Driver was three times over the limit after boozing at Sunderland Airshow

A 67-year-old man was stopped for drink-driving after he had too much at the Sunderland Airshow.
The Stadium of Light.

Police warn 'disorder will not be tolerated' ahead of Sunderland v Leeds United game

Northumbria Police say disorder will not be tolerated at the Stadium of Light ahead of today's Sunderland v Leeds United game.

Ann Marie Simpson was jailed at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Shoplifter jailed on same day as stealing £60 worth of meat

Express justice was meted out to a shoplifter who was jailed on the same day she stole from a supermarket in South Tyneside.

Penshaw Monument

Penshaw Monument lit in colours of Spanish flag to honour terror attack victims

Penshaw Monument is red and yellow tonight, in tribute to the victims of the Spanish terror attacks.
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Police tape seals off the site of Tuesday's fire

Two charged with murder after woman's body found in burning car in Sunderland

Two men have been charged with murder after a woman's body was found in a burning car in Sunderland.

The view up Baring Street from the junction with Ocean Road. Picture c/o Google Maps

Troubled tenant left housemate with 'nasty wound' after getting eviction note at South Shields home

A troubled tenant who lashed out when he was told he was about to be evicted from his home has been spared jail.

Michael Barrymore who is to learn the result of his damages action against Essex Police over the wrongful arrest which he says destroyed his career. Picture by Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Michael Barrymore to get 'more than nominal' damages over wrongful rape and murder arrest

Entertainer Michael Barrymore is entitled to "more than nominal" damages against Essex Police over the wrongful arrest which he says destroyed his career, a High Court judge has ruled.
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Picture issued by the Metropolitan Police of the van used in the London Bridge attacks

Drivers should face identity checks when hiring vehicles amid rise in terror attacks using vans and lorries, says former terrorism tsar

Drivers should be subject to identity checks when hiring vehicles as part of measures to tackle the use of lorries and vans in attacks, a former terror laws watchdog has said.

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Police officers stand next to the van involved on an attack in Las Ramblas, Barcelona (AP)

Police kill five terrorists wearing suicide belts after second attack in Spain

Five terrorists wearing suicide belts rammed civilians with a car in a Spanish seaside town before being shot dead by police in a second attack to hit the country.

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Iain Nesbitt appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court

Man’s call to former partner costs him £235

A drunken man’s breach of a court order when he tried to ring his former partner cost him over £200.

Charles Thompson

Sunderland child rapist found living rough in South Shields park

A child rapist has been jailed for failing to tell police where he was living.

The scene of today's incident in Barcelona.

At least 13 people dead and more than 100 injured as van crashes on to pavement in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas

At least 13 people have died and more than 100 have been injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians in a terror attack in a busy tourist area of Barcelona.

The thief followed his victim home after getting off a Stagecoach bus at the same stop.

Thief escapes with nearly £500 from 94-year-old man after spraying him with tomato sauce

A thief escaped with nearly £500 from a 94-year-old man after following him home from a bus and spraying him with tomato sauce.
File picture of a tarantula, similar to the one rescued in the raids

Neglected tarantula and dog rescued in crackdown on drugs in North East

A neglected tarantula has been rescued in dawn raids as part of a crackdown on drug use and anti-social behaviour in the North East.

Harton Convenience Store, Sunderland Road.

Thieving couple caught stealing South Shields shop’s paper round bikes on CCTV

A couple stole two bikes used for newspaper deliveries from the rear of a convenience store.

Adam and Eve, Laygate.

Regular assaulted barman after being refused paper cup for beer at South Shields pub

A pub regular threw a drink over a barman after being asked to leave.

The new X2 taser. Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Tasers should be issued to all frontline police, say 90% of officers in poll

Nine out of 10 police officers want to see all frontline colleagues in their force carrying Tasers while out on patrol, a survey has found.
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Melissa Hayes has received a �400 fine after dumping garden waste on Cleadon Hills.

South Shields woman stunned by £400 dumping fine for scattering grass cuttings

A woman who dumped a bag of garden cuttings in a field in South Tyneside says she is shocked to have been fined £400.

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Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after the crash in South Shields.

Police renew witness appeal after man seriously injured in South Shields crash

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision in South Shields.
The trial was heard at Newcastle Crown Court.

Police say jailing of man who filmed himself raping his wife is warning to others

Police have reacted to the jailing of a man who filmed himself raping his wife by stating: "This sentence sends out a message to people who think they are outside the law."
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