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By Tony Henderson RECRUITMENT began yesterday of an army of amateur nature recorders. It is hoped that thousands of people in the North East will contribute to a new website which will detail sightings of plants and animals.
THE sound of steel drums filled the air of a North city as bands from across the region met to put on a vibrant public performance yesterday. Steel Pandango, the annual meeting of steel drum bands, took place in Gateshead's Performance Square, just in front of the Sage building.
A NEW work from Kathryn Tickell is the highlight of a day devoted to folk music during this year's series of Proms concerts. The Northumbrian traditional music specialist and composer has written the finale involving all the live event's performers.
SUMMER finally arrives this weekend and, for the next 10 days at least, it'll be a scorcher.
A PATIENT has been found dead in a Tyneside hospital. John McLaughlin was receiving treatment in the Tranwell Unit at Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The 25-year-old, of Woodburn Gardens, Lobley Hill, Gateshead, was discovered dead in the mental health unit on June 29.
ACTRESS Charlie Hardwick fell victim to pride, not hyperbole, when she referred yesterday to the creation of a jewel in the crown of the North of England. By that she meant the children's hospital being built at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.
By Chris Fay SOME of the region's best teachers have been recognised in this year's North-East Teaching Awards. More than 250 pupils, parents, governors and teachers cheered the ten winners at the awards last night, which were held at the Sage music centre, in Gateshead.
A RENOWNED ecologist who is not allowed to build a shed on his Northumberland estate last night slammed national park planners for ignoring his environmental work there.
- The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.