Author: andrea

Lindisfarne Christmas Comes Early For Music Fans

Lindisfarne fans have the rare chance to see the band play an intimate charity gig as they warm up for their legendary Newcastle City Hall Christmas shows. The Tyneside folk rockers will perform a special live set at The Cluny venue in Newcastle in aid of the Future Fund, which is the band’s chosen charity, on Tuesday December 12. The Future Fund backs world-leading and ground-breaking research into children’s cancers at Newcastle University. Lindisfarne back their chosen charity through their live Christmas shows at Newcastle City Hall – which this year are being held on December 22 and 23 –...

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Perfect Friday Night – Here are the Key Ingredients

Heating on, curtains drawn, a Chinese takeaway and two episodes of a Netflix series make for the perfect Friday night, according to a new survey. Researchers carried out a nationwide poll to reveal what the ideal ingredients for the ultimate Friday night were – and discovered that 83% of us will be locking the doors and staying in tonight (Friday) rather than venturing out and socialising. Eight in 10 of the adults polled also said that they are glad the winter is here as it is an excuse to stay in – with curtains drawn (62%), a tidy house...

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Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde acoustic gig

Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde will be playing an intimate acoustic show in Newcastle in December. The gig, on December 5, is at Jumpin’ Jacks (above the Dog and Parrot), in central Newcastle. On the night, a selection of up-and-coming singers and songwriters will be performing a selection of popular tracks throughout the decades (1940’s to the 2000’s). Headliner Barry Hyde will close the show covering the noughties, as well as a variety of tracks from his solo work and Futureheads days. Supporting on the night will be a performer for each decade, including a range of up-and-coming talent such...

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Women gamers spend a month a year playing

Women gamers spend a month of every year playing video games, according to new research. Researchers from Guinness World Records 2017 (Gamer’s Edition) have revealed the true extent of women’s growing love of gaming. The new study showed that the average female now spends up to 12 hours a week glued to either a mobile phone screen (eight hours) or a games console (four hours). Interestingly more than four in ten women gamers said they find it therapeutic and over a quarter said they get a genuine buzz when they successfully complete a level or score sought after points...

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Mary honoured for tending German graves

A 93-year-old Sunderland lady who has tended German war graves in Castletown cemetery for more than 60 years has been honoured by the German people. Mrs Mary Reid was guest of honour at a civic reception where the Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Doris MacKnight, invited the Military Attaché from the German Embassy in London and German Honorary Consul to present her with a medal – The Gold Cross of Honour of the German War Graves Commission. Mary, who served in the Royal Ordnance Corps and was chairwoman of the Castletown section of the Royal British Legion, regularly visited the war graves and memorial in Castletown Cemetery...

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