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South Shields have revealed the details of a prestigious pre-season competition this summer which sees Celtic, Marseille and Southampton visit Mariners Park. The three visiting sides will bring their under 23 sides to participate in the four-team tournament which also features hosts South Shields and takes place between Friday July 27 and Friday July 29. […]

Comedian Michael McIntyre has thanked his “amazingly supportive” fans during his first show since being robbed by a gang of hammer-wielding thieves on mopeds. The funnyman, 42, said it had been “touch and go” whether to take to the stage so soon after he was targeted on Monday while he waited to pick up his […]

Louis Walsh has decided to leave The X Factor as the show ushers in a “new era”, it has been announced. The TV star has been the longest-serving judge on the talent show, appearing on all bar one series since the show began in 2004. He will continue to serve as head judge on Ireland’s […]

The NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations are casting a light over the vital contribution that North East ambulance service volunteers make across the service. During Volunteer’s Week (1-7 June), North East Ambulance Service will thank those already supporting the Trust by volunteering and hopes to inspire future generations to play their part in shaping the next […]

Thousands of young people created a huge buzz around The Customs House after taking over the venue for a week of arts activities. This year’s Takeover Festival has been hailed “the biggest and best yet” thanks to the support of funders, notably Scottish Power Foundation, and a dedicated team of young people in charge of […]

He’s the man that dominated the charts in 2017 and he’s in the North East today ahead of three performances at Newcastle’s St. James’ Park. Ed Sheeran’s album Divide was the world’s biggest-selling album last year which contributed to the overall 1 in 8 albums streamed or bought in 2017 came from British artists. Sheeran […]

Partners responding to the fire at the abandoned Alex Smiles waste site in Deptford say they are satisfied that the blaze is now out. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Sunderland City Council, the Environment Agency and Public Health England have been tackling the incident since it broke out on Monday 14 May. When […]

Stilt walking pirates and mermaids will welcome visitors to Barnes Park on Saturday 30 June for the fourth annual West Area community celebration event. Funded by Sunderland City Council’s West Area Committee to help showcase the creative talent of the local community, the free family fun day focusses on all things tall ships, pirates and sea shanties and is […]


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