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Seven must-see North East gigs for the next seven days

From rock to folk, and just about everything in-between, there's the usual healthy mix of gigs to suit all tastes in the North East this week.
Music
Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby and her reality TV star boyfriend Stephen Bear.

Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby wants to marry 'soulmate' Stephen Bear

Former Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby said she thinks she and her reality TV star boyfriend Stephen Bear will get married.

TV and Film
The Skids put on a superb show at the O2 Academy - their first North East date in 37 years.

Review: The Skids, O2 Academy, Newcastle

The Skids were always one of those bands who were a cut above your average three-chord punk group.
Music
What's your favourite part of a barbecue?

One in 10 Brits will attend more than 20 barbecues this summer

The weather might not always permit it but us Brits are a nation of barbecue lovers and now latest research has discovered that one in ten Brits will attend more than 20 barbecues this summer.

Eating Out
JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017Royal National Theatre

Win: Two pairs of tickets to Jane Eyre, Theatre Royal Newcastle

An inventive take on one of the greatest novels of all time is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal – and you could be there for free.

Theatre and Comedy
Black bean, chorizo, sweet potato and coconut bowl.

Recipe of the week: Black bean, chorizo, sweet potato and coconut bowl

This week's healthy recipe is for a black bean, chorizo, sweet potato and coconut bowl.
Eating Out

What a feeling! Flashdance announces one-week run at Sunderland Empire

Dust off your leg warmers! Flashdance - The Musical is coming to town.

Theatre and Comedy
Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson in Hampstead.

Cinema and TRAILER: Keaton brings the common touch to the Heath in tale of London life

As Diane Keaton returns to the big screen in Hampstead, she talks to Kate Whiting about playing a fish out of water, and why she never married any of her famous beaus

TV and Film
Pitch Battle continues.

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

Stuart Chandler finds the best of the rest on TV this week. . .
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Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is at the centre of an unlikely love story

TV Choice and VIDEO: A hidden gem uncovered at last

Outlander, Thursday, 9pm, More 4
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The Purge: Election Year is on Sky Cinema.

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

Stuart Chandler has been looking underneath the schedules to find you some alternative viewing. . .
TV and Film
The Leftovers is gripping stuff.

OPINION - VIEWSCREEN: The Leftovers is compelling and compulsive stuff

A mysterious, world-shattering event. Everything is changed forever. Nearly everybody has lost somebody. And that’s just the beginning of The Leftovers, which starts its third season on Sky Atlantic next week.
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Alison Brie in  GLOW.

Big Preview and VIDEO: Wrestling with the tricky worlds of the 80s and gender politics

It’s back to the Eighties for Netflix’s all-female wrestling dramedy GLOW. Gemma Dunn ducks into the ring to find out more from its all-star line-up

TV and Film
Neil Back.

Find out which World Cup legend is set to visit Hartlepool at the weekend

A World Cup winning rugby player is set to visit Hartlepool at the weekend as part of a national programme to promote the sport.

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Comedian Gary Delaney.

TV stars to perform at Hartlepool comedy club

Comedy fans in Hartlepool are set to be chuckling all night long with two TV stars set to perform at the town’s Hot Potato Comedy Club.

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Dead Kennedys singer Skip McSkipster at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Pics: Gary Welford.

Review: Dead Kennedys, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Back in the late 70s, as punk enjoyed its commercial peak in the UK, one new American band became just as popular as the homegrown groups.

Music
Food & drink: Meet the guy with a huge passion for curry dishes

Food & drink: Meet the guy with a huge passion for curry dishes

Californian Dan Toombs’ introduction to British curry houses didn’t come until he was 22, when he worked in a pub in Croydon while on a student visa.

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The Paddling Pool, Hartlepool Headland.  Picture by FRANK REID

Paddling pools in Hartlepool are set to be opened for school summer holidays

A popular paddling pool at Hartlepool’s historic Headland area will be open throughout the school summer holidays for members of the public to enjoy.

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Richard Ayoade is the show's host. Picture: Shutterstock.

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze back on our screens this week

Channel 4’s hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is back on our screens this Friday.

TV and Film
North East acts confirmed to play alongside The Coral at region's Chase Park Festival

North East acts confirmed to play alongside The Coral at region's Chase Park Festival

The line-up for this year's Chase Park Festival has been announced - with local names on the bill alongside The Coral.

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