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Maker Faire, a celebration of creation, crafts and cool stuff, came back to Newcastle's International Centre for Life in April 2016.

Maker Faire Comes To Life

Maker Faire, a celebration of creation, crafts and cool stuff, came back to Newcastle’s International Centre for Life in April 2016. Thousands turned up to the two-day family friendly festival of invention and creativity, bringing together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe – people who love to make stuff […]

Brenda Blethyn, who stars as DCI Vera Stanhope in the hit ITV drama Vera, seen during the filming of the latest series at North Shields Fish Quay.

Vera filming in North Shields

Brenda Blethyn, who stars as DCI Vera Stanhope in the hit ITV drama Vera, seen during the filming of the latest series at North Shields Fish Quay.                    

EDL and Unite march in North Shields

EDL and Unite march in North Shields

A march through North Shields and demonstration in Northumberland Square is held by around 100 members of the EDL on August 1st to protest about the proposed closure of a nearby immigration reporting centre. Around 300 Unite Against Fascism supporters also marched through the town and protested against the EDL in the other half of the […]

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat volunteers have been put through their paces in a training exercise with one of the new Sikorsky search and rescue helicopters which are taking over from the RAF.

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboats exercise with new HM Coastguard rescue helicopter

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat volunteers have been put through their paces in a training exercise with one of the new Sikorsky search and rescue helicopters which are taking over from the RAF. From April, the familiar yellow Sea King, based at RAF Boulmer, will no longer be used by the Coastguard for search-and-rescue missions at sea. […]

PAUL Weller entertained a crowd of 4000 when he headlined the line-up at the 10th Mouth of the Tyne Festival, held at Tynemouth Priory and Castle over the weekend of July 11-13. Picture by Adrian Don, ElectricPics Photography

Paul Weller entertains the crowds at Tynemouth

PAUL Weller, the ‘Modfather’ entertained a crowd of 4000 when he headlined the line-up at the 10th Mouth of the Tyne Festival, held at Tynemouth Priory and Castle over the weekend of July 11-13.