There’s nothing like a good pint of real ale in a friendly local pub - and no one is better at choosing the best watering holes than Camra.

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