Review: Trouble in Mind: Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years

Rock legend Bob Dylan’s conversion to Christianty in the late 1970s was, and continues to be, one of the most controversial periods of the singer/songwriter’s illustrious career.

Pupils from Hebburn Lakes Primary School get used to their new surroundings.

New library at Hebburn school set to ‘inspire’ pupils

A South Tyneside school is set for a new chapter after introducing a library area.

Durham City Lumiere Light Festival 2017.

240,000 flock to Durham’s Lumiere spectacular

Almost a quarter of a million people marvelled at this year’s Lumiere spectacular.


What you can expect to see as Lumiere spectacular opens in Durham tonight

Let there be light!

The Umbrella Project, Durham Lumiere

10 things to do in the North East this weekend

From boarding the Vengabus to the spectacular Lumiere, there’s plenty happening in the region this weekend.

The Word, South Shields.

South Shields’ The Word library puts North East on the map with national accolade

South Shields’ newest building has put the North East on the map after beating tough competition to gain a national accolade for the benefits it provides to the community.

Marsden Grotto is one of the buildings to appear in Steve Watson's new book.

Ghost hunters chronicle the haunting of North East buildings in new book

A team of ghosthunters are set to publish a new book on haunted North East buildings in time for Halloween.

Giovanni Pernice.

Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice to perform in South Shields

A Strictly Come Dancing star is set to tread the boards in South Tyneside.

The Umbrella Project by Cirque Bijou

Everything you need to know about next month’s Lumiere spectacular in Durham

From a gigantic illuminated mobile over the River Wear to a field of light flowers which will blanket Durham Cathedral’s Cloisters - Lumiere will return in all its awe-inspiring glory next month.

The Word in South Shields.

In the beginning there was The Word - Centre for the Written Word marks first birthday

One of the North East’s leading cultural centres is celebrating its first birthday with events and activities for all the family.
Jen Campbell is a full time author after working as a book seller.

Author who created book-loving dragon returns to native North East for Durham Book Festival

An author will spread her love of literature as she shares her first children’s book with an audience.

Have you got one of the books?

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £60k - here’s how to tell if you have one

A rare, first-edition Harry Potter book sold at auction for a record-breaking £60,000 - more than 5,000 times its original £10.99 price tag.

Simon Whitaker, second right, collecting his award

Menswear business cuts a dash to win industry award

Suits you, Sir!

Members of South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade with Richard Carter, left, and his Lego Watch Tower model, at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery.

South Shields Watch House immortalised in Lego

All eyes are on South Shields’ Watch House after a Lego model of the landmark has been unveiled.

A previous Lumiere at Durham Cathedral

Locations revealed for this year’s Lumiere spectacular in Durham

It’s been announced which Durham landmarks will be lit up for this year’s Lumiere spectacular.

Artist Anita Taylor with her exhibition Drawn, at the Customs House.

Artist’s exhibition will draw in crowds to South Shields gallery

An art gallery in South Tyneside is playing host to highly-rated artist Anita Taylor – with an exhibition of her work over the last two decades.

Celebrating 100 years of the WI in Durham at Beamish

Jam and Jerusalem: Celebrating 100 years of the Women's Institute in the North East

Women’s Institute members will gather for centenary celebrations at Beamish Museum this weekend.
Ministry of Defence file phot of a Spitfire P7350 (front) flying alongside Hurricane LF363 (back) from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, over RAF Conningsby.

Sunderland Airshow stars grounded: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight plans hit by safety fears

Historic aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have almost entirely been taken out of action over engine-related safety fears.
A dish is served up to diners at the Proper Food and Drink Festival in South Shields earlier this year.

Food festival to welcome bank holiday crowd as it makes debut at seafront park

A festival is set to welcome hungry foodies as it opens its gates for the first time this bank holiday weekend.

The Watch House on the South Pier. Photo by Alec Jones.

South Shields Watch House wins public vote to be turned into Lego model

One of South Shields best-known landmarks is to be immortalised in Lego after winning a public vote

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