Praise for renovation of South Tyneside shopping centre

The refurbishment of a South Tyneside shopping centre has been praised by the borough’s mayor.

Bilton Hall Centre manager Joanne Tuck are now working together with Shelagh Lamb manager of Springboard (R) at Bilton Hall

Young people given a Springboard into work in Jarrow

Young people are being given a helping hand to further their employment prospects after a training provider set up base at a community centre in Jarrow.

Traffic on Hylton Bridge.

Three-vehicle rush-hour smash blocks A19

A three-vehicle rush-hour smash has blocked the A19.
There are problems with low rail adhesion on the Metro again this morning

Low rail adhesion causes problems on Metro

There are problems on the Metro again this morning, due to low rail adhesion.

Durham Court

South Tyneside tower block residents welcome £1.4million fire safety plan

Residents and councillors have welcomed a £1.4m windfall that will pay for better protection for South Tyneside’s tower blocks in the wake of London’s Grenfell Tower disaster.

Viva, Mile End Road

South Shields bar Viva bids to add takeaway at venue

Punters at a popular South Shields town centre nightspot may soon be able to eat to the beat – if planners pass a bid to convert its reception into a takeaway.

The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene of this morning's crash. Picture: GNAAS

Man fighting for life after horrific A19 smash

A man is fighting for life and three others are seriously injured after a horrifc crash on the A19 this morning
There are problems on the Metro this morning.

Delays across Metro network

There are delays across the Metro network this morning.
The bus lane was introduced on Edinburgh Road in July.

No sympathy for drivers caught out by new bus lane

Drivers have come under fire after falling foul of a new bus lane in South Tyneside.

Brian Bailey Customer Experience Manager BGL Group, Leanne Chambers Client Services Director greenbean by NRG, Cllr Harry Trueman Deputy Leader Sunderland Council

Search is on for North-East contact centre stars

The search for the stars of the North East contact centre industry is on again as the North East Contact Centre Awards returns for its 15th year.

Marc Russell, Head of Operations (Bingo); Neil
Guy, Head of Operations (International); Ian Walshaw, Head of Central Operations and Karl
Wood, Head of Operations (Arcade)

East Boldon’s Karl clicketty-clicks with on-line bingo giant tombola

Karl Wood’s number has come up at one of the North East’s fastest growing technology firms.

Signage problem at Scotch Estate's new traffic system. Coun Lee Hughes

Drivers hit with £210,000 in fines after thousands snapped breaching new ban on 20m stretch of road

Council chiefs in South Tyneside could rake in a staggering £210,000 in fines after catching 3,506 motorists flouting a ban on using a 20m stretch of road in the past three months.

Laura Cobley at The Walking Dead studio.

South Shields make-up artist lands dream role on hit TV show

A South Shields make-up artist has told of her pride after landing a dream position working on a hit TV series.

TV and Film
The A19.

A19 petition reaches 1,200 signature milestone in drive for safety

Our petition calling on the Government to improve safety in the A19 has smashed through the four-figure barrier.


Engineers turn Nissan into 190mph radio controlled car and race around Silverstone

Engineers have transformed a Nissan GT-R into the world’s ultimate radio controlled racer - capable of 196mph - and raced it around Silverstone.

From right, George Brittain, pictured with Joy Yates, former Durham and England cricketer Geoff Cook and his wife Judith at the recent Best of South Tyneside Awards.

Tributes paid to 'principled and passionate newspaper man' George

Tributes have been paid to a "principled and passionate newspaper man" after his death.

Owen Pugh's Marsden Quarry site

More than 250 jobs go with collapse of Owen Pugh - but picture is brighter for Marsden Quarry workers

More than 250 people are to lose their jobs with the collapse of North East engineering firm Owen Pugh.
Have you got a secret money stash?

Nearly half of Britons 'have a secret money stash'

Nearly half of Britons are keeping a secret cash stash that their close family or friends know nothing about, a survey suggests.

A Metro train.

Delays on Metro system after train is withdrawn

People are facing delays on the Tyne and Wear Metro system this morning.
How many holidays have you managed to go on?

Young go on fewer holidays as they struggle with cost of living, study finds

Young people are taking fewer holidays because they are "feeling the pinch", according to new research.

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