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10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Newcastle airport for under £45

The weather in the UK is slowly improving, but if you’re bored of the same four walls and perhaps want to venture to somewhere with a warmer climate, then there are a wide variety of last minute trips available this month, all from Newcastle Airport.

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Free family event starring Sylvanian Families coming to North East for Easter holidays

The world's smallest catwalk is coming to the North East - and it's going to feature some very special stars.

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Dock Road Howdon.

Looking Back at Howdon Panns

The largely unoccupied land around the Tyne Tunnels once held the busy little village of Howdon Panns.

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Foundation Stone Presbyterian Church, Whitley Bay

Looking Back at Whitley Bay Presbyterian Church

Credit for establishing Presbyterianism in Whitley belongs to the Rev David Christie, who was once pastor of the church in Northumberland Square, North Shields.

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Nestle factory.

Step inside the Easter egg factory

Have you ever wondered where Easter Eggs come from? Tim Worsnop tells the mouth watering story of one factory that produces literally millions of them every single year. Welcome to chocolate heaven!

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Champney Butchers, Front Street.

Looking Back at Champney’s butcher’s

This picture of the butcher’s shop owned by Robert Champney shows it at 23 Front Street, Tynemouth.

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The Autocycle Union event held at the Burn Closes, Wallsend in 1961.

Looking Back at Autocycle Union

There were 66 entrants at this Autocycle Union event held at the Burn Closes, Wallsend, at the end of March 1961, although the bumpy course proved to be too much for some of them.

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Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

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Harry Marsh, Willow Club chairman, and Richard Stevenson, speaker.

Enthralling talk on Great Fire of Gateshead

Members of Whitley Bay Willow Club enjoyed a talk on the Great Fire of Gateshead.

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Speaker Bill Saunders and Willow Club chairman Alan Spencer.

Club hears history of the Co-op

A history of the Co-op was given at the latest Willow Club meeting.

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Tyne Mariner's Home New Quay North Shields.

Looking Back at the North Shields Sailors’ Home

Algernon Percy, 4th Duke of Northumberland, opened the Sailors’ Home in North Shields on October 21, 1856, with the hope that it would attract seamen to decent lodgings, away from the dubious pleasures of the Low Street.

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Rosehill Road.

Looking Back at Rosehill Road

This picture shows the first shop in Rosehill Road, Rock City, a popular music shop. Above the door is written ‘Bookbinding and printing of every description. All orders promptly attended to’.

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Clockwise from top left, Durham Cathedral, Penshaw Monument, Tommy and the Angel of the North.

Poll: What is your favourite North-East landmark?

Thursday, February 15, marks 20 years since the Angel of the North first graced the region's horizon.
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Picture House Whitley Bay

Looking Back at the Essoldo Picture House

This view of the Essoldo Picture House at the Spanish City seems to date from the week beginning October 15, 1962.

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Pow Burn.

Looking Back at the Pow Burn

Few people in North Shields are aware of the Pow Burn, which was once an important tributary of the River Tyne.

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Rosemary Tarbit, of Citizens Advice, with Willow Club chairman Don Jones.

Work of Citizens Advice outlined to group members

An interesting talk on the work of the Citizens Advice was given at the latest Whitley Bay Willow Club meeting.

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From the early years of last century there had been a Black Bull Inn on this site in Dock Road, Howdon, a little to the west of the present Tyne Tunnel. Two families ran the pub in the second half of the 1800s.

Looking Back at the Black Bull Inn

From the early years of the last century there had been a Black Bull Inn in Dock Road, Howdon, a little to the west of the present Tyne Tunnel.

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Mr Newbery was born in Hitchin in Hertfordshire in 1845.  His first occupation was that of a Jockey and had to give it up when he became overweight.  He then became a vet.

Looking back at vet Mr Newbery

This picture of Mr Newbery was taken in Whitley Bay.

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The attached photo shows new additions of parish registers to our local studies and family history centre.

Looking back through the archives

Pictured are new additions of parish registers at the North Tyneside local studies and family history centre.

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