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Boaty McBoatface leaves River Tyne after stern section built in Hebburn

Part of a vessel which achieved national fame when the public wanted to call it ‘Boaty McBoatface’ left the River Tyne today.

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A pedestrian countdown crossing in central London. Health officials have said all councils need to ensure that older people, the disabled and parents with prams have got enough time to cross the road when using pedestrian crossings. Picture by Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Green man not on long enough: Councils ordered to improve pedestrian crossings

Councils need to ensure that older people, the disabled and parents with prams have got enough time to cross the road when using pedestrian crossings, health officials have said.

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A genuine Norman Cornish painting

'Pitmen Painters' conman who made £30,000 selling Norman Cornish forgeries must pay back only £1

A jailed conman who pocketed over £30,000 by selling forgeries and fakes of renowned painter Norman Cornish's work has been ordered to pay back just £1.
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How often do you use a sunbed?

Some sunbed users may be addicted, research suggests

One in five sunbed users may be "addicted" to the devices, leading skin doctors have warned.

Health
If you know the man in this CCTV image then please get in touch.

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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Are your kids leaving home next month?

'Empty nest syndrome' when kids leave for university 'can wreck marriage'

Empty Nest Syndrome - when grown up kids leave home to go to university - can wreck the marriage of long-suffering parents.

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Tina Thompson, Macmillan partnership manager, left, with Dawn Orr, nurse consultant in palliative care and Alison Kimber, clinical services manager at NEAS.

How a new ambulance will support terminally ill patients

A specialist ‘first of its kind’ ambulance service will soon be available to ensure the wishes of terminally ill patients in South Tyneside are respected.

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The CPS says it will prosecute complaints of hate crime online "with the same robust and proactive approach used with offline offending". Picture: PA.

Online and offline hate crime must be taken equally seriously, new CPS rules say

Hate crime perpetrated on social media must be taken as seriously as "offline" offences, new guidelines for prosecutors say.
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Have you signed our Safe A19 petition?

Nearly 70,000 sign petition urging more transport investment in Northern England

Almost 70,000 people have signed a petition demanding a Government U-turn on transport policy ahead of a summit meeting of northern political and business leaders this week.

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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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Kelly Bonner appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court

South Shields woman fined over racist name she called landlord

A woman’s racially offensive remark to her landlord after she was threatened with eviction have cost her £85 and 15 days work.

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Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford.

Families of Manchester terror attack couple Liam and Chloe ensure their names will live on

A trust set up to celebrate the lives of two teenagers who were robbed of the chance to reach their full potential aims to help others to achieve their dreams.

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Lynwood Way play park

Park causing problems for residents on new South Shields estate

Problems at a playpark which is causing misery for residents on a South Shields estate are to be looked at by the developer who built it.

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Supporters in countries including Mexico, Afghanistan and France watched on after the BBC showed it on a live stream. Picture by Peter Talbot.

South Shields FC go global as BBC cameras capture FA Cup win

South Shields FC went global yesterday – as they did what they do best in front of the BBC cameras.

Non League
O' Neil was stopped by police at the Tyne Tunnel toll booths.

Driver was three times over the limit after boozing at Sunderland Airshow

A 67-year-old man was stopped for drink-driving after he had too much at the Sunderland Airshow.
Crime
Ocean Colour Scene were a huge hit with the Hardwick Live crowd.

Review: Hardwick Live, Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield

Thousands took in the festival atmosphere of Hardwick Live at the picturesque Hardwick Hall and were treated to top performances on the festival's most impressive line-up yet.
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Gavin Cogdon celebrates the third goal

Lights, camera, action...South Shields pass screen test with FA Cup win over Bridlington

South Shields booked their place in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup with an entertaining win in front of the BBC cameras today.
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The Stadium of Light.

Police warn 'disorder will not be tolerated' ahead of Sunderland v Leeds United game

Northumbria Police say disorder will not be tolerated at the Stadium of Light ahead of today's Sunderland v Leeds United game.

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Brooklyn Hutchinson will go to the Stadium of Light today. Picture: Bradley's Fight.

Brave Brooklyn to join Bradley Lowery's family for Sunderland match

A courageous schoolgirl who has fought cancer will be a special guest at the Stadium of Light today.
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