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Collabro head to Newcastle for album signing

Collabro Credit: PA

Britain’s Got Talent winning musical theatre group Collabro will head to Newcastle this afternoon to sign copies of their first album ‘Stars’. The album also includes covers of John Legend’s ‘All of Me’, ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen and title track ‘Stars’ of Les Miserables.

It will be particularly important for Jamie Lambert who is from Washington. Today, he'll sign copies of the album at HMV in Gateshead. The singers only together for a month prior to their BGT audition.


Who would you nominate for a star on 'Walk of Fame'?

Organisers of a "Walk of Fame" on the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside are asking local people to nominate who should be recognised next.

The first 21 bronze stars were installed on both sides of the River Tyne in 2013, honouring stars with a strong link to Tyneside, from the former Newcastle United and England manager Sir Bobby Robson and footballer Alan Shearer to the presenters Ant and Dec and the singer Sting.

In 2014, up to another six names will be added, based on public nominations. The people chosen will be individuals either from or with strong links to the area who have made a 'significant contribution' to NewcastleGateshead over the past 60 years.

Read more: local heroes honoured on Walk of Fame

  • Nomination cards available at libraries and customer contact centres across Newcastle and Gateshead
  • Online:
  • Twitter & Instagram: #NGlocalheroes
  • By post: Gateshead Council, Council News FREEPOST NEA3381, Gateshead, NE8 1BR.
  • Closing date: 30th September 2014.

Michael McIntyre to play warm-up gig in Darlington

Michael McIntyre
Michael McIntyre will play in Darlington Credit: PA

Comedian Michael McIntyre will preview his brand new stand-up show "Happy and Glorious" at Darlington's Civic Theatre.

His previous tour, Showtime, broke the record for the biggest-selling comedy show of all time, as he played to more than 600,000 people.

The Darlington show, which will take place later this year, is described as a work-in-progress to preview and test new material.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, August 18, at 12pm.


Vintage motors to delights crowds at Croft

Thousands of motor enthusiasts will be treated to the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear as Croft Circuit hosts its Nostalgia Weekend.

The event, near Darlington, is even more special this year because it is fifty years since the circuit opened.

As well as the racing, hundreds of classic cars and military vehicles will be on show, in what's described as "the Goodwood of the North".

Mike Cantelo from the circuit said it will be a busy weekend.

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