Tynemouth Photographic Society facebook page This is a closed group. Members may request access from Larry Bedigan.
TPS News & Events (tpsne) facebook page is open to all. This is new (Sep 2017) and somewhat experimental. We will see how it develops.
IAC - Film & Video Institute
Digital Photography Review - news and in-depth reviews of equipment
This independent site has useful reviews comparing particular types of equipment and explaining their features. See for example dpreview's Lens Buying Guide
New August 20: UsedLens.co.uk "As a lockdown project, I created usedlens.co.uk a tool for photographers to find used camera and lenses from over 60 UK retailers. It searches for used camera gear from MPB, Wex, Park Cameras, FFordes, Mifsuds and many more." by photographer Daniel Cook.
Digitalab online photo printers. Local (Byker) but return by post is quick and effective.
Nik software tutorial for Photoshop Elements by Ken Payne
The Plug-in Site - offers various resources for Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro, Photo-Paint, After Effects, Premiere and other applications
PicturesToExe - create audiovisual sequences easily.
From the same organisation (WNSoft) there is a completely free but quite capable photo processing program, PixBuilder Studio - useful for beginners and handy for resizing images.
StereoPhotoMaker - easy to use, free application for processing stereo pairs
Tynemouth weather - forecast, tides, etc from the UK Meteorological Office
Photo ephemeris - Sun & Moon direction and rise/set times, plus twilight times for a photographer's location
Stellarium - free planetarium program
Photo start sheet (British) has further links to all kinds of resources related to photography
Review lab (North American) also has further links on digital photography and other topics