South Shields’ beautiful beach secures Blue Flag and Seaside Award status

South Shields’ stunning Sandhaven Beach has double cause to celebrate.

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Bents Park during the 2016 Proper Food and Drink Festival.

South Shields food and drink festival returns

South Tyneside residents are being invited to a treat as the Proper Food and Drink Festival returns to the borough later this month.


Experts warn of 'bumper season' for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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A pile of the tyres left for clear up by the council.

Search for flytippers after more than 100 tyres dumped in back lanes

Householders could hold the key to help an investigation into three incidents where tyres were ditched in back lanes.

Members of Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum and kids who are campaigning to use the Charlie Hurley Centre.

Residents’ fears as Sunderland AFC ‘explore opportunities’ with housing developer over Charlie Hurley Centre

Residents have launched a campaign to stop houses being built on land named after one of Sunderland AFC’s greatest players.

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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.

Final work is due to start at Lindisfarne Roundabout

Drivers hit out at road scheme again

If council bosses expected praise as a long-running road scheme in South Tyneside enters its final stages - they have been reminded the work is driving some people to distraction.

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Firefighters tackled a blaze at restaurant Bistro Romano in Cleadon.

Fire crews tackle blaze at popular Cleadon restaurant

Firefighters have tackled a blaze at well-known Cleadon restaurant Bistro Romano.
An unopened can of Fosters lager, found in the draisn in South Tyneside

Revealed - the weird and wonderful objects found in North East drains and sewers

An animal skull, a bra and a full can of lager are among the bizarre objects discovered in North East drains and sewers.
Seagulls are a common sight across South Tyneside.

No plans to fine seagull feeders in South Tyneside say council chiefs

Council bosses say they have no plans to fine people feeding seagulls in South Tyneside.

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Old bedding which has been dumped in Tyne Dock.

Anger over rubbish dumped in back lane on South Tyneside estate

This is the mess residents living on a South Tyneside estate have to live with.

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Herring Gull

Calls to fine people who feed seagulls in South Shields

People who feed seagulls in South Shields should be fined, a poll of our readers has found.

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Holidaymakers could be fined for feeding gulls in seaside town - should it happen here?

Seaside residents and holidaymakers who feed seagulls could be fined under new council powers in an effort to stop the birds attacking people for food.
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A sand martin, photographed by ranger Dougie Holden.

Sand martins will soon be setting up home along the coast

Some feathery friends will soon be able to settle into a new coastal home.

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The Word

South Shields’ The Word wins four gongs at building awards

South Tyneside’s newest landmark has been crowned the region’s project of the year.

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Out with the old?

Friday could be the first day Britain functions without the benefit of any coal-powered electricity

Britain could see its first full day without generating any electricity from coal on Friday, National Grid has said.

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Kevin Grieve and Chris Gibson excavate the site of the  Victorian Trinity Towers on the Lawe Top, North Marine Park, in South Shields. Picture: TOM BANKS

Hundreds join dig at site of former Trinity Towers building in South Shields park

Residents have been digging into the past as part of an unique archaeological event in South Tyneside.

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A19 re-opened after driver suffers serious injuries in crash

The A19 has re-opened after a two-vehicle crash which left a driver seriously injured and closed the southbound carriageway for four hours.
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Can you tell the differences between flowers and weeds?

Brits can’t tell the difference between weeds and flowers

More Brits are gardening than ever before - but many can't tell the difference between flowers and weeds, according to a new poll.

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Leazes Park in Newcastle. Pic Geograph/Newbiggin Hall Scouts.

Public parks could be handed to new charitable trust to run

People in Newcastle are being asked if they support plans to hand over their public parks to a new charitable trust to run.

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