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.
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. […]
The first submarine to visit the Tyne for ten years paid a weekend visit in late April. HNLMS Walrus, a diesel-electric submarine of the Koninklijke Marine – Royal Netherlands Navy – made the operational stay after taking part in a major exercise in the North Sea.
Newcastle's New Year's Eve Winter Carnival brought the city's Christmas celebrations almost to an end as thousands of spectators watched a procession of floats and entertainers parade through the city and on to the Civic Centre where they were entertained by a dramatic firework display.