NORTH-East tourism bosses are asking people to celebrate the area’s claims to fame by nominating them for a place in a new hall of fame.

Visit England is launching a hall of fame to showcase what England has given the world and the Northern Tourism Alliance is encouraging North-Easterners to get involved.

Members of the public can make nominations in the following categories: The Great, The Good and The Notorious; Inventions and Discoveries; Food and Drink; History and Heritage; Culture and Entertainment; and Sport and Leisure.

Shortlists will be drawn up and put to a public vote.

Melanie Sensicle, chief executive of Visit County Durham, said: “The Hall of Fame is a great opportunity for the people of Durham to tell the world why the county and the wider region is such a diverse and fascinating area to visit and explore.”

The deadline for nominations is Sunday, March 23. The public vote winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 23.

To get involved, visit or Visit England’s Facebook page.