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Gary Lineker looks back at this year's FA Cup Final road to Wembley

Lineker's really up for the cup

Springwatch presenters Martin Hughes-Games, Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham

Springing into wildlife

TASTY: A taster plate prepared by Michelin star chef Frances Atkins at Bettys Cookery School in Harrogate using fresh seasonal ingredients Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Serving up lessons at Bettys

NEWCASTLE GIG: Ron Sexsmith

Sexsmith marks 20th anniversary with Newcastle gig

Al Pacino is the eponymous Danny Collins

'I wish I was a rock star'

Siobhan Caffrey, beauty therapist and co-owner of SHINE

What it's like to have a spray tan...

Eccentric: Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope, the TV detective series based in the North-East

Detective work

SHOP:  Angela Kingsley, of Maison Royal.

Pop in for new ideas

EXHIBITION: Three local artists will be holding a one day exhibition at Middleton Lodge pictured Tracy Kidd, David and Sarah Cemmick Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

One-day exhibition in Richmond

Rockliffe Hall has big ambitions

Rockliffe Hall has big ambitions

FESTIVAL: Violinist Jonian Ilias Kadesha.  (26877663)

Northern Chords Festival returns to Durham Cathedral's Chapter House

English Touring Opera: Donizetti, The Siege of Calais (L'assedio di Calais). Photo: Bill Knight. (26855419)

Siege of Calais, English Touring Opera, Durham Gala Theatre

Disney's Tomorrowland, with George Clooney as Frank Walker

Clooney's in Tomorrowland

Mary Poppins' song Jolly Holiday from the Disney and Cameron Mackintosh stage production

Mary Poppins heads for Newcastle in 2016

Andy McIndoe

Plants that stand the test of time

Paul Thompson

Milk float music man heads for Barnard Castle

Action from previous heats of dance competition Moving North

Dance competition heads for York

Global success: Hozier has been touring for the past 12 months

Hozier's hit is the new religion

Folk concerts a bastion of protest

Moomins On The Riviera (U)

Film review: Moomins On The Riviera

BISTRO: Sophie Davison and Matthew Colley of Penleys in Richmond.

Eating Out: Penleys, Richmond

Patrick Monahan: Coming to Middlesbrough

Monahan's big tour finale in Middlesbrough

A dark and disturbed Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) turns her thoughts to Carla Connor (Alison King) in Coronation Street. As Carla lays asleep on the sofa her life is in Tracy’s hands as Tracy picks up a possible weapon

Jealous Tracy is all fired up

Emotional EastEnders as Phil Mitchell, played by Steve McFadden (left) comforts Ian Beale, played by Adam Woodyatt, after the murder of his daughter Lucy

Will EastEnders murder the rest at the soap awards?

Jabez Cheeseman and Colby Mulgrew are Bruno and Shmuel in The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Newcastle Theatre Royal

Inspector George Gently stars Martin Shaw

Gently facing up to a skinhead gang

LA BOHEME: Sky Ingram (Musetta), Grant Doyle (Marcello) // English Touring Opera: Puccini, La bohà 	¨me. Picture: Richard Hubert Smith.. (26528336)

La bohème: English Touring Opera, Gala Theatre, Durham

Joe Pasquale in Spamalot

Spamalot: Empire Theatre, Sunderland

In the workhouse: Alistair McGowan, Tyger Drew-Honey and Colin Jackson

The Workhouse beckons for Ann Widdecombe

SHOW: Take That perform at the Metro Radio Arena

Review & Pictures: Take That wow crowds at Metro Radio Arena

Saleem Ashkar Picture: PETER RIGAUD  (26376603)

Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle: Saleem Ashkar, Sage Gateshead

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Pictured: Childermass (Enzo Cilenti), Vinculus (Paul Kaye).

Magic for grown-up in new BBC drama

Prime spot: The brasserie at malmaison

Mood changes at the Malmaison

Lynchris coronaria

Add a sense of cool calmness with silver-leaved plants

Museum of Curiosity: Paul Czainski

The art of imagination in Staithes

The well-equipped kitchen comes with an Aga

A move from London to a family holiday home in Northumberland

Home-buyers' money minefield

RHS Chelsea Flower Show presenters Monty Don, Joe Swift and Sophie Raworth

Digging for victory at Chelsea

Lorna Luft and The Boyfriends

Judy – The Songbook of Judy Garland, Grand Opera House, York

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tour: Michael Praed (Lawrence), Carley Stenson (Christine), Noel Sullivan (Freddy) and Mark Benton (Andre)

Mark of a scoundrel at Sunderland

Marti Pellow of Wet Wet Wet

Wet Wet Wet announce The Big Picture Tour 2016

Martin Clunes (left) meets Bharat and his Elephant Rum Cali. Bharat has been a mahout for 19 years, nine of which he's spent with his current elephant

Doc Martin walks with the animals

The Hope in Vulnerability garden, designed by Matt Keightley for Sentebale, for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

We all want to go to Chelsea

Italian gloves to suit all tastes at an upmarket shop in Galeries St Hubert. Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT

Brussels requires leisurely muscles

Disney on Ice, Cars

Frozen may set Disney On Ice record

Voca People group with Shai Fishman and Lior Kalfo

Out of this world singing act

Pitch Perfect 2: Haliee Steinfeld, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp and Rebel Wilson

Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Rick Buckler back in 1976

Rick's Jam-packed career

Shabnam Masood (Rakhee Thakrar) misinterprets Dean Wick's (Matt Di Angelo) words in EastEnders

Deluded Dean has more baby bother

Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot announces 2016 Newcastle tour

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