Showers and cooler weekend weather forecast as heatwave comes to an end

A cooler, wetter weekend lies before the North East after the scorching hot weather of last Saturday and Sunday.


Watch: Slideshow of South Tyneside school prom memories

Exam season is thankfully drawing to a close - meaning school prom time is just around the corner.

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Engineers scale massive pylon on South Tyneside

Engineers are hitting new heights on South Tyneside.
John Briers is accused of eight offences of fraud by abuse of trust.

South Shields charity boss to stand trial over £700,000 fraud allegations

A charity boss accused of committing a £700,000 fraud against Age UK faces a trial by jury.

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey.

Sunderland among EFL clubs to make donation to Grenfell Tower disaster fund

Sunderland and their fellow EFL clubs have agreed to donate a six-figure sum to the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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David Amis collapsed in HMP Durham after smuggling a stash of illegal items.

Prisoner collapsed after smuggling phones, drugs, tobacco and metal into Durham Jail hidden in colon

A prisoner collapsed and needed emergency surgery after smuggling a stash of drugs and mobile phones into jail - hidden inside him.

Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry

Families of Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford issue touching thank you for 'amazing support'

The families of teenage sweethearts killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack have issued a touching thank you to everyone who has helped and supported them in their grief.

Rafa Benitez

Newcastle confirm second German pre-season game

Newcastle United have confirmed another pre-season friendly.

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New Road, Boldon Colliery. Picture from Google Images

Police fears for woman after incident in Boldon street

Police are appealing for help tracing a woman they fear may have been injured in an incident in Boldon.

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Grenfell Tower

Cladding from South Tyneside high-rise blocks sent for testing in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster

Samples of cladding from South Tyneside high-rise blocks have been sent for safety testing in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
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Station Road, in South Shields. Copyright Google Maps.

Man due in court after South Shields street attack puts three police officers in hospital

A man has been charged in connection with a street attack that left two police officers with broken noses and a third with injuries to the face

South Shields batsman Sam Embleton in action against Eppleton last weekend.

South Shields gunning for under-par Cestrians

South Shields are looking to bounce back from a run of poor results that has left them looking at the wrong end of the table when they welcome Chester-le-Street to town tomorrow (12.30pm).


Whiteleas braced for their toughest test of the season

Whiteleas and Harton CC make the trip to fellow high flyers Seaham Park tomorrow in the Durham Cricket league First Division.

Haris Vuckic

Newcastle United briefing: Exclusive Haris Vuckic interview, transfer talks stall

Another day, another exit.
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A Hotpoint fridge-freezer is thought to have caused the Grenfell Tower blaze.

Hotpoint fridge-freezer identified as cause of Grenfell Tower fire

A safety alert has been issued by the Government after a Hotpoint fridge-freezer was identified as the cause of the Grenfell Tower fire.
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Win: Two pairs of tickets to Jane Eyre, Theatre Royal Newcastle

An inventive take on one of the greatest novels of all time is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal – and you could be there for free.

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Bradley Lowery at Scarborough Sea Life Centre

Bradley Lowery's Sea Life Centre holiday treat

Bradley Lowery's holiday treat got the seal of approval.

Balance of team pleases Marsden’s skipper

As the halfway stage of the season approaches, Marsden are handily placed in the efforts to gain promotion to Division One of the Durham Cricket League.

Picture of a previous pony and trap ride in Sunderland

Travellers to carry out mass memorial pony and trap ride from Sunderland to Whitburn

More than 20 pony and trap riders are expected to parade through Sunderland on Sunday.
Haris Vuckic celebrates his goal against Atromitos

Haris Vuckic reflects on his Newcastle career, his love for the club – and the injuries that held him back

It should have been the start of something.

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