Double celebration for red kites at Gateshead this weekend

A celebration of red kites return to the North East will be marked in Gateshead this weekend

Regional rugby round-up

BLAYDON face another long trip in National Two this weekend, but after recording an away-day win in the cup, are hopeful they can take that form all the way to Southend.

Landing with a Bang

FASTEN your seatbelts! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is bringing its high-flying tour back to the Sunderland Empire next year.

A licence to kill

His name's Craig, Daniel Craig, and he's the new James Bond.

Henry Blofeld

Voice of English summer

Like the smell of freshly cut grass and torrential rain in July, Henry Blofeld is an essential part of a British summer.


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