Mieka Smiles

Mieka Smiles

Mieka Smiles is a reporter specialising in family features and fashion. She has been with us since 2007.

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Burlesque performer Franki Wilde. Photo by Flashes and Lashes

Interview: Burlesque performer Frankii Wilde

With the pin-up looks of a modern-day Marilyn Monroe, it’s easy to see why Frankii Wilde has taken the world of burlesque by storm.

Interview: North East-born novelist Adele Parks

North East-born novelist Adele Parks has firmly established herself as one of the UK’s most-loved female writers.

Vibrant town offers a great variety of independent shops

SET within beautiful rolling countryside, Rothbury in Northumberland is a great day out.

Homeworkers’ scheme to expand across country

A POP-UP office for home-based workers that began life as a one-off event is now set for national expansion.

Company provides perfect spaces

CUSTOM-crafted business spaces are helping to nurture a range of new enterprises.

Go green and save money

GO Green and save money by using renewable energy to power your home.

Hats off to milliner loved by the stars

Everyone who is anyone has worn one of Stephen Jones’s fabulous creations – from Rihanna to Princess Diana.

Events excellence at Sunderland Football Club

ON the pitch, Sunderland Football Club is forging a growing reputation as one of the Barclays Premier League’s emerging forces.

Historic location turns events into a memorable occasion

WIDELY regarded as one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Britain, Durham’s unique qualities ensure that any event, from an international conference and banquet to a customer reception or exhibition will be a profitable, successful and memorable occasion.

Fantastic setting for a function

ALNWICK Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in Europe and proudly known as the Windsor of the north.

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