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.
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 &Read more.
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 EnglandRead more.
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, DAVIDRead more.
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 familyRead more.
A re-thinking of museum mentality
PAUL WHITE admits he's not a museum fan but speaks in praise of the Oriental Museum, a hidden gem inRead more.
Review: Martha, Live Theatre, Saturday 08/10/2016
RICHARD CALLAGHAN is captivated by Durham-based Martha, one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the North East in recent yearsRead more.
It’s a Chef’s Wife : dAtbAr hits the mark!
In a bid to banish the holiday blues KIRSTIN HANNAFORD finds that dAtbAr in Newcastle hits the mark! My husbandRead more.
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