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The South Tyneside boys who sacrificed so much

Today local historian Peter Hoy continues his account of the boy soldiers from South Tyneside who sacrificed so much fighting for king and country during the First World War.

Tiger Grill

REVIEW: Tiger Grill, Tiger Tiger, Newcastle

Drinking and dancing in Tiger Tiger, sure - but I’d never thought to go there for food before now.

Eating Out
Nine ways to keep your pets safe and happy over Christmas

Nine ways to keep your pets safe and happy over Christmas

It is not just humans who can get excited over Christmas.

A canal boat in Little Venice.

Travel review: Capital break with a twist...

As the water lapped against the boat on the tranquil water, if you closed your eyes you could be forgiven for thinking you were on a Mediterranean cruise, not just yards away from the bustle of London life.

Elementary on Sky Living.

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
We still remember the soldiers' sacrifice today.

Meet the brave boy soldiers from South Tyneside

You will remember that local historian Peter Hoy recently wrote about Ancre, the battle which marked the end of the Battle of the Somme, and which claimed the lives of 31 South Tyneside men.


DAY TRIP REVIEW: Feeling festive at Edinburgh's Christmas attractions

Scrooges beware – I defy anyone not to feel festive on a visit to Edinburgh’s Christmas attractions.
Travel 4
The Great North Snowdogs auction

Sunderland and South Shields Snowdogs help to raise £250,000 for charity

The Great North Snowdogs have taken their final bow-wow – raising more than £250,000 for children with life limiting conditions in the North East.

Arts 4
Do you see yourself as successful?

These are the top 15 signs of success for Brits

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

The Toy Dolls.

Do you remember Geordie Aid?

The recent article, marking the anniversary of the recording of the fund-raising single Do They Know It’s Christmas by Band Aid, has got readers reminiscing about that song – and another more locally-inspired charitable money-spinning.

Woolworth's in Jarrow.

Do you remember these South Tyneside shops?

Long before the days of Amazon, eBay and online purchases, we used to do our shopping the old fashioned way – popping down town to our favourite stores.

Nostalgia 1

18 pictures from a Big Night Out in South Shields

There's nothing better than a Big Night Out with your friends.
Zinnia Sombrero. Picture by Mr Fothergill's

GARDENING: The borders barmaid – my pick of the bunch

Those blousey, overblown barmaids of the borders, Zinnias, have been named Flower of the Year by Fleuroselect, so I took a more detailed look at this popular flower.

The Stadium of Light

Your chance to lead Sunderland heroes onto the pitch at SAFC vs Chelsea

Does your little one fancy joining their heroes on the pitch at the Stadium of Light?

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Back in 1973 Miss Elsie Ord. South Shields Schools Librarian, chats to three-year-old Janet McManus, in the new children's section of the old Central Library, while five-year-old Margaret Reah looks on.

Do you remember South Shields’ old library?

Today, in the light of the opening of The Word, we continue Robert E Owen’s affectionate look-back at South Shields’ former Ocean Road library.

Nostalgia 1
Tasha Brown with Kaydance.

‘I will never stop looking for you my darling’ promises mum of toddler taken by ex-wife

The mum of a toddler at the centre of an international ‘abduction’ case sparked when her former partner fled has issued a fresh heartfelt appeal for her return.

News 2
The Staith House on North Shields Fish Quay.

REVIEW: Why The Staith House is reeling diners in from across the North East

When you open a gastro pub at a fish quay, the pressure’s on to make your seafood shine.

Eating Out 3
Miss Elsie Ord, schools librarian, looks at some of the new books to arrive at South Shields library in 1968.

A new chapter for South Shields library

The recent opening of Word in South Shields has prompted reader Robert E Owen to get in touch with his memories of the town’s former library in Ocean Road.

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