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Five of the best gadgets from the Photography Show

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

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.

Relaying part of the Simonside Hall pitch during the close season.

When South Shields played at Simonside Hall

The Mariners may be looking forward to their trip to Wembley, for the final of the FA Vase, but today we look back, at the time South Shields played their home games at Simonside Hall.

The toy has been recalled.

Toy recalled due to safety risk from batteries

The British distributor of a childrens’ toy has taken steps to recall the product, warning that there is a risk of injury if owners attempt to change the battery.
Graham takes part in one of his own boot camps.

Shaping Up: If you’ve fallen back in the winter, it’s time to spring forward

If you haven’t met your weight loss or fitness targets over the winter months, don’t beat yourself up about it.

Personal fitness trainer Graham Low in his centre at the Seaham Marina.

Shaping Up: East Coast Workout

Try this workout at home, you don’t need any equipment and you can do it all in your own time.

You might be able to claim a refund if your flight is delayed. Pic: PA.

James Walker: What you can do when airlines let you down

Flight delays can be caused by lots of problems – anything from sudden snowstorms, foggy mornings or even the occasional disobedient volcano.

Southl Shields verses Bradford in a  cup-tie in 1959.

Calls for South Shields team reunion

As South Shields continues to celebrate the success of its football team, who have secured their place in the FA Vase finals, one former town team player has come up with a cracking idea to mark the occasion.

Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55% of kids think their parents have super powers

Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55% of kids think their parents have super powers

Kids really do think their parents are superheroes - with more than half believing their mums can read their minds.
Dicksons Pork Butchers shop in  Fowler Street, in  November, 1976

Meat and greet with famous South Shields butchers Dicksons

The fame, and indeed produce, of South Shields butchers Dicksons has spread far and wide – much to the delight of those with a taste for good wholesome food.

How many of these foods have your children tried?

How many of these exotic foods have your children tried?

Millions of modern children have already had their first taste of olives, houmous and quinoa before the age of five, a study has found.
Staff in one of Dicksons Pork Shops in November 1983.

Memories of South Shields cinemas and saveloys

From your favourite South Shields picture houses to the pick of Dicksons pork butchers shops, you’ve been enjoying some of the recent pictures we’ve posted on Facebook.

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Big following for miniature railways celebration

Railway displays drew in a crowd of 1,000 visitors as a South Tyneside club opened its doors to celebrate their model hobby.

Eldon Street and Barnes Road School, on right.

Zooming in on the past

Photography has changed beyond recognition in recent times with the advent of digital cameras and mobile phones.


Watch millions of new 12-sided £1 coins being produced at Royal Mint

The new £1 coin is within striking distance as the Royal Mint makes preparations for it entering circulation next week.

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Dame Vera Lynn's image was projected onto the white cliffs of Dover to celebrate her 100th birthday. Pic: PA.

Dame Vera Lynn's face appears on white cliffs of Dover as she turns 100

There were no bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover as Dame Vera Lynn turned 100 today, but they received a makeover of a different kind.


17 pictures of a Big Night Out in South Shields

There's nothing better than a Big Night Out with friends.

Dads can suffer from postnatal depression too, says our expert.

Family life: Can dads suffer from postnatal depression too?

Q: “I’ve just had my first baby and while I feel fine, my husband seems low. Could his depression be linked to the baby – I thought it was just mothers who got postnatal depression?”

Would you know how to give a child basic first aid treatment?

Family: Why parents should brush up on their first aid

Although more than 60 children a year die in accidents in the home, almost a quarter of parents admit they don’t have any baby or child first aid knowledge.

AGM winner, runner bean Lady Di.

Gardening: World of opportunity with seeds to select

The Plant World Seeds offers have always been really popular – two free seed packets with my exclusive voucher code.

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