Sophie Dishman

Top 7 female protagonists in films

Top 7 female protagonists in films

To celebrate International Women’s Day today (March 8), we are celebrating the top seven female leads within films.  7. Hit-Girl from Kick-ass. What’s not to love about Chloe Moritz’ character. She works equally alongside Kickass in both movies. Again, there are some stereotypes thrown into the mix, but she show’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s character how to […]

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Gifts you could buy for your other half this Valentine’s Day

Gifts you could buy for your other half this Valentine’s Day

It’s one of the times of the year where we employ the act of giving and give gifts to our other halves – even if it is at last minute! Here are top 5 gifts you could buy for your other half this Valentine’s Day. 1.For the stationery lover or the writer in your life If your other half […]

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Top 5 galleries in North East to take him or her to on Valentine’s

Top 5 galleries in North East to take him or her to on Valentine’s

This Valentine’s Day, why not go along to a gallery? We have made a list of top 5 galleries in the North East to take your Valentine to on Valentine’s Day. Laing Art Gallery – Newcastle Where: New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG – www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing-art-gallery.html. Situated on Newgate Street, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, lies […]

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Top 5 books for her on Valentine’s Day

Top 5 books for her on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a great day to give your female significant other a book to show how much you care. Northern Lights has compiled a list of top 5 books for her on Valentine’s Day. 1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This is perhaps one the most heartbreaking novels – of the year. […]

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Top 5 books for him on Valentine’s Day

Top 5 books for him on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a great day to give your male significant other a book to show how much you care. Northern Lights has compiled a list of top 5 books for him on Valentine’s Day. 1. Lean in 2015 by Joe Wicks. It’s the book that’s been flying off the shelves since it’s release […]

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Sunderland school children create quilt for Holocaust Memorial Day

Sunderland school children create quilt for Holocaust Memorial Day

School children in Sunderland have created a quilt to help raise awareness of Holocaust Memorial Day on next week. Pupils from Grangetown Primary have created the patchwork quilt, designing individual squares based on the memories and experiences of Jewish children who fled to Britain to escape Nazi persecution before the Second World War. The children were asked to think […]

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Sunderland to celebrate Chinese New Year

Sunderland to celebrate Chinese New Year

The city of Sunderland will be hosting its first ever Chinese New Year celebrations to celebrate the Year of the Monkey.  A full programme of events including an appearance by dragons and traditional lion dancing will take place at Keel Square on Sunday, Feb 7, with the hope that hundreds of families will turn up and enjoy […]

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Top 12 Robot Wars Robots

Top 12 Robot Wars Robots

It’s been 12 years since Robot Wars was on our screens and now the battleground is back for a new series. Northern Lights have decided to compile a top 12 list of our favourite robots. 12. Behemoth – A long-serving robot in the Robot Wars show. He was a tiger striped bulldozer that had the ability to […]

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Nine books being made into films in 2016

Northern Lights has compiled a list of nine books being made into films in 2016. Here’s the ones we think you should read before watching the film adaptation.  1.The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff – The book is a fictionalised version of events inspired by a true story. It tells the tale of Lili Elbe, who was […]

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Royston Vasey, aka Roy Chubby Brown, to appear at the Stadium of Light

  Royston Vasey is set to share his secrets at the Stadium of Light next month.  The British comic, best known for his outspoken character Roy Chubby Brown, will be telling tales from throughout his notorious career in An Evening With Royston Vasey on Thursday, February 18. Vasey is originally from Grangetown, Middlesborough. He said: […]

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