Newcastle Winter Carnival 2012

Newcastle’s New Year’s Eve Winter Carnival

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.          

Vera Baird, Police & Crime Commissioner, launches domestic violence campaign

Vera Baird, Police & Crime Commissioner, launches domestic violence campaign

In her first publicised engagement since being elected, former Solicitor General and MP for Redcar, Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner Vera Baird and Northumbria Police Chief Constable Sue Sim launch a new campaign entitled "Are you walking on eggshells" to raise awareness of domestic violence in the Northumbria Police force area. The launch took place […]

Brian Bernie - founder of cancer transport charity Daft as a brush!

Brian Bernie – Daft as a brush!

Interesting job for the Sunday Post: Brian Bernie, eccentric former owner of Doxford Hall who sold up to set up cancer transport charity Daft as a Brush, is selling another home to fund the charity's move into a new headquarters building.  More on Daft as a Brush

Piano Concerto - on Whitley Bay beach!

Piano Concerto – on the beach!

Piano virtuoso Jonathan Middleton gives an unusual performance on Whitley Bay beach of pieces from the film The Piano before the showing of the film at the Rendevous Cafe, as the last event of the Whitley Bay Film Festival 2012.