Events to tickle your taste buds in South Shields this summer

Bents Park in South Shields is this summer again hosting two free events guaranteed to tickle your taste buds. The Proper Food and Drink Festival returns over the late Bank Holiday weekend in May, and the third Great North Feast takes place in August on the last Bank Holiday weekend of the year. Proper Food…

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Multiple treats for North Tyneside’s lovers of food and drink

North Tyneside’s lovers of locally produced food and drink are in for multiple treats this summer. The ever-popular Proper Food and Drink Festival returns to Northumberland Square in North Shields in May and Whitley Bay’s Spanish City Plaza the following month. In addition – as announced earlier this month – the Spanish City Plaza has…

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Food festival comes to Newcastle for the first time

A summer highlight for North East lovers of food is coming to Newcastle for the first time this year. Proper Food and Drink Festivals – which were launched in 2012 – have been held in Northumberland, North and South Tyneside and Gateshead but never in the city. That changes in July when McCracken Park in…

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Onesie company helping rough sleepers keep warm

The All-in-One Company – which helped make the onesie a must have fashion item – is helping rough sleepers in Newcastle keep warm. It has supplied a first batch of specially-made blankets to the Making Winter Warmer charity, whose volunteers provide food and clothing for the growing number of people who live on the city’s…

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TV MasterChef to bring his fund-raising food roadshow to Northallerton

TV MasterChef Matei Baran is bringing his fund-raising food roadshow to a new eatery in Northallerton next month. Chef Matei will be cooking up a luxury five course tasting menu for diners at Somewhere Else in Friarage Street on 5 April.  All profits will go to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The charity is also the…

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TV Masterchefs team up for special fund-raising event

Two TV MasterChef quarter finalists are teaming up next month to raise money for research into a life limiting disease. Matei Baran, who appeared on the show in 2016, and last year’s contestant Max Gott are creating a luxury five course tasting menu for diners at Max’s restaurant – Bistro Forty Six in Jesmond –…

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Feast by the Sea coming to Whitley Bay this summer

Details have been released of a new series of free pop up street food events coming to Whitley Bay this summer. Over three weekends the Spanish City Plaza will be transformed – with giant yurts, stretch tents, street food trucks, bars and stalls – to become home to a Feast by the Sea, each event…

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Free taste of golf on offer at Tynemouth Golf Club

Tynemouth Golf Club is encouraging residents of North Tyneside to “give golf a go”. It is running a free Golf Taster Session for beginners on Sunday 17 February from 1pm-3pm. Club manager Paul Whittaker said: “You might have fancied trying golf but never got round to it, you might see it as a way of improving…

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New video for Wynyard Homes

As the son of a builder it’s always a pleasure to be involved in housing sector projects.  For a couple of years I was a Speech Writer for one of the UK’s biggest housing associations.  It was the best job title I’ve had, but that’s probably as good as it got. More recently we’ve been…

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