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Dwight Gayle reacts to his superb hat-trick for Newcastle

Dwight Gayle told of his joy after firing Newcastle United back to the top of the Championship.
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David Moyes watches on at the Liberty Stadium.

David Moyes admits Sunderland side didn't turn up after collapse against Swansea City

David Moyes said his Sunderland side never really got going at the Liberty Stadium after they dropped to the foot of the Premier League after a 3-0 defeat to Swansea City.
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Sunderland were beaten 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea City 3 Sunderland 0: Afternoon to forget for Cats after second half collapse

Sunderland have gone bottom of the Premier League table after a second half collapse at Swansea City.
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Dwight Gayle

Newcastle United 4 Birmingham City 0: Hat-trick hero Gayle sends club back to top

Dwight Gayle fired Newcastle United back to the top of the Championship this afternoon.

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South Shields Town Hall

Why South Shields Town Hall has a lonely heart Christmas tree this year

Passersby have been left feeling "opsided after a decades-old Christmas tradition came to an end.
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Armed police on the beat at the Tall Ships in the summer.

Armed police out in force for Christmas in the North East

Police are warning shoppers not to be alarmed at the sight of armed police on patrol in high streets in the region over Christmas.

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Seb Larsson starts for Sunderland

Swansea City v Sunderland team news: David Moyes makes one change

Sunderland have made one change for the trip to Swansea City with Seb Larsson in for the injured Duncan Watmore.

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Rafa Benitez makes TWO changes for Newcastle's game against Birmingham

Rafa Benitez has named his Newcastle United starting XI for this afternoon's home game against Birmingham City.
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DeAndre Yedlin

Newcastle's DeAndre Yedlin has his say on the 'cheap shots' aimed at Bob Bradley

DeAndre Yedlin has backed compatriot Bob Bradley to prove he can manage in England.
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Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez looking to 'balance' his Newcastle squad in January transfer window

Rafa Benitez has a clear idea of where he wants to strengthen his Newcastle United squad.
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The Jeremy Kyle bottom tattoo

North East man gets Jeremy Kyle tattoo on his bottom

A man has explained how he defied his girlfriend to get Jeremy Kyle tattooed on his bottom.

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Helping give a happier Christmas to children forced to flee their homes

Helping give a happier Christmas to children forced to flee their homes

A domestic abuse charity is gearing up to make sure Christmas is still fun for youngsters who have been forced to flee their homes.

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Simon Buck has launched the petition

MP’s husband leads fight against ‘social cleansing’ over £100 fines for homeless people

The husband of South Shields’ MP Emma Lewell-Buck has accused South Tyneside Council of “social cleansing” for taking on the powers to fine homeless people who accept help from passing strangers.

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Leave voters celebrate in Sunderland following the EU referendum result in the city.

Shields Gazette poll shows u-turn on Brexit

South Tynesiders would vote to remain in the European Union - if another referendum on the issues was held, a Gazette poll has revealed.

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The loophole will now be closed.

Taxi loophole closure hailed as common sense by South Tyneside councillor

Councillors have welcomed a move to immediately close a loophole which has allowed mini-bus drivers to ferry passengers about without any form of police check.

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Official opening of Westoe Crown Hub.

Oldest surviving miner returns to colliery site to open new community hub

A community centre on the site of a former coal mine is back in action – thanks to the dedication of staff and residents.

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Robert Briggs celebrates his tremendous free-kick winner for South Shields at Seaham Red Star. Picture by Peter Talbot

Briggs’ brilliance keeps South Shields on right track for promotion

South Shields had to dig extremely deep to claim a vital three points in their bid for promotion last night.

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Sunderland boss David Moyes.

Sunderland boss David Moyes is looking up, not down, as he challenges squad

David Moyes wants his side looking up, not down, with the Sunderland boss targeting teams in mid-table.

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Seb Larsson's contract expires in the summer

Contract talks not on the agenda until Sunderland know Premier League fate

David Moyes insists talks with any Sunderland players out of contract next summer are not on his agenda until the club’s Premier League fate is known.

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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez (right) speaks with Jonjo Shelvey.

Rafa Benitez reveals what Jonjo Shelvey said to his Newcastle team-mates after his dismissal

Rafa Benitez is hopeful that an apologetic Jonjo Shelvey will keep his cool as the Championship hots up.

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