Romeo and Juliet GCSE exam question cock-up may affect thousands of teenagers

An exam board has apologised after teenagers taking a GCSE English literature paper were faced with an error in a question about Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet.
South Shields Marine School team with race organiser, Tommy Proctor, middle of front row.

Crews line up for annual Tyne river race to South Shields

People are being urge to support the eighth annual Tyne Row river race.

Sheila Graber works with Mortimer Primary School pupils on animation

South Shields pupils get to grips with animation

An award-winning South Shields animator has returned to the classroom to pass on her creative skills to youngsters.

Carly Oliver, Katy Welsh, Zoe Cooper, Tom Mower attending the Forest School Leadership programme at West Boldon Lodge.

Course takes root to help little learners discover life outdoors

The great outdoors is being used to teach the next generation thanks to a course which takes the classroom out into the open.

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Nursery construction at Cleadon Church Of England Academy Principal Jayn Gray and Early Year Head Tracy Tooley (R)

Pupils see work begin on new nursery building

Pupils donned hard hats to see how their new nursery building is starting to take shape.

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School pupils invited to chart a maritime career in South Shields

Schoolchildren can chart a route into the Merchant Navy with a pioneering South Tyneside-based education and training initiative.

Jill McManus of the  NUT.

Union calls for pledge to halt education funding crisis

Teaching union bosses in South Tyneside are calling for pledges to education from election candidates.

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POLL: Do you agree with Conservative plans to axe free school meals for all infant school children?

Young children will lose their free school meals under Conservative plans to save £650million for use in other areas of education.
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UNISON lobbying at South Shields Town Hall over library changes. Regional officer Gemma Taylor with daughter Alice Errington, 3

South Tyneside Council gives go-ahead for library plans consultation

Council bosses have given the go-ahead for a public consultation into their plans for a shake-up of the borough’s library service.

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Theresa May branded 'lunch snatcher' over plans to drop free school meals

A £4billion injection into English schools will be partly paid for by scrapping universal free school lunches for infants under plans set out in the Tory manifesto.
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UNISON are staging a protest against library changes. 
Front from left secretary Jan Green and regional officer Gemma Taylor

Union outrage over plans for community groups to run South Tyneside libraries

Union members are preparing to protest at South Tyneside Council’s plans to change library services in the borough.

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Jarrow School headteacher Jill Gillies

Find out which school is celebrating its good Ofsted report

A South Tyneside school is celebrating after achieving a ‘good’ rating in its latest Ofsted report.

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South Tyneside College staff braced for more job losses

Staff at award-winning South Tyneside College have been warned to brace themselves for more redundancies.

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At least one in five weapons incidents in schools involve knives.

Knives, axes and Samurai swords among weapons found in schools

Thousands of weapons have been seized from schools across the country - with Samurai swords, axes and air guns among those confiscated.
Rising numbers of children are seeking help due to exam stress, according to Childline. Picture: PA.

More children want help with exam stress, Childline reports

Rising numbers of children are seeking help due to exam stress, according to Childline.
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Coordinator at AkzoNobel Jody Graham and her son Max, and Stagecoach operations manager Janine Fowley, with Sunderland AFC players Lynden Gooch and Jack Rodwell.

SAFC stars open new library at school as double-decker bus is transformed

Football stars helped youngster brush up on their reading skills in a special visit to open a new library.

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Some of the Sage volunteers at Jarrow Hall.

Volunteers will help repair vandalised education centre

A charity is set to receive a helping hand from one of the region’s largest employers following a spate of vandalism at a community facility.

Angela Rayner

Is Labour planning pledge on scrapping university tuition fees?

Labour has given its clearest indication it will promise to scrap or significantly reform university tuition fees in its General Election manifesto.
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Lee Picton and Graham Fenton and  Jemma Jobson at Monkseaton Football Academy. Picture by Neil Denham.

Mariners launch new football academy in South Shields as they look to the future

Ambitious South Shields Football Club have moved to help safeguard their future by launching a new academy for 16 to 19-year-olds from next season.

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Reading to babies gives them a head start in literacy

Reading to your newborn child pays dividends - by boosting their vocabulary and reading skills by the time they go to primary school.

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