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Which TV shows, films and celebrities inspired baby names?

Life imitated art for parents in England and Wales last year, as baby names inspired by TV shows and celebrities proved popular.

Travel: So much to see and do during whistle-stop tour of Italy...

We sat on the steps of Rome's Trevi Fountain - the newly groomed marble horses glistening in spring sunshine - and clutched coins in our left hands to throw over our right shoulders.
Did your baby's name make the list?

These are the most popular names for babies born in 2016

Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular name given to baby girls in England and Wales in 2016, official statistics show.

A  section of floor of the potentiometer department at  Morganite Resistors in 1963.

‘New technology’ arrives in South Tyneside

The world of work has changed beyond all recognition since many of these photographs were taken on South Tyneside in the 1960s and ’70s.

Who fancies a trip to the Seychelles?

BA to launch non-stop flights to the Seychelles

British Airways is to launch the UK's only non-stop flights to the Seychelles.


What happened when I ate nothing but Greggs for a whole week

My attachment to Greggs began when I was 16, working weekends in a shoe shop with only the thought of a chicken bake to get me through the day.

Trench warfare at Ypres during World War One.

The South Shields man who was hidden for two years to avoid war

Local historian Dorothy Ramser has provided us with many remarkable stories over the years.

Who gets your vote in Pub of the Year?

Vote for your South Tyneside Pub of the Year

We all have different ideas of what makes a perfect pub.

A bee on lavender flowers.

Gardening: How to encourage bees back into the garden

Not cutting your lawn and planting foxgloves are the two most popular things to do to encourage bees into the garden, according to a survey.

The South Shields Cleadonaires on the march.

The birth of a South Tyneside jazz band

Over the years, thousands of South Tyneside youngsters have been involved in juvenile jazz bands.


Alex Neill: What to do when disaster strikes - advice to anyone caught up in hurricane chaos

The destruction that severe weather events have wrought across parts of America and the Caribbean over the last two weeks has been horrific to behold.

Azura docked in picturesque Geiranger.

Travel: All aboard Azura to enjoy the fairytale fjords...

Glistening lakes, cascading waterfalls, emerald valleys and majestic snow-capped mountains – the best way to breathe in the fairytale beauty of the Norwegian Fjords is up close and personal, sailing through the very heart of them.
March 1959 and Marsden beach at the peak of the holiday season.

Recalling ‘olden days’ in Shields with affection

As the summer slips into autumn, we might be forgiven for asking “what summer?”

Steve Wright and Mike Read at the  July 1984  Radio One Roadshow.

When Radio One Roadshow came to Shields

The Radio One Roadshow was a big thing in its day.

Helping to keep the streets of South Tyneside clean and tidy in days gone by.

Were the ‘good old days’ really that good?

You had plenty to say when we said “people talk about the ‘good old days’, but were they really that good?”.


Colin the Caterpillar gets spooky makeover

If you're afraid of the dark look away now as the nation's favourite chocolate caterpillar cake has had a drastic makeover.

7 great North East runs you can still enter in 2017 now the Great North Run is over

It's all over for another year - but while the Great North Run a major event in our calendar, it's just a taste of what the North East running scene has to offer.
Pupil Sarah Shiel accepts the keys to a new minibus from deputy head Edward Brett, at Whitburn Comprehensive School.

Schoolchildren celebrate purchase of jumbulance and mini bus

We’ve got a sea of faces on today’s page, with lots of schoolchildren for you to pick out.

Laura Cort, left, from Peterlee, marries Christina Ritcher at the Great North Run today after the couple, who live in Delaware, USA, got engaged at the finish line last year.

Couple make history by being first to be married at Great North Run

The Great North Run proved to be a happy event for a different reason for two couples.

Giant veg grower Kevin Fortey launches the new novice giant veg classes at Harrogate Flower Shows with a monster marrow.

Gardening: Harrogate Autumn Flower Show is worth a visit

Far from winding down in September, Harrogate Autumn Flower Show is a great place for inspiration, buying end-of-season bargains - and the famous monster veg.

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