Seven-day catch-up: March 26-31

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WELCOME to our regular Sunday morning round-up of the stories that have been making the news in South Tyneside this week...

The week began with a great feelgood story, as we revealed that Whitburn couple Railston and Violet Watkins had scooped £1.2m on the National Lottery.

The retired plumber, 68, and his 65-year-old wife, who is a line dancing instructor, vowed not to let the money change them.


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