UK Soul star, Beverley Knight will perform in Gateshead to celebrate The Sage's 10th anniversary.
On December 16, the 'Shoulda Woulda Coulda' singer will hit the stage with her only full gig of the year.
Beverley is currently starring in the musical Memphis on London’s West End.
It would cost Sunderland players less than two days' pay to reimburse supporters who watched the dismal 8-0 defeat at Southampton.
According to A Love Supreme fanzine, it would have cost fans an average of £75 per head. 2,800 fans made the journey so the total expenditure there is £210,000. The average Premier League footballer earns £31,000 a week according to ESPN. Sunderland AFC's first team squad is made up of 26 players and so collectively they, in theory, make £806,000 a week. To pay the fans back the players would have to give up £8,076 each which is less than two days pay.
Mannone says he is urging team-mates to reimburse fans - but should fans receive a refund?
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Police are appealing for information after an aggravated burglary in Sunderland.
Three masked men entered an address at The Retreat just before midnight on October 19. One was armed with a knife.
They threatened the occupants before making off with money, a lap top, mobile phones and an iPad. Nobody was injured.
A Sunderland fan faced a backlash on Twitter after mocking the Newcastle United supporters who died on Malaysian flight MH17. After Sunderland lost 8-0 at Southampton on Saturday, a Twitter user posted disrespectful tweets, one of which said, ''We might be getting beat 8-0, but at least our fans never got butchered in Ukraine.''
A tweet showing cartoon images of planes and explosions was also posted via the social media website.
Newcastle fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder were travelling to see their team play in New Zealand, when their flight was shot down over Ukraine in July. Newcastle and Sunderland fans put aside their rivalry to unite in a time of grief.
Twitter-users condemned the comments. Anonymous True Fan wrote: ''You do not represent SAFC at all. Shame on you on such comments. Despite the rivalry, mutual respect is given.''
A Northumbria police spokesman said that a 19 year old man was arrested on suspicion of making a malicious communication, and has been bailed pending further inquiries.'
Police are appealing for witnesses after a war memorial was damaged in Houghton.
Police believe the damaged was caused by an air weapon. It happened at the memorial on Easington Lane Access Point on Brick Garth, Easington, between Monday, September 29 - October 12.
Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone has urged his team-mates to reimburse travelling supporters who paid to watch the Black Cats' 8-0 defeat at Southampton.
Manager Gus Poyet described Saturday's shock result as his "most embarrassing" moment in football after overseeing the heaviest Premier League in Sunderland's history.
Former Arsenal stopper, Mannone, doesn't believe supporters who made the 650-mile round trip from Sunderland to Southampton should have to pay for their match tickets or travel costs after witnessing such a humiliating defeat.
There are delays on the A184 Askew Road in Gateshead, leading to the Tyne Bridge. Engineering work began on October 18 and will last all week. Drivers are being asked to use the Redheugh Bridge as an alternative.
A grandmother from North Yorkshire has returned from West Africa after her latest spell helping to fight the deadly Ebola virus.
Cokie van der Velde, from York, is now enjoying time at home with her family.
She works for the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, and has been helping doctors to combat the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Guinea.