The writing talents of the finalists were on show respectively in The Soaking of Vera Shrimp, The GNR Million Opening Ceremony and Death at Dawn
Death at Dawn actress Heather Carroll, film maker Magali Pettier and the Sunderland Stages project made their presence felt in 2014
It's all about the theatre this year. Three very different productions caught the eye of the judges
Nadine Shah, Great North Run Million, Hyde and Beast, Alison Carr, Steamsong, Joe Hillier and Beamish are among the nominees
Cullercoats author Peter Mortimer on a sombre state of affairs at the coast - no pies on sale at Whitley Bay FC's home matches
Peter Mortimer's memorable play tells the story of William Hunter, a North East soldier, executed for desertion in 1916, says Noreen Rees
Cullercoats writer Peter Mortimer talks about his new play, Death at Dawn, which is being performed in North Shields this week
Film fans will find out how well versed they are in cinema knowledge when a festival is launched this weekend
There’s a fat envelope full of stories about Leonard Barras in The Journal library.
What splendid efforts were made for the recent Chester-le-Street test match.
It's the season to get the boots on. David Whetstone picks some summer walking books.
Kat Among the Pidgeons, Cloud Nine, at Saville Exchange, North Shields, until February 3.
Buildings in the North-East have been recognised as some of the finest in the country.
The 200-year-old Lit & Phil has never had a writer in residence.
A still-sensitive episode in North-East history is dramatised in new play Riot: South Shields 1930, writes Tamzin Lewis.