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Here's 15 pictures from a Big Night Out in South Shields

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

The flower of salmonberry Pacific Rose. Picture by Lubera

GARDENING: Salmonberry fruit is ideal in small gardens

The oddly-named salmonberry is a brilliant way for those with small gardens to grow a decent fruit crop while not compromising on flowers and good looks.

Do you get stressed over bills and expenses? Picture: Shutterstock.

Adults pay bills of £1.2m over lifetime

Brits will part with almost £1.2million on household bills in their lifetime, according to a new study.

Above, Monkton School pupils, left to right,   Amanda Smith, Suzanne Irving, Julie Manston, Christopher Driver, Simon Baker, Gary Leadbitter, Simon Patrick, Caroline Jackson, Michael Stobbs and Gillian Hogg playing kickball in May, 1988.  Inset, paying into the school bank  at Toner Avenue, Hebburn, in March 1976.

South Tyneside school was ‘first class’

When it comes to school days, former pupils of Monkton School gave their time there top marks.

The Photography Show.

WIN! tickets to the Photography Show

The Photography Show is the destination for all image creators and returns to the NEC Birmingham, March 18-21.

Tiger Tiger

WIN: £100 bar tab for Tiger Tiger, Newcastle

Get your claws into a competition that will really wet your whistle.

Members of  Trinity House Senior Youth Club, pictured in 1988.

The enduring love of a South Shields’ centre

Our photographic trip back in time to Trinity House Youth Centre certainly proved popular with a lot of you, including one reader who went there, fell in love, got married ... and is now celebrating 45 years together.

Rock The Boat takes place on board the magnificent cruise ship Magellan.

Rock The Boat music cruise sets sail for the North East

A unique cruise which combines life on the ocean waves with a live music festival is coming to the North East.

The beauty of Woolacombe Bay.

Travel review: The UK’s best holiday parks on the UK’s best beach!

I always quietly celebrate the first day of a holiday. For me, it’s a boundless blank canvas, alive with promise, anticipation and great expectations.

intu Eldon Square - Tapas Revolution restaurant in intu Eldon Square's Grey's Quarter.

Credit: Tony Hall

REVIEW: Sneak peek at Tapas Revolution, Grey’s Quarter, Newcastle

He may not have brought the Mediterranean sun with him, but everything else about Omar Allibhoy’s first North East restaurant is Spain on a plate.

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Where are they now? How many of the children featured in this weeks photo selection do you recognise?

Playtime fun in the 1970s and 80s

Oh what fun we used to have when we were young.

Kathleen Brain, of the Steamboat, celebrates winning Camra's Sunderland and South Tyneside Pub of the Year.

Mine’s a treble! South Shields pub celebrates hat-trick of Good Beer Guide titles

A pub is going for a double hat-trick of titles after pulling in its latest award win.

There are lots of reasons why people can't get a good night's sleep.

10 things that are stopping us getting a good night's sleep

There's nothing like a good night's sleep to prepare us for the new day. But sadly many people aren't getting one.
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Tax-Free Childcare is designed to allow more parents to get back to work.

10 things every parent should know about Tax-Free Childcare

Changes are being made to the financial support available to families, enabling more parents to go out to work.

The Market Place in South Shields.

South Shields market had it all

It would seem that you could buy just about anything you wanted at South Shields market, judging by the comments you posted following the publication of our photo on Facebook.

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Binns staff from 1963.

Working at Binns in South Shields

The last few articles about shops in South Shields, and Binns in particular, have unearthed a rich seam of memories.

Marigold Indian Kushi. Picture by Suttons

GARDENING: There’s an Indian feel to this year’s marigolds

You’re going to find marigolds everywhere this year – not in the hideous, ’70s-style bedding rows with lobelia and alyssum, but think more tropical, Indian garland style.


17 pictures from a Big Night Out in South Shields

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

Valentine's Day.

Romantic gestures rule for over-50s on Valentine's Day

Over-50s won't be sucked into the commercial side of Valentine's Day this year, a survey has revealed.

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Biddick Hall  Junior Mixed School in 1958.

South Tynesiders hark back to their school days

The wonderfully evocative old photo of children in the cloakroom of Biddick Hall Junior Mixed School, posted on Facebook, certainly brought back a lot of memories – some good, some not so good.

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