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  • Mr Crispy

    If you liked Clocking Off, Dirty Dusting and Made in Dagenham, you’ll love Miss Crispy 1988. Set in the north east at the end of 1987 and start of 1988, the less is MORE production tells the story of a beauty pageant with a difference, following five very unique women with even more unique situations. ...

  • Sir William Fox: The South Shields-born Prime Minister of New Zealand

    January 20 was the anniversary of the birth of one of South Shields’ most successful but least well known sons. Sir William Fox was born in Westoe Village in 1812. Educated at Durham School, he and his wife Sarah emigrated to New Zealand in the 1830s, where he initially began working as a lawyer. ...

  • Festive Goings On

    MARSDEN ROAD BAPTIST TABERNACLE  November 23rd: at 1pm. Christmas Fayre admission is 50p  A number of stalls which include toys, books, and ...

  • SANTA’S NAUGHTY ELF IS LEAVING THE NORTH POLE!

    Christmas will never be the same again at The Customs House. Santa’s Naughty Elf star Wayne Miller has announced that this year’s show, The Naughty Elves and the Shoemaker, will be his last outing as Elfluent. ...

  • Master Debonair make finding the perfect suit for weddings, proms and special occasions a real pleasure.

    Whether you book an appointment at our private showroom in Boldon complete with a fully-stocked bar or the newly expanded East Boldon ...