Thousands flock to South Shields food and drink festival

Thousands of people turned out to the first day of the Proper Food and Drink Festival in South Shields.

Oxford Street, Newcastle. Picture from Google Images.

Police appeal after North East sex attack on 15-year-old girl

Northumbria Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted.
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Former Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew discusses the prospect of taking over at Sunderland

Former Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Sunderland job.
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Stuart Maconie, who has written Long Road from Jarrow. Image by Niall McDiarmid.

Book is on a crusade to capture a look at British life today

The Jarrow Crusade has become the first chapter in a new book which takes a fresh look at modern Britain.

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abour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn with children during a visit to Hackney Marshes Football Pitches, to highlight Labour's manifesto commitment to ensure 5% of the Premier League's television rights income is diverted to the grassroots game, during a General Election campaign. Picture by John Stillwell/PA Wire

Corbyn launches 'flexible football ticket' policy to help make sport 'for the many, not the few'

Jeremy Corbyn will use FA Cup final day to commit to developing a "flexible football ticket" to help fans travel to matches which are moved for television coverage with minimum disruption.

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File picture of Durham Market Place

Shops evacuated after illegally parked car sparks suspect vehicle alert in Durham

Shops were evacuated and an area of Durham city centre cordoned off after a suspect vehicle was reported to police.
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Metro services back in operation between Sunderland and Pelaw

Metro services are back up and running after problems between Sunderland and Pelaw.

Thousands take part in emotional balloon releases to remember Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford in South Shields

Thousands of people have taken part in emotional balloon releases in tribute to Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford.
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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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Corbett Cresswell with two fellow players.

Son of one of South Shields’ greatest players dies days before club’s biggest triumph

A South Shields-born football star has died – just days before the town team’s biggest triumph in a competition close to his heart.

South Shields Marine School team with race organiser, Tommy Proctor, middle of front row.

Crews line up for annual Tyne river race to South Shields

People are being urge to support the eighth annual Tyne Row river race.

Work underway at Lindisfarne Roundabout

New crossing installed as work nears completion on £7.5million roadworks tackling blackspot roundabouts

Work is nearing completion on a multi-million upgrade on one of South Tyneside’s main commuter routes.

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South Tyneside Magistrates' Court

Driver who lied about crashing BMW caught out by DNA test on airbag

A man who lent a car to a friend who then crashed it told police he was the driver.

Lee Clark has been going to St Oswald's for 13 years.

Family of young man with life-shortening condition thanks hospice for its work

A family from Hebburn have turned up the volume this week to thank a children’s hospice for their support.

Derek McInnes

Sunderland managerial target: I’ll only leave Aberdeen for the right job

Sunderland target Derek McInnes insists he would only move for the RIGHT job – insisting he is in no rush to leave Aberdeen.

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Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez

Newcastle closing in on three key transfer targets

Newcastle United are pursuing a clutch of targets across Europe.

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Cricket Club's poignant tribute to Manchester suicide bomb victims Chloe and Liam

Marsden Cricket Club paid a poignant tribute to 'beautiful' Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry ahead of tonight's game
Durham Police officer Pc Nick Downing, on patrol in Manchester, who blew a kiss to two women who were offering free hugs in the aftermath of the terror attack, has thanked the public for their show of appreciation. Picture by Natalie Thornley/PA Wire

North East armed police officer snapped blowing kisses after being sent to Manchester thanks city's 'amazing' people

An armed police officer who was photographed blowing a kiss to women offering free hugs while he was on patrol in the wake of the Manchester bombing has thanked the public for their show of appreciation.

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Stunning purple of Angelica gigas purpurea.

Gardening: Use big leaves to break up your borders

The best piece of advice I’ve ever read about designing borders came from Beth Chatto – if you want success, look at the size of your leaves.

Fancy being a Metro driver?

Fancy being a Metro driver? Transport chiefs are recruiting - and you may be surprised at the pay

Metro chiefs are recruiting the next generation of drivers for the transport system.
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