Little literary characters went to school dressed as their heroes to mark World Book Day
An exhibition exploring fantasy, fairies and magic is to be staged by Newcastle's Great North Museum
Miriam Margolyes - Prof Sprout in the Harry Potter films - is to entertain in Tyneside to raise funds for St George’s church in Jesmond
HANNAH Stephenson picks some hot books of 2010, when actress Denise Welch's autobiography will vie for attention with a new fad for angelic fiction.
THE man behind the magic of Disney is coming to Alnwick to spearhead an ambitious bid to turn the Northumberland town into one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
FABRICIO Coloccini emerges from a side room at Newcastle United’s Darsley Park training ground clutching an English text book.
BUSINESS breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as the Bank of England trimmed interest rates by a quarter point.
1. What is unique in the North-East about The Round, the new theatre which opened in 2007 in Newcastle’s Ouseburn (the answer is hinted at in the name)?
LIKE the Hogwarts Express, the 20.36 from London sneaked unannounced into the station – two minutes late – last night.
MUSIC retail chain and Waterstone’s owner HMV has signalled slowing sales despite narrowing first-half losses.
BRYAN Talbot will be signing copies of his extraordinary book, Alice in Sunderland, in the run-up to Christmas.
A NORTHUMBERLAND village should not follow in the footsteps of a neighbouring town, a community leader has warned.
MARTIN, 46, is a professional magician. He has been performing magic full-time for more than 20 years but before that he used to sell magic in London to other magicians.
THE final Harry Potter novel and music from Amy Winehouse were UK bestsellers for online shopping group Amazon as the company posted healthy sales.
Harry Potter helps Amazon to healthy results; Argos owner beats forecasts; FTSE 100 Index on the back foot.
SOCIAL network MySpace and internet communications company Skype have announced a partnership to provide the MySpace community with voice communications.
AN enterprising group of North-East mothers is following in the footsteps of the Women’s Institute’s Calendar Girls.
ONE of the North-East’s biggest visitor attractions is to lead the fight against plans for a wind farm in Northumberland.
THE opening of a showhome is always a special event, but one North-East builder had an extra special launch – with a little help from the world’s most famous wizard.
IT’S fair to say that you can judge a company by the clients it boasts.