Conductor and composer Carl Davis whose Oscar Winners! concert takes place at Sage Gateshead

Carl Davis and Royal Northern Sinfonia celebrate the Oscars at The Sage Gateshead

An orchestral tribute to the Oscars is taking place at the Sage Gateshead with conductor Carl Davis at the helm as David Whetstone explains

STOMP is coming to the Sunderland Empire

Stomp beats a path to Sunderland Empire

The legendary show which has thrilled audiences around the world for more than two decades is coming to the Sunderland Empire

Harmison bowled over by United's promotion glory

Newcastle United are back in the Premier League and Stephen Harmison has a lot of people he would like to thank - but the England cricketer warned Stuart Rayner there are still tough times ahead.

Panto’s such fun for Mickey – oh yes it is

HOW are Hollywood veteran Mickey Rooney and his wife celebrating Christmas this year, 6,000 miles from home?

THE Country Barn has won Best Local Food Retailer for the North-East in an annual rural retailer competition run by the Countryside Alliance.

The farm shop at Widdrington Farm, Morpeth, is run by Sarah and Hugh Oakey.

Last chance for RICS ‘Oscars’

COULD your property compete against the hottest new developments in the North-East?

Superb outlets for culinary gems in the North-East

FROM organic vegetables and fruit to home-cooked cuisine, the North-East is full of culinary gems.

Eaga’s leader misses out on prestigious national award

ONE of the region’s top bosses has been pipped to the post for a prestigious national award.

Events mark World Mental Health Day

A RANGE of events to celebrate World Mental Health Day (WMHD) today are taking place throughout the region.

Bill has pride in job

THE builders’ Oscars are taking place and site manager Bill Beckwith is celebrating following the announcement that he will be representing the North- East.

Trio battle it out for Hairdresser of the Year award

HAIRDRESSERS in the Tees Valley are proving to be a cut above the rest, after reaching the finals of a national competition.

It’s a laugh being the best!

A TEESSIDE motor dealer fought off stiff competition from dealerships nationwide to be crowned number one in the industry at the trade’s annual awards.

Getting in a pickle is great for business

KITCHEN table entrepreneur Jean Read has won a top national prize for the jam and chutney she makes at her Tyneside home.

Mr BBQ’s food is great, that’s official

MORPETH “cowboy” Brian Bradley, who runs Mr BBQ, is celebrating after winning a prestigious Great Taste Award.

Honeyboy is truly a legend

NOWADAYS the term legendary, significantly diluted by overuse and often applied to some moderately successful musicians, has all but lost its true meaning.

Team hailed for hair care

TEESSIDE hair salon chain Contemporary is in the running for two top awards.

Top team aims for a clean sweep in awards

A SCHOOL cleaner hopes to become Top of the Mops, after making her way through to the Oscars of the cleaning industry.

Mum in star line-up for a top eco award

One is the former vice-president of the United States, an Oscar winner and the most publicly recognisable face of the campaign against climate change; the other is a respected author and journalist who is one of the best known environmental campaigners in Britain.

Hats off!

Hat first? Outfit first? Is there an answer? Ask a milliner and you can guess the reply.

Gary Moore, The Sage

Belfast-born blues-rock guitarist Gary Moore arrives at Newcastle City Hall on Monday.

Journalists

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Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer