Visitors to a city centre attraction can unearth their own prehistoric predator this half-term by digging for fossils.
The Centre for Life, in Times Square, Newcastle, has recreated its own version of Hell Creek in Montana, USA - one of the world's most fertile dinosaur fossil areas - as part of their latest exhibition T.rex: The Killer Question. Museum-goers can get dirty and join the Dino Dig until June 4.
A SERIES of drop-in question and answer sessions are being held to teach people more about a new recycling initiative.
Five separate events are being held across Hartlepool in June to keep householders informed about the expansion of the council's Alternate Weekly Collections scheme.
To find out more call the council on (01429) 266-522.
Stars for North
STARS of American country music are heading to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle as part of a unique tour.
The "Once in a Lifetime - Country Tour 2006" will be appearing on October 23 and features four-time Grammy award winner Kenny Rogers, Don Williams and Rita Coolidge.
Bees in focus
NORTHUMBERLAND National Park Authority is taking two of its wildlife projects to a marquee at Tower Knowe, Kielder, this weekend. The authority will be celebrating the seven most common varieties of bumblebee and the wildflower hay meadow.