Culture Awards Writer of the Year nominations

Culture Awards Writer of the Year finalists: Alison Carr, David Almond and Peter Mortimer

The writing talents of the finalists were on show respectively in The Soaking of Vera Shrimp, The GNR Million Opening Ceremony and Death at Dawn

Tim Healy

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet star Tim Healy to lead Great North Run party

Actor Tim Healy joins Jill Halfpenny in lending his voice to the cultural spectacular on September 4

Tim Healy with singer Lorraine Crosby perform during Sunday for Sammy 2014

North East stars come out on Sunday for Sammy

Tim Healy led a North East celebrity-soaked bill as the fundraising concerts returned for the eighth time

Amy Rielley of Gateshead enjoys the festive decorations at Trinity Square, Gateshead

North East towns light up for Christmas

Fans of festive fun braved the winter chill and stepped out to celebrate the start of the Christmas season at a number of light switch on events

Denise and son Matthew who couldn't make her wedding to agent Lincoln Townley

Denise Welch marries in Portugal while son supports Stones

North East actress Denise Welch married her fiance in Portugal as her son Matthew supported The Rolling Stones with his band The 1975

Charity abseilers take the plunge

THE Tyne Bridge is not just an iconic British monument which carries traffic between Newcastle and Gateshead.

A New Year’s Eve finale for famed ‘Boat’

ONE of the most famous North nightspots is to close on New Year’s Eve.

teaser, Tim Healy

Tim's story a work in progress

He’s gone from court jester to the toast of London’s West End.

The Journal wants YOUR top 10 TV shows

THE region’s hippest TV bloggers have joined The Journal’s quest to find the region’s favourite television programmes.

Bewitched wins by nose

VOTES have been flooding into The Journal’s offices over the last two weeks since we started our Top 10 feature.

Old school ties with Tyneside

Gemma Quade speaks to Denise Welch on school days, marriage and TV

Prince's Trust stars all set for final challenge

A WHOLE host of star names will take to the field for the final event in the Prince’s Trust Sports Challenge.

Celebrity hotshots find life’s a blast

ACTOR Tim Healy and former boxing world champion Glenn McCrory got trigger happy in a muddy Northumberland field yesterday to offer celebrity support for a major new North-East charity initiative.

Stars aim high for challenge

AFTER golf and cricket, the next round in a sporting challenge aimed at raising money for disadvantaged young people will be clay pigeon shooting.

Desirable Stocksfield is a good investment

With its fairytale cottages and beautiful period homes, Stocksfield is one of the most desirable, and expensive villages to live in.

Stars come out for scenic favourites

TWO iconic North-East landmarks will be put in the spotlight this weekend as viewers get the chance to vote for the country’s favourite view.

Swan Song’s no last show

For three decades Donald McBride has been a stalwart of Newcastle’s Live Theatre, meeting many famous faces along the way.

We’ve made the top three in EU

MANY residents already know it – but now an international survey has confirmed that Newcastle is one of the best places to live in Europe.

Time for us to defend the Wall

PEOPLE in the North-East are being urged to get behind their region when it features on national television this weekend.

I’m a celebrity, get me out up here

CELEBRITIES are backing some of the North-East’s best known landmarks in a competition to find the nation’s favourite view.


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Culture Editor
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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer