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Ladies of a Certain Age – The History Wardrobe (Thursday, August 27)

Richmond prepares for Georgefest

The Gondoliers

The Gondoliers, The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, Harrogate International Centre

Final trick: Dennis Waterman's Gerry Standing prepares himself for trouble in New Tricks

Gerry's standing down in New Tricks

Wynwood, in Miami.

Laidback charm of Miami

Agastache

Bee a good pal

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. Pictured: Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt

Defying the impossible

The new Apple Watch Sport

Smartwatch age

Pauline McLynn, best known for her roles as Mrs Doyle in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted, is ready for East Is East on stage

Doyle-lightful family drama

The rise of baker 'Lady Aga'

The rise of baker 'Lady Aga'

BLUE: Pins and Ribbons owner Kerrie Murray has created her own fabric which was inspired by her Weimeraner dog Blue. This is the first of a number of dog inspired fabrics to be released Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

A love of sewing and dogs

The Great British Bake Off. Pictured: Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins, Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc. See PA Feature TV Hollywood. Picture Credit should read: PA Photo/BBC/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon. WARNING: This picture must

Baker discovers his roots

Jason Donovan

This show will celebrate my life

Ana Fernandez Guerra and Jacob Robson Picture: MARK PINDER (33915476)

Samling Academy Opera, Sage Gateshead

Great British Menu judges play homage to the WI Calendar Girls, from left Oliver Peyton, Prue Leith and Matthew Fort

Bare facts of cooking

Walter Trout

Back from the brink of death

Katie Gibson daughter of Middlesbrough football Chairman Steve Gibson

Katie Gibson's underground drama at Newcastle

Outside spaces can be a great playground

Summer gardening fun to entertain the children

Last year's festival in full swing

Arts festival to be biggest event yet

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation: Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt

Film Review: Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation

Unhappy messages: In the village hall, a happy Debbie Barton (Charley Webb) and and Pete Barton (Anthony Quinlan) open the cards together, but her heart stops when he opens up her letter

Chaos and commotion as disaster looms

The Crown, Mickleton.

Restaurant Review: The Crown, Mickleton

Northern Print’s director Anna Wilkinson with studio user Meg Held. Picture: Jill Tate

£200,000 boost for Newcastle's Northern Print

Festival season is here

Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson's North-East dates for rock opera

Charlie Landsborough

North-East dates for Charlie Landsborough

Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg), Long Susan (Myanna Buring), Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn)in Ripper Street on BBC

The return of Ripper Street

A dress from the play Marlene, seen at the SJT in 2011, and currently on display at Scarborough Art Gallery as part of SJT at 60. Picture: Tony Bartholomew

Dressed to thrill at Scarborough

Sam Baker

Sam Baker at Gateshead

Terry Deary meets young Horrible Histories fans

Terry's horrible day at York

Ian Kelsey and Patrick Robinson are set to star in a new production of The Shawshank Redemption coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Star pair in Shawshank Redemption

DEER SHED: A family make their way back to the tent. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Deer Shed 6 Festival, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire

Tomorrow at 10.15pm Ballet Lorent will tell the story of the meeting of John Walker and Vesta from the visiting circus and the invention of the friction match. This will be the first show that SIRF will present in the new Central Garden fountain area. Dir

Stockton lights up for four days

Atlantic – Earth’s Wildest Ocean: Orca fin at surface, Norway

Going wild in the ocean

Dutch Van Kirk, 93, the last surviving member of the crew who dropped the bomb

The bomb that changed the world

WATER: Don't let the wet summer make you complacent when it comes to watering your plants

Don't let plants suffer from thirst in hot spell

Helen Walsh with a piece by renowned York Potter David Lloyd-Jones on the new Ceramics level of York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery's £2.2m gift of new life

Verity Rushworth in And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None, Newcastle Theatre Royal

Samling Academy Opera presents a new production of Ravel’s lyric fantasy, The Child and the Spells Picture: MARK PINDER (33360178)

Samling Academy Opera presents a new production of Ravel’s lyric fantasy

Comedians taken to task

Family Home: Sandwith House, Norwood, Harrogate. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Rural peace with all work done

BOXING CLEVER: Jake Gyllenhaal playing Billy 'The Great' Hope in Southpaw

Eight rounds with Jake Gyllenhaal

Think of a student loan as a 'graduate contribution'

Lesson in student loans

MOTORHOME: Gavin Havery on holiday on in Scotland

Fun on four wheels

Colourful cocktails

A real taste of summer

BLend: A stylish mix of contemporary decor in historic surroundings

Restored 'gem of a hotel'

Veronicastrum Red Arrows

Border beauties

The grass is always Green

Actor makes cut for past roles

Prawns of a dilemma: a dish which proved too much for one of Bill's guests

Something fishy about guest

Doomed lovers: Vanessa Bell (Phoebe Fox) and Duncan Grant (James Norton)

The art of love

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