Gardener's diary

Keep in touch with North-East gardening and floral events through this column every Thursday.

Warne's big delivery

Australian cricketer Shane Warne will be signing copies of his autobiography in the North-East next week.

Cyclist on M-way

Police were forced to put the brakes on a dare-devil cyclist they spotted riding down the hard shoulder of a motorway.

Gardeners' diary

Keep in touch with North-East gardening and floral events through this column every Thursday.

Oh we so liked to be beside the sea!

When she saw a 30-year-old picture of two women paddling on the beach, Margaret Hunter received a pleasant shock.

Cricketing hero dies

A stalwart of Durham County Cricket Club has died at the age of 97.

Three days of growth

A Bank Holiday flower and vegetable show is taking place at Saltwell Park, Gateshead, from today.

Hot ticket

Gateshead Sculpture Festival - Colourfest

Gardeners' diary

Keep in touch with North-East gardening and floral events through this column every Thursday.

Group take to the stage

A cancer support group is due to stage a variety show to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

Long arm of the law

Despite the rain, thousands of people turned up yesterday for Northumbria Police's annual open day.

It's showtime this summer weekend

A string of summer shows are set to take place across the North-East this weekend, leaving families seeking fun outdoors spoilt for choice.

Culture

Kasabian will play the Metro Radio Arena Newcastle on December 8.

Fun-packed weekend means it's showtime

A weekend packed full of events across the North-East kicks off today.

Uncle Sam music feast

An unprecedented array of talent descends on Tyneside this weekend for the first American Music Festival, centred in and around The Sage, Gateshead.

Funding bid fails

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Plans for a major leisure complex at the Stobswood and Maidens Hall opencast mines in Northumberland have missed out on a £25m lottery grant.

Gateshead's gift to Man

A little bit of Gateshead is set to find a new home in the Isle of Man, when Tyne Bridge MP David Clelland joins Royalty and guests from all over the world at Tynwald Day, the Manx national day and annual open-air sitting of the Manx Parliament.

Flower festival cut to save cash

A flower show which became a national event attracting 25,000 visitors is to be scrapped.

All thanks to research

A brave mum who survived a rare form of cancer is hoping to keep raising cash for research into the killer condition.

Royal acclamation for sport academy

First class sports facilities at a North special school won warm praise from Princess Anne yesterday.

Take a step back to your world as it was

Ever stopped and wondered what the street you live on looked like 100 years ago?

Free art and craft sessions on offer

What: Saturday Art Club

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