Many pictures of medieval, Georgian and Victorian streets of Gateshead are to be shown to the public for the first time in a new exhibition.Read the full story ›
A figure of Boba Fett, who was hired as a bounty hunter for Darth Vader, sold for the five-figure sum at auction house Vectis in Thornaby.Read the full story ›
Dame Judi Dench is considering getting a tattoo to mark her 80th birthday.Read the full story ›
QI and Jonathan Creek star Alan Davies has confirmed he will be coming to Middlesbrough for his new show Little Victories in October 2015.Read the full story ›
It looks like it's a case of 14th time lucky for Ant and Dec at the National Television Awards as they pick up Best Entertainment Presenters once again.
The night began with a win for the Geordie duo, who also picked up Best Show with I'm a Celebrity.
On accepting the award, Ant said:
"In the car on the way here we were like, 'I don't think we're going to win...' It's got to come to an end one day and we honestly thought tonight was the night...so thank God it wasn't!
We genuinely love what we do and we wouldn't want to stop it for a second. We feel priviledged to do the shows that we host and thank you so much for voting."
Selby Abbey and Castle Howard could see influx of tourists as 'Asian King of Pop' Jay Chou chooses them for his £2m wedding celebrations.Read the full story ›
The light festival will be held for the fourth time in November - and organisers want local people to submit their ideas.Read the full story ›
Paloma Faith has announced she will play a gig in North Yorkshire woodland as part of a summer Forest live tour.
The singer/songwriter will perform at Dalby Forest near Pickering on Friday June 26 as part of the Forestry Commission’s outdoor concert series, having performed to sell-out crowds in 2013.
“I am so excited to do the forest tour. I did it before and had such a wonderful time. We are very lucky in Britain to have such a beautiful and diverse landscape and I am excited to play for you there again. See you all in the summer. ”
Tickets go on sale from 9.00am on Friday 23 January from the Forestry Commission
A statue on top of the Sunderland Empire Theatre, which toppled over on to its side during high winds has been safely removed.
A crane was brought in to take down the figure of Terpsichore, a Greek goddess of dancing.
The statue was a fibre glass replica of a bronze statue inside the theatre.
It was in poor condition and badly damaged in the weekend gales.
It will now have to be replaced.
The statue on its way down to the ground...
So graceful even in flight. Terpsichore is back down to earth, safe and sound. http://t.co/pQstSed2Ho
Preparing for removal...
A crane was able to go up today because the windy weather has calmed.