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Storm Doris is on the way, bringing snow, rain and gale-force winds

Gusts of up to 80mph are expected hit the UK as Storm Doris arrives from the Atlantic, the Met Office has warned.
Steve Thompson submitted this picture of himself and the club's 'German Fan Club', who made their way over from Iserlohn for Saturday's game.

Cup fever continues to grip South Shields FC – as fans put themselves in the picture

South Shields FC are into the semi-finals of the FA Vase – and the club’s supporters are certainly putting themselves in the picture.

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Vandals have damaged graves and strewn litter around Hebburn Cemetery.

Council to cover cost of damage to headstones at Hebburn Cemetery

Security is set to be stepped up in a South Tyneside cemetery as council chiefs pledged to foot the bill for damage done by ‘sick’ vandals.

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Don Dixon.

Tributes continue to pour in to long-serving former Jarrow MP Don Dixon

Tributes have continued to pour in for former long-serving Jarrow MP Don Dixon.

England Women cricketer Danielle Hazell with some of those who took part in her coaching session for girls at Harton Technolgy College, South Shields on Sunday.

England cricketer drops in to host South Shields coaching session

Young cricketers in South Tyneside were treated to a training session with a difference when England player Danielle Hazell dropped in.

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Hartlepool woman posed as psychic to con cash in internet scam

A gambling addict pretended to be a well-known psychic medium to con internet users out of cash.

Trainee Naval Airman Kane Grant, from South Shields.

Royal Navy recruit from South Shields sails through first training stage

A recruit from South Shields is on course for a career at sea having completed the first stage of his Royal Navy training.

Winter weather is predicted to return to the North East later this week.

Snow warning for County Durham motorists

Motorists are warned to expect snowfall later this week as temperatures fall later this week.

Sunderland's National Glass Centre features in the new top 50 list of free national tourist attractions.

Eight leading North East tourist attractions to visit for free during the February half-term holidays

Eight tourist attractions feature in a new list of the top 50 free places to visit for free this half-term.
The incident happened in Hebburn at 9pm yesterday. Picture: Google Maps.

Motorcyclist, 40, killed after colliding with parked van

A man has died after his motorbike collided with a parked van.
What are your plans for half term?

Five tips to keep the kids occupied during half term

Can you believe it's here already? Another half-term holiday ...

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The Mayor Coun Alan Smith and Mayoress Coun Moira Smith are served fish and chips by Colman's Richard Ord Jnr. Picture by Tim Richardson

Fish supper on fundraising menu at award-winning South Shields restaurant

A chance to enjoy a classic seaside dish and raise funds for good causes is on offer at a special event in South Shields next week.

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Drivers spend an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study found.

Drivers spending five days a year stuck in traffic jams

Motorists in Newcastle and Sunderland spent five days of their lives stuck in traffic last year, a study has found.

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Margot Robbie for Nissan electric cars. Picture: PA.

Suicide Squad actor Margot Robbie revealed as new face of Nissan electric cars

Margot Robbie, star of The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad has taken a midnight race around Monaco as she is confirmed as the new face of Nissan electric cars and zero emissions.
Prince Harry chats to runners during today's London Marathon warm up in the North East.

Prince Harry joins North East athletic legends Steve Cram and Jonathan Edwards in London Marathon charity boost

Prince Harry gave high fives as he joined Steve Cram and Jonathan Edwards in the North East to train runners taking part in the London Marathon for mental health charity Heads Together.

How much do you drink?

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.
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Counting chicken nuggets can help pre-school children develop maths skills.

How chicken nuggets can help pre-school kids learn to count

Pre-school children can be given a flying start in language and maths if their parents interact with them correctly, research suggests.
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An army of grandparents looking after their grandchildren are collectively saving parents more than 16billion a year in formal childcare costs.

Grandparents save working families £1,786 a year in childcare costs

An army of grandparents are saving parents more than £16billion a year in childcare costs.

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Falls specialist physiotherapist Dean Metz has described the results from the clinic so far as "great".

Hospital clinic which treats dizziness in South Tyneside proves a success

Patients who suffer from dizziness in South Tyneside are on the mend – thanks to a new NHS service.

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Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be available on the Switch.

Nintendo Switch: 8 things to know

With Nintendo’s brand new console the Switch due out at the beginning of March, a host of games have already been confirmed for the intriguing machine.

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