About the site


England’s North East is an independent regional hub and portal. We promote the best of the region, including local businesses, services, heritage, culture and places to eat. Constantly developing, we are a rich source of information about the region and a forum for lively discussion.

We cover Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and the Tees Valley and because we’re independent we can also make occasional trips into neighbouring North Yorkshire, Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.

As we continue to grow we are developing new blogs, forums, and information so there are lots of opportunities for promoting your business, your place, your products and your services as well as chances to share your ideas and show off your creativity.


Redeveloped as a regional hub during 2015 and re-launched in the spring of 2016, this site traces its roots back to the early nineteen-nineties. It began life as the North East history pages, developed by local journalist, publisher and historian, David Simpson who has operated the site under the current domain name since 2009.

The site started life back in 1993 and grew from a series of regionally focused books published by David in the early part of that decade. As a content-rich resource, the site was quickly picked up by the popular search engines of the time with history and dialect generating lots of interest.  

The site’s success and popularity is a measure of the passion and interest people have in the North East region.

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North East England History and Culture