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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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Firefighters were called to tackle an allotment blaze in South Shields.

Firefighters tackle large allotment fire in South Shields

Fire crews were called to tackle an allotment blaze in South Shields last night.

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A Stagecoach bus  in South Shields

Debate over bus services after ‘use it or lose it’ warning

Bus passengers being warned to ‘use or lose’ services in South Tyneside has sparked a debate among Gazette readers.

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Drop litter and you could soon face a 150 fine.

Why dropping litter may soon cost you £150 in fines

Litter louts could face fines of up to £150 for dropping rubbish under new plans unveiled by the Government.

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People convicted of fly-tipping could be forced to pick up other people's rubbish.

Fly-tippers could be forced to pick up other people's rubbish

Fly-tippers may be forced to pick up litter under new proposals to combat neighbourhoods being blighted by waste.

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A waxwing

Special visitor turns up during RSPB Gardenwatch project

Scandanavian waxwings were the surprise visitors to the North East

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Jarrow Cross Primary School Earth Hour switch-off

School shuts down electricity to mark Earth Hour

It was lights out at a school in Jarrow yesterday – as pupils did their bit for the environment.

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Souter Lighthouse.

Project aiming to protect South Tyneside coastline

A new project aimed at celebrating and protecting the coastline and seas around South Tyneside is being promoted next week.

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Firefighter rescuing a dog from a cliff side sink hole.

Dog owners urged to take the lead on cliff safety

Firefighters are urging dog walkers to be extra careful when exercising their pets on the cliff tops.

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Local councils are being urged to ban releases of balloons and sky lanterns on their land after balloon litter on beaches rose by more than half in a year. Pic: PA.

Conservation group urges councils to ban balloon and lantern releases

Councils are being urged to ban releases of balloons and sky lanterns on their land after balloon litter on beaches rose by more than half in a year.

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Firemen extinguished a flat fire in Hebburn.

Man escaped flat fire in South Tyneside

A man managed to escape his burning home and alert his neighbours in South Tyneside.
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The proposed layout.

Stinging criticism for plans for major changes to key South Shields route

Council bosses have come under fire over plans for major changes on a key route into South Shields.

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Ellen Bekker, Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum treasurer, with chairman Phil Leaf.

Whitburn residents create forum to have their say on village

Residents in a coastal village will be able to have their say on planning issues after a new forum received council backing.

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Drivers are being warned of major re-surfacing work set to take place on the A184 Newcastle Road next week. Pic by Google Maps.

Drivers warned of re-surfacing work on busy North East road

Drivers are being warned of major re-surfacing work set to take place on the A184 Newcastle Road next week.

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