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Sam Tompkins has had a whirlwind year, having just reached the UK Album Charts top 10 with his latest project, Who Do You Pray To? Brighton-native Sam will be swapping one coastline for another when he headlines A Stone’s Throw festival later this month. Here, he chats to us about visiting the North East, starting […]

Boxing is a lonely sport that requires hard work and dedication just to be punched in the face, and it takes a particular type of individual to do so. Meet the software developer who fancied the challenge. Many people see the big events when boxers such as Tyson Fury and Katie Taylor win all the […]

“The Fans Museum really is a hub for the community,” says Andy Parkin, the facilities manager for the organisation. He added: “From Nick Sharkey’s match ball to the Darren Bent beach ball,” there’s something there for everyone to “reminisce” about. Comparing it to the great teams across the world, Michael Ganley, the founder and director […]

The recent dog exclusion zones on Roker and Seaburn beach have left many dog walkers split on opinions.   For many dog walkers, a walk on the beach is a great way to make memories with their canines.   But from May 1 until September 30, some North East beaches have introduced restrictions for our four-legged […]

A North-East runner has pledged to run 100 marathons in honour of his late friend as he prepares to run in the Sunderland half-marathon this weekend. Andrew Patchett, 48, from Blyth, began running half-marathons after being forced to retire from Cricket due to a shoulder injury. His career in running has since taken him across […]

A wave of zero-waste shops opened across the country in the years before the pandemic, but as Covid – 19 hit our lifestyles changed and many of these stores are facing closure. You’d be forgiven for thinking our problem with single-use plastics had disappeared.  Just a few years ago, it seemed the issue of plastic […]

Blyth Spartans are set to face Newcastle United Under 23s in the Northumberland Senior Cup Final on Thursday, 5 May 2022 at St James Park. The Spartans reached to final after beating Bedlington Terriers 1-0 in the semi-final, while Newcastle saw a penalty shootout victory against North Shields after the game originally finished 1-1. Both […]

Lauran Hibberd’s music is often referred to as ‘slacker pop’, but she’s certainly not been slacking over the years, consistently releasing singles since 2018. However, the singer-songwriter from the Isle of Wight is ready to release her debut album later this year. Lauran will be in the North East later this month when she performs […]


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