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Record shops will make a comeback, Rick Wakeman predicts

World renowned pianist Rick Wakeman has predicted a revival of traditional music shops after vinyl sales started to outpace music downloads.

Music
Ewen Bremner (Spud), Ewan McGregor (Renton), Jonny Lee Miller (Sickboy) and Robert Carlyle (Begbie) from the film Trainspotting 2. Picture: Sony Pictures Releasing/PA.

Choose mildly positive reviews: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel has won over most critics - although all agree it can never leave the same legacy as the original.

TV and Film
Rick Parfitt on stage with Status Quo. Pic: PA.

Status Quo arrive by tour bus for Rick Parfitt's funeral as he gets rock 'n' roll send-off

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt was today remembered by his old band mates - who arrived at his funeral in their double-decker tour bus.
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Watch: What to expect from Wicked at Sunderland Empire

The news that Sunderland Empire will welcome back hit musical Wicked seems to have left readers spellbound.

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Did you find the advert offensive? Credit: Moneysupermarket.com/Youtube

From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.
TV and Film
Aled Jones with members of Hartlepool Male Voice Choir from the 2009 concert

Tickets due on sale for Aled Jones concert with Hartlepool Male Voice Choir

Tickets go on sale next month for a concert performance featuring TV personality and former boy soprano Aled Jones.

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John Williams

How a South Shields chef went from peeling spuds to winning a Michelin star at The Ritz

This year The Ritz in London will appear in the Michelin Guide for the first time - and it’s all thanks to a South Shields-born chef and his team. Katy Wheeler speaks to executive chef John Williams.

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Theatre announcement: Wicked to return to Sunderland Empire

Theatre announcement: Wicked to return to Sunderland Empire

Wicked will be casting its spell over Wearside once more, the Echo can exclusively reveal.

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Madness frontman Suggs

Hardwick gig is just plain Madness

The latest addition to Hardwick Hall's musical line-up is absolute Madness.

News
Teesside band Shrug.

Bands will bring unity to the stage at Hartlepool event

Hartlepool is to host a special ‘Unity’ concert to bring together music lovers and show the town will not tolerate prejudice and hatred.

Music
Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin get intimate.

Apple Tree Yard: Gripping thriller shows what can happen with just one bad choice

What could have brought Dr. Yvonne Carmichael, a law-abiding wife and mother, an eminent scientist, into a dock at the Old Bailey about to be exposed in a highly damaging and compromising lie?
TV and Film
REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Not for naught is the acting profession renowned for its superstition.

Theatre and Comedy
George Michael, who died on Christmas Day.

George Michael 'died of accidental drugs overdose', his cousin says

George Michael's cousin has said he suspects the star died of an accidental drugs overdose.

Music
Tom Daley.

Interview: Tom’s Daley bread

When you picture Tom Daley, he’s probably in pair of Speedos or a Team GB tracksuit – not an apron. But the Olympic diver is showing off his culinary skills in a new healthy eating cookbook, Tom’s Daily Plan.

Eating Out
Fortitude is back for a second series.

TV and streaming: What to watch this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week.
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Man claims Cadbury stole his idea for Oreo creme egg

Man claims Cadbury stole his idea for Oreo creme egg

Sweet-toothed Nick Allam is claiming to have invented the Oreo Creme Egg - TWO YEARS before Cadbury put their latest creation on the shelves.

Offbeat
Craig Carter appearing on The Voice.

Rocker turns coaches heads as he wows The Voice audience

A former labourer has taken a step forward in his music career after putting the judges of The Voice in a spin.

News
Carrie Fisher.

Carrie Fisher won't be digitally recreated in future Star Wars films, says Lucasfilm

Carrie Fisher's likeness will not be digitally recreated to appear as General Leia in new Star Wars movies, the filmmakers have confirmed.

TV and Film
Will you be trying out turmeric this year?

17 super foods for 2017

If you can't stomach discarded bits of meat or even an insect sandwich then you might want to avoid these latest foodie trends.
Eating Out
Avenged Sevenfold performed at the Metro Radio Arena on January 12.

REVIEW: Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and In Flames, Metro Radio Arena

It could almost be considered offensive to call an Avenged Sevenfold show a simple "gig".
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