Replay: We visit the 100 reasons it's great up North - in a day

Ever since Detroit-gate, readers have been telling us all the reasons why it's great up North. We thought there's no better way to spend a warm June day than to visit them - all!

Ever since Andy Beckett published an article comparing the North East to Detroit, we've been asking readers to tell us all the reasons why it's actually great up North.

You responded in your hundreds, and we've short-listed the top 100 reasons why it's brilliant to live or work in the North East. We'll be publishing the list on Thursday in The Journal.

Our business editor Graeme Whitfield, who wrote a response to Beckett's original column, thought there would be no better way to spend a warm June Monday than to visit all 100 reasons in one epic day.

Follow our live blog below to see what happens...

Also read:

50 reasons why it's great to do business in the North East


On Thursday the journal will be publishing 100 reasons why it's great up north, today I'm going to do as many as possible.


Heading north!


Did one before getting into work with front seat of metro. One down, 99 to go!


On my journey I will be eating rolls, all made in Fawdon. That's two!


Passing Newcastle racecourse, home of Northumberland Plate.


The Journal's coverage of the Northumberland Plate can be found here:


Northumberlandia. Three down!



Factfile: Northumberlandia is a huge land sculpture in the shape of a reclining female figure, which was completed in 2012, near Cramlington. Want to find out more? CLICK HERE

Northumberlandia near Cramlington


Arrived at Woodhorn to find it closed. Nooooo!


No LIVE pics from Woodhorn Museum today - but here's one we took earlier!

Woodhorn Museum in Ashington


Hundreds turned out for the 150th Northumberland Miners' Picnic at Woodhorn on June 14th. View a gallery of pictures from the event HERE



Recovering from Woodhorn disappointment with ham and Pease pudding stottie. Great northern lunch. That's four.

A Greggs ham and peas pudding stottie


Mmmm. Good work, Greggs.


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Soundtrack of the journey so far: the wonderful Prefab Sprout. Also reason number five.

Prefab Sprout


Jesmond dene. Lovely, and on our list for the legacy of Lord Armstrong. 

Jesmond Dene


So that was number six.


I love libraries but this one especially. Number eight.

Newcastle Central Library


Bridges, Baltic and Sage. Eight, nine and ten. 

The Baltic, bridges and The Sage


Read more about what's on at these two fantastic venues here: BALTIC ; The Sage Gateshead

The Art Fund Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead



David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer