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Problems with Metro information boards

Metro users are being urged to rely on printed timetables this morning.

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Amazon launches 40 new Channels for Prime customers

More than 40 subscription TV channels including Discovery and ITV Hub+ are now available to watch for Amazon Prime members as part of the new Channels service.

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Marks & Spencer has reported a 63.5% plunge in annual pre-tax profits to 176.4 million, with underlying earnings down 10.3% to 613.8 million after sales in its clothing arm tumbled 5.9% in its final quarter. Picture by Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Drop in profits for Marks & Spencer as sales dip in clothing arm

Retail giant Marks & Spencer admitted its overhaul has "come with a cost" as annual profits tumbled by nearly two thirds and clothing sales plunged back into reverse.

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Nothern Rail is urging customers to check before using its trans-Pennine service

North East rail passengers urged to check before travelling after Manchester bomb attack

Northern Rail is urging customers to check before they travel in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.

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There are no Metro trains running between Sunderland and Pelaw

No Metro service between Sunderland and Pelaw

There are no Metro trains running between Sunderland and Pelaw.
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A Northern Rail train

Union calls off Northern Rail strike after Manchester attack

A rail union has called off planned strike action after the Manchester Arena bombing.

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Conservative candidate for South Shields Felicity Buchan.

Top economist backs South Shields Tory candidate

A leading economist, who was raised in South Shields, is backing the General Election Conservative candidate for the town.

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If something you've bought goes wrong you shouldn't be afraid to complain.

Why you shouldn't be afraid to complain about faulty products

When we buy something new we rightly expect the product we’re buying to be fault-free.

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Much can go wrong from that click to commit to boarding the plane. Pic: Shutterstock.

Seven tips to get the best value out of a last-minute holiday

May is a great month – and let’s face it, a big part of what makes May so great is the double bank holiday!

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Haven Court.

Fears as 70 jobs put under threat at South Tyneside care services

More than 70 jobs are under threat at a key South Tyneside care service as union chiefs claim council bosses are aiming to contract out the work.

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Jake Bell, centre, with, left, David Warner, Associate Director at Sine Consulting, and Eddie Beckett, Head of Estates at South Tyneside College

South Tyneside College student Jake’s lucky break

Bright spark Jake Bell’s future is looking good.

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Pringles cans are a recycler's worst nightmare due to its different components.

Why Pringles' 'idiotic' packaging is a recycling nightmare

Pringles, one of the nation's favourite snacks, has been singled out by an environmental expert as an example of how NOT to make recyclable packing.

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Greggs sees seven per cent sales rise as healthier options prove popular

North East-based baker Greggs has reported a strong start to the year after being boosted by its healthy eating ranges, including cold-pressed juice and freshly prepared salads.

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Guy Currey, left, Invest North East England director, with Nic Marshall, ResQ chief executive, centre,, and Peter Rippingale, Inward Investment Manager at Business Durham.

Foreign cash will create 6,000 North East jobs

More than 6,000 new jobs will be created over the next three years by firms investing in the North East, according to new figures.

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Author John Orton.

South Shields author scoops three awards

An author from South Shields has scooped three awards after his new book was praised for its use of the Geordie dialect.

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M&S ‘cock-up’ with National Vegetarian Week recipe - which contains chicken

Marks and Spencer has upset thousands of its veggie customers by celebrating National Vegetarian Week with a link to recipes - including CHICKEN.
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Retail giant Argos has said deliveries will not be affected by a strike by up to 1,400 of its warehouse staff. Pic: PA.

Argos customers assured deliveries won't be affected by warehouse strike

Retail giant Argos has said deliveries will not be affected by a strike by up to 1,400 of its warehouse staff.

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The A1 northbound. Credit Google.

Multi-vehicle crash causes heavy rush-hour delays on A1

A multi-vehicle smash is causing heavy rush-hour delays on the A1.

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A burst water main in Jesmond has flooded the Metro track. Credit: @My_Metro

Burst water main floods Metro track causing commuter chaos

A burst water main in Newcastle has flooded the Metro track causing massive knock-on effects for trains to Sunderland and South Shields
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Inflation: It makes our money worth less. Picture by Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Pockets hit as inflation reaches a three-year high

Inflation hit a three-and-a-half-year high last month as the Brexit-hit pound and the timing of the Easter holidays pushed up the cost of living.

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