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The pub in all its glory

December 6th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

They’re big, they’re small, they’re new, they’re well established – let’s celebrate the pub, writes Alastair Gilmour. FRONT STREET TAP HOUSE,


Real ale in Ryhope

December 6th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Novelist Glenda Young’s books are set in the pubs of early 20th Century Wearside Researching historical novels set around North


Two men and a dog

December 6th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

To many people this painting sums up what artist and social commentator Norman Cornish was all about. The simple composition


Good game, good game

December 6th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

There’s more to board games than Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit, as Alastair Gilmour discovers When Mike Taylor and Jo Little


Showaddywaddy’s loss, our gain

December 6th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

The Hammond organ and crashing guitar at the start of Tony Bengtsson’s latest album, West Elizabeth, set up a powerful


Kombucha? Bless you

December 6th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

North East consumers are taking big note of a different style of fermented drink, as Alastair Gilmour discovers Fermented food


Apple max

November 5th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Growing fruit in the North East presents quite a challenge, as Alastair Gilmour discovers Visitors to a County Durham farm


Cat crawl rains donations

November 5th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Incessant drizzle didn’t put off a band of hardy walkers on the Mean Eyed Cat inaugural Cat Crawl via some


Wham Fram thank-you man

November 5th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

New pubs are always a joy to behold, writes Alastair Gilmour It might be rather fitting that a new pub



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