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Cramlington pub seeks little stars for Christmas video

Christmas is coming early to a Cramlington pub as it searches for children to play a starring role in its festivities.

Lifestyle
When do you put your decorations up?

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We're not even into December and we've already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.
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Del Boy and Rodney of Trotters Independent Traders (Photo: BBC)

Only Fools and Horses tops 20 most watched shows of the last 80 years - pick your favourite

Today we celebrate 80 years of TV - and these are the 20 most watched shows during that time.
Arts
Salt and vinegar in a green bag?

The biq question answered: Should cheese and onion crisps be in blue or green packets?

The nation has spoken - the correct colour for cheese and onion crisp packets is green.

Whats on
The host, Lee Westwood, at Close House.

British Masters to be held in the North East next year

Lee Westwood is to host the 2017 British Masters at Close House in Newcastle.
More Sport 1
The English language can get us all confused.

'Off your own back' and four other common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

English is a language rich with imagery, meaning and metaphor – and when we want to express ourselves we can draw upon a canon replete with beautifully turned phrases, drawing from the language’s Latin, French and Germanic roots, through Chaucer and Shakespeare right up to myriad modern wordsmiths – not to mention those apt aphorisms that English has appropriated from other languages.

Offbeat
The mine closures had a devastating impact on North East communities.

On this day in 1992, 31,000 miners lost their jobs at the stroke of a pen

It has been exactly 24 years since the British coal mining industry was dealt a heavy blow when the Government announced the closure of 31 out of 50 deep coal mines across the country.

Politics 9
Florida is being hit by Hurricane Matthew

Due to travel to Florida? Here’s the official guidance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade and is currently sweeping its way up the eastern seaboard of the United States.

Lifestyle
Leaves are starting to fall from the trees.

8 things that should cheer us all up this Autumn

There's a definite nip in the air, the heavy coats are coming out, and staying at home suddenly seems like a more attractive option than a night on the tiles.
Environment
Let's go fly a kite...

From flying kites to building a tent... have you mastered the 50 dad skills?

The top 50 'dad skills' have been revealed - but less than half of fathers reckon they have mastered them all.
Lifestyle
Don't miss Halley's night-time spectacle

When and how you can watch Halley's Comet light up the night sky this October

Eyes to the skies! We’re in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley’s Comet.

Environment 4

Start of new term for Cramlington Camera Club

A camera club will resume its meetings tonight.

Arts
Travel: Narrowboating in Cheshire (and beyond)

Travel: Narrowboating in Cheshire (and beyond)

We’re on holiday and doing about 4mph through the outskirts of Manchester. It’s swelteringly hot, the kids have nothing to do and we’re not entirely sure where we’re going. In any normal circumstances, this should be a recipe for disaster but as we approach the M56 near Anderton, things could not be better.

Lifestyle

Musicians tune into modern technology

A music group is hoping for hit after hit as it launches a new website.

Music
The North East has a great social scene for students

Newcastle universities named best in the country... for drinking

Newcastle has the best nightlife, according to a nationwide survey of university students.
Education
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110,000 holiday bookings at risk as low cost travel firm goes into administration

A cut-price travel firm has gone into administration - putting more than 100,000 holiday bookings with the firm at risk.
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