Barbara Hodgson

Barbara Hodgson

Barbara Hodgson is an arts and entertainment writer who has been with us for over ten years. She also writes for Culture magazine.

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Barnardo's children's charity is launching a fund-raising campaign to help it tackle the surge in sex exploitation cases. Pictures posed by model

Barnardo's emergency appeal as North East sex exploitation cases rocket

Children's charity Barnardo's struggles to tackle surge in referrals in wake of high-profile child abuse scandals in North East

Jackie Maxwell from Doddington Dairy near Wooler in Northumberland which has been announced as a finalist in the 15th BBC Food & Farming Awards

Doddington Dairy in Northumberland makes shortlist for a national award

Cheese and ice cream-maker gets set to whip the competition after being shortlisted in BBC Food and Farming Awards

Paul Martin, presenter of TV's Flog It

BBC show Flog It! returns to the Bowes Museum with an open invitation to join its treasure hunt

Barnard Castle gets set to host antiques favourite Flog It! on March 12 with presenter Paul Martin

Five year old Christopher Blanks makes his reading selection at Low Fell library at Gateshead in January 1972

North East libraries - what's the next chapter?

We look at how our local institutions are branching out in new ways to help safeguard their future

Chef's Academy at Newcastle College

NEI Restaurant Week is back and it's on course to be a winner

For the first time Newcastle College students will be adding to the culinary treats on offer with week-long specials at their own restaurant

Richard Johnstone, directing, on the set of Bloodlust which was shot in Northumberland in just four weeks

North East director gets his teeth into movie industry with horror film debut

Northumberland-set vampire horror movie Bloodlust is picked up by US company and UK distributor for DVD release in February

Lucy Dixon with daughters Evie, 9 and Rosie 7 at home in Monkseaton, Lucy has helped crowd fund a book on the election

North Tyneside mum helps lead crowdfunding for general election children's book

Newly-published picture book explains whole democratic process to pre-schoolers prior to General Election

Actor Alun Armstrong, during his visit to Stanley Civic Hall

Alun Armstrong stars in BBC Radio 4 plays written by Newcastle author Michael Chaplin

Local talents are hoping a series will be commissioned after this week's dramas featuring moral dilemmas in a Durham town

Bear Family

Northumberland photographer impresses judges who select three of his wildlife images for competition shortlist

Members of the public are asked to vote for Steve Wrightson as the competition winner

Children aged between three and seven are invited to take part in an Infant Science Morning at Newcastle School for Boys (NSB) in Gosforth

Centre for Life in Newcastle hosts Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize

Centre for Life is first venue outside London to host prestigious book award and one explaining the science behind optical illuisions is the winner

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