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Collecting stamps and washing powder tops for charity

They were all busy raising cash for worthy causes when the Gazette’s photographer popped up at these money-spinning events from the past.

Nostalgia
Asda has withdrawn the own-brand nappies as a precaution.

Asda withdraws own-brand newborn nappies after baby suffers 'chemical reaction'

Asda has withdrawn an own-brand nappy for newborn babies from sale after a father claimed his son suffered a "chemical reaction" to the product.

News 1
J & J Fashions staff.

Memories of the rag-trade and a test laboratory

We enter the world of work today, and we turn the spotlight on some of the people who helped the wheels of industry turn on South Tyneside.

Nostalgia
The cost of holiday childcare has risen by more than 50% across Britain and 111% in the North East since 2010, Labour has said. Picture by Niall Carson/PA Wire

Holiday childcare costs up 111% in North East since 2010, claims Labour

The cost of holiday childcare has risen by more than 111% in the North East since 2010, Labour has said.

Family 4
A copy of Janice Blower's article about Warbeck.

Documentary under way on South Shields band Warbeck – filmmaker wants your memories

When it comes to researching and archiving South Tyneside’s past, few historians have done more to preserve the stories of the local people and places than film-maker Gary Wilkinson.

Nostalgia
The Working Wetlands Garden at Washington Wetland Centre. Picture by Ian Henderson

Gardening: How creating a ‘rain garden’ can help tackle climate change

Gardeners are being encouraged to try ‘rain gardening’ as a way of coping with the effects of climate change at a new WWT Washington Wetland Centre garden exhibit.

Lifestyle
Showaddywaddy.

The South Shields autograph hunter who was mistaken for a pop star

Just a blink of an eye ago, I asked about the autographs readers had collected over the years – from celebrities to sportsmen and women and, of course, musicians.

Nostalgia
Brighton Pavilion.

Travel: Relaxing vibe and shopping heaven in ‘San Francisco’ of the south coast

Bohemian Brighton has so many things going for it that it’s difficult to know where to start.
Travel
Ewan the dream sheep, 29.99, www.sweetdreamers.co.uk

Gadgets: 5 of the best baby gizmos

We look at 5 of the best toys for babies...

News
Westoe Cubs dressed as Native American Indians in 1986 to celebrate 70 years of scouting.

Blasts from the past: From dressing up as Native Americans to free squid rings

Funny how you wait for a particular bus and then two of them come along together.

Nostalgia
An artist's impression on how the treehouses would look

Luxury treehouse rooms planned for North East hotel

A North East hotel plans to branch out - with the creation of six luxury treehouses.

Travel
Rowlinson Small Wooden Log Store

Gardening: 5 of the best log holders

We look at 5 of the best garden log stores...

News
Being burgled is the last thing you want while on holiday.

Will your home be secure enough when you head off on holiday?

So the suitcases are packed, tickets and passports are ready, your wallet is bursting with foreign currency and you’re ready for the off - summer holiday here you come!

Opinion
Hiring a car on holiday can be a whole lot of trouble if you are not careful.

Five ways to steer clear of car-hire problems on holiday

Every summer millions of Brits sit behind the wheel on far-flung destinations across the world.
Opinion
Newcastle Castle

North East castle to be turned into pop-up restaurant

Fancy dining like Royalty up on the roof?

Eating Out
South Shields Boys and officials at Cleadon Recreation Ground in  May 1962.

Young South Shields footballers being put through their paces in the past

We’ve got a line-up of young South Shields footballers from the 1950s to the 1970s on today’s picture spread.

Nostalgia

Here she is! Disney Magic arrives on the River Tyne

The iconic Disney Magic cruise liner has arrived in the North East as she embarks on a short stay in the region.

News 2

Proms 2017: 8 pictures from South Shields Community School

Thousands of students across the region have been getting their glad rags on to see in the end of the school year in style.
Education
How long would it be before you got bored in the summer holidays?

Have you said any of these things to your kids during the summer holidays?

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first "I'm bored" just 10 days into the summer holidays.

Family 1
Lego

Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Could your kids be playing with a hidden fortune? According to new data, households across the UK could contain more than £50 million worth of highly-collectable LEGO.
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