Marvel’s tiniest world-saving duo premiered in cinema screens this week with the release of the third instalment in the Ant Man series: Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Paul Rudd’s Ant Man and Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp returned to the Marvel Universe with a thrilling yet slightly underwhelming adventure. Joined by newcomers Kathryn Newton as Cassie […]

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today announced an 18 month extension for the Tees Flex bus service. Tees Flex, operated by Stagecoach, connects the areas of Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland and Darlington to local hospitals, schools and seafronts through an on demand bus service. Confirming the news, Mr Houchen said: “Delighted to say I […]

Plans for a historic former school to be turned into a restaurant have been given the green light. Langham Tower, one of the city’s most recognisable buildings and currently a bar and event venue, has had plans to transform the ground and first floor of the building into a restaurant approved by Sunderland City Council. […]

The council have proposed a seasonal ban on dogs from the popular slope beach in Seaham, amongst other new restrictions.  Proposed under the Durham County Council Dog Controls Public Space Protection order 2023, dog walkers will face a seasonal ban on the Seaham beach between 10am and 3pm from May until September. In the proposals […]

Brendan Fraser makes a triumphant return to the big screen in Darren Aronofksy’s latest release The Whale. Set in mid 2010s Idaho, online English tutor Charlie (Brendan Fraser) realises his impending mortality and seeks to reconnect with his estranged daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink). Blurred on his computer screen to his students, refusing to go to […]

Esh Parish Council brought the holiday spirit to life this festive season, bearing smiles and gifts for the local community.  Travelling around adjunct villages in a homemade Santa Sleigh, volunteers and councillors handed out chocolate selection boxes to everyone that came out to see Santa Claus. Olwyn ‘Ollie’ Moat, Vice Chair of Esh Parish Council […]

40% of the North East say they have no religion, new census data shows. New data from the 2021 Census reveals that whilst 40% of the North East is not religious, an average of 50.6% of the region identifies as Christian, and 2.9% as Muslim. Whilst demographics do seem to be changing, a large amount […]

As Census 2021 findings begin to be released, data suggests religion is overwhelmingly declining – but where in the North East is still largely religious? Data is now being released from last years Census, providing insight on demographics like religion, gender, sexuality and occupation. With data on religion now publicly available, here are the least […]

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