Writing on the Wall leads to new Arts Trust

A new arts body devoted to Hadrian's Wall will be launched at a Roman fort today.

Icons of identity are also key to tourism

The loss of the Swan Hunter shipyard cranes would be a double blow to the Tyne's heritage, a former planning chief said yesterday.

Mummy, you look so good for your age

The head of a woman mummified more than 3,000 years ago has been recreated, based on the results of a hospital CT scan.

Dip in, enjoy a few finest hours

There is a lot that is fine about Tyneside, but who or what constitute the finest?

Labour of love study revisiting the Wall

Last year around 6,000 walkers completed the Hadrian's Wall national trail, enjoying not only the great monument itself but also its often dramatic landscape setting.

Why visitors get so passionate

The cream of the region's tourism industry was honoured last night at the second North East England Tourism Awards.

In My View

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This week I spoke about Tyneside and said that I intended to test all our Department of Trade and Industry policies through my experiences locally.

That's a nice set of teeth, mummy

Details of the life and death of an ancient Egyptian woman began to emerge yesterday after her mummified body was scanned at a Tyneside hospital.

Take time out to be a Roman

A roman Fort is seeking 600 volunteers to help recreate the community which would have lived at the base.

Answers at last after 3,000 years in the dark

Waiting lists are no problem for a patient booked in for an appointment at a Tyneside hospital today.

Taking on The Rocket

One of snooker's all-time greats is to appear in an exhibition game in the region.

Children are free at last in Roman fort

Entry fees will be scrapped so more youngsters can visit a world heritage site museum.

Life on the waterfront

Living River is part of a series of exhibitions taking place across the region as part of SeaBritain 2005, a national celebration of the sea, timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar.

Spate of brutal, drunken attacks

Police and other emergency services were swamped at the weekend after a series of violent incidents got the bank holiday weekend off to a brutal start.

Passenger killed

A teenage passenger died after a car overturned in the Borders.

Learning teaching

A free course is being launched for people interested in a career as an adult education teacher.


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