Do I have to repay tax credit overpayment that wasn’t my fault?

Q: I have received a letter telling me that my tax credits have been overpaid, as my income increased by £5,000 last year.

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Ellis Short

Sunderland AFC record £33million loss

Sunderland AFC's financial results 'must improve significantly,' says Ellis Short, as the latest figures show the club made a loss after tax of £33million in 2015-16.

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Two hundred copies of The Memory Man by David Baldacci have been given out free to customers of South Tyneside Library.

Best-selling American author coming to South Shields for talk

A best-selling author is set to meet book fans in South Tyneside next week.

Are you heading away this weekend? Picture: PA.

Drivers warned to expect delays as holidaymakers take to the roads

More than 10 million leisure journeys are expected on Britain's roads between Friday and Monday as motorists embark on a getaway for the May Day bank holiday.
Have you got any paper fivers left?

There is just a week left to spend or bank your old paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status.

Friday's strike in numbers.

Rail reminder: How Sunderland and Hartlepool services are affected by Friday's train strike

Around half a rail company's usual number of trains will operate later this week when travellers are hit by another one-day strike.
The UK voted to leave the EU on June 23 last year.

How much money does the UK pay to the EU?

The UK makes a net contribution to the EU of around £199 million a week, according to the latest official estimates.
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From left, TECC's Aaron Sheriff and Ian Sinkamba with Iain Nixon

South Shields firm sparks apprentice revolution

A South Shields company is looking to generate its own bright sparks.

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Do you feel comfortable spotting an email phishing scam?

How to spot an email phishing scam

How do you spot a phishing scam when the email looks entirely legitimate?
Business 2
Would you get a McDonald's home delivery?

McDonald's to trial home delivery service in the UK

McDonald's is to roll out a long-awaited home delivery trial as UK consumers continue to embrace the rapidly expanding market.

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One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

A new survey has revealed that 93 per cent of us believe the UK has an issue with arrears, with a quarter of Brits agreeing that debt is now just a part of everyday life.

Business 2

Hummus shortage leaves North East middle classes in dip disarray

They say bad things come in threes, and following Brexit and the General Election announcement, Brits were hit by another sucker punch with the news that the country’s hummus supplies were at critical levels.
Esmee and Bel Barton enjoy a mini pony ride

Hundreds enjoy Easter holiday fun at Jarrow Hall

A revamped South Tyneside tourist attraction has enjoyed a bumper Easter relaunch.

An Arriva train.

Train strike to go ahead after talks fail

A 24-hour strike on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Friday after the failure of talks to resolve a dispute over the role of guards.
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More than 100 jobs to go in North East as Nestle plans to move Blue Riband production overseas - unions

Production of an iconic Nestle biscuit is set to move to Poland, cutting around 300 jobs - according to two unions.
Business 9

Support for Woolworths returning to South Tyneside - and your happy memories

You've been sharing your happy memories of Woolworths after hopes were announced the story could return to high streets.
Business 4
A planned 48-hour strike onVirginTrains East Coast has been suspended. Pic: PA.

Virgin Trains strike suspended after progress in talks with union

A planned 48-hour strike on Virgin Trains East Coast has been suspended following progress in talks.
Business 2

Woolworths could be returning to North East high streets

Woolworths, which had a stores in virtually every high street in the North East, could be set to make a comeback almost 10 years after the retailer collapsed.
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The collision has happened close to the A1018 junction. Image copyright Google Maps.

Six car smash leaves behind just damage and delays on A19

Two cars had to be recovered from a six-vehicle crash which led to the emergency services to shut off one side of the A19.

Watch world-famous Flying Scotsman celebrate past, present and future of our railways

World-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman travelled alongside three modern trains to celebrate the "past, present and future" of Britain's railways.

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