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Sleigh bells ring early for Newcastle

Commuters and visitors walking along Newcastle Quayside could have been forgiven  for thinking that Christmas had arrived early as festive preparations were launched  for a celebrity packed Yuletide extravaganza.  The sixth annual Christmas at the Cathedral concert will take place on Wednesday,  December 13 at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle and, for the second year, funds will be raised for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.    The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation funds projects within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals  NHS Foundation Trust that directly benefit cancer patients from across north east England  and Cumbria and which also contribute significantly to international research into the  disease.    Jonathan Wallis from Barnard Castle is organising the event which will see a host of  celebrity stars perform songs, readings and comedy sketches with a Christmas theme.     “We have a number of celebrities lined up for the concert but we like to keep the audience  guessing as to who may appear next as it adds to the excitement of the night,” said  Jonathan. “I can say however, in our previous shows we have seen appearances by stars  such as Tim Healy, Melanie Hill, Billy Mitchell, Chelsea Halfpenny, Charlie Hardwick, Denise  Welch and Rebecca Root as well as The Mimic Men and footballers Bobby Moncur and  Shola Ameobi, there’s something for everyone at this special time of the year.”    The Cathedral is transformed into a magnificent theatrical venue by the production team  through the use of state of the art lighting and sound systems which, together with large  screen TV displays ensure that everyone in the audience feels close to the performers.  Ex  Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw will once again produce the show which has been selling  out faster year on year.      Ray said: “Sir Bobby was an amazing person and in this, the sixth annual concert, we will be  highlighting the fantastic work that the charity does as well as raising funds so that they can  continue doing what they do to help those in need in our region.”    Lady Elsie says: “We loved last year’s Christmas at the Cathedral and had wonderful  feedback about it.  It was a marvelous occasion.  Very funny and moving at times, too.      “It’s a lovely time of year to come together to enjoy some entertainment and we’re all looking  forward to this year’s show.  Our thanks to all the performers and everyone who supports the event.”    Sir Bobby Robson launched his Foundation in 2008 and it has gone on to raise over £11  million to find more effective ways to detect and treat cancer.    The work funded directly benefits cancer patients in the North East and Cumbria and plays a  significant role in the international fight against the disease.    Working within the NHS, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation does not employ professional  fundraisers to proactively raise money and relies completely on third party, volunteer  fundraisers and the incredible generosity of the general public.    Christmas at the Cathedral will take place on December 13 at 7pm. Tickets £10 plus  booking fees are now available from the Theatre Royal box office on 0844 811 2121. A  limited amount of VIP tickets are also available.      Any companies wishing to support the event either through sponsorship or by VIP ticket  packages, should email jonathan@jonathanwalliscs.co.uk 

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Controversy at the Finish Line – Tour Of Brtitain

Controversy at the Finish Line today of Tour Of Britain Stage 2 when Elia Vivaini is awarded the win AFTER Edvald Boasson Hagen was originally given the Green Jersey on the Podium! Decision was made after the Podium announcement. Edvald was relegated for irregular sprinting and deviating from his line.

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Live: Tour Of Britain – Updates from the day

Welcome to the live blog for the Tour Of Britain, stay up to date with the latest news and events of the day. 14:18 Amazing spectacle #NlandtoB comes through #Bamburgh #OVOToB @TourofBritain #proud @alnwickgazette @BAdvertiser @SueGarwood35 @EventsNE pic.twitter.com/CgRYYnA6tf — Claire Thorburn (@ImpactPRM) September 4, 2017 14:07 First images from Paul Cummings who is at the […]

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Tour Of Britain 2017 – Northumberland All The Information

With the date of the Tour Of Britain fast approaching, we have all the details on road closures and some tips for avoiding the traffic. Stay up to date on our twitter for additional information about the event and live updates from the day. Whats in this article? Tips for road users Map of the […]

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MVS Flags Up Support for Merchant Navy Day

National, nautical charity, the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) has hoisted the flag to support Merchant Navy Day. The event on 3rd September is organised by national charity Seafarers UK, to raise public awareness of the Merchant Navy’s massive contribution to the life of the ‘island nation’ of Great Britain. Participants can show their support by […]

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Secret planning starts for biggest ever Sammy show!

In just six short months, Sunday for Sammy, unofficially known as the Geordie Command Performance, will delight packed audiences at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena. A major part of the show’s appeal is the surprise element where you just don’t know who will appear or what will happen next. That level of secrecy requires a […]

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Charity Riding High After Successful Bike Ride

Over the years the Great North Bike Ride has become a well-known event. The event happens yearly in August and attracts thousands of cyclists from the country to take part. The ride starts at Seahouses and ends at the Spanish battery in Tynemouth, taking the cyclists through the county’s breathtaking coastline and through historical towns. […]

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LIVE: GREAT NORTH BIKE RIDE AS IT HAPPENS

This year we are live at the Great North Bike Ride, we have all the live updates on the ride here. Over the years the Great North Bike Ride has become a well-known event. The event happens yearly in August and attracts thousands of cyclists from the country to take part. The ride starts at […]

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Blyth Hosts Community Carnival

Today Blyth played host to a Community Carnival, the event started with a parade which if you want to be involved in you should meet at Headway ArtSpace at 11 am on Saturday 26th August. The carnival parade will leave Headway ArtSpace at 12 noon and process down Waterloo Road towards the market square. Through the day […]

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Moorhouse to hog the stage with another hog roast

The famous Hog Roast at Moorhouse Farm is returning yet again for another one. Moorhouse farm situated just outside of Morpeth has won awards such as North-East Business Award, National Sausage Awards and the Daily Mail – UK Top 10 Farm Shops. The land has been used for farming for genrations. On site there is a childrens play park, […]

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