Labour government would create four new bank holidays on patron saints' days

A Labour government will seek to create four new UK-wide bank holidays on the patron saint's day of each of the home nations, Jeremy Corbyn has announced.
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Benefits expert: Will I face sanctions for leaving my job?

Q. I have been working for nine weeks, but I feel out of my depth in the job and I don’t think I can continue much longer.

WIll you be spring cleaning your finances?

James Walker: Spring clean your finances

Spring is finally here and we’re even seeing a bit of sun!

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Alex Neill: What are your worst supermarket substitutes?

It could have been the last Thursday of every month – pay day.

Kevin Keegan

Kevin Keegan: It's not difficult to get Newcastle promoted - but competing in Premier League will be Rafa's biggest job

Newcastle United legend Kevin Keegan says Rafa Benitez will have his 'biggest job' making the club compete with the Premier League big boys.

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South Shields players celebrate with the league championship

South Shields lift Northern League trophy after final day win

South Shields were presented with the Northern League Division One championship trophy after rounding off their season with a 3-2 win at Guisborough.

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Newcastle on the brink of Premier League return

Newcastle United edged closer to the Premier League – without kicking a ball.

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House hunters take just 27 minutes to decide on buying a property, survey finds

House hunters in the North East take just 27 minutes on average making their mind up to buy a property, a survey has found.

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Tories play down talk of tax rises if Conservatives win snap General Election

Conservatives have sought to damp down speculation they are planning tax rises if Theresa May is returned to power in the general election on June 8.

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Former Avon lady’s anguish after home trashed by ex-lover

An Avon lady whose home was trashed by her lover after their affair was revealed says she feels ‘totally let down’.

The Dokan team in action

Karate kids hit opposition for six

Karate kids in South Tyneside have six national champions in their ranks after florring the nopposition at the English National Championships.

The staff team from The Bamburgh prepare to take on the Tough Mudder challenge for Macmillan.

Pub staff to get muddy for charity

A South Tyneside pub is hoping customers get behind staff as they bid to raise cash for charity.

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Police find ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ cannabis farm – after drug grower called officers to his home

A man who called police after hearing noises in his house had cannabis plants hidden under the floorboards.


Horses ‘tortured’ in series of vicious attacks

Four horses on a field in Boldon Colliery have been viciously attacked and ‘tortured’ in the space of days with owners fearing that ‘no horse is safe’.

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South Shields’ The Word wins four gongs at building awards

South Tyneside’s newest landmark has been crowned the region’s project of the year.

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Daryl Murphy. Picture by Frank Reid

Rafa Benitez outlines Daryl Murphy’s hidden role at Newcastle

Rafa Benitez says Daryl Murphy’s worth more than just goals to Newcastle United.

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Newcastle United defender Ciaran Clark.

Rafa Benitez reacts to Ciaran Clark’s imminent return at Newcastle

Rafa Benitez is hopeful Ciaran Clark will strengthen his defence for Newcastle United’s final promotion push.

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Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez. Picture by Frank Reid

Rafa Benitez’s classy gesture towards Brighton and Chris Hughton

Rafa Benitez has written to Chris Hughton congratulating him on Brighton and Hove Albion’s promotion – and he’s hoping to shake his hand in the Premier League next season.

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Parents have their own concerns about exams.

Ask family expert: How to support your children during exams

Q: My son is about to take his exams and I’m worried about his future if he doesn’t do well.

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