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Bananarama reform and announce North East tour date

Get ready to backcomb your barnet - the original Bananarama are back.

Lindisfarne oysters at The Seafood Shack, Alnmouth.

MEAL REVIEW: The Seafood Shack, Alnmouth

As intimate restaurants go, you couldn’t get more cosy than the Seafood Shack at Alnmouth.

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Northumbrian ham, cheese and chutney sandwich at The Earl Grey Tea House.

MEAL REVIEW: The Earl Grey Tea House, Howick Hall Gardens

Despite perhaps not being quite at its peak in early April, the daffodils alone make a wander in Howick Hall Gardens a most enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

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Ashington Male Voice Choir at Northumberland Miners' Picnic at Woodhorn.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Choir to sing in Sally’s memory

A special concert will be held in Warworth in memory of a much-respected member of the community.

A delighted Lorna hugs fellow contestant Fumbi as they both go through to the knock-out stage.

Lorna's reaction to getting through to MasterChef knockout stages

Berwick’s Lorna Robertson is proving herself to be one of the top contestants in this year’s MasterChef.
Dillie Keane takes a short break from her Fascinating A�da gal pals to present her first solo show in years as she comes to Alnwick Playhouse on Saturday, April 23.

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Dragon and the Bird at Alnwick Playhouse

Unlikely friendship takes to the stage

Experience magical environments through dance, music and the unlikely friendship of a tiny bird and a friendly dragon at Alnwick Playhouse on Saturday.

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The orchestra of Opera North

Brass ensemble was a hit

Alnwick Music Society heralded spring with a rousing concert of brass music at The Playhouse.

Meat feast pizza at Zecca, Amble.

MEAL REVIEW: Zecca, High Street, Amble

Three generations, two mams and one restaurant – the stage was set for a Mothering Sunday lunchtime treat, Italian style.

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Nimrod by Ivor Rackham, inspired by the Massachusetts photographer from the 1940s, Howard Liberman.

Encourage artistic innovation in others

What do the artists Monet, van Gogh, Gaugin, Cezanne and Lowry all have in common?

Fish pie at the Fish Shack at Amble. Pictures by Paul Larkin

MEAL REVIEW: The Fish Shack, Amble Quayside

It was Friday – nothing else for it but to head for the coast and find a fish restaurant.

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There was plenty of Easter-themed fun at the Aln Valley Railway in Alnwick. Picture by Mary Scott

All aboard for a host of Easter family fun

A weekend of Easter fun is planned for Aln Valley Railway this weekend.

Illustrating Harry Potterat the Bailiffgate Museum in Alnwick. Lasting till late June it showcases original illustrations, sketches, models and final prints from the brand new edition of J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, illustrated by Jim Kay.
 Sally Brewis in the museums own sorting hat.

Exhibition illustrates world of Harry Potter

You can enjoy a magical Easter and a happy school holidays with events at Alnwick’s Bailiffgate Museum.

Dragon Quest at Alnwick Castle.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Fearsome beasts, deadly potions, thrills and more await the brave

At Alnwick Castle this Easter you’ll find fearsome beasts and mediaeval magic, spooky stories, jolly jesters, enchanted broomsticks and a whole magician’s treasury of fantastical fun and games for all ages.

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Celebrate spring and Easter on the Northumberland coast with a concert of traditional music from Andrew and Margaret Watchorn on Monday, April 17.

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Theatre announcement: West End smash Matilda to play Sunderland Empire on first UK tour

West End hit Matilda will be performed at Sunderland Empire as part of its first ever UK tour, the Echo can reveal.

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The Duke's Middle School Brass Band

Festival prizes for school’s brass band

Members of the Duke’s Middle School Brass Band came away with three trophies in the Wansbeck Music Festival.

Fun for all the family at Manor Walks shopping centre this Easter.

Free Easter fun at Northumberland shopping centre

A range of egg-citing Easter activities will keep children entertained for free at Manor Walks Shopping Centre in Cramlington from Monday.
The awards ceremony will take place at Alnwick Castle in June. Picture Jane Coltman

Launch of the Northumberland Tourism Awards

Northumberland is the jewel in the crown of the North-East tourist industry and that’s why we want to celebrate the very best.

Having won 'Best Duo' at the Radio2 Folk Awards in 2013 and 2016, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman return to St Cuthbert's House on April 13. More details below.

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