The love affair goes on

Natural born actor James Baxter is hoping the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will bring a repeat of the applause he earned in his native North-East, as David Whetstone reports.

Bob Cuffe column

Being a parent means you are obliged to attend many things you don't want to.

Orlando's reached a point in life to treasure

He reached the milestone age of 30 this year, but far from being daunted by the advancing years, fresh-faced actor Orlando Bloom reckons he's entering the best stage of his life.

Do not reuse, teaser: Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean

The plot: If you haven't seen the first two films, there's very little point seeing At World's End.

Cementing art at Brick Works

A new art studio complex has opened in Newcastle. David Whetstone meets the owner and some of the occupants.

Old Tyne pirates aren't a patch on this lot

Tyne river cruise company River Escapes is launching a pirate-themed cruise to cash in on the popularity of the next Pirates of the Caribbean blockbuster.

Depp's daughter ill

Hollywood film star Johnny Depp's daughter is now "much better" after reports she was seriously ill in a UK hospital, a spokesperson for the actor said last night.

teaser, Ann Hunter

The hitman and her

A millionaire businesswoman was last night facing years behind bars after being found guilty of plotting to murder her former partner and his new wife.

The original Rom Com

Technically the main story of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is the relationship between Claudio and Hero.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Jack's back! With a swagger in his step and a flash of his gold in his teeth, salty seadog Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) sets sail for adventure and mischief in this eagerly awaited sequel to the 2003 blockbuster.

Jack's back

He's famous, stunningly handsome, a devoted dad and one of the most successful actors on the planet - just about everything in Johnny Depp's life is pretty shipshape.

Tackling racism

A former football captain is supporting a programme to use football to stamp out racism.

teaser, Beyonce Knowles

Chic and chandeliers

The Oscar red carpet has long been hailed as the world's greatest fashion catwalk.

Tomb raiders

British stars Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee and Joanna Lumley have landed roles as the voices in Tim Burton's animated movie, Corpse Bride.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer