THE threat of rain was not enough to wither the infinite variety of fashions on offer at this year’s Northumberland Plate Day.
WHILE the only glitz England’s footballers are likely to experience this summer will be at striker Wayne Rooney’s wedding, the glamour at Euro 2008 will be provided by the four teams who make up Group C.
AMBITIOUS Gateshead chairman Graham Wood believes he can help return League football to the borough – almost 50 years after what he brands the “injustice” of the club being thrown out of the Football League.
THE cult of the gastropub is developing apace. The combination of restaurant quality food with the informality of a pub reduces any dress-code starchiness, while offering potentially fine dining experiences.
FOR years he was affectionately known as “Lazarus”, but Shay Given jokes that he could be renamed “Sicknote” if his appearance record does not improve soon.
THE dance company BalletLorent has presented us with many memorable spectacles over the past 10 years or so – but this month it just might put all previous efforts in the shade.
IT’S the biggest party night of the year and if you haven’t over-worn your Little Black Dress (LBD) over Christmas, tonight’s the night!
ELSWICK Harrier Ryan McLeod ran off his excess Christmas turkey in spectacular fashion yesterday by winning the Woodlawn Special School’s Christmas Pudding Fun Run 2007.
IT’S no surprise to learn that Mark Rowney has led a fascinating life on three continents.
A BUSINESS in the North-East has shown good dress sense by packing up almost 4,000 old uniforms so they can be used in one of Africa’s poorest communities.
A HISTORIC building which is closing as a bookshop on Christmas Eve will start a new chapter as a high-street clothes store next year.
HANNAH Davies leads the way through the tangled romantic history of Gibside to a backdrop of stunning Vivienne Westwood clothes.
YOUR exclusive beauty column from Mac Cosmetics’ senior make-up artist, Sunderland-born Caroline Donnelly.
THE FTSE 100 Index is reported to be heading for its biggest shake-up since the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks as companies feel the force of the global credit crunch.
FAMILY-owned fashion retailer, Kids Style, is celebrating 19 years in business with a new image and the launch of a new website.
FASHION boutique havetolove in Gosforth, Newcastle, has won a prestigious national award just a year after opening for business.
JOHN Lewis has credited a little black dress and winter holidays for a strong start to the crucial Christmas trading period.
More than 100 ladies descended on Romanby Golf & Country Club to see a spectacular fashion show organised by lady captain Rosemary Archer and Margaret Walton, owner of Verve Designer Womenswear in Northallerton.
FABULOUS Flournoy’s Newcastle lock horns with border rivals Scottish Rocks tomorrow night in a dress rehearsal for next month’s cup semi-final clash – and Great Britain star Richard Midgley is confident of winning both.
Your exclusive beauty column from Mac Cosmetics’ senior make-up artist, Sunderland-born Caroline Donnelly.
WITH all the spectacle brands in the world today, from edgy couture to celebrity, sports brands, cosmetic houses and even Donald Trump and Scooby Doo, you’d think there’d be a few more aspirational spectacle wearers in the public eye.
JAMES Milner is determined to be Newcastle’s match-winner against Liverpool this lunchtime after the in-form winger admitted that his recent exploits have increased his greed for goals.
SUNDAY morning I had a call from American Vogue. I was assisting make-up artist Mathias Vann Hoof for a feature on women’s wear designer Jonathan Saunders.
SWEDISH bank Handelsbanken, which has recently opened an office at Winder House on Kingfisher Way, Stockton, has formally celebrated its arrival in Tees Valley, Swedish style, with an official launch event attended by 80 people.
SCORES of events have been held across Teesside to help inspire young people as part of Enterprise Week.
THIS season, knits aren’t only big on the fashion front, they’re jumbo in size.
LINGERIE brand Agent Provocateur has been bought by private equity firm 3i in a £60m deal, it announced yesterday.
SOARING demand for luxury handbags has helped fashion house Burberry deliver a 13% hike in interim earnings.
A DURHAM hairdresser has sights set on growth following heavy investment in staff training.
FREDERIC Fekkai believes “your hair is your most powerful fashion accessory,” so he’s created Coiff, a wardrobe of styling products that are so fine and light, they can be used with each other.
THE high street is fast moving, fit to burst and feeds our ever-hungry fashion habit on a daily, weekly or monthly basis depending on how much we crave and can afford.
FALCONS flanker Ben Woods believes he has a battle on his hands for the Newcastle number seven shirt, with a player back in action at openside for tonight’s European Challenge Cup-tie at Centransa El Salvador in Spain determined to make up for six weeks on the sidelines with a broken hand, writes ALAN HEDLEY.
PART of the Newcastle city landscape was transformed into a winter wonderland in spectacular fashion, as two of the world’s greatest ice dancers took to the ice to mark this year’s opening of the longest-running European attraction of its kind.
Teenage runaway and fashion designer Karina Hesketh has battled illness to return with a fantastic eclectic collection.
Record oil prices help FTSE to positive start; Housebuilder Redrow blames market conditions for uncertain full-year profits; Fashion chain Next faces volatile trading conditions despite sales improvement.
YOUNG Teesside entrepreneur Ben Saunders is setting up his second business in just over a year, after his first was so successful he sold it.
TRINNY and Susannah are the pair who’ve taken it upon themselves to teach us what to wear through whatever media channels they can muster.
Workers are enjoying a healthier atmosphere in workplaces, including pubs and clubs, with the longer term benefit saving hundreds of lives every year and greatly reducing the likelihood and extent of serious chronic illness.
AFTER training hundreds of stylists a successful hairdresser is now hoping to extend her empire.
YOUR exclusive beauty and grooming tips from Mac Cosmetics’ senior make-up artist, Sunderland-born Caroline Donnelly.