Geordie Rat Pack

Ten things not to miss in the North East in July, including Annie, John Cooper Clarke and SIRF

Whether the sun gets its hat on or not, there's loads to see on stages all over Tyneside and beyond. SummerTyne, Pride and Joy Atlas are just some

Sage Gateshead

Review: Godspell in Concert, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

A concert version of the musical's 2011 Broadway revival honoured its date on Tyneside with a first class evening of entertainment

Alexandra Burke puts in a blistering turn in The Bodyguard

Review: The Bodyguard Musical, Newcastle Theatre Royal

Alexandra Burke takes on Whitney's back catalogue and comes out smiling as the smash hit West End show arrives on Tyneside

X Factor 2014 runner up Fleur East led the charge at the Metro Radio Arena

Review: The X Factor Tour, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Ben Haenow, Fleur East and Andrea Faustini were among The X Factor class of 2014 who sang for an excitable crowd on Tyneside

Lola Saunders from East Boldon will be cheering on her old X Factor housemates this week

Lola Saunders is looking forward to seeing her old X Factor muckers as the tour comes to Tyneside

The East Boldon singer will be in the crowd at the Metro Radio Arena when winner Ben Haenow and co come to Newcastle

The Sage Gateshead celebrates its 10th birthday: what does it mean for the North East?

The Sage Gateshead has become an integral part of the region's cultural and economic landscape over the past ten years

Zoe Birkett

Zoe Birkett preparing to take on Whitney Houston's iconic role in The Bodyguard

The Consett-born Pop Idol star can't wait to play her idol's most famous part when The Bodyguard musical comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

The X Factor Tour logo 2015

X Factor as live tour dates go on sale before live shows start

Following the selection of the 12 finalists in the ITV1 show, the live tour of the X Factor has booked a date at the Metro Radio Arena

The Great North Run Opening Ceremony gave Tyneside an unforgettable experience

Curious Georgie: Attention national media! The GNR Million opener was brilliant, and you missed it

Thursday night's GNR hooplah had everything, except the attention it deserved. Did the nationals have a diary mix up or something?

Little Mix performing live at Metro Radio Arena

Review: Little Mix at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Former X Factor winners Little Mix brought their sassy brand of girlband pop to Tyneside last night

Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix at the X Factor auditions at the Customs House in South Shields

Little Mix star surprises X Factor hopefuls at South Shields auditions

Bosses of ITV1 talent show, The X Factor, spent the day in South Shields in search of the next big singing star

Singer Joe McElderry gets ready before his performance at the Customs House, South Shields

Joe McElderry comes home for headline gig at the Customs House

Joe McElderry played the first of four sold out gigs at the Customs House South Shields last night

Sam Bailey performs in the X Factor tour at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Review: X-Factor Live Tour, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

The X-Factor has an inimitable style, and for those of us acquainted with it, there was a definite sense of the predictable even as the lights began to dim, and Tamera Foster opened the show with her version of Rihanna's We Found Love

The latest London production Toby Olie, from Hexham, inset has been working on

From egg boxes to West End acclaim for puppetry aficionado Toby Olie

Puppetry aficionado Toby Olie has come a long way since cutting out dinosaur puppets from egg boxes in a Northumberland classroom

Amelia Lily performing live on stage

Stars line up for Teenage Cancer Trust gig at Newcastle Cathedral

Singers and actors including Amelia Lily and Chelsea Halfpenny will gather at St Nicholas' Cathedral in Newcastle in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust

Professor Andrew Cant, director of the Bubble Unit at the Great North Children's Hospital

Newcastle Bubble Unit loses out on charity donations

A leading consultant at Newcastle's Bubble Unit says top centres for research into childhood illnesses are overlooked as donations go to southern hospital

The X Factor 2013 contestants

North East charity to benefit from X Factor winner's single

Proceeds from the X Factor winner's single are set to benefit North East charity St Oswald’s Hospice in Gosforth

Nick Warneford, 11, who will be playing Kurt, in a production of The Sound of Music

Theatre Royal role in is music to youngster’s ears

As The Sound of Music prepares to take to the stage of the Theatre Royal, one young cast member talks to Barbara Hodgson about his role in the Von Trapp family

Joe McElderry, unviels the plaque during his visit to Shotley Bridge Hospital

Joe McElderry opens new unit at Shotley Bridge Hospital

Former X Factor winner Joe McElderry visited Shotley Bridge Community Hospital to officially open its new chemotherapy unit

Newcastle United's Danny Simpson

Tulisa Contostavlos reveals reasons behind split from Danny Simpson

NEWCASTLE United star split from X Factor's Tulisa Contostavlos in a row over £1,000 designer shoes, according to reports.


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