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South Tyneside youngsters invited to reach high

Youngsters are being invited to scale the heights in South Tyneside.


Why you shouldn't ask your GP for antibiotics

People are being urged not to ask their doctor for antibiotics as part of a new campaign aimed at tackling growing resistance to the drugs.
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady says too many people in Britain have been left behind. Pic: PA.

North East left behind in regional jobs divide, says TUC

Power should be devolved to workers and local communities to help bridge a "great regional divide" on jobs, a new report urges.

Olivia Violet and Lillie Charlotte, aged 8 months, are ready for Spooky Snaps! Picture: Kayleigh Wright.

Celebrate Halloween 2017 and send us your Spooky Snaps

It’s time to dig out the face paint - Halloween is almost here!

Burglars are getting easy access to too many homes

Police urge South Tyneside residents to stop giving burglars an open door to your home

Police in South Tyneside are urging residents to stop sneak thieves in their tracks - as figures reveal an increase in burglaries.

Fiona and Michael Swinhoe appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates Court

South Shields couple spared jail after attack on man on crutches

A couple who attacked a man in a dispute over the sale of a car have been spared jail.

Weather for the week ahead.

After Storm Ophelia what will the weather hold this week?

The strong gusts of wind this weekend are due to died down for the rest of the week.
Aidan Martin performs

Aidan needs your help as he pins his X Factor hopes on wildcard vote

X Factor hopeful Aidan Martin is relying on viewers to keep his dream alive.

Rail travellers could lose out by not buying tickets now.

Christmas rail passengers face price hike if they wait to buy tickets

Rail travellers face paying up to twice as much for their Christmas getaway if they wait until December to book a ticket.

Technical fault causing delays.

Technical fault causes major delays on Metro

Passengers are experiencing long delays on the Metro this morning.

The scene of the incident in Simonside

Motorcyclist rushed to hospital after crash

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with head injuries after a crash in South Shields.


Hundreds turn out for Jarrow Hall’s first birthday

Hundreds of people turned out to help Jarrow Hall celebrate its first birthday.

The proposals are part of a bid to decrease obesity levels.

Last chance to have say on South Tyneside Council plan to block new takeaways

People in South Tyneside are running out of time to have their say on a proposal to cut down on the number of takeaways in the borough.

Dylan Marshall with taxi driver Darren Murphy

Jarrow couple to host fundraiser for teen living with rare genetic disorder

A kind-hearted taxi driver and his partner who were touched by the plight of a brave teenager who is battling a rare genetic disorder are hoping to help make his life a little easier.

Councillors Moira Smith and Joan Atkinson with Watch Manager Vicki Vickerson, at South Shields Community Fire Station, John Reid Road.

Campaign launched in South Tyneside to tackle problems in the run up to Bonfire Night

A campaign to combat crime and disorder has been launched in South Tyneside in the run up to Bonfire Night.

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck

South Shields MP hits out at changes to her constituency

South Shields Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck has added her voice to concerns at the controversial planned shake-up of South Tyneside’s electoral boundaries.

Jayne Plummer at the Best of South Tyneside Awards event with actor Chris Slater

South Shields teen wins caring role award

A teenager who has dedicated her life to improving the lives of young carers in South Tyneside has been crowned the region’s Young Charity Champion of the Year.

One of the improvements is planned for the A19 northbound approach to the Tyne Tunnel. Pic: Google Maps.

New £5m scheme set to improve two South Tyneside roads

A £5million plan to improve two roads in South Tyneside has been announced.

Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry

Performers to take to the stage in aid of Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust

Performers from across the region will take to the stage to show off their skills in honour of a much-loved South Tyneside couple.

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