Initially started by a single pub in London, Meet Up Monday's has spread like wildfire and The Rose Inn in Shotley has joined in this important cause.
Wednesday, July 4, 16.00 Spaces are available for extra stallholders and car-booters at Shotley Family Fun Day as organisers look to take advantage of the glorious weather and host a bumper event later this month.
If you were unable to get along and enjoy the displays, or would like to see them again in photo form, see our picture special here ....
Sunday, June 10, 09.00 A campaign to tackle loneliness is coming to the peninsula, with a unique twist.
Many are unattached youngsters looking to find a mate before setting off to find a territory of their own.
Typical of youngsters they spend much of their time preening, eating or napping, leaving feathers scattered everywhere waiting for the tide to clean up their mess.