Jenny Needham

Features Editor

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Interior designer is fulfilling a passion

INTERIOR designer Peter Turner is originally from Middlesbrough but has moved many times, fulfilling a passion for renovating houses. Currently, he lives with his husband and dog JB in Acklam, on the outskirts of town. He has always had a passion for interiors, studying 3D design at Cleveland College of Art (now The Northern School of Art) and then going on to the University of Teesside to study for a BA in Interior Architecture and Design. After qualifying with First Class Honours, he moved ont

Food festival on the menu at Rockliffe Hall

FOLLOWING the huge success of Rockliffe Hall’s first ever Festival of Food, the five-star resort says the event will return, bigger and better, in February 2020. The luxury hotel in Hurworth, near Darlington, will welcome some of the country’s top professional chefs and culinary stars during the second eight-day festival, which starts on Saturday, February 1.

Vintage, with a perfect plot: The Mousetrap comes to Billingham

FIRST seen in 1952, The Mousetrap has gone on to become the world’s longest running stage production. Following a record-breaking 60th anniversary debut tour in 2012, this timeless thriller is now on a UK tour and coming to the region at the beginning of February.

Sunderland band The Futureheads heading for Newcastle on their 15th anniversary tour

HAVING first emerged at the start of the Noughties amidst a burgeoning swarm of guitar bands, Sunderland quartet The Futureheads, with their proud regional accents and spiky, playful sensibilities, stuck out from the off. Over the following decade The Futureheads – comprised of vocalists and guitarists Barry Hyde and Ross Millard, vocalist and bassist David 'Jaff' Craig and vocalist and drummer Dave Hyde – amassed five critically-acclaimed albums, headlined countless tours and earned an NME

Gallery owner: art is for everyone

BY his own admission, Richard Hindle has always been a dreamer. After leaving school and starting work as a picture framer and photographer, he dreamt of having his own art gallery. It would be somewhere that would tap the enormous wealth of talent in the region and bring art to everyone, even those who hadn’t realised they needed art in their homes and lives.