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Michael Bolton announces Valentine’s Day gig in Sunderland

Michael Bolton has announced he will play Sunderland in one of only a handful of tour dates for 2018.

Music
Adam Driver has received praise for his role as Kylo Ren in the Last Jedi.

The Last Jedi praised as 'best ever' Star Wars film

The Last Jedi has been hailed as the best Star Wars film ever, while critics and fans have praised Adam Driver's star-making performance as Kylo Ren.

TV and Film
Blackhall Drama Group set to perform Sleeping Beauty.

Drama group set to stage 57th annual panto

Performers are getting set to take centre stage in their annual pantomime.

News
Ovo by Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque Du Soleil announce string of North East dates with Ovo show

The magic of Cirque Du Soleil will return to the North East next year.

Theatre and Comedy
Simple Minds

Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall announce Emirates gig

It’s been announced this morning that Simple Minds and The Pretenders with special guest KT Tunstall will play a big outdoor North East gig next summer.

Music
Boy JUmps Ship are playing a fundraising gig for the Chloe and Liam Trust.

Seven North East gigs to see in the next seven days

The countdown to Christmas may be underway, but there's still plenty of gigs to see this week.
Music
Chris Rea performing in Oxford moments before he collapsed on stage. Pic: @Darren_Fewins/Twitter/PA Wire.

Singer Chris Rea cancels gig after collapsing on stage

North East singer Chris Rea has cancelled 's scheduled concert tonight will not go ahead after he collapsed on stage last night.

Music
Rowan Atkinson plays French fictional detective Jules Maigret

Rowan Atkinson returns for new Maigret episode at Christmas

Rowan Atkinson has praised the "freedom" of television ahead of his appearance in the new episode of crime drama Maigret.

TV and Film
Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi.

Food & Drink: Bring a taste of Tuscany to your home - how to make pork tenderloin

Here’s a smart and tasty week-night supper option during December from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi’s new cook book....
Eating Out
Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi.

Food & Drink: Bring a taste of Tuscany to your - how to make pork tenderloin

Here’s a smart and tasty week-night supper option during December from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi’s new cook book....

Eating Out
Hartlepool Male Voice Choir

Hartlepool choir set for ‘Jingling Good’ charity concert

One of the highlights of Hartlepool’s music calendar is fast approaching.

News
Sarah Parish as Elizabeth Bancroft, Faye Marsay as Katherine Stevens and Amara Karan as Anya Karim.

BIG Preview: Sarah Parish in Bancroft

Sarah Parish has starred in huge shows throughout her career but the dark four-part drama Bancroft sees her as a troubled detective - and, she tells Georgia Humphreys, she’s revelled in it

TV and Film
Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds star in The Hitman's Bodyguard on Sky Cinema.

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

The best from the black boxes under the telly.
TV and Film
Michael McIntyre's Big Show.

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

The best from the schedules to watch or record this week....
TV and Film
The Tunnel returns...

TV HIGHLIGHT: The Tunnel - Vengeance

The Tunnel - Vengeance, Thursday, 9pm, Sky Atlantic & NOW TV

TV and Film
Dave Franco as Greg Sestero and James Franco as Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist.

MOVIES: James Franco talks The Disaster Artist

James and Dave Franco have finally starred in a film together after years of resistance from the younger brother. The duo talk to Laura Harding about why the time was right

TV and Film
Santa Tour in Hartlepool.

Find out when Hartlepool Santa tour is in your area

Santa will pay an early visit to Hartlepool to delight of excited children.

News
Legally Blonde, starring Lucie Jones. Photos by Robert Workman

What to expect from Legally Blonde at Sunderland Empire

Oh my god you guys – prepare for more pink, more glitter and more fabulousness than the film when Legally Blonde heads to the Sunderland stage.

Theatre and Comedy

VIDEO PREVIEW: WWE legends bringing new 5 Star Wrestling live weekly TV shows to UK Arenas

WWE legends Rey Mysterio, John Morrison and Rob Van Dam are bringing new 5 Star Wrestling live weekly TV shows to UK Arenas in 2018 and we have all the ticket details.

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Have you got any of these hidden away?

Do you have any of the 10 rarest Star Wars toys in the attic?

With the latest instalment of Star Wars series The Last Jedi due for release next week, the Force could be with Star Wars fans who have valuable vintage action figures.

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