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Financier joins The Auckland Project Board

An experienced financier, with a broad commercial background, has joined the Board of Trustees at a County Durham charity. Having worked with both plc and private equity companies across the UK, Bob Bigley is now bringing more than 30 years’ experience in Corporate Finance to The Auckland Project, based...

New Car Park Planned for Bishop Auckland

Plans have been announced to transform unused land in Bishop Auckland into a new 72-space car park. The car park is designed to offer additional short stay parking to those using the town’s main shopping area, with improved pedestrian access to Newgate Street. Work is due to begin on...

Bookings now open for Welcome to NewcastleGateshead training!

NewcastleGateshead Initiative is offering two new Welcome to NewcastleGateshead workshops for front-line tourism staff and everyone who has a role in welcoming visitors. These fun and interactive 3-hour workshops are accompanied by a walking tour, led by our knowledgeable Newcastle City Guides, who provide an informative, fun and quirky...

All-star cast bring new ghostly thriller to haunt Theatre Royal stage

A stellar cast of TV favourites are bringing top crime author Peter James’ spine-tingling new world premiere play The House on Cold Hill to the Theatre Royal stage this Spring.  Prepare to have your nerves officially shredded between the 18-23 March 2019! The no.1 best-selling author’s all new ‘page-to-stage’...

Bradley Creswick to have last lark as RNS lead

Royal Northern Sinfonia’s much-loved violinist Bradley Creswick will step down as leader of the orchestra at the end of their 60th anniversary season. Since joining the orchestra in 1984 Bradley has become a firm favourite with audiences, bringing a unique energy, warmth and animation to performances. His rendition of...

Enjoy a dose of sunshine this January with Benidorm Live!

Rid those January blues at Sunderland Empire this month when Benidorm Live checks in for one week only, 14-19 January 2019 for a dose of fun in the sun! Derren Litten’s smash hit ITV comedy BENIDORM is set to bring sunshine and smiles to the stage with Benidorm Live...

Edinburgh’s detective rebus to come out of retirement on Theatre Royal stage

Edinburgh’s most famous sleuth – Inspector John Rebus, the legendary creation of crime fiction supremo Ian Rankin, will be brought to vivid life on the Theatre Royal stage later this month for the first time ever, 25 Feb – 2 Mar 2019. Rebus: Long Shadows has been written exclusively...

The breathtaking stage spectacle ‘War Horse’ to gallop back to Sunderland Empire

After a phenomenal run in 2014, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play WAR HORSE is set to gallop back to Sunderland Empire from 6 – 23 February 2019 as part of its 10th Anniversary UK Tour. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama,...

Go North East named first partner fully validated by National Express as part of new global standards initiative

Go North East named first partner fully validated by National Express as part of new global standards initiative Trainers from the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East, have completed innovative training with National Express, allowing them to be fully compliant with the coach company’s recently-introduced driver evaluation process....

Dine with Dippy

Businesses can dine in the shadow of Britain’s most famous dinosaur when it travels to Tyneside this spring. The Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus cast, Dippy, is coming to the Great North Museum: Hancock in May 2019 as part of a nationwide tour. Dippy’s visit is part of an...

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