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Gardening: Get snapping to be in with a chance of winning a trip to the Netherlands

Fancy yourself as a garden photographer? Now everyone can enter one of the world’s most prestigious competitions to win a trip to Holland.


Watch: Slideshow of South Tyneside school prom memories

Exam season is thankfully drawing to a close - meaning school prom time is just around the corner.


13 pictures from a Big Night Out in South Shields

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

Preparations heating up for North East Chilli Festival

Final preparations are hotting up for next weekend’s North East Chilli Fest.

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Graham Gaffney.

Recalling South Shields jazz bands, medals and the music

Being in a junior jazz band was obviously a big thing on South Tyneside judging by the response to a recent photo-spread on these kazoo-playing marching groups.

The beautiful city of Zagreb.

Travel: Zagreb grabbed hold of my heart in whirlwind visit to a hidden gem

There are some places that are hidden gems and despite being the Croatian capital, Zagreb is often overlooked as a destination in its own right.

Make sure you're not going to be hit with a big bill after you hire a car abroad.

Six dos and don'ts for hiring a car when you go on holiday

I learned an expensive lesson a few years ago when I was driving around Europe in a hire car.

Marsden beach at the height of the holiday season in 1959.

Sandy sarnies on South Shields beach

Family and food were the two main memories that came flooding back to readers when we took to Facebook to ask them what they enjoyed most about spending time at the sands?

David Bowie at Roker Park.

June 23, 1987: David Bowie plays Sunderland's Roker Park football ground

It is perhaps easy to take pop concerts in Sunderland for granted given all the stellar names who have appeared at the Stadium of Light over the last two decades.
Gardening: 5 of the best greenhouses

Gardening: 5 of the best greenhouses

We look t five of the best greenhouses

Travel bosses have been left "embarrassed" by the huge spike in reports of holiday sickness, which they describe as "a British problem". Picture: PA.

'Food poisoning' scams could spell end to all-inclusive holidays for Britons

UK holidaymakers could be banned from all-inclusive breaks unless they stop making bogus food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

Gadget: top 5 kitchen blenders

Gadget: top 5 kitchen blenders

We look at 5 of the best kitchen blenders out there...

There have been quite a few outdoor music events staged in South Tyneside. What was your favourite and why?

Sunshine and sound of music at South Tyneside festivals

With the outdoor music festival season getting into full swing, here’s a selection of photos charting some past events that were staged on our doorstep.

A scene from newly-digitalised 1962 documentary The Coast of Commerce.

Watch: Archive footage of North-East's coastal heritage is dusted down after more than 50 years

Archive footage of the North-East’s coastal heritage has been dusted down and made public more than half a century after it was first broadcast.

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The Boss himself at the Stadium of Light in 2012.

June 21, 2012: Bruce Springsteen rocks Sunderland's Stadium of Light

Sunderland football fans don't normally like visitors to the Stadium of Light bossing proceedings.

Stand-up poet Kate Fox is among those who will appear at the festival.

Award-winning writers coming to South Shields for festival

Award-winning writers are hoping to inspire stars of the future when a festival comes to South Tyneside this week.

Keeping an eye on the dustbin barricade in the back lane of Byethorne Street in July 1967.

When they manned a bin barricade in South Shields

Sometimes, when I pose a question, the answers that come back can differ from one person to the other.

Hadrian's Wall

North East walks named among UK's favourites

Some of the region's most stunning walks have been named in a list of the nation's favourites.

Streets of South Shields.

Your memories of growing up in South Shields

As mentioned on Friday, the Streets of South Shields local history group is saying “farewell” with a display of work being staged at the town’s St Hilda’s Church, on Saturday, July 1, and Monday, July 3.

A general shot of a humpback whale

Travel Review: Whale watching in the North Sea

“A humpback whale? In the North Sea?!” - it may sound fishy, but this majestic species is just one of the cetaceans spotted in waters off the North East coast.

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