Beer at the Ship Inn, Low Newton

A tour of North East restaurants and cafes which serve up a seaview with their food

Tasty beachside and coastal eateries are on the menu in our guide to places to eat with a view in the North East this summer

Embleton Bay, Northumberland

National Trust Neptune coast campaign marks 50th anniversary

The National Trust Neptune scheme is celebrating a landmark birthday after being set up to save North East shoreline stretches

Reverend and the Makers

Acts announced for inaugural Lindisfarne Music Festival

Musicians from the North East and further afield will entertain at the inaugural music festival near Holy Island

Newly launched Lindisfarne Festival will take place in September

New Lindisfarne Festival will see an eclectic bill of music take over Beal Farm, Northumberland

The event, which will have Holy Island as a stunning backdrop, will invite up to 2,000 festival goers to camp out and enjoy local food and great music

Loin of Northumberland Venison with fondant potato, bacon and chestnut sprouts with a red currant and mead sauce

Recipe: Chef David Barella from The Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses serves up something special

Loin of Northumberland Venison with fondant potato, bacon and chestnut sprouts with a red currant and meat sauce is on the menu

Steve Daggett, Charlie Harcourt, Rod Clements, Dave Hull-Denholm, Ian Thomson and Paul Thompson

Lindisfarne welcome Rod Clements back and announce Newcastle gig in the summer

The legendary North East folk rock band enters a new chapter with this new line up and a string of live performances planned for 2015

St Thomas' Church, Haymarket, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Lottery cash plan to aid North East historic churches and take on new roles

Scheme aims to create new community uses for 18 churches in region

Ray Jackson of Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne legend Ray Jackson calls it a day

Ray Jackson, a founder member of Lindisfarne, speaks about his decision to step down from the band's latest line-up

Ray Jackson of Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne will be singing together again this Christmas

The legend of the Lindisfarne Christmas gigs at Newcastle City Hall continues its 21st century chapter this month

The view from St Cuthbert's Isle, with Lindisfarne in the background

£1.3m funding boost for Holy Island from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Lottery windfall gives green light to £1.8m project to enhance Northumberland historic and natural environment


Northumberland gardens to feature on new BBC One series

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The national spotlight is on Lindisfarne and Cragside's historic gardens as they appear in a new TV series

Dunstanburgh Castle

North East rock sites are some of the best in the UK say geologists

North East locations such as Dunstanburgh, South Shields and Allenheads are voted some of the UK's top geology sites

An oyster

James Close: If oysters be the food of love then get yourself to Lindisfarne

Michelin-starred chef James Close of The Raby Hunt Restaurant, Darlington offers a trio of serving options for Casanova's favourite breakfast dish

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve celebrates 50th anniversary

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve - a "coastal hotel" for VIP wildlife has celebrated its 50th birthday

Richard Mason and his father Tom, from Rothbury, who discovered a jar containing ancient coins, while working on Holy Island

Last ditch plea to save Lindisfarne treasure hoard for the North East

Public fundraising plea to keep Lindisfarne coins, discovered by Richard Mason, for North East reaches its final week

Fire of the North event

Fire of the North blazes a link between the borders

Burning beacons add their own drama on a night dominated by Great North Run opening ceremony

Organiser Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell

Curtain comes up on the first chapter of The Lindisfarne Story tour

Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell kick off a 50-date tour on Sept 4, telling tales and singing songs from the band's rich history

The Bridled Tern on the Farne Islands

Farne Islands seabird population rising Northumberland breeding figures show

Numbers of breeding pairs of shags, kittiwakes, eider ducks, terns, and puffins on the rise on Northumberland coast

Geoff Wonfor Grammy winner

Beatles Anthology director shares his memories

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Geoff Wonfor, director of The Beatles Anthology, to share his memories at Whitley Bay Film Festival

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


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