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Catherine Zeta-Jones spotted bargain hunting in Whitby

Catherine Zeta-Jones was spotted looking for a bargain in Whitby. Credit: Ross Parry
According to staff at the Homeworks store, she looked at a canvas of Audrey Hepurn but then left without making a purchase. Credit: Ross Parry
The Welsh Hollywood star, pictured with her husband Michael Douglas, was in the area filming a big screen adaptation of Dad's Army. Credit: PA

Catherine Zeta-Jones has been spotted looking for a bargain in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

The Welsh Hollywood star was in the area filming a big screen adaptation of Dad's Army.

According to staff at the Homeworks store, she looked at a canvas of Audrey Hepurn but then left without making a purchase.

Durham Cathedral opens its doors to potential bell ringers

Visitors to Durham Cathedral today will be able to have a go at bell ringing. Credit: PA
The bells in Durham Cathedral date from as early as 1693. Credit: PA

Durham Cathedral will open its doors for potential bell ringers later today (Saturday 25th October).

Members of the public are being invited to try their hand at bell ringing between 11am and 4pm. Enthusiasts from the local bell ringing guild will be on hand to show them the ropes.

The bells in Durham Cathedral date from as early as 1693.


Juice Festival in Gateshead gets 'Inkie'

'Bristol to Brooklyn' by Inkie. Credit: PA

One of the biggest names in British street art is heading to NewcastleGateshead Initiative's Juice Festival to lead free graffiti and urban art workshops for children and young people today, October 25.

Inkie, aka Tom Bingle, is viewed by many as one the pioneers of street art along with fellow Bristolians Banksy and 3D.

Inkie will be working with young people during Juice Festival's Art Jam 2014 event at the Co-Musica Arches behind Sage Gateshead.

Art Jam has been one of our most popular Juice Festival events over the years. It gives children and young people to opportunity to get creative and let their imaginations run wild. Street Art is something that really talks to young people; it's big, bold and colourful.

– Carol Bell, Head of Culture and Major Events at NewcastleGateshead Initiative

Juice Festival will continue throughout the October half-term with a series of events inspired by the work of award-winning author David Almond.

Interviews: Firework prankster's hand permanently damaged

A teenage boy who tried to light a firework in his bedroom says he's lucky to be alive.

Dylan Cosgrove broke seven bones in his hand and had to have surgery.

He has been told he'll never be able to use his hand properly.

Dylan and his family are now helping firefighters to campaign for safety this Bonfire Night.

Kevin Gardner from the Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service says Dylan's story is a valuable warning to other youngsters tempted to misuse fireworks.


Finest fashion feathers fly into Co Durham Museum

Thierry Mugler Haute Couture Collection

'Birds of Paradise', a new exhibition will be visiting Bowes Museum in County Durham for the next six months starting tomorrow, October 26.

It will be displaying 'Plumes and Feathers in Fashion' as a tribute to the elegance of feathers used in the fashion industry past and present.

Catwalk creations featured will be from British, Belgian, French and Italian designers and will include designers Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler, Balenciaga, Prada and Gucci.

Watch Julie Harrison's full report on the exhibition below:

Campaigners: Reinstate hospital services in Hartlepool

Campaigners have called for some hospital services to be reinstated in Hartlepool after a decision was made to stop work on a new hospital on Teesside.

The trust wanted to build a £300m pound hospital between North Tees and Hartlepool, but it would have meant closing both those sites.

The work was paused due to a lack of financial and political support. But millions had already been spent, and services moved away from Hartlepool.

Kevin Fisher from the Save our Hospital campaign:

Metro fire apology

Metro services were disrupted at 7.24am today (Friday October 24) after a small fire was detected in the rear car of a train travelling between Howdon and Hadrian Road. Services between these stations were immediately stopped and emergency services contacted. The area was secured and all passengers were safely evacuated by train to Hadrian Road station where they left the train.

A replacement bus service was provided to ensure passengers arrived at their destinations as swiftly as possible.

While there were temporary delays following the suspension of services between Wallsend and North Shields, to remove the rear carriage from the network, services were back up and running by 9.30am.

We apologise for any inconvenience or distress this may have caused our passengers. This was an unusual incident and we will be carrying out a thorough investigation.

– Sharon Kelly, Director of Operations and Customer Services at DB Regio Tyne and Wear
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