Council bosses scrap rooftop restaurant plan for The Word

Plans for South Tyneside’s new library, The Word, have stuttered just weeks before it is due to open.

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South Shields Town Hall

Readers give their views over government funding cuts

Residents in South Tyneside have reacted with anger after being told to brace themselves in the face of Government funding cuts.

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The A19 at Northallerton. Pic: Google

A19 reopens while part of the A1 remains closed following day of carnage on North East roads

Serious crashes have wreaked havoc on North East roads today - and the A19 has reopened while part of the A1 remains blocked
Newcastle International Airport Ltd has negotiated a new term loan facility of �233million.

Councils set for share of £43m windfall as part of Newcastle Airport plans

Councils and an airport partner are set to share a windfall of £43million after Newcastle Airport announced a project to refinance its bank debt.

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Why every household in South Tyneside could be £875 worse off by 2020

Why every household in South Tyneside could be £875 worse off by 2020

Residents across South Tyneside are being warned to brace themselves for further cuts as future council funding is set to be slashed by the Government.

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Golden Chippy, winner of Gazette's Chippy of the Year competition.
From left owner's Sue Kaur and son Harsimran Sra

Success is golden for your favourite South Tyneside chippy

Keeping it in the family means success is Golden for South Tyneside’s best fish and chip shop.

The production line at Sunderland's Nissan plant

Nissan wants guarantee of Brexit compensation before investing in Sunderland plant

Nissan will want the UK Government to pledge compensation for any extra costs as a result of Brexit before it invests in its Sunderland plant, says the man at the top.
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Do you have the correct bus pass? Picture: Press Association.

New checks on concessionary travel will prevent misuse of bus passes

Additional checks are being introduced on buses across the region to ensure that passes meant for older and disabled people are not misused.

Kelsey Watts new beauty salon at No Lippy Gym.

South Tyneside beautician finds a new home

A trip to the gym for a South Tyneside beautician has led to the launch of a new business venture.

Megan Campbell, 15.

South Tyneside teen’s business venture is proving a sweet success

A teenager is hoping for sweet success after launching her first business venture.

Company chairman Dame Margaret Barbour

South Tyneside's Barbour makes list of top growing firms

South Tyneside's Barbour Clothing has been hailed as among the country's best for its size.

Gordons Butchers have won a sausage competition. From left, apprentice Matthew Williams and owner butcher Gordon Robson

Matthew’s bangers are top of the shop

An apprentice butcher is giving his boss a run for his money after scoring top marks in a sausage competition.

Argos has launched a Christmas recruitment drive.

Argos to recruit 40 seasonal workers in South Tyneside this Christmas

Retailer Argos has launched a drive to recruit 40 seasonal Christmas workers in South Tyneside.

Argos recruiting for 10,000 new roles

High street retailer Argos is to recruit more than 10,000 seasonal staff to work in its stores over the busy Christmas period.

Coun Lee Hughes unhappy with parking in South Shields Market Place.

Problem parking causing concern in South Shields Market Place

Motorists driving around a South Shields’ historic Market Place are putting pedestrians at risk, says a concerned councillor.

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Julie Sloanes, assistant principal at South Tyneside College, seated, with Janine Webber, a college work-based learning assessor for hairdressing, at the new Haven Court salon at South Tyneside District Hospital.

New South Tyneside hairdressing academy is backed by celebrity stylist

A hairdressing academy in South Tyneside is aiming to be a cut above the rest– and has opened for business.

Northern Threads 10th anniversary.
From left Nigel Binnie and Phil Goodfellow

Northern Threads: Celebrating 10 years of the shop they said wouldn’t last

They said it would never last.

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Aldi is to spend 300million on store revamps around the UK after a record year.

Aldi to invest £300million in UK stores after record sales

Aldi has said it will invest £300million in revamping its British stores after posting another year of record sales.

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Iceland's government considers legal action against supermarket's name

A cold war is in the offing after the Icelandic government confirmed that it is considering launching a lawsuit against British supermarket Iceland over its name.

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Arbier's managing director Mark Robinson

Cheers for the beers says brewery boss as he takes his thanks out to bars

A brewery boss is taking his business on tour to say ‘cheers’ to the bars which have backed his new venture.

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