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Diana at home with her novel

Newcastle author Diana Finley's debut novel draws on family's First World War experiences

Newcastle author Diana Finley's 100-year saga coincides with the centenary of the First World War

¡Vamos! Festival team hoping to expand arts events beyond the North East

Brazillian dancers perform a mardi gras dance routine to drums and trumpets
The successful ¡Vamos! Festival team is looking to work with other city councils across the UK to take their arts event to new destinations

Alun Armstrong returns to roots as Stanley theatre prepares renaming honour

Alun Armstrong as Brian Lane in the BBC's New Tricks
Former New Tricks star Alun Armstrong is returning to home turf for a special night in Stanley, County Durham

Great North Run 2014: Great North Greats exhibition starts where run ends

From left, Ivor Crowther, Sally Lockey and Beth Bate at the Great North Greats Exhibition in South Shields
A new exhibition celebrating the region's triumphs and achievements opens in South Shields before beginning a tour back to Newcastle

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