Lee Picton and Graham Fenton look to the future after signing new deals at South Shields

Lee Picton and Graham Fenton have set their sights on an era of success at South Shields after signing new two-year contracts.

Non League
Matt Ritchie

Matt Ritchie has eyes firmly on club career, despite significant international on the horizon

Newcastle’s Matt Ritchie admits he’s treating the international break as recovery time, despite the fact Scotland have a crucial World Cup qualifier on the horizon.

Newcastle United
Bradley Lowery with Jermain Defoe earlier this season.

Bradley Lowery's excitement ahead of leading out England with 'best friend' Jermain Defoe

Brave Bradley Lowery can't wait to lead out England with "best friend" Jermain Defoe this weekend.


Watch: More of your South Tyneside Red Nose Day pictures

Here's more of your Red Nose Day pictures from across South Tyneside.
Could Tyne Dock be set for new housing? Pic: PA.

South Shields estate to receive £129,000 investment boost

A South Tyneside housing estate is set for a £129,000 funding boost.

Politics 1
Peter Jameson.

South Shields land Darlington goalkeeper on loan

South Shields have signed Darlington goalkeeper Peter Jameson on loan.

Non League
Hartlepool golfer Graeme Storm.

Exclusive: Q&A with Hartlepool golfer Graeme Storm

Ahead of Hartlepool golfer Graeme Storm’s Junior Open, we caught up with the South Africa Open winner for an exclusive Q&A.

Will you be filling up? Picture: PA.

Supermarkets announce 2p per litre fuel price cut

Several supermarkets have announced fuel price cuts of two pence per litre amid a reduction in wholesale costs.

Business 4
Saqib Zaman

Danger driver rammed taxi off road before speeding away at 100mph leading police in car chase

A drink-driver rammed a taxi off the road then sparked a 23 minute police chase at speeds of over 100mph in the early hours of New Year's Day.
Advice from our Benefits Expert regarding Income Support.

Benefits Expert: Applying for Income Support

Q. My partner had a serious accident last month and needs assistance. She has applied for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), but we know she can’t be paid until 3 months after the accident. I am on Jobseeker’s Allowance, but I can’t look for work as much as I should as I need to help her, but I am worried that my claim will be sanctioned.

Opinion 1

‘Tough Mudder” and ‘Spartan Race’ participants seek out pain to cope with stress, study claims

Tough mudders and extreme athletes are actually seeking out pain as a way of escaping the anxieties of modern life, according to scientists.


Watch: Slideshow of your South Tyneside Red Nose Day pictures

South Tyneside folk have a nose for helping others less fortunate than themselves.
Easycover camera wrap.

Five of the best gadgets from the Photography Show

Check out our five best gadgets from the Photography Show at Birmingham's NEC.

South Shields welcome back Mark Walker for the game against Ponteland

South Shields looking to salvage season

South Shields return to league action this tomorrow as they enter the final block of Durham & Northumberland 2 league fixtures.

A view toward Tignes Le Lac.

Travel: Scaling the heights and slopes in beautiful Tignes

I edge out onto the Grande Motte glacier, looking out over dozens of gleaming, snow-covered mountains at more than 3,100 metres.

From left to right, Gary Crutwell, Bob Scott, Bob Wray and David Fall.

From 12 paying punters to 15,000 at Wembley: meet the men who kept South Shields FC alive

Estimation suggests that South Shields could take around 15,000 fans to Wembley on May 21. It’s a far cry from the 12 paying punters who turned up at Peterlee to watch the Mariners against Esh Winning four years ago.

Non League 4
Rachel Allen.

Food and Drink: Rachel Allen says food evokes such memories

The world might just latching on to an idealised Nordic way of life, but chef Rachel Allen has long been fully conversed in it.

Eating Out
Masterchef returns to BBC One.

TV choice: 5 of the best shows to watch this week

If you watch nothing else this week, give these shows a go...
TV and Film
AC 12 are back in Line of Duty.

TV highlight: Line of Duty - return of the cop show that beats all the others

When DCI Roz Huntley (Thandie Newton) captures a serial killer, Forensic Coordinator Tim Ifield (Jason Watkins) alerts AC-12 to a possible miscarriage of justice.

TV and Film
Caters Get Rich.

TV choice: What to watch on TV and streaming this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week.
TV and Film
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