A riotous return for the Chiefs

PREDICT a riot at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena later this year.

Dame Shirley praises pilot

Dame Shirley Bassey last night praised her "brilliant" helicopter pilot for his decision to land in a field because of bad weather.

Mud, masses – and just sheer magic

Glastonbury supremo Michael Eavis insists his "fantastic" festival has not been ruined by the relentless rain.

North's severe weather warning

Severe weather warnings have been issued for the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Dear Caroline: beauty tips from MAC

THANKS to everyone who came to see me on the MAC counter at House of Fraser in the Metro Centre.

Anybody out there?

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A paranormal investigator claimed yesterday he was in line to win £1m after betting he could prove the existence of an afterlife.

Oh dear, forecasters fear a mud-fest

More than 80,000 revellers, undeterred by gathering storm clouds, were setting up camp at Glastonbury Festival yesterday.

Editors strike a darker mood

A busy summer beckons for Editors, a band launched from Newcastle.

It's Sir Salman as writers honoured

Salman Rushdie, the novelist who spent years under threat of death after an Iranian fatwa, is given a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours today.

Zutons get heart's desire in Sunderland

Hard-hitting indie rockers The Zutons will be in Sunderland this month after asking for a gig in the city.

Mondays and Tunstall gigs

Two autumn gigs for Newcastle were announced today.

I WAS watching something about Jimi Hendrix the other night and it had loads of people talking about their best rock ’n‘ roll memories.

They had Jimi setting fire to guitars and the Hells Angels causing carnage at the 1969 Altamont festival.

Waterboys bring passion to Sage

When a band can encourage a middle-aged audience to dance, then you know you're in for something truly entertaining, and this was certainly the case when I saw The Waterboys perform.

Music hewn out of the landscape

The Waterboys at The Sage Gateshead - Half way through he tosses it out, as if to get it over and done with.

Sage buoyed by Waterboys

The Waterboys make a return to the region this week riding on the crest of a critically acclaimed new album, Book of Lightning.

Soul rebels Tinariwen show their time has come

Tinariwen at The Sage Gateshead

Group beats great sounds

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Whitley Bay Playhouse will be hoping to drum up lots of support for the show it is hosting tomorrow.

Wales bans smoking

Smoking in pubs and bars in Wales will become illegal today when the ban on smoking in enclosed public places begins at 6am.

Who's tour includes city date

The Who will play Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on May 25.

We're next big thing

They're being touted as the next big thing and so the good news for Tynesiders is that Kasabian are coming to the North East this year after announcing a tour that includes a stop off at the Metro Arena on Friday, December 8.

Ritzy style ...with a vest

Brinkburn Music Festival is the Glyndebourne of the North," says Amanda Platt.

Airlifted to hospital

A woman was airlifted to hospital after a car crash which left four people injured.

A plucky young star

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One of Britain's most talented and exciting young musicians is to make her North East debut next month.

Asda chief quits after 12 years

The chief executive of Asda has quit the supermarket chain after 12 years of service with the company.


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