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Cranberries singer Dolores O' Riordan dies at 46

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed.
Music
Help us to find Chip Shop of the Year 2018.

Help us to find South Tyneside’s best chippy

We are on the look-out for South Tyneside’s Best Chippy of 2018 - and we need your help.

Eating Out
Ant McPartlin and wife Lisa Armstrong, who are to split after 11 years of marriage. Pic: PA.

TV star Ant confirms his marriage is over

Geordie TV presenter Ant McPartlin and his wife Lisa are to split after 11 years of marriage.

TV and Film
Muhammad Ali in South Shields in 1977.

New play to celebrate famous year Muhammad Ali and the Queen came to South Shields

A new play inspired by arguably the greatest year in South Tyneside’s history is seeking people from the borough to be a part of it.

News
John Bishop will be in Sunderland this weekend

10 things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From a controversial comic to high-flying motocross, there’s a host of events to banish your January blues taking place in the coming weeks.

Theatre and Comedy
Inside No. 9

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

Schedules scoured - here's the pick of what to watch or record from Saturday, January 13...
TV and Film
Johnny Depp is back in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

Off the schedule but on your telly, or phone, or laptop - here's what's hot to watch from January 13...
TV and Film
David Morrissey and Kelly Reilly in Britannia.

TV Highlight AND TRAILER:Britannia coming to Sky Atlantic soon

Britannia, Thursday, January 18, 9pm, Sky Atlantic & NOW TV

TV and Film
Her Majesty The Queen.

Big Preview and TRAILER: The Coronation - Sunday, BBC One

BBC One has announced The Coronation, an hour-long film revealing to new generations the compelling story of the Crown Jewels and the ancient ceremony for which they are used

TV and Film
Sir Ridley Scott on set with Mark Wahlberg and Christopher Plummer.

Movies and TRAILER: Sir Ridley Scott on All The Money In The World

When Sir Ridley Scott heard of the allegations surrounding Kevin Spacey, he knew he had to come up with a solution or wave goodbye to his latest film, All The Money In The World, he tells Gemma Dunn.

TV and Film
Brooke Bentham

South Tyneside’s Brooke Bentham among rising stars celebrated at North East music festival

Rising music stars of the future, including South Shields songbird Brooke Bentham, will be showcased at Sage Gateshead in January when the New Year New Artists’ festival returns.

Music
Laura Main in Shrek. Photos by Helen Maybanks

Call the Midwife star Laura Main on heading to Sunderland with Shrek the Musical

Laura Main’s swapping midwifery for monsters in her new role and she couldn’t be happier about the unusual job swap.

Theatre and Comedy
Rita Serano

Food and Drink: Top blogger Rita Serano wants you to realise vegan food is so exciting

A veteran of vegan cooking who has never had a taste for meat, Rita Serano can rattle off a long list of misconceptions she’s heard about vegan food: "That it’s boring, that it doesn’t taste good, that I only eat salads and that it’s hard to do" – to name just a few.

News
The oyster bar at Colmans Seafood temple

Review: Colmans Seafood Temple, South Shields

When it comes to fish and chips Colmans pretty much batter the opposition.

Eating Out
Were any of these TV shows your favourite?

These are the best children's TV shows of all time - how many have you watched?

Blue Peter, Grange Hill and Newsround have been named the best children's TV shows of all time.
Family
Detective series Vera filming at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park in South Shields. Picture by Stu Norton

Fans defend Vera after attack on 'awful' North East accents

Vera fans from the North East have rushed to defend Brenda Blethyn after the detective series took flak on social media for its allegedly "awful" accents.
TV and Film
Brenda Blenthyn, who stars as Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope in ITV's Vera

Vera fans complain about 'awful' North East accents as detective series returns to TV

Detective drama Vera has been criticised by viewers who claim the North East accents on the programme are not accurate and can be "tough to hear".

TV and Film
Iain Broudie and The Lightning Seeds have been announced as the headliners for Stockton Calling 2018.

Indie legends The Lightning Seeds confirmed as headliners for Stockton Calling

Indie-pop band The Lightning Seeds have been announced as the headliners of this year's Stockton Calling.
Music
Get Out on Sky Cinema.

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

The pick of the crop from the gizmos plugged into the telly from Saturday January 6.
TV and Film
Attenborough And The Sea Dragon.

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

The best from the regular schedules from Saturday January 6 to Friday January 12.
TV and Film
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