Trombonist Dennis Rollins has been announced as the headline act of this year's Harambee Festival in Barnard Castle

Jazz legend Dennis Rollins will headline the Harambee Pasadia festival in Barnard Castle

The four-day event will feature internationally-renowned performers of Afro-Beats, jazz, reggae, funk and Latin music as well as workshops and food

Durham Gin Summer Cup Trifle with Cotherstone Cheese Custard Created by Andrew Rowbotham and served at The Crown at Mickleton

Tasty Trail summer recipe from chef at The Crown at Mickleton

Andrew Rowbotham's Durham Gin Summer Cup Trifle is the perfect dessert accompaniment to a sunny day

Comedian Tony Law will play the Barnard Castle Comedy Festival in July

Comedian Tony Law added to the bill of the inaugural Barnard Castle Comedy Festival

The Canadian comic, who has been a regular on TV panel shows as well as The Alternative Comedy Experience will perform at the day-long event

Davey Babooram of Cafe Bowes, Barnard Castle

Café Bowes has a special way with a Teesdale lamb steak

Chef Davey Babooram shares his very special recipe for a mouth-watering lamb dish served at the Bowes Museum

Photographic project captures the North East rich tapestry of talent

Kate Adie, Kathryn Tickell, Thomas Allen and Jonathan Ruffer have all been captured for Portraits from the North East

Rachel Jewson, owner of Knitsley Farm Shop, near Consett, county Durham, who will be representing the North East at the VisitEngland tourism awards in May

Trio of North East food champions celebrating success at the Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2015

Knitsley Farm Shop, Latimers Seafood Deli and Cross Lanes Organic Farm were all rewarded at the ceremony

Paul Martin, presenter of TV's Flog It

BBC show Flog It! returns to the Bowes Museum with an open invitation to join its treasure hunt

Barnard Castle gets set to host antiques favourite Flog It! on March 12 with presenter Paul Martin

John McCusker, Michael McGoldrick and John Doyle

Folk trio Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle are bound for the North East

Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle are joining forces for a rare tour coming to County Durham

Bowes Museum to present the UK's first major Yves Saint Laurent exhibition

The Barnard Castle attraction and the Fondation Pierre Bergé - YSL are collaborating on Style is Eternal, which will open in the summer

Labour Ministers outside Buckingham Palace following the formation of the first Labour Government. 23rd January 1924

North East radicals highlighted by People's Museum

From Beveridge to Blair, a new list outlines the people who have changed Britain

The sleeping lions winning image by Michael Nichols - the winning inage in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens at Centre for Life in Newcastle

County Durham pair's work highlighted as top wildlife picture exhibition comes to Tyneside

Belle Vue House, Durham

Newcastle architects scoop awards for innovative North East projects

Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall Ltd received honours at the recent County Durham Environment Awards

Nancy Sloan, Hugh Fell, Michael Bell, Jessica Card, from Geroge F White's Duns office

North East land agent George F White moves into Scotland

North land and property specialists George F White expands into Scotland with the opening of an office in Duns

Auckland Castle's head curator Dr Chris Ferguson with a newly restored portrait, Christ Carrying the Cross, which is usually displayed in Raby Castle's private chapel

Art experts gather for major conference in County Durham

A collaboration between the North East and leading art galleries could result from links being forged over three days

The Fulwell windmill in Sunderland, which is the only working survivor of over 180 windmills

20 North East buildings join English Heritage risk list

Twenty buildings in the North East have joined English Heritage’s at-risk register including a landmark windmill, medieval churches and an 18th Century country house

Wooler Hub

Barnard Castle venue honoured by planners at awards ceremony

The Royal Town Planners Institiute in the North East has been handing out gongs

Thirty eateries, including award-winning restaurants, cafes and hotels and bed and breakfasts, are taking part in Taste Durham Month, including the Bowes Museum

Taste Durham event is showcasing the best of the county's produce

Thirty eateries have each created a Durham-inspired dish as part of the month-long Taste Durham event

James Cookson of Meldon Park Estate

North East's £40m forestry sector celebrated at Forestry and Firewood Fair

Forestry and Firewood Fair set to attract landowners, farmers and those with an interest in wood burning as sector continues to thrive

Debra Burton and Craig Malarkey, new Associate solicitors at Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors Wynyard-based Business Law team

Appointments: Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors promote six members of staff

Six members of staff at Tees Valley's Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors have been promoted to the Associate solicitor position

A display of vintage farm equipment will be a major feature of this year's Bowes Show

Vintage farm equipment display among Bowes Show highlights

Classic farm machinery enthusiast Paul Coppen will illustrate technical progress throughout the years at Bowes Show

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