As we bid farewell to an eventful summer, we embrace Autumn with our ninth issue. And what an issue we have for you. Full of news, features and much more. 

We take a look back at our amazing Forever Young Festival, held on the grounds of our Grimston Court home, which attracted hundreds and raised thousands for two superb charities (pg10). 

We interview a member of our staff and a resident, for our new Inside Perspective feature. In this issue, we’re contrasting pre-conceptions, with their current views of care homes. (pg 14). 

We also set off in search to find the North East’s best Sunday Roast. See if your favourite made our shortlist (pg18).

On the subject of food, we also serve up another delicious recipe, from our favourite TV chefs, The  Hairy Bikers (pg21).

So as the dark nights draw in, put the kettle on, get comfy and enjoy reading. And remember, if you like what you read, or want to contribute something to the next issue, please get in touch with us.