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.

Rivers, becks, burns and linns : What’s in a (North East Place-)Name?
In this first blog exploring the curious and fascinating origins of North East place-names DAVID SIMPSON examines our rivers, streams
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A proud return
PAUL WHITE reviews North East musician Mike Ross on a return gig to the region. Back in the late 90s, I
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How do I love beer? Let me count the ways
Beer blogger PAUL White tries out a local beer inspired by a poet. It’s nice to learn something new, especially
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A taste of the Deep South in South Shields
HELEN GILDERSLEEVE gets a taste of Louisiana as she chats to local Americana bluegrass band with a difference, Big Red &
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Happy Halloween : Tales of Witches, Warlocks, Mummies and Severed Heads
As Halloween approaches, ALEX ILES explores some gory and grisly events from the history of Newcastle and North East England
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Mary Ann Cotton : Victorian serial-killer
With ITV set to broadcast a two-part drama 'Dark Angel', featuring the story of Mary Ann Cotton at Halloween, DAVID
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Presidents, Prime Ministers, people of power (and their links to North East England)
As Hillary Clinton continues her campaign to become the next President of the United States, DAVID SIMPSON examines her family
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