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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.
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Model night at Cambois Camera Club. Bobbi Castle pictured by Stephen Lynch.

Busy start to new club season

Cambois Camera Club continues to have a full programme for experienced and novice photographers of all abilities.

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The game Toilet Trouble is predicted to be popular this Christmas.

These are the predicted must-have toys for Christmas 2017

Industry experts have predicted the top 12 must-have toys for Christmas 2017.

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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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Good news for single-parent holidaymakers.

Virgin Holidays becomes first to abolish extra charges for single parents

Virgin Holidays has become the first to abolish stealth hotel charges for single-parent families to a string of long-haul destinations.

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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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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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Award-winning Alice in Wonderland portrait by Susan Pattison.

Susan snaps up first picture win

Cambois Camera Club

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Co-op is celebrating after its own-brand bubbly wins gold.

Co-op’s own brand bubbly ranked as good as Dom Pérignon

If you ever needed an excuse to pop the fizz, Co-op’s own brand of champagne wine has been ranked alongside high-end brands, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon.
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REVEALED: PlayStation Plus free games for June

REVEALED: PlayStation Plus free games for June

PlayStation has announced the six games which are free to Plus members for June, and you have five more days to download last month’s titles.

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Mr Ronnie Semple by Keith Talbot of Cambois Camera Club.

Many benefits of the camera club

Cambois Camera Club is a long-established amateur photographic club, founded in 1950.

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A delighted Lorna hugs fellow contestant Fumbi as they both go through to the knock-out stage.

Lorna's reaction to getting through to MasterChef knockout stages

Berwick’s Lorna Robertson is proving herself to be one of the top contestants in this year’s MasterChef.
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Fun for all the family at Manor Walks shopping centre this Easter.

Free Easter fun at Northumberland shopping centre

A range of egg-citing Easter activities will keep children entertained for free at Manor Walks Shopping Centre in Cramlington from Monday.
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Lesley Stanbury from Free from Freak at a previous North East Vegan Festival

North East Vegan Festival (Nevfest) returns to Sunderland

Thousands of vegans are set to swamp out the Stadium of Light as the North East Vegan Festival (Nevfest) returns to the home of the Black Cats.
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Overspending at Christmas is tempting, but try to avoid getting into debt. If you are worried about your finances Citizens Advice Northumberland is at hand to help. Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Top tips to avoid a debt hangover

Families have been offered expert advice to try to avoid a Christmas debt hangover.

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The Seven Oaks in Cramlington is seeking children to take part in a Christmas video.

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.

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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.
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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.

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