Jane Hall

Jane Hall

Jane Hall is a multi-award-winning journalist and the founder of Smart Cookie Media, a communications, marketing and event management firm

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Saltburn Farmers' Market, Lorna Jackson with Xmas Hamper

Saltburn Farmers' Market comes out of hibernation at Saltburn Railway Station

Seven years since organisers 'dipped their toes in the water' the market is thriving, attracting thousands of visitors

Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve

The Cook House in Ouseburn Valley

Guest chefs step into the Ouseburn Cook House

Tom Anglesea and Shaun Hurrell are taking over an unconventional Tyneside eaterie for two special nights

Tracy Betney of Broom Mill Farm with Stockton Farmers' Market manager Lorna Jackson

Welcome return for Stockton Farmers' Market after winter break

A new home for Stockton Farmers' Market means more room for local food producers wishing to sell direct to customers

Newcastle Wine Fair organiser David Harker

Newcastle Wine Fair organiser David Harker talks about the event

We know more about wine than we used to but Newcastle Wine Fair aims to make us even more sophisticated

Loin of Northumberland Venison with fondant potato, bacon and chestnut sprouts with a red currant and mead sauce

Recipe: Chef David Barella from The Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses serves up something special

Loin of Northumberland Venison with fondant potato, bacon and chestnut sprouts with a red currant and meat sauce is on the menu

Rachel Jewson, owner of Knitsley Farm Shop, near Consett, county Durham, who will be representing the North East at the VisitEngland tourism awards in May

Trio of North East food champions celebrating success at the Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2015

Knitsley Farm Shop, Latimers Seafood Deli and Cross Lanes Organic Farm were all rewarded at the ceremony

The North East can lay claim to another food first the home of the UKs hottest popcorn

The Consett Popcorn Company’s Dr Burnörium’s Psycho Corn is the hottest in the UK

The super-spicy popcorn has been created in County Durham exclusively for snack and hot sauce producer Psycho Juice

Loved-up couples can enjoy an extra dose of romance at Auckland Castle on February 14

Auckland Castle turns up the heat for Valentine's Day

Chef Luke Orwin has created an exclusive collection of indulgent handmade heart-shaped treats inspired by the romantic festival

Osbornes in Jesmond

Osbornes in Jesmond launches American diner-inspired menu

Newcastle diners can choose from burgers made from either 100% ground beef or chicken breast fillet, with toppings aplenty to choose from


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