X Factor 2014 runner up Fleur East led the charge at the Metro Radio Arena

Review: The X Factor Tour, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Ben Haenow, Fleur East and Andrea Faustini were among The X Factor class of 2014 who sang for an excitable crowd on Tyneside

Review: Dirty Dancing at Sunderland Empire

The musical version of the quintessential 80s cinematic guilty pleasure does exactly what it sets out to do

North East culture review 2014: What a year that was!

From dead bodies at Life to the one millionth Great North Runner, it was a cultural year to savour for many reasons

5th Story performing at the opening night of The Big Reunion Boyband Tour at London's O2 Arena

Review: Big Reunion Boyband Tour at the Metro Radio Arena

The clock was firmly turned back on Thursday night as chart stars from the Smash Hits era graced the Tyneside stage for a nostalgic hits fest

Brit Award winner Ben Howard to play Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena in April

Ben Howard announces nationwide arena tour after topping the album charts with his second release I Forgot Where We Were

Mickey and Minnie led a cast of Disney legends back to Tyneside

Review: Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic, Metro Radio Arena, until Sunday

This week, The Journal's youngest columnist, Curious Georgie returned to the site of last year's meltdown (her not the ice) as Mickey and Friends skate onto Tyneside

Bill Macleod, Senior Partner of PWC, Newcastle Upon Tyne

The Monday Interview: Bill MacLeod, senior partner at PwC

A new era is beginning for the Newcastle office of PwC, as new senior partner Bill MacLeod tells Coreena Ford

John Wall, chairman of Proton Power Systems

Family speak of pride in John Wall's legacy

Proton Power Systems' chairman John Wall inspired many who knew him through everything from business ventures to charity work

John Wall, chairman of Proton Power Systems

Tributes paid to 'charismatic' company chairman John Wall

John Wall, of Proton Power Systems, has died, aged 60, after establishing a solid reputation in the North East business community

Comedian Frank Skinner

10 things: Stand-up, songs and theatre of war

Here we bring you a round-up of 10 of the best performers, musicians and cultural delights in the region

Martin Ward

Boxing's respect means the world to North East duo Stuey Hall and Martin Ward

Stuey Hall's IBF world bantamweight belt will be on the line at Newcastle Arena tonight but the biggest prize Martin Ward can win is a bit of respect

Ant and Dec on top of the O2 in London. The TV favourites are taking their hit Takeaway show on an arena tour

Ant and Dec bring hit Takeaway show to Metro Radio Arena

TV duo Ant and Dec are to take their hit Saturday Night Takeaway show on the road next year and will be coming to Newcastle for three shows

Lucy Sage, who is celebrating an accolade for her stage school in Byker

Triumph for Newcastle stage school

A Newcastle stage school boss has an extra spring in her step. Flossie Mainwaring-Taylor explains why

Diversity are kicking off their UK tour in Newcastle

Diversity to kick off new tour in Newcastle

On stage you might not be able to tell one Diversity member from another. Despite the name, it's the uniformity of looks and moves that underpin the dance troupe's appeal

Absolute Radio has been snapped up by Bauer Media UK

Metro Radio owner snaps up Absolute Radio

Absolute Radio has been snapped up by the owner of rival stations Kiss and Magic in a £22m deal.

The Dear Angel exhibition

Multimedia message exhibition is heaven sent

The Angel of the North has been receiving letters and you can read them too

North East School Awards 2013: Last chance to nominate

TIME is running out for people to send in their nominations for our North East School Awards.

Teachers who bring colour to our classrooms

DO you know a teacher who inspires and makes learning fun?

Phil Affleck (right)

Phil Affleck, Managing Director of Promovere

Little did Phil Affleck imagine when he was spinning discs in the early 1980s, that one day he would be dancing to a different tune, listening to others voicing their views

Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot

The Uefa Cup reunion tour hits St James' Park

WHO said they couldn’t sell some old-fashioned, irrelevant entity, well past its sell-by date to the point that it isn’t taken seriously by anyone in the game that really matters, to the good people of Newcastle?

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