England’s North East is an independent site promoting the best of the region’s history, heritage, culture, leisure and business.
Rivers, becks, burns and linns : What’s in a (North East) Place-Name?
DAVID SIMPSON examines the ancient names of our rivers, streams and waterfalls and plots the great beck/burn divide Alright pleaseRead more.
A proud return
PAUL WHITE reviews North East musician Mike Ross on a return gig to the region. Back in the late 90s, IRead more.
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, especiallyRead more.
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.