The Word receives thumbs up from visitors as the doors open to the public

South Tyneside’s newest public building - The Word - was officially opened to visitors, today.

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St Aloysius pupils with back row, left to right, Ray Crawford (Variety Chairman), Pauline Neville (Variety supporter), John Courtney (Variety volunteer), Michael Reynolds (committee member of Variety) and Paddy Cronin (from Edward Thompsons, a big supporter of Variety), and front row, left to right, Jackie Watson (staff member at St Aloysius, Miles Baron (The Bingo Association) and Nick Conway (St Aloysius headteacher).

Special gift helps pupils broaden their horizons

A school has been given a major boost after being donated a coach to help it broaden its horizons.

Michaela Hart is angry over no school placement for her two autistic son's Jayden Gibson aged 8 and Joshua Gilhespy Hart aged 4 (R)

Mum’s anger as her two autistic sons are left without school places

A frustrated mother is furious after her two autistic sons have been left without school places

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The Children's Codex leaving St Peter's Church in June.

Children’s Codex has arrived in Rome

A literary pilgrimage from Sunderland has reached the final stage of its journey.

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Teaching assistants protest outside the County Hall Durham.

Teaching assistants vote to strike

Teaching assistants in Durham have voted overwhelmingly to strike over cuts.

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The fines have been issued for kids not attending school.

Council made £55,000 in ‘truancy tax’ after parents fined for not sending kids to school

Hundreds of parents have been fined for failing to send their children to school as council chiefs crack down on truancy and unauthorised absences.

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Watch school pupils send their work to the edge of space

Pupils at a South Tyneside school took their work to new heights when they sent it off into space.

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The English language can get us all confused.

'Off your own back' and four other common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

English is a language rich with imagery, meaning and metaphor – and when we want to express ourselves we can draw upon a canon replete with beautifully turned phrases, drawing from the language’s Latin, French and Germanic roots, through Chaucer and Shakespeare right up to myriad modern wordsmiths – not to mention those apt aphorisms that English has appropriated from other languages.

From left, Rebecca Watson, Michael Brown, Lucy Sutton and James Forster will be appearing in White Christmas at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House.

South Shields teacher getting in the Christmas spirit for festive show

A South Shields school teacher is getting into the Christmas spirit as she prepares to take to the stage for a festive musical.

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West Boldon Lodge staff prepare for the Halloween events.

Half-term Halloween event in South Tyneside will offer children ‘quiet space’

A Halloween event with a difference is taking place in South Tyneside later this month.

Bright SparkZ at St Gregory's Primary School have been awarded a good Ofsted.
Tricia Fenwick with pupils and staff

Double joy for bright sparks at South Tyneside school

Pupils and staff at a breakfast and after-school club in South Shields are having double celebrations after getting excellent marks in two major inspections.

Professor Peter Fidler was a governor at both Red House Academy and Academy 360, in Pennywell.

Former university boss appointed chair of governors at new Sunderland school

A former university boss has been appointed as the chair of governors at a new school – which is set to welcome pupils from South Tyneside.

Kind-hearted Cleadon pupils pick up awards

Kind-hearted Cleadon pupils pick up awards

Kindhearted schoolchildren have been praised by police for going out their way to help others.

The killer clowns originated in the USA, and a spate of incidents have been recorded in the North East over recent weeks.

South Tyneside schools targeted in ‘killer clowns’ craze

Three schools in South Tyneside have been targeted by so-called ‘killer clowns’.

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Coun Joan Atkinson, back left, with Lesley Newbrook and Muriel Metcalfe, lead training officer, and (front from left) Demi Cole, Joanne Murray, Claire Ward.

South Tyneside dinner ladies served with awards

Catering staff from schools in South Tyneside have been ‘served’ certificates of success after securing professional qualifications.

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Harton Village Kindergarten is recruiting more staff.

New nursery creates jobs in South Shields

A former library has been transformed into a safe haven for children – and created jobs.

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Debbie Reid with deaf son Jaden, who has not been to school since July.

Mum’s anger after disabled son left without special school place he needs

A Tyneside mum claims council education bosses changed her disabled son’s health care plan – leaving him without a school that can meet his needs.

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Philip enjoyed a tour of the Stadium of Light before the game against Crystal Palace.

American SAFC fan living the dream after moving to study at Sunderland University

A football fan from America who fell in love with Sunderland AFC while playing FIFA says he is ‘living the dream’ after moving over 3000 miles to study at the city’s university.

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From left Dr Lindsey Whiterod, Martin Swales, chief executive South Tyneside Council, Shirley Atkinson, Coun Harry Trueman and Ellen Thinnesen  at the launch of a bid to increase the region's skills base

Sunderland and South Tyneside's bid to create 5,000 skilled jobs

A landmark agreement between regional councils and education providers to develop the North East’s skills base could create more than 5,000 advanced manufacturing jobs.

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Leigh Venus, Culture and Heritage Operations Manager at Jarrow Hall, with Andrew Watts, Chief Executive of Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle.

New lease of life for former Bede’s World museum at Jarrow

The past, present and future will come together this month when a renowned South Tyneside tourist attraction re-opens to the public.

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