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A Song for Jenny: Julie Nicholson, who is played by Emily Watson

Real-life story of fate's cruelty

Ardal O'Hanlon as Dougal in Father Ted

Freaks, geeks or antiques

DIVORCE: Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

Turning point for Heather

Artichoke flower

Summer harvest

Heather and Graham Raine

Opening time

RELAX: The Coach House at Middleton Lodge opens new Treatment Rooms pictured Selena Blain from Cocoon in Darlington who will be the collaborative partner Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

A real treat in store at Middleton Lodge

Fun for the kids

Are you entitled to free childcare?

Ken and Deirdre's wedding day

It's time for soap to say goodbye to star

The whiff of deception

The whiff of deception

Idris Elba taking part in the Circuit of Ireland race in episode one of No Limits

Giving fear the Elba

Artizani - Lobster a la Cart

Seafest ready for Scarborough's West Pier

Several measures are available to tackle cats in the garden

Discover how to keep cats out of your garden

Charlie Hardwick as Val Pollard in Emmerdale

Charlie is a darling for Newcastle Theatre Royal panto

Shaun Williamson as Jim and Mica Paris as Sylvia in Love Me Tender

'Amy Winehouse was wonderful' says Sunderland-bound Mica Paris

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter is Gateshead's festival's first star act

Jeffrey Holland in The Ghost Train

The Ghost Train: Darlington Civic Theatre

Tom Robinson

Gateshead date for Tom Robinson

The Wailers

Wailers head for Newcastle in November

Artsnight features Lily Cole

Pregnant pause on art

Fred MacAulay

Five North-East and North Yorkshire dates for Fred MacAulay

Castle Players, from Barnard Castle, pictured on the steps of The Royal Shakespeare Company, when they were among a handful of amateur companies chosen to perform in Stratford-upon-Avon

RSC Dream delight for North-East amateurs

CHERYL, MIKE & JAY formerly of BUCKS FIZZ plus Bobby McVay

Fizzing into Billingham

A scene from Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal: Newcastle

Cathy (Melanie Hill) proudly shows Roy Cropper (David Neilson) how she’s shifted some junk so they can actually sit down in Coronation Street

Street's shock after death of beloved wife

Too chatty: Guest Peter Kay takes over the chair of host Alan Carr during the recent run of Chatty Man

Keeping out of mischief on his latest tour

Connie Lush and Blues Shouter in concert

International acts set to thrill

Terminator Genisys

Film Review: Terminator Genisys

Folk festival season

Dallas Campbell

Going underground

Reunited Elizabeth Wells, Paul Meddelton and Janice Saunders feature in ITV's Long Lost Family

In search of long lost brothers

Double triumph: New Fiction Bursary winners Amy Lord and Martin Feekins share an office in Northallerton

Big year for Northern Writers' Awards

Star memories: Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee in The Avengers, a fondly-remembered Brian Clemens project. Below, Brian Clemens and son Sam

Sherlock Holmes tribute to Brian Clemens at Darlington

July 8, 2005, Northern Echo front page on the London terrorist attack

Ten years after terror struck London

Minions out now

'It's good to be bad'

50 Shades of Grey as fan fiction for the Twilight series

50 Shades better?

Great Britain's Andy Murray kissing the trophy after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

Murray will win, or Djokovic

Madeleine Shaw

Shaw way to get the glow

Sleightholmedale Lodge, Fadmoor, has evolved stunning, naturalistic displays

Charmingly random, informal joy

Taking liberties

Taking liberties

Cocktail dress inspired by Pop Art

Proof that style really is eternal

Harvesting carrots

Root of the issue

Great Britain's Andy Murray kissing the trophy after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic on day 13 of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon

Wimbledon seeks another winner

A scene from The Gondoliers

National G&S tour to Harrogate and Darlington

Last Night A DJ Saved My Life cast: Kim Tiddy from The Bill, David Hasselhoff, Shane Richie Junior and Stephanie Webber from The Voice

Will The Hoff do drugs scene on stage at Darlington and Sunderland?

Verity Rushworth in And Then There Were None

Verity Rushworth aims for murder at Newcastle

Gardening expert Frances Tophill

Give your new garden time to reveal its glories

SICILIAN: Co-owner of Alessandro's Restaurant in Richmond, Antonio Alessandro. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Alessandro's Sicilian, Richmond

Pat and Greg Kane of Hue and Cry

Hue and Cry at Newcastle

Diana Vickers on stage in Middlesbrough

Diana Vickers Timewarps to Sunderland and York

Alex Horne

Three Alex Horne North-East tour dates

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