Simon Rimmer

Bishop Auckland Food Festival takes place this weekend

More than 150 of the region's top food and drink producers will be out to tempt the thousands expected to descend on Bishop Auckland

Great British Bake Off judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

Denise Robertson: Bake-offs and Bampton, so safe, sleepy and yet somehow alluring

Denise Robertson talks Bake-offs, Bampton and animal gallantry awards in this week's column

Alan Milburn MP

Curious Georgie: Half a million unhappy kids - maybe they found out about Alan Milburn's report

Asking kids to clap their hands if they're happy and they know it, would produce less noise in England than you might expect

Mark Berry supporting the #JusticeforIain campaign, holding the image inspired by his daughter

Consett cooling firm PremiAir Comfort makes hay on back of Great British Bake Off

Should bakers have enlisted Consett's PremiAir to take the heat out of the Baked Alaska controversy?

Vicky and Peter Moffitt

The North East has great taste in food... and great people making it

The Great Taste Awards have dished out 108 stars to producers all over the North East and Cumbria

Ann Cudworth of Dough Works

Christmas culinary traditions are on the move

It's not just our taste in mince pies which has undergone a culinary conversion at Christmas time as Jane Hall reports

Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood brings his stage show to Newcastle City Hall

As The Great British Bake Off reaches its grand finale, Paul Hollywood is going live. David Whetstone talked to the celebrity baker about his stage show

The Vallum Farm Shop and Tea Room.

TV chef heads for Vallum Farm

The winner of a TV baking contest is heading to Hadrian’s Wall country to launch his new book


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