Our annual celebration of the written word has something for everyone with highlights including Kate Adie, Bethan Roberts, Bryan and Mary Talbot.
Councils and smokers in the North East will be joining in with some of the country's top comedians for this year's 28-day Stoptober challenge.
Extra measures are making it as easy as possible to travel to this year's Sunderland Illuminations.
Launched in 1992, the Sunderland Young Achievers' Awards scheme celebrates young people's achievements, their bravery, their talents and their positive contribution to the life of our city.
Arts Centre Washington's autumn season has something for everyone.
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