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Blake back with new tour

The hugely successful cross-over harmony boy band Blake is bringing its Songs of Stage and Screen tour to Blyth next week.

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Stereophonics are returning to Newcastle in March.

Stereophonics lining up 10th show at north east arena to promote LP No 10

Stereophonics fans in the north east can now look forward to a perfect 10 twice over.

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Liam Gallagher at the Leeds Festival. Photo: Katy Blackwood.

Liam Gallagher to play first north east show for four years

Latter-day rock legend Liam Gallagher has added a north east date to his upcoming UK tour, his first in the region for four years.

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Ashington Male Voice Choir during rehearsal.

Choir seeks more singers

Secret singers are being invited to reveal their talents and join a choir.

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Waterboys frontman Mike Scott.

Waterboys singing the blues again and on way back to north east

Singing the blues has always paid off for the Waterboys, just as it did for US singer and actor Guy Mitchell back in 1956, and they’ll be hoping to keep up that winning streak with their latest album, due out next month.

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Richard Thompson is returning to the Sage Gateshead.

Oops! Folk-rock veteran Richard Thompson has done it again

Oops! Richard Thompson has done it again.

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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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Sharon Herron, landlady of The Keel Row at Seaton Delaval.
Pictyre by Jane Coltman

Celebrate milestone at festival

The stage is set for a charity music festival at an award-winning pub.

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A photograph of Codgers Fort by Cambois Camera Club member Keith Talbot.

Camera club plans public open night

The closed season weekly photography trips have led Cambois Camera Club members to some fantastic locations, all within a short drive of the club’s base.

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Historic fighting force back at Alnwick Castle

Historic fighting force back at Alnwick Castle

If you hear loud noises from Alnwick Castle this month, don’t be alarmed.

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The Killers are returning to Newcastle in November.

North east date is doubly wonderful news for Killers fans

It will undoubtedly be wonderful news for Killers fans that their five-year wait for a new album is now almost over, and the fact that the band will soon be on tour over here to promote it can only be better still, doubly wonderful even.

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Robert Plant is returning to Newcastle in November.

Rock legend Robert Plant returns to Newcastle City Hall for first time since 2002

Rock legend Robert Plant has announced his first date at Newcastle City Hall for 15 years to promote his latest solo album, due out in October.

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Alice Cooper can be seen in Leeds in November.

Alice Cooper’s back in north, and so are his old bandmates

US rock veteran Alice Cooper hadn’t put a new album out for six years until the end of last month or headlined a tour this side of the Atlantic for almost as long, but, to quote his 1986 single of that name, he’s back.

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Tony and Karen Houghton with David Yellowley at the hand-over of the money to The Peoples Kitchen from a fundraising Christmas punk CD.

CD is a hit for homeless

A punk pair from Blyth have brought together musicians from across the region to raise more than £2,000 for the homeless.

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One of the Blyth Community Carnival Club workshops.

Bringing back Blyth Carnival

Headway Arts is working with the town council to bring back the Blyth Community Carnival this summer.

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Proper Food and Drink Festival.

‘Proper’ foodies festival

The Proper Food and Drink Festival, which has attracted thousands of visitors to locations across the north east, comes to Blyth for the first time this weekend.

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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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Roast beef dinner

MEAL REVIEW: Old Ash Dene, Ashington

A rainy Sunday called for a trip out for lunch. And having dropped one child off with grandparents for a couple of days, we needed somewhere that could help us entertain our two-and-a-half-year-old.

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The Manic Street Preachers return to Newcastle this Saturday.

Manic Street Preachers promising square deal this weekend

1980s pop act the Bangles might have been more bothered about Mondays being manic, but this Saturday, August 5, is set to be much more so as Newcastle’s Times Square hosts what will undoubtedly be one of the north east’s biggest shows of the summer.

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Sting. Picture by Eric Ryan Anderson

Sting to play one-off concert in north Northumberland

North-East legend Sting will come home to the region this October to perform a special benefit concert at Bamburgh Castle.

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