Marble head from the statue of Emperor Commodus 185 190 (circa)

Segedunum Roman Fort to host big Roman exhibition

The biggest touring exhibition of Roman artefacts from the British Museum is to run through the summer at Segedunum

Sir Mortimer Wheeler

Stories behind Hadrian's Wall pioneers are honoured in new exhibition

Historian William Hutton thought in 1801 he would be the last man to walk the length of the wall

Diggers Rachel Marshall, with the keyring and Paul Cox and the key found at Benwell

Unique Roman ring uncovered on community dig in South Tyneside

The ingenious item, which belonged to a woman or child and found on a community dig, doubles as a jewellery box key

The replica Roman baths at Segedunum fort in Wallsend

Roman baths discovered beneath former Wallsend pub

Lost Roman baths which once served Segedunum have been found under, what was until recently, the Ship in the Hole pub

The Blyth Kite Festival

North East families enjoy bank holiday weekend events

North East families made the most of the spring sun during a host of activities across the region over the Bank Holiday weekend

Hadrian's Wall

Public consultation on the future of Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall has been the focus of protests by MPs over Government funding cuts and the demise of the Hadrian's Wall Trust

The training ship Wellesley on fire in the Tyne in 1914

Exhibition marks centenary of Tyne ship blaze

Exactly a century ago, the fledgling Pathe News, pioneers of the cinema newsreel, hot-footed it to Tyneside to record a drama on the river

First World War recruits in Great Hall, Discovery Museum

First World War project set to bring visitors to Tyne and Wear museums

Cash from the Heritage Lottery Fund is set to boost First World War exhibitions and workshops at North East museums

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

Visitor numbers slump at North East museums as cuts bite

Visitor numbers at museums in the North East have dropped as funding cuts force shorter opening hours and hit exhibitions, new figures have revealed

Hundreds of North East families enjoy Bonfire Night

Fireworks displays were held across the region last night with hundreds of North East families turning out to enjoy Bonfire Night

Housesteads Fort on Hadrian's Wall

Interview: Martin Walker of Hadrian’s Wall Heritage

The region’s history is being unearthed in significant fashion by a forward-looking organisation. Alastair Gilmour meets Martin Walker of Hadrian’s Wall Heritage

Teaser: Rachel Thompson

Perseverance pays off for Rachel

RACHEL Thompson is only 25 and yet not only is she a published novelist, having begun her first book while still at school, but is well on her way to producing a second and has also been nominated for a national award.

Wallsend - an increasingly popular place to live

WALLSEND has undergone a massive transformation. The area’s regeneration has given the town a much-needed boost while maintaining its strong community feel, making it an attractive option for buyers.

Roman remains to be buried in time

ROMAN remains of “national and international importance” are to be built over after developers won a long-running legal battle for planning permission.

Out of a great past, an inspiration for the future

Mummies from ancient Egypt, a life-size dinosaur, a six-foot tuna and an enormous bison.

Workplaces connecting with North's museums

A pioneering scheme is encouraging staff from companies across the region to volunteer for museum-related projects.

Gardening students dig up some Roman gold

History is heading out of the classroom and being brought back to life - thanks to a £5,000 grant.

Wall facts:

* The most famous section of the Great Wall of China was built between 220 and 200 BC by Qin Shi Huang, although earlier versions of the structure had existed since the 5th Century BC.

Debut for lifeboat

Sunderland's new lifeboat will arrive at the Wearside station on Friday.

Teenager missing

Police have appealed for information about the whereabouts of a young North Tyneside man.


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