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South Tyneside wants taxi licence loophole close

Council bosses in South Tyneside are to call on the Government to close a loophole which allows people who are banned from driving taxis to drive minibuses instead.

Metro services have been disrupted between South Shields and Hebburn

UPDATE: Metro services resume after South Shields-Hebburn line reopens

There was misery for Metro passengers in South Tyneside on Sunday as an overhead line fault meant no trains were running between South Shields and Hebburn for around eight hours.
The Twitter message which was hastily deleted from Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe's account.

Sunderland's Victor Anichebe left red-faced after Twitter blunder

Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe was the laughing stock of the social media world today when he made a big blunder on Twitter.

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Groundwork chief executive Andrew Watts, centre, with the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, councillors Alan Smith and Moira Smith, and re-enactors.

Bede's World is reborn as Jarrow Hall as attraction reopens

A major North East tourist attraction ushered in a new era today and welcomed hundreds of visitors as it reopened for business.

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The Word, the National Centre for the Written Word, opened in South Shields yesterday.

15 things you said about South Shields' new library The Word

The Word, the centrepiece of South Shields' £100million regeneration, opened yesterday. Here's what you thought of it.

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Hundreds take part in first Save South Tyneside Hospital march

Hundreds of people have taken part in the first Save South Tyneside Hospital campaign rally.

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The Word receives thumbs up from visitors as the doors open to the public

South Tyneside’s newest public building - The Word - was officially opened to visitors, today.

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Hunt for missing woman: Police need your help

Hunt for missing woman: Police need your help

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a missing woman with links in the South Tyneside and Gateshead areas.

Prisoner death: Serious concerns over female inmate found hanged after giving birth

The coroner at an inquest into the death of a prisoner found hanged in her cell days after she gave birth said the hearing had revealed "a series of very serious matters".

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The scene of the accident at the junction of Anderson Street in South Shields. Pic by Kevin Townsley.

One person taken to hospital after car accident near South Shields town centre

One person has been taken to hospital following a car accident near South Shields town centre.
St Aloysius pupils with back row, left to right, Ray Crawford (Variety Chairman), Pauline Neville (Variety supporter), John Courtney (Variety volunteer), Michael Reynolds (committee member of Variety) and Paddy Cronin (from Edward Thompsons, a big supporter of Variety), and front row, left to right, Jackie Watson (staff member at St Aloysius, Miles Baron (The Bingo Association) and Nick Conway (St Aloysius headteacher).

Special gift helps pupils broaden their horizons

A school has been given a major boost after being donated a coach to help it broaden its horizons.

Ancient sculpture goes on show in South Shields

Ancient sculpture goes on show in South Shields

A beautifully carved 6th century BC Cypriot limestone sculpture is the star piece in a new exhibition at South Shields Museum Art Gallery.

Hefty court bills for flytippers who made our borough a mess

Hefty court bills for flytippers who made our borough a mess

Three people in South Tyneside have landed themselves with hefty bills after being found guilty of fly-tipping.

Family smash fundraising target in dad’s memory

Family smash fundraising target in dad’s memory

The widow of a much-loved father is continuing to boost the funds of a South Tyneside charity in his memory through a range of fundraising endeavours.


Minister reveals £4million plan to boost electric car numbers in bid to calm Nissan's Brexit fears

Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out a £4million plan to boost the number of electric vehicles on the UK's roads as he met Japanese automotive chiefs in an effort to reassure them about Brexit.

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South Tyneside toddler on the move thanks to new chair

South Tyneside toddler on the move thanks to new chair

Kind-hearted shoppers have helped a South Tyneside toddler who is living with a debilitating condition to get himself moving.

Michaela Hart is angry over no school placement for her two autistic son's Jayden Gibson aged 8 and Joshua Gilhespy Hart aged 4 (R)

Mum’s anger as her two autistic sons are left without school places

A frustrated mother is furious after her two autistic sons have been left without school places

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Coun Ed Malcolm and Janis Blower are united in their criticism of the proposed boundary changes.

Residents urged to join ex-Gazette stalwart in signing petition against South Tyneside boundary changes

A councillor has urged people in South Tyneside to add their name to a petition rejecting planned boundary changes which would affect the borough.

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Jodie Wilkinson.

Man charged with murder of woman who was stabbed to death in street

Police investigating the murder of Jodie Wilkinson have today charged a man with her murder.


Construction work at A19 junction is on schedule

A major overhaul of a busy South Tyneside junction is on time and on budget, the company behind the work has claimed.

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