City at the top table.
The city's Jesmond Dene House was named the best new North-East restaurant in the Rmy Martin awards and Newcastle was named as one of the top 10 cities in the UK outside London for eating out.
Just one night
THE world's top Eric Clapton Tribute Band makes a return to The Journal Tyne Theatre in Newcastle next year.
Formed in 1985 in Newcastle, After Midnight has become one of the best-loved bands on Tyneside.
Tickets cost pounds 12 and are available on (0870) 145-1200.
Join the team
A SPORT campaign is looking for Newcastle's sporting ambassadors as part of a new awards scheme to honour people who bring something special to their local community.
Newcastle has been chosen as one of four focus areas for Sport England's Everyday Sport campaign and organisers want people to nominate themselves, or be nominated by friends and family, who represent everything that is good about sport and getting active. For more information call (0800) 587-6000.
AN extraordinary meeting of County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Board will be held at 11am on Wednesday.
It will discuss and approve documents for submission as part of the trust's Foundation Trust application.
STUDENTS from Tyne Metropolitan College aim to make it a happy Christmas for underprivileged children throughout the world.
The Level 2 Certificate in Airline Cabin Crew students have launched an appeal across the whole college to collect shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts.
STAFF at The Gateshead Housing Company are taking steps to ensure it maintains recognition as an Investor in People organisation.
The housing company was inspected in April 2006 and was awarded the national status, however due to changes in the IiP standard, steps are already under way to ensure accreditation is achieved again in December 2007.
IiP is a national standard that deems staff an organisation's greatest asset, and need to be skilled and motivated.