The market square, which underwent a multi-million pound makeover last year, will soon host themed food, craft and farmers' markets as well as the popular traditional markets which run three days a week. (Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently)
Work on the £100m South Shields 365 regeneration masterplan to transform the town centre is continuing at a pace. Work is now ongoing to bring forward the next phases of the scheme, the transport interchange and new retail and leisure development.
Bookworms will be spoilt for choice when they visit The Word, National Centre for the Written Word. Stock from the old Central Library has been moved into the new building, which will have 70,000 books across all three floors.