Richard Tulip, Anton Fielding, Mark Armstrong and Mark Deakin

Legend DJs Promise a great night

Three legendary North East DJs will be joining forces this weekend for one of the craziest dance nights on the Newcastle club scene.

teaser: St James's Park

Irishmen want to cross the football world's big divide

FORMER Sunderland shareholder Charlie Chawke said yesterday that he is trying to put together a consortium to buy Newcastle United.

Jarrow label in talks with ZZ Top

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ACOMPANY behind some of the biggest rock stars from past and present is set to double its annual sales by landing lucrative deals with legendary bands ZZ Top and Whitesnake.

Teaser: Michelle Finch, of Toffs

Nostalgia transfer to Dubai

REPLICA football shirt firm Toffs has announced plans to expand its reach to the Gulf by opening several stores in Dubai.

The Guns are bloomin' ace

BLOOMIN’ champion!” That’s how Dan Greener describes his band’s biggest Tyneside gig to date.

Sandra links you to the student market

THE former head of a student radio station has launched a company which helps companies sell to students over the air.

Northumbria won’t be complacent

TEAM Northumbria tip off their new season with a National Cup match against new Division Two team Leeds Carnegie on October 20.

Hungover on success

IBIZA Rocks! Just ask Newcastle-based band Hungover Stuntmen, who have just returned from a month on the sunshine isle.

Bright young things of folk

AWARD-winning five-piece Teada are on Tyneside tomorrow. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR has the details.

Burning Rubber

GEORDIE race-ace Chris Burns is looking to ruffle a few feathers today as he lines up in the Metzeler Racetec National Superstock Championship race at Oulton Park.

Sir Jim fixes the gym for Rita

Sir Jimmy Savile [correct] returned to the North-East yesterday [Wed] to `fix-it' for a grandmother-of-seven who wanted to get more exercise.

How passion evolved into a way of life

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Millions of children around the world have grown up with a love of music - but not many manage to translate that love into a festival for over 50,000 people.

Mark Robinson, Executive Director, Arts Council England, North East

Why the future's all about creation

Leading the Arts Council in a region where culture is now so high profile is no mean job.

Motorsport: Hobbsy is going all out

Dennis Hobbs will be going all out to make an early charge for his first major title when the British Supersport Championship roars into action tomorrow.

The Locals

After the sell-out success of Hot Club de Paris, Fields have been confirmed as the next band to play The JD Set at The Cluny, Byker on Tuesday, April 10.

Have fun and help others

The UK will go Comic Relief crazy today when the funny fundraiser reaches its climax.

Burning Rubber: Veazey does it

Middlesbrough's Paul Veazey is feeling confident about the season ahead after getting his first taste of the new Yamaha R1 last week.

The Locals

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At least once a week I'm meant to fill this column with informative and entertaining information for the good readers out there keen to keep a grasp on the local North East music scene.

Duo are let off lightly

Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia have been let off with token fines for throwing their clubs in anger during the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa, won by American Jim Furyk on Sunday, writes Tim Taylor.

Get it on

There is much excitement in the Marc Bolan camp. Next year sees the 30th anniversary of the glam rock singer's death and the fan club is busy preparing events to commemorate the date.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer