South Shields pleasure park unveils new rides for new season

Adrenaline junkies are in for a treat this Easter as pleasure park bosses unveil their latest thrill rides.

Quasar's Emma Choudhury and Glen White, prepare for the opening of the new arena at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, South Shields.

Ready, aim, fire! Bigger and better Quasar coming to South Shields

It’s out with the old and in with the new at a popular seaside attraction.

Two anglers who took to South Shields Pier during strong waves have been criticised by an angling club.

Club chief criticises anglers who used pier amid heavy waves

An angling club chief in South Tyneside says fishermen who took to a pier which was being battered by strong seas are “lucky” to have escaped unscathed.

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The duo were pictured fishing during high waves at South Shields Pier on Monday.

Anglers slammed for fishing on South Shields Pier amid stormy seas

Anglers have been fired a safety warning after a pair pictured fishing on a pier amid high waves were labelled ‘beyond belief’.

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WATCH: Whitburn angler reels in 8ft shark off coast of Sunderland after two-hour battle

Ever since he was big enough to hold a fishing rod, Mark Turnbull has dreamed of the ultimate catch...

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Richard Oliver shows off the smooth-hound he caught from South Shields Pier.

South Shields angler reels in plaudits after catching rare shark

An angler reeled in the plaudits after catching a rare breed of shark rarely found in North-East waters.

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VIDEO: Deserving kids enjoy all fun of the fair

THEY have supported their families through some tough and harrowing times.


VIDEO: Wave-riding Mayor enjoys fun of the fair

The surf was definitely up – even if the Mayor went down – when he visited one of the borough’s top tourist attractions.


VIDEO: Mayor shows he’s a good sport by tackling the Tyne

SOUTH Tyneside’s civic leader was racking up some “mayor” miles yesterday to encourage more people to get active.


PICTURE SPECIAL: A wonderful trip down memory lane

SOUTH Tynesiders turned back the mileage clock to pay homage to decades of automotive history.

GREAT DAY OUT ...youngsters have fun at the fair at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park.

Sunshine came out ‘ride’ on time!

PEOPLE in South Tyneside were looking on the bright side of life after enjoying a Bank Holiday bonanza.

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VIDEO: Sun shines on the bank holiday

FAMILIES took advantage of the sunny bank holiday weather to get out and about in South Tyneside.

LANDMARK ... rockpools near Souter Lighthosue, inset, attract visitors to see creatures of the sea.

Lighthouse is best for ‘scary fun’, say kids

A SOUTH Tyneside landmark is the best at providing scary fun, according to children.

Light and airy ... the interior of The Black Horse, Beamish.

Classic grub in a charming pub

THE Gazette’s mystery Diner samples the delights of The Black Horse at Beamish, Co. Durham.

RNLI LIFEBOATS ... launched 126 times to boating incidents on last year's Easter and May Day weekends.

Pleasure craft users urged to stay safe

SOUTH Tynesiders are being urged to stay safe over the bank holiday weekend.

SPECTACULAR ... the stunning countryside south of Riding Mill in Northumberland.

Weekend walks: The Dyvel’s in the detail

Dyvelston, near Corbridge, flourished in the 12th century. But it did not survive.

ECHOES OF THE PAST ... a long-disused railway bridge on the dismantled Winlaton Mill railway.

A perfect day on the Red Kite Trail

The Red Kite Trail is an 11-mile circular walk that takes in the beautiful lower Derwent Valley.


Weekend walk: A real winter wonderland

Moor Road, heading south from Prudhoe, offers beautiful views of the surrounding hills. Today that vista was especially enchanting.

RAISING A GLASS ... South Shields Ladies' Bowling Club is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Treasurer June Downey, front left, and secretary Joan Craig toast many more happy years watched by club members. (Photograph by Lauren Wood)

Club is bowling along after 80 years

LADIES of the town continue to be bowled over after eight glorious decades.

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