Illustrator Holly Sterling and Niece May Calvert (7) at the book launch of 'Things not to do with a Baby' at Seven Stories in Byker

Magic of Seven Stories to hit the road as Centre for Children's Books closes for refurbishment

A packed programme of events all over the North East has been booked to ensure youngsters can still enjoy the Seven Stories experience

Lochhaugh Lodge, the home of Ann Contin, in Rowlands Gill which is for sale

Property gallery: One of a kind Rowlands Gill home retains many wartime era features

Built in 1939 using materials from a decommissioned ship on the River Tyne, this attractive period home is one of a kind

Summer's here! Don't miss it - pack a picnic and get out there quick

Here are a few of the North East's top spot ideas for dining al fresco this summer, as long as the weather stays fine

Northumbria University students present vision for Gibside Hall's revival

Northumbria University students have presented their visions of how Gibside Hall can be brought back into use

140-year-old Scots pine in Cragside has been officially announced as Britain's tallest

Record-breaking Cragside in Northumberland hits the heights with biggest tree in UK

A 140-year-old Scots pine in grounds of the National Trust property has been officially announced as Britain's tallest

Snowy weather at the Boathouse, Cragside, near Rothbury, Northumberland

DTC experts support National Trust

Washington-based damp-proofing firm DTC have been appointed help maintain National Trust properties

The former railway viaducts of the Derwent Valley remain a spectacular sight

Hotel may be the next step forward for Derwent Valley

Gateshead Council on the look out for prospective hotel operators who would be interested in opening what it describes as a 'destination' hotel

Pawston Birks Farm, Pawston Road, High Spen, Rowlands Gill

homemaker featured property - 15 March 2014

A Grade II listed home in Rowlands Gill which dates back to around 1600 has come onto the market

Mick Wilkes of the National Trust at the Garden Cottage, Gibside Estate which is being turned into a pub

National Trust seeks approval to turn Gibside estate cottage into pub

The National Trust may open a pub at its historic Gibside estate near Rowlands Gill if a planning application gets approved

Seafield Caravan Park, near Bamburgh, Northumberland

Lindisfarne Gospels visit leads the way at tourism awards

The Lindisfarne Gospels visit to the region led the way at the North East tourism awards last night

Consett Steelworks, which were closed in 1980

Lottery bid boost for Derwent Valley history project

A community project to investigae the natural and industrial history of the Derwent Valley has been backed by lottery cash

Beano star Dennis the Menace is at Wallington, in Northumberland, in the latest issue of the comic

Comic book favourite Dennis the Menace visits Wallington

National Trust property Wallington features in this week's edition of the Beano with star Dennis the Menace climbing the Nootka Cypress tree

State of the North’s wildlife is revealed by naturalists

Next week, scientists working with 25 wildlife organisations will release a major State of Nature report which takes stock of species across the UK

TEASER: taste festival

Taste of things to come

GASTRONOMIC treats galore await visitors to The Journal’s latest food and drink festival.

Out of Africa, but the focus is still strong

Hannah Davies speaks to a South African photographer who has fallen in love with the North’s wild beauty.

At home in a passionate place

HANNAH Davies leads the way through the tangled romantic history of Gibside to a backdrop of stunning Vivienne Westwood clothes.

Castle masterpiece is sold for £2.9m

A WATERCOLOUR masterpiece depicting a Northumberland landmark fetched almost £3m at auction last night.

Bell keeps up great record

STEWART Bell of Chester-le-Street won yesterday’s Fruit Bowl Trail Race at Gibside Estate, for the fourth successive year.

North poor relation for lottery funding

A SHAKE-UP of heritage lottery funding has been demanded by MPs after it emerged the North-East receives the third least in the country.

The lost masterpiece

ONE of the North-East’s finest views may soon have a £2.5m price tag slapped on it.


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