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Learn to sign and sing at South Shields and Sunderland storytelling sessions

Special storytelling sessions will take place in Sunderland and South Tyneside, where people will be able to enjoy sign and sing.

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Artist Bob Olley with one of his paintings

Your chance to win an original painting by Bob Olley for just £2.50

A celebrated artist has been so impressed with an exhibition at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery that he’s donated an original oil painting to help raise funds.

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Picture special: 20,000 fans greet The Vamps at summer festival show in South Shields

Boy band The Vamps were the latest headliners at Bents Park in South Shields as our sizzling Sunday concerts continued.

Music
Oh Sees at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle will be the gig of the year for many who were there. Pic: Gordon Armstrong.

Review: Oh Sees + Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Oh Sees may not be a household name, but among certain circles the visit of John Dwyer’s San Francisco troupe ranked among the most anticipated gigs of the year.
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Joe McElderry.

X Factor star Joe McElderry to headline concert in memory of Chloe and Liam

South Shields star Joe McElderry is to headline a concert in memory of the devoted young couple who died in the Manchester attack.

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Picture by Iain Malcolmson

Where and when you can see the Parade of Sail: A guide to the grand finale of the Tall Ships in Sunderland

It's the grand finale and a chance to say a fond farewell to the beautiful ships that have been berthed in Sunderland for the past few days.
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Thousands of fans are expected at Bents Park for Sunday's concert.

Early entry to Sunday concert with The Vamps in South Shields

Music fans will be able to gain earlier access to the latest Sunday concert in South Shields due to the 'huge amount' of people holding priority tickets.
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Enjoy the latest Thor film on Sky Cinema.

TV Choice: Streaming and Downloading

Exclusives, box sets and great films - it's the modern way to watch tell! Here's best of stuff from the digital world. From Saturday July 14.
TV and Film
Poldark

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

Summer holidays are nearly upon us but the schedules are still packed. Here's a pick of some of the best this week. From Saturday July 14.
TV and Film
Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar star in Unforgotten.

TV Highlight AND TRAILER: Cop drama Unforgotten returns

Unforgotten, ITV, Sunday, 9pm

TV and Film
James Nesbitt stars in Stan Lee's Lucky Man.

Big Preview: James Nesbitt on Stan Lee's Lucky Man

James Nesbitt feels blessed when it comes to his prolific career - but that's not to say it's been an easy ride. He tells Gemma Dunn why he will never take his work for granted.

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Margot Robbie in Terminal.

Movies AND TRAILER: Margot Robbie on Terminal

Margot Robbie was not prepared to sit around and wait for perfect roles to fall into her lap so she set up a production company to make them happen. She talks to Laura Harding about its newest offering Terminal, making your own fate and why she hasn't used her Aussie accent for a role since Neighbours.

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Pupils from Bamburgh School, South Shields taking part in the Open Up event.

Open Up Orchestra for disabled children gets standing ovation at Tall Ships in Sunderland

Inspirational youngsters were given a standing ovation after taking to the stage to display their musical skills.
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Coun Alan Kerr with children's librarian Jolene Dunbar at The Word.

Beano stars take part in South Tyneside’s summer reading challenge

Mayhem will be the theme at libraries in South Tyneside this summer as youngsters go on adventure with some of the most infamous mischief makers of them all.

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North East crime writer AM (Adam) Peacock will be leading the new writing group.

New writing group to launch for budding South Tyneside authors

Budding authors can meet like-minded wordsmiths at a new North East writing group.

Arts

'Goosebumps' moment for Sunderland as city wows Tall Ships chiefs

Sunderland has shown its ancient maritime heart still beats strongly as event chiefs admit they are overwhelmed by the city's welcome to the Tall Ships.
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Dame Catherine Cookson.

Famous females will be subject of South Shields heritage talk

History buffs can find out more about some of the region’s most notable women at a talk in South Shields.

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Picture special: Thousands turn out for Pixie Lott at South Shields’ first Sunday concert of the summer

The sun shone on South Shields as pop star Pixie Lott got the South Tyneside summer festival concerts off to a great start.

Music

South Shields Sunday seafront concerts get under way with Pixie Lott headline show

The first of the seafront gigs kicked off “the best summer” in style as thousands joined in the South Tyneside Festival celebrations.
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David Baddiel and Frank Skinner.

Three Lions hits No 1 spot in Big Top 40 after England reach World Cup semi-finals

Football anthem Three Lions has hit the number one spot on the Official Vodafone Big Top 40 chart following England's World Cup win against Sweden.

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