The QT

Friday 17 May 2024


Fashioning a name for themselves

A Tyneside business specialising in vintage furniture and retro fashion has been shortlisted for a national award celebrating small firms. Conscious shopping brand Bibelot Nook was founded in 2023 and has just celebrated a year trading out of Ouseburn in Newcastle. With a focus on breathing new life into old furniture, the innovative outlet expanded …

Harsh lesson in punishing times

In 1900 a Tyneside youngster was ‘taught a lesson’ for stealing from his employer by being birched. Now the fate of George Sayers, aged around 12, has provided a lesson in turn to pupils at a school near to where he lived in North Shields. George’s story is the latest project by the North Shields …

Screen talent takes centre stage

The North East’s burgeoning film and television industry was out in force at the weekend to toast its successes. More than 400 people packed into the Hilton in Gateshead to enjoy an evening of celebrating achievements on screens of all sizes, compered by comedian, writer and director, Jason Cook. And while much of the current …

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