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

The bottle works at Seaton Sluice

Bid to make more of Northumberland harbour heritage

Seaton Sluice harbour heyday could link with stately home in visitor attraction package

Ballet dancers Alice Bayston and Gavin McCaig of The Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet bring Cinderella to Seaton Delaval Hall ahead of Theatre Royal shows

Northern Ballet, who will be performing Cinderella from October 21, said the Hall's scandalous and famous past made it the perfect setting

Master Stonemason Brendan Teasdale, who is starting to carve a 4ft x 5ft block of stone which will be used in the restoration of the front of Seaton Delaval Hall.

Master stonemason tackles heavyweight historic hall job

Head mason at Teamforce Restoration in Blyth is taking on a restoration mission at Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland

Classic cars on show at Corbridge

Packed weekend of events planned around the North East

Fun for all the family is on offer at public events around the North East this weekend from a car rally to computer games

Mark and Shelley Deakin of Hot Stuff Chilli Co

North East Chilli Festival to turn up the heat for the third year running

Chilli producers from the North East and beyond will be congregating for the third year running to celebrate all that is chilli

Burridge Site Manager Sean Scott, near one of the chimneys at Seaton Delaval Hall, where Jackdaws are nesting

Historical twist as nesting birds hold up Seaton Delaval Hall work

Nesting jackdaws in six chimney stacks bring back Seaton Delaval Hall fire memories

140-year-old Scots pine in Cragside has been officially announced as Britain's tallest

Record-breaking Cragside in Northumberland hits the heights with biggest tree in UK

A 140-year-old Scots pine in grounds of the National Trust property has been officially announced as Britain's tallest

Sculpture conservation expert Graciela Ainsworth with the statues in Seaton Delaval Hall

Restoration plan for historic statues at Seaton Deleval Hall

Restoration work is due to start on fire-damaged statues at Seaton Deleval Hall in Northumberland

Brothers John, left and David Gilfillan of Delaval Brewers, who have signed a deal with the National Trust to run a beer club

Delavals launch new beer club with the National Trust

Tyneside brewer Delavals is tapping into the craft ale revival with the launch of a unique and innovative new beer club in conjunction with the National Trust

Work ‘comes straight from the heart’ for mason working on Delaval Hall

Conservation mason Brendan Teasdale is to work on Seaton Delaval Hall after visiting the site as a child with his grandparents

Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland

Seaton Delaval Hall rescued by £½m grant

The heart of the National Trust’s historic Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland has been saved by a £500,000 grant

chillies

North East Chilli Festival is hot stuff

The brains behind the North East Chilli Festival, Mark and Shelley Deakin, are the region’s hottest food couple in more ways than one, as Jane Hall reveals

Fields of gold inspire new rapeseed oil range

Oilseed rape growers Yellow Fields have been able to add to their rapeseed oil range – thanks to better than expected yields

Brisk trade at the Northumberland County Show

Five year's of fine food at the Northumberland County Show

Jane Hall finds out what's on the menu at The Journal’s Taste food and drink fair at Northumberland County Show

Tinderbox burning with bright ideas

THREE distinct individuals, three free spirits and three assorted opinions – the recipe for instability?

At home in a passionate place

HANNAH Davies leads the way through the tangled romantic history of Gibside to a backdrop of stunning Vivienne Westwood clothes.

Quiet, lovely beaches and great places to eat

With its coastal trails, sandy beaches and spectacular sea views, Seaton Sluice is perfect for those who like to get away from it all.

Garden myth scotched

Environment Editor Tony Henderson on great gardens which give so much pleasure.

Looking to tomorrow

North Tyneside Mayor John Harrison has revealed plans for better services for older people in a Planning for all our tomorrows report.

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