Youth projects across the region are being invited to sign up for The North East Youth Work Awards.

Individuals, projects and youth services that work with young people between the ages of 11 and 25 can enter and the final takes place at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland on March 26.

The entry deadline is February 6. Visit for more information.


FESTIVAL: Organisers of the region’s first ever Festival of the North East would like to hear from people wanting to get involved in this year’s event.

The June festival will bring together arts and heritage organisations, voluntary groups, local authorities and individual artists in a programme of arts events celebrating North East identity and culture.

Contact the festival team at to get involved.