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 Durham “Busk Factor” dilemma
PAUL WHITE presents his entertaining analysis of Durham's busking auditions which aim to vet the quality of buskers in the city, but
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1916: No Turning Back
DAVID SIMPSON enlists for the 1916: No Turning Back experience at Durham's Gala Theatre for a brief, moving experience of
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Durham’s hidden coastal gem
HELEN GILDERSLEEVE soaks up the rays at one of our region’s unspoiled beaches and discovers how tranquillity turned the tide for one
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Treasure the moment
Durham Cathedral’s much-anticipated Open Treasure exhibition finally opens its doors to the public this weekend. DAVID SIMPSON takes a sneak
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What does the future hold for Ouseburn Farm?
HELEN GILDERSLEEVE finds out how a popular urban-based farm hopes to achieve self-sufficiency as it faces major cuts in funding Based under Byker Bridge,
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Live music needs…you!
PAUL WHITE speaks up on behalf of small, independently-run music festivals and the talented, hard-working bands that deserve our support
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Gazza’s woes
As former North East football star Paul Gascoigne hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons PAUL WHITE argues that
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