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Police appeal after Metro passenger headbutted during assault

A Metro passenger was grabbed around the neck and headbutted during an assault on board a train between South Hylton and Gateshead.
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The stern section of the new polar research ship for Britain, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, leaves A&P Tynes Hebburn shipyard.

'Boaty McBoatface' set to leave River Tyne

Part of a vessel which achieved national fame when the public wanted to call it 'Boaty McBoatface' will leave the River Tyne today.
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A partially eclipsed sun, photographed using a special solar filter, where the moon appears to take a 'bite' out of the sun.

Partial solar eclipse will be visible tonight as moon 'takes a bite' out of sun

A partial solar eclipse will be visible across the UK just before sunset this evening as the moon appears to take a "bite" out of the sun.

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Melissa Hayes has received a �400 fine after dumping garden waste on Cleadon Hills.

£400 fine for South Tyneside grass dumper sparks debate

Gazette readers have spoken out both in support – and condemnation – of council chiefs who fined a woman £400 for dumping garden waste on grassland in South Tyneside.

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Eyes to the skies on Monday!

There will be a solar eclipse on Monday: what are your chances of seeing it?

This coming Monday, a solar eclipse is expected, with some parts of the world seeing a total eclipse as the moon passes in between the Earth and the sun.
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A typical traffic queue at Testos Roundabout

Support grows for Gazette’s A19 safety campaign

More backing has been given to our drive to make the A19 a safer road and helps South Tyneside businesses thrive.

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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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Northbound traffic at a standstill on the A19 following an incident.

Over 500 back calls for A19 safety probe

Police are backing our campaign calling for the Government to investigate the safety on one of South Tyneside’a main link raods.

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Scotch Estate new bus lane onto Leam Lane from Edinburgh Road

Little sympathy for hundreds hit by fines at new junction

There appears to be little sympathy for 800 drivers who were caught on camera ignoring new rules at a road junction in South Tyneside.

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A typical traffic jam at Testo's Roundabout

Support grows for A19 improvements in South Tyneside

Public support is growing for our campaign calling on the Government to improve road safety on one of South Tyneside’s main road links.

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Coun Lee Hughes at the problem junction

800 drivers face fines after falling foul of new traffic camera

Council chiefs have the potential of raking in a whopping £48,000 in fines after 800 motorists fell foul of a new traffic camera on a South Tyneside road.

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Rubbish dumped in South Shields back lane sparks appeal to find culprits

Rubbish dumped in South Shields back lane sparks appeal to find culprits

Council bosses have asked residents for help to trace fly tippers who dumped building rubble in a back lane in South Tyneside.

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Howard Street, Jarrow.

Roadworks near Tyne Tunnel are complete - but there’s more on the way

Drivers are facing fresh disruption in South Tyneside after the first phase of road improvements around the Tyne Tunnel.

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Middlefields Recycling Village traffic queues yestereday

South Shields waste recycling site is branded ‘rubbish’

Recycling waste in South Tyneside has been branded ‘garbage’ by a fed-up user who claims householders are enduring unacceptable waits to offload rubbish.

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Lindisfarne Roundabout

South Tyneside drivers not happy with new lights system

Drivers say red lights are spelling danger at a new £7.5m road system in South Tyneside.

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

Poor signs causing confusion for drivers at new £7.5million road scheme, says councillor

A councillor has slammed alleged poor signage at a new £7.5million road scheme in South Tyneside.

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Woman brought to safety from wrong side of South Shields cliff tops

Woman brought to safety from wrong side of South Shields cliff tops

Emergency services were called to assist a woman who was on the wrong side of the cliff tops in South Shields.
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Scotch Estate new bus lane onto Leam Lane from Edinburgh Road.
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Action call at South Shields road junction

Roads chiefs have been urged to switch off traffic lights and re-open a junction banned to cars at a new £7.5m traffic scheme in South Tyneside.

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Scotch Estate new bus lane onto Leam Lane from Edinburgh Road

Rat run fears over traffic impact of new £7.5million road system

Drivers are turning side streets into dangerous rat runs after their shortest route out of South Tyneside was blocked as part of a new £7.5m road scheme, it is claimed

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Dean Hart wants to open a motocross practice track in South Tyneside

Police and council will listen to plans for dirt bike track in South Tyneside

A South Tyneside motorcross enthusiast’s plan to build a off-road bike track to deter illegal road riding has got into gear – with a cautious welcome from police and council chiefs.

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