It's a labour of love which has taken 10 years to complete, chronicling the journey of a North river from its source to its mouth.
Our classical music writer, Thomas Hall, looks ahead to this year's Brinkburn festival.
American singer Donny Osmond last night announced a UK autumn tour which will conclude at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on October 28.
Folk music is alive and well-served by the trio XYZ who have a debut album out, as David Whetstone reports.
There will be a celebration of the life of Keith Morris at 2pm today at the Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle, followed by a family ceremony at the West Road Crematorium.
Tomorrow: Free stage on the closing day of the Gateshead International Jazz Festival and many performances including Courtney Pine, The Sage Gateshead (0870) 403-7555
Those involved in house building will be aware of loud rumblings in central decent affordable housing.