North Shields Charity opens its doors for a Family Fun Day

A North Shields-based charity, which every year supports hundreds of local families, is opening its doors on Saturday. The Acorns Project – located at 7 Alma Place – is holding a Family Fun Day where the highlights will include a Party Animals Mobile Zoo, face painting, plant pot painting, drumming workshops, indoor crafts and activities,…

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Hot event just days away

One of the hottest events of the summer is just days away. The Festival by the Sea – presented by the North East Chilli Fest – unleashes its mix of food, drink, music and entertainment at 5pm on Friday and the party lasts until Sunday evening. This is the eighth year of the festival and…

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Prestigious award for Middlesbrough’s Live Well Centre

Middlesbrough’s Live Well Centre – which opened less than two years ago – has won a prestigious national award. It was one of 10 council-run projects nominated in the Public Health Improvements category at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards, which took place at the famous Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London. The Live…

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Future Business Magnates 2019 – Awards Evening video

Congratulations to the team from St Leonard’s Catholic School who were last night named as the 14th winners of Future Business Magnates (FBM).  The competition is run by Business Durham and requires Year 8 students to create a product and then learn – through various challenges – how to market, finance and pitch their idea….

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Teesside rockers to dress to impress thanks to new shop

Teesside’s rockers of all ages can now dress to impress after the opening of a new shop in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market. The Alt Box is the brainchild of rock fan and experienced retailer Mark McNaughton from Thornaby. He will be selling T-shirts celebrating 50 of history’s most popular bands and singers – from Queen,…

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The heat is on at this summer’s Festival by the Sea

The heat is on at this summer’s Festival by the Sea as its famous chilli eating competition notches up a few degrees. The competition – presented by Rob Dumbrell – has always been one of the highlights for festival-goers as they witness the pride and pain of the participants. “And this year it’s getting really…

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Regional final places for young Teesside entrepreneurs

Two Teesside businesses, run by young entrepreneurs, have won places in the regional final of a national competition to find the next generation of superstar traders. The Little Vegan Market and Betty and the Lovecats were chosen after impressing the judges at the Youth Market, held at Middlesbrough’s Dundas Market. The Little Vegan Market –…

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Special school attacked by vandals chosen as charity recipient

A Newcastle special school, which was the victim of a shocking attack by vandals, has been chosen as the recipient of a fund-raising football competition run by a local business. The attack on Hadrian School happened during last year’s Easter holidays and outraged people throughout the North East and beyond. Donations and messages of support…

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Search for super sellers comes to Dundas

Young Teesside traders are taking over the Dundas Shopping Centre and Indoor Market on Saturday as part of a nationwide search to find the next generation of “super sellers”. A dozen hopefuls – all aged between 16 and 30 – will be setting up their stalls for the Youth Market, where they hope to win…

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Proper Food and Drink returns to Whitley Bay

One of the summer’s most popular events returns to North Tyneside later this month. The Proper Food and Drink Festival is coming to the Spanish City Plaza on the weekend of 15 and 16 June. It will provide a showcase for dozens of artisan chefs, bakers, brewers, crafts people and musicians and is expected to…

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