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Watch: Moment pervert turns up to meet 13-year-old girl in Sunderland

This is the moment a pervert was confronted by paedophile hunters after he arranged to a meet a 13-year-old girl.

Travel agent, Lorna Hardy, who has managed to quit her 20-a-day smoking habit, is urging others to follow her example...

Smoking band is 10-years-old

A smoking ban introduced a decade ago in a bid to protect people from second-hand smoke has been hailed a success by campaigners.

Stephen Brown appeared at  South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

South Tyneside prisoner’s obscene letter to adoptive mum

A serving prisoner found himself back in court after writing to his adoptive mother saying how much he wanted to have sex with her.

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Concerns over closure of police counter service in Hebburn highlighted to Northumbria’s PCC

A councillor is calling on police chiefs to reverse a decision to close a ‘face-to-face’ service in the borough.

Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Hartlepool.

Teenagers banned from driving after prank backfired

A teenage driver has been banned after he was caught on camera with a 17-year-old girl riding on the roof of his car.

Floral tributes outside the Kirkwall Close home of Julie Parkin, 39,  who was stabbed to death.

Floral tributes to teacher Julie 'Jules' Parkin as police continue Sunderland murder probe

Floral tributes and poignant messages have been left outside the home of Sunderland teacher Julie 'Jules' Parkin as police continue their murder investigation.


Primary school gates turned into shrine to murdered teacher Julie Parkin

Floral tributes have been left at the school where Sunderland teacher Julie Parkin worked.
Bradley Lowery.

Bradley Lowery is 'deteriorating fast', his heartbroken mum reveals

The mum of battling Bradley Lowery today revealed that the cancer-stricken youngster is 'deteriorating fast'.

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Crowds at one of last year's Sunday concerts

Extra security in place for South Shields summer concerts

Extra security measures will be in place for this summer's South Shields seafront concerts.

South Shields FC celebrate winning four trophies last season  an achievement which led to them being invited to lead this years summer parade.

History-making South Shields FC ready to lead town’s summer parade this weekend

Wembley winners South Shields FC are all set to lead the town’s summer parade this weekend.

Five ways to protect yourself from ID fraud - and 5 things to do it it's too late

Five ways to protect yourself from ID fraud - and 5 things to do it it's too late

Brits are failing to take basic steps to protect themselves from online crime - despite identity fraud now being at record levels.

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Parents have ‘relaxed’ attitude to kids’ sun safety, says survey

Parents in the UK have what is described as a “worryingly relaxed” attitude to their children’s safety as far as skin cancer is concerned, according to a new survey.

A police officer.

Sunderland v Newcastle: Which club was responsible for most arrests on trains last year?

Figures have been released showing how many football-related arrests were made on trains last year.

Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES. Picture issued by Nintendo

Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES pre-orders sell out

If you’ve not already pre ordered the long awaited Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES, then the chances are you’re going to have to get in line after UK distributors sold out of pre orders this morning.

Lost at sea: Seafarers cut off due to lack of web access, says union

Seafarers are being cut off from their families for months on end due to a lack of internet connectivity while at sea, a survey by by maritime professionals’ trade union, Nautilus International has found.
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The investigation has been looking into the tens of thousands of reports of software service fraud made each year.

Two arrested in South Shields in computer software service fraud probe

Two people have been arrested in South Tyneside as part of an investigation into computer software service fraud.

Hillsborough. Picture by PA

Ex-police officer David Duckenfield charged with manslaughter and gross negligence over Hillsborough Disaster

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison and four other individuals have been charged with offences relating to the Hillsborough disaster, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
Police outside the house in Kirkwood Close, Castletown, where Julie Parkin was found dead.

Tributes flood in to tragic Sunderland teacher Julie Parkin

Tributes have been pouring in to tragic teacher Julie Parkin, who was found stabbed to death in Sunderland.
West Boldon Primary School. Copyright Google Maps.

School head pays tribute to murdered teacher

A headmaster has paid tribute to a popular teacher who was stabbed to death.

Corbyn and May are proving popular among parents

New parents naming babies after politicians - with 'Corbyn' the hottest new name trend

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.
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