Tyne & Wear 17 September 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-49725881 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Plans for a clean air toll in Newcastle city centre would fall apart if the government does not fund the scheme, the … [Read more...] about Air plan ‘falls apart’ without government funding
Sunderland go into their eighth game of the season tonight, taking on Rotherham at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats' 3-1 win at Accrington lifted them up to fifth in the League One table and they will look to keep the pressure on league leaders Coventry with a win this evening With everyone except Duncan Watmore fit, and a hectic September schedule, Jack Ross is left with a dilemma when it comes to who to pick for tonight's game. Here is how Sunderland AFC writer Rebecca Johnson would like to see the Black Cats line up this evening. Read More Sunderland vs Rotherham build up GOALKEEPER: J. McLaughlin DEFENCE: Hume, Willis, Ozturk and O'Nien. Defence has always been a problem for Sunderland, but could this combination be Ross' preferred choice to start games? The Black Cats gaffer has tinkered with different defenders throughout the season. Jordan Willis and Alim Ozturk have found themselves as the regular centre-back pairing, with Tom Flanagan dropped to the bench. Luke … [Read more...] about Sunderland vs Rotherham
Hundreds of people flocked to Preston Park this weekend for the Whitby Steampunk festival on tour. The stunning museum and grounds in Stockton, provided the perfect backdrop for fabulous and outrageous outfits, inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery. If you were up for a bit of historical fencing, Victorian martial arts or even a hypnosis demonstration, this was the place to be and if you hadn't dressed for the event, there were plenty of stalls on the Victorian cobbled street to get yourself kitted out. Whitby Steampunk Festival at Preston Park View gallery All costumes, ranging from the bizarre to the beautiful showcased the creativity of those who had dressed for the occasion. Whether a hat made from discarded Barbie dolls, the feathers and frills of a clockwork angel of death or the waxed moustache and goggles of a Steampunk adventurer, there was something for everyone. Take a look at the gallery above to see some of the costumes. … [Read more...] about Steampunk festival stuns crowds at Preston Park
Watch out Geordies....the Mormons are coming! Yes, after its massively successful stint down the road in Sunderland, smash hit musical The Book of Mormon has been confirmed for a Newcastle run with the news announced with a Facebook tribute to Tyneside institutions Ant & Dec and Greggs. A post on the Book of Mormon page on Monday night read " TheMormonsAreComing ... #NEWCASTLE "OH Cool, the home of Ant & Dec and SO MANY FREAKIN’ Greggs!" If you didn't see the Facebook post, you might well have seen the 'Mormons are Coming!" poster on the electronic notice board near eat4less on Northumberland Street. You can be the first to know all about The Book of Mormon's stint in Newcastle by signing up to the mailing list HERE, which will also give you access to priority tickets. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, together with Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, Book of Mormon follows two missionaries sent from their home in Salt Lake City to preach the Mormon … [Read more...] about Smash hit musical Book of Mormon is coming to Newcastle!
Enchanted Parks, the annual light festival that has been held in Saltwell Park, Gateshead, for more than a decade, has been cancelled this year. The event was due to take place between December 10 and 15, with a theme dubbed a ‘Moonlit Menagerie.’ But now organisers say the festival will be “taking a break for 2019.” Run by the NewcastleGateshead Initiative in conjunction with Gateshead Council, Enchanted Parks attracts more than 30,000 visitors every year. Dozens of specially commissioned art works are lit up in the grounds of the Victorian Park, billed as a “magical and mythical wonderland” by organisers. In a joint statement, Gateshead Council and the NewcastleGateshead Initiative said: “Enchanted Parks will be taking a break in 2019 as we seek to develop a new programme of activity and secure the additional funding required for a unique event of this scale. However, working closely with our partners it’s our ambition to return … [Read more...] about Enchanted Park 2019 cancelled