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Coal mining exhibition creates visitor boom at South Shields Museum

An exhibition which digs deep into South Tyneside’s rich coal mining heritage has proved a hit with museum visitors.

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Top independently-published author LJ Ross.

The top 12 places in the North East for independent publishing

Durham City has been named as the North East's independent publishing hotspot, according to new rankings released by Amazon.

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Dame Catherine Cookson died 20 years ago.

South Shields author Catherine Cookson remembered in new hometown exhibition

The life and work of one of the world’s best-loved authors is the focus of a special exhibition in her South Shields home town.
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The Word has unveiled its half-term programme.

Children set to enjoy week of unicorns, dragons and monsters in South Shields

Visitors to a South Tyneside attraction will be transported into a world of unicorns, dragons and monsters next week.

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Performers at last year's South Tyneside Summer Parade.

Volunteers sought to join Icarus performance at South Tyneside Summer Parade

A show-stopping performance is set to bring the curtain down on this year’s South Tyneside Summer Parade – and YOU could be a part of it.

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Westoe Colliery in 1993

New exhibition celebrates South Tyneside’s coal mining heritage

A new exhibition is digging deep into the region’s rich coal mining heritage.

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The Vamps will perform at the South Tyneside Summer Festival this July.

The Vamps to headline South Shields seafront concert

British boy band The Vamps will return to the North East this summer as they headline the second in the series of South Tyneside Summer Festival concerts.

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Too many cuddles lead to rescue mission for Monsters Inc star Sulley at South Shields exhibition

He might be massive, but Monsters Inc star Sulley isn’t all that tough.

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Joe Stewart outside of St Aloysius Hebburn which features in the book.

Teacher’s short stories tell tale of growing up in North East

A retired South Tyneside teacher has published book of short stories.

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Paul Shriek with the cast of the most recent panto at The Customs House, the Lambton Worm.

Fashion guru who works on South Shields panto ‘humbled’ by national award

A fashion guru has scooped a national award for his efforts in South Shields’ ever-popular panto

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South Shields poet James Kirkup.

Special event to honour South Shields poets

Two of South Shields’ most renowned poets are set to be honoured at a special event in the town.

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Rowan McCabe will be hitting the stage with his one man show

One-man show will reveal where Hebburn poet gets his inspiration

A poet from South Tyneside who takes his inspiration from knocking on people’s doors is getting set to hit the stage with his work.

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Crime Story is making its return following on from its success in 2014 and 2016.

People behind real life justice to offer insight at crime day

Ever though you could have what it takes to be the next Ian Rankin or Val McDermid?
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The Red Arrows will be back at Sunderland International Airshow this weekend

Sunderland Airshow line-up unveiled

Sunderland International Airshow bosses have revealed details of the line-up for this year's event.

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Sir Tom Jones will appear at Alnwick Castle this summer.

Sir Tom Jones to play North East castle concert

Sir Tom Jones has been revealed as the next big name lined up to play Alnwick Castle.
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How the giant water fountain on the Tyne will look

What will be the highlights of the Great Exhibition of the North?

The curtain has been raised on an art and culture programme set to bring a £184million boost to the North East.

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Westoe Colliery, 1993

Search launched for memorabilia to celebrate South Tyneside’s mining heritage

Curators at South Shields Museum would like contributions from the public for an exhibition exploring the mining heritage of South Tyneside.

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Elmer outside St Oswald's Hospice

Elmer the Elephant to follow in Great North Snowdogs’ paw prints

The Great North Snowdogs replacement is a theme you’ll never forget.

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Kian and Kharis Fairest looking at the Phoenix at Durham's Fire and Ice Festival last year.

Gandalf and The Gruffalo to feature in ice sculpture trail in Durham

It’s been announced which famous figures will be given a frosty reception at this year’s Fire & Ice Festival.

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Giovanni Pernice alongside his dance partner, Luba Mushtuk.

Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice bringing show to South Shields

A Strictly Come Dancing star is quickstepping his way to South Shields later this year.

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