England’s North East

England’s North East is an independent site promoting the best of the region’s culture, leisure, heritage and business. Read all our latest blogs below.

The past is a wonderful place to visit but it’s not a place to permanently stay
DAVID SIMPSON reflects on finding a balance between looking back and looking forward in defining the future of North East England
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Tyneside Pride : Who is a Geordie?
DAVID SIMPSON explores the origins of the word 'Geordie' and the changes in its meaning over two centuries. So who
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From local fun run to the world’s best half marathon
This year’s Great North Run is fast approaching. HELEN GILDERSLEEVE  finds out some interesting facts and regales her own experiences of
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From whisky and flour to an unbeatable music hub
The Cluny: HELEN GILDERSLEEVE explores the history behind the popular Ouseburn Valley venue. Even rare pub goers in the region will
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Cyclist’s Paradise:  Keeping fit and enjoying the region’s landscapes
DAVID SIMPSON shares his passion for cycling as he explores old railway routes and scenery across the North East from
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Cathedral’s Treasures are the ‘Tutankhamun of the North-East’
JONATHAN JONES  visits the wonderful relics of St Cuthbert that are finally back on display at Durham Cathedral in a superb new
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Crafting The Entrepreneurial Spirit
Beer blogger, PAUL WHITE doffs his cap to the entrepreneurial spirit of the region's micro-brewers as he visits a new micro-pub and
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