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When King Street in South Shields was king

The photo of King Street in 1986, posted on the Gazette’s Facebook page, certainly caught the imagination, with readers remembering the days when there were “plenty of good shops, always buzzing, and like a day out”.

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Reality shows like Geordie Shore have fuelled the growth of fake tanning among young men.

Geordie Shore stars fuel rise in fake tans among men under 25

British men have fallen for fake tan in a big way - and TV reality shows like Geordie Shore are partly to blame.

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Quidditch

Quidditch Premier League try-outs take place in North East

Harry Potter fans - and lovers of unusual sports - can try their hand at broomstick-based action as the Quidditch Premier League seeks new players in the region.

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A motorcycle is presented to Harton Comprehensive School.

All revved up for a trip back to South Tyneside schooldays

Education is the theme for this week’s picture spread, with pupils taking part in a wide range of activities.

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It's November 1966 and  Franchi's new bar opened in the Market Place.

Photos spark memories of great South Shields meeting places

When I posted online photos of Franchi’s bar and Dexter’s wine bar, in South Shields, recently, you were quick to recall the “lush” coffee and “fab” nights.

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Would you get acupuncture for your baby?

Would you stick needles in your baby to stop it crying?

Acupuncture may stop babies suffering from colic from crying too much, according to new research.
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Three officers reading the Shields Gazette on board the vessel Nurtureton, while it was  moored in Bombay in 1934/35. This is the vessel Joe R Franklin (pictured in the centre of the photograph) was serving on just prior to the publication of the stowaway story. Ann would like to know the names of the other two officers.

The South Shields link to the tragic stowaway

Many of us have trinkets and mementoes which we have kept down the years – some of which have sentimental or curiosity value.

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My laden Red Falstaff apple tree in October.

GARDENING: Don’t prune your fruit trees in the wind or snow

Last season was a great year for apples – make sure this year is by winter pruning your apple and pear trees – but only if it’s not windy or snowing!

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14 pictures from a Big Night Out in South Shields

There's nothing to beat a Big Night Out with friends.

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Launch of Protector.

Recalling happier times of tragic South Shields pilot cutter

My thanks go to Kevin Blair who got in touch following the recent article on the tragic pilot cutter Protector.

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Poinsettia will thrive in the right conditions, but keep a daily check on its water requirements.

Daylight and warmth key to long plant life

Indoor entertainment, such as that forced on gardeners by seasonal celebrations and inclement weather, has been a welcome break from the cold feet and fingers that winter work outdoors brings.

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The Waterhead Hotel is just a stones throw from Lake Windermere.

Travel review: Lakeside splendour in Ambleside

Winding along the road in bright sunshine it was difficult to imagine the storm  devastation that just 12 months ago had crippled this part of Cumbria.

Travel
Hogarths pub staff, from  left,Chloe Grant, Beth Ingham and Amy Burton. Manager Natasha Caisley and Martin Wood

Bar sends staff on sunny holiday after winning Shields Gazette Pub of the Year

Bar staff are celebrating a brilliant bonus after helping their pub scoop our Pub of the Year title – five days in the sun.

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Barrio Comida, by night, down on Newcastle's Quayside.

Review: Barrio Comida, Newcastle

Pick a few things and do them well.

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Wavis as Steve Harley on Stars In Their Eyes.

When South Shields man had stars in his eyes

Despite not making the Christmas number one spot, the Jo Cox charity single, produced in memory of the murdered Labour MP, still managed to raise more than £35,000 for worthy causes.

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Glenn Hughes. Photo by Arnie Goodman.

Glenn Hughes is ready to rock the North East

Ahead of Glenn Hughes taking to the stage in Newcastle next week, we caught up with the “greatest white soul singer” Stevie Wonder has ever heard.

Music
Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting 2

From Trainspotting to Transformers - 30 films to look out for in 2017

Film fanatics can look forward to a bumper year in 2017.

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This picture, taken in November 1984, shows the corner of Russell Street and Smithy Street.

The bustling streets of South Shields

Imagine you had Doctor Who’s Tardis and you could travel back in time.

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Monopoly

Iconic Monopoly pieces face the boot - you could have emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin as replacements

Traditional Monopoly pieces are facing the boot - but you can vote on what you'd like to see in their place.

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Jack and Sheila Castling.

The ‘splendid war’ of a South Shields lad who was evacuated twice

During the Second World War many children throughout the land were sent away from home as evacuees in order to escape the wrath of the Luftwaffe.

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