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10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

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Alexandra Burke

Strictly Come Dancing tour pairings announced, with show at Newcastle

The celebrity dancers and their professional partners for the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour, including Newcastle, have been announced today.
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North east magician Chris Cross and comedian Gavin Webster switched on the Christmas lights at The Pie Shop in North Shields.

Geordie stars light up The Pie Shop

Customers got a Christmas sur-pies when they went to tuck into their favourite Geordie snack.

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Game of Thrones star narrates dazzling retelling of Rumpelstiltskin in North East-made film

A gripping film telling the backstory to a mysterious fairy tale character has been put together in the North East - and you can watch it for free.
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Steve tunes in to spirits

Steve tunes in to spirits

A hairdresser turned psychic will be returning to Whitley Bay for a night of clairvoyance next week.

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The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game.

Harry Potter version of Pokemon Go set to be launched

Muggles will have the opportunity to explore JK Rowling’s wizarding world with a Harry Potter-themed augmented reality game by the creators of Pokemon Go set to be launched next year.
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Tynemouth Book Fair

Last station book fair of the year

Booksellers and book-lovers from across the North East will be descending on Tynemouth Station on Sunday for its last book fair of 2017.

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The Jam Jar Cinema at Whitley Bay.

Credits roll in for shortlisted Whitley Bay cinema

A cinema in Whitley Bay could be the star of the show after being shortlisted for a prestigious award.

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YMCA North Tyneside has been delivering What's For Dinner Mam history sessions to youngsters.

History gives YMCA North Tyneside food for thought

YMCA North Tyneside has been serving up a slice of history to children.

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Maritime past is on show

Maritime past is on show

Paintings from the Port of Tyne collection are forming part of an exhibition at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre in North Shields.

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Amonik Melaco is starting his professional dance training in London.

London beckons for dancer Amonik

A teenage dancer is jumping for joy after landing a place at a prestigious theatre school.

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2,000 cyclists tackle 60-mile Northumberland coastal route for cancer charity

Around 2,000 cyclists are making their way down the Northumberland coast today to raise money for a childhood cancer charity.
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Isla won the world championship for under 8s.

Isla is the world champ

A Whitley Bay schoolgirl has been crowned the world champion for her age group at a dance contest.

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Two decades of dancing

Two decades of dancing

A North Tyneside dance school has reached its 20-year milestone having helped to inspire and shape the personalities and futures of hundreds of children.

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Mister Maker & The Shapes Live. Photo by Paul Clapp.

Mister Maker is in town

A children’s television favourite will be appearing live on stage with some of his colourful friends next week.

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Tokyo Kitchens Michiko McCartney, from Whitley Bay.

Tuck into a festival of food

A feast of fun will be served up at the coast this weekend in a showcase of local food and drink.

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Dancers Kate Ryder, Anna Fitzpatrick and Lucy Fitzpatrick. Picture by Ben Garner.

Trio on their toes for ballet

Three young dancers are stepping up to the professional stage after landing roles with the English Youth Ballet (EYB).

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Thomas the Tank Engine and the Fat Controller.

Thomas the Tank Engine visits North Shields

A special guest is heading to Stephenson Railway Museum – and families are invited to meet him.

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The Cloggies are part of the new short play Those in Peril, performing at the Iron in The Soul festival in Cullercoats.

Tickets are selling fast for festival

Tickets for the third IRON Press Festival are being snapped up, with several events already sold out.

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Steve Holbrook, a top UK medium, is visiting Wigan

Steve’s special messages

An ex-hairdresser turned clairvoyant medium will be back in Whitley Bay this weekend.

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