Three takeaway shop owners in Blyth Valley have each been ordered to pay fines and costs of more than £2,000 for making illegal sales.
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The squeaky voiced one is back yes, comedian and game show host (who also has a King of the Jungle crown), Joe Pasquale returns to the live arena with The Return of the Love Monkey concert tour.
The second act kicked off the X Factor said yesterday they want to release three albums in five years and vowed that the public had not seen the last of 4Sure.
The winner of the Sunderland's No.1 singing competition will help to switch on the city's Christmas lights.
Simon Cowell has criticised Charlotte Church - warning other young wannabe stars "don't go there".
A four star Tyneside hotel has been taken over by a company with links to Sir Alex Ferguson and David Frost.
The last year has been an incredible journey for singing brothers Andrew and Carl Pemberton, which at the weekend saw them performing in front of thousands of adoring fans at Newcastle City Hall at the start of a two-month, nationwide tour.
It's been five years since Hear'Say topped the charts, but former band member Suzanne Shaw is still drawing the crowds.
Journey South's Andy Pemberton talks to Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr about their forthcoming tour, which starts in Newcastle next week.
Ronan Keating at Linden Hall, Northumberland.
If I had one useful piece of advice to impart about reviewing music, then I'd strongly advise anyone to listen to a song at least twice before they form an opinion of it.
A host of events will take still place this weekend, despite the weather forcing the cancellation of Whittingham Show and the first day of the Bigge Weekend music festival.
Organisers of a charity music festival were celebrating last night after the event was given the go-ahead by councillors three days before it is due to begin.
A question mark has been raised over a major music festival planned for the Northumberland countryside after police chiefs opposed it on safety grounds.
He is still in his teens, but despite appearances, Peter Grant is not your average young man.
The backers of a company launched by a group of teenagers hope to help up to 100 youngsters bent on careers in the arts achieve their dreams.
Halifax Bank of Scotland has said it is on course to deliver annual profits of more than £5bn.
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne were honoured for their contribution to the music industry yesterday at a charity event.
An aspiring pop star is desperately hoping judges on television reality series X Factor will give her a second chance.
Glamour model Michelle Marsh became the third celeb booted off X Factor: Battle of the Stars last night.
Princes William and Harry argue over the remote and watched Pop Idol and X Factor, they revealed to Ant and Dec in a television interview.
Thousands of workers in the Government quango in charge of a multibillion-pound budget to improve workers' skills will stage a 24-hour strike today in a row over jobs.
A third man has been charged in connection with an attack on an asylum seeker.
Tony Christie's (Is This The Way To) Amarillo was the biggest selling single of 2005, according to end-of-year figures.
Bookmakers are tipping North-East duo Journey South to snatch victory in tonight's X Factor final.
Singer Charlotte Church showed some barefoot chic when she performed at the Clotheshow Live yesterday.
The cost of fruit juice could rise by 25% because supplies have been hit by poor weather, the British Soft Drinks Association warned yesterday.
The waning popularity of the football pools continued in the first half of this year with the Littlewoods owner yesterday revealing a 15% fall in sales.
If there's something we Brits like more than someone who tries hard, it's someone who tries hard and is still rubbish at what they do.