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How much we spend on clothes every year - and why we go on shopping sprees

The average Brit spends more than £1,000 a year on new clothes every year, new research has revealed.
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The Northern Lights over St Mary's Lighthouse near Whitley Bay. Pic: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Pictures which prove you don't have to go to Iceland to see the Northern Lights

Sky watchers seeking a Northern Lights display often think their best chance lies in Iceland.
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Adele Robbins, "Odette" and Oli Speers, "Prince Sergei",  with members of the Corps de Ballet, English Youth Ballet (EYB) .

Chance to shine in Sunderland Swan Lake auditions

Have you got what it takes to be a ballet star?

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Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Theatre and Comedy
You won't find any of these buzzwords in a dictionary, they're so new.

10 of the latest buzzwords to listen out for in 2017

Yo, fam, how’s it hanging? If you have no idea what that means*, brace yourself for the newest influx of words that all the cool kids will be using this year.
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Keeper of biology Dan Gordon with the skull of a gharial.

Skeleton secrets revealed at new family-friendly exhibition

The skeleton secrets of the animal world are to be revealed at a major new exhibition which starts this weekend at a North East museum.

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The success of Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train saw it adapted into a film starring Emily Blunt

The Girl on the Train is the most borrowed library book

Psychological thriller, The Girl on the Train, has steamed into the number one spot as the most borrowed book in UK libraries during 2015/16.

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Author Richard Adams has died.

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

Watership Down author Richard Adams has died aged 96, a statement on the book's official website has said.

Offbeat
Nabil Nayal with Lianne Hubbert, lecturer on the BA (Hons) Texture and Surface Design degree at CCAD.

Award-winning fashion designer inspires next generation in Hartlepool

An award-winning fashion designer inspired the next generation in Hartlepool as he delivered a talk to students.

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A KR Dance student in action. Photograph courtesy of Simon Wright.

Well done to the Hartlepool schools for their dance support

A dance school owner has praised Hartlepool’s schools for embracing a new initiative.

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What's your favourite band t-shirt? Picture: Shutterstock.

Tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day - dig out your favourite!

Note to self: tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

Music

Hartlepool families turn out in force as Santa Claus is welcomed to town

Families got into the Christmas spirit as they turned out in their droves to welcome Santa Claus to Hartlepool.

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Win: A new look with Hooker & Young salon + £50 of haircare products

Win: A new look with Hooker & Young salon + £50 of haircare products

Fancy turning heads with a new look this Christmas?

Lifestyle
Post-truth became widely used during Donald Trump's presidential election campaign.

How Brexit and Donald Trump influenced the word of the year

"Post-truth" has been named as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year after a spike in its use around the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's presidential bid.

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The skull of the diplodocus, currently on display at the Natural History Museum in London.

Dippy the diplodocus is coming to the North East as famous dinosaur goes on tour

One of the UK's most famous dinosaurs, Dippy the diplodocus, is coming to the North East.
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Mary Ann Cotton's teapot

Killer Mary Ann Cotton's teapot and letters go on display in Beamish after Dark Angel success

Objects belonging to infamous North East serial killer Mary Ann Cotton have gone on display at Beamish Museum.

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Last years winner was Keisha Watson, five, who picked up �150 worth of vouchers for Argos.

Entries open for Mail’s annual Dear Santa competition

All we want for Christmas is... your letters.

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(from left) Mark Dowdall,  Helen Marriage and Coun Simon Henig

Lumiere to illuminate Durham again next year

Lumiere will light up Durham again next year.

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Kay King presents the painting to museum manager Diane Stephens.

Historic artwork gets new home at Hartlepool museum

A painting with special significance has gone on show in Hartlepool.

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