Comedian Stephen K Amos

Stephen K Amos gets set for North East shows

Stephen K Amos has a double date with the North East at the Durham's Gala Theatre and The Stand in Newcastle as Chris Waugh finds out

"Dancing dad" was a joke says Bolo

WHETHER or not you believe him, Boudewijn Zenden insists his Stamford Bridge antics were less Strictly Come Dancing, more Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.

Kate Thornton

It’s Strictly come Thornton

SHE has been one of the most recognisable faces on TV over the last few years.

Dougie Pynter, McFly

Wicked life of boy rockers

McFly are promising fire, explosions and nudity when their live show hits Newcastle.

Proclaiming their Soul credentials

THE recent resurgence of interest in the Proclaimers just goes to show that you can’t keep a good band down.

teaser, Northern Rock

Wednesday's business news

Northern Rock admits it acted too late to stem losses; Online retailer Amazon sees profits more than treble; Car parts and outdoor leisure chain Halfords weathers rain and floods.

Lawyers leap from plane to raise charity cash

Partners and staff of a Newcastle law firm ditched their pinstripe suits in favour of jumpsuits last week and threw themselves out of a plane at 10,000 feet.

Pam Wood

Cued up for success

The recent World Snooker Championships in Sheffield saw John Higgins lift the crown, yet the North-East boasts its own world snooker champion, as Iain Laing reports.

Berlusconi to control Big Brother

A consortium including former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has unveiled a £2.3bn swoop for Big Brother maker Endemol.

Golden tide comes in for Alan and Selby

Take a drive into the countryside and you can't fail to notice the swathes of land carpeted in bobbing yellow flower heads.

Pam basks in a baize of glory

By day legal secretary Pam Wood sits behind a desk at one of the region's leading law firms.

Ear, ear, ear. Yes, the eyes have it!

I told you recently of my visit to the optician. When I was there, in mid peruse, a woman came in and asked the question, which surely chills the blood of any retail assistant.

Proclaimers still top

Cult Scottish folk twins the Proclaimers clinched a three-week run at the top of the singles charts with the Comic Relief remake of their famous hit I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles).

Keeping the brain buzzing

Today marks the start of Mental Health Action Week to raise awareness about conditions which are invisible to the naked eye but affect a staggering quarter of the population every year.

Decision on tunnel

A decision will be made on Thursday on the preferred bidder to develop and operate the second Tyne Tunnel.

I'm (still) Gonna Be

The record-buying public are showing their charitable side by keeping the Comic Relief remake of the Proclaimers' I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) at the top spot for a second week.

Sainsbury's hails sales figures

Takeover target Sainsbury's today hailed higher than expected sales figures driven by a strong performance from new stores.

Huge fire breaks out

Up to 15 fire engines were called out early this morning to fight a massive blaze at a derelict former old people's home.

Vipers will give shirts off backs

The region's top ice hockey players will be giving the shirts off their backs this weekend.

All in a good cause

Kind-hearted North-Easterners got all red-faced yesterday as they got into the spirit of Comic Relief.


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