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STEPHEN HEPBURN: Marking 80 years since famous march

Mention you’re from Jarrow to anyone outside of the area and the odds are they’ll ask you about the most famous march in the world.

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Donald Trump.

RICHARD ORD: My boys are holding Trump card in politics

When it comes to politics, Billy Connolly has it nailed. As he wryly put it: “The desire to be a politician should bar you for life from ever becoming one.”

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LEGAL EAGLE: Being a responsible landlord

LEGAL EAGLE: Being a responsible landlord

It is estimated that there are 1.75 million landlords in the UK. However, I am always surprised at how many landlords are completely unaware of their legal responsibilities. Landlord and tenant law can be complicated, but mistakes can be very costly for landlords and its worthwhile being clear on your responsibilities.

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South Tyneside District Hospital.

EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: NHS in urgent need of radical action

We have all become accustomed to the Conservative Party’s disdain for our NHS since the shambles of the top-down reorganisation that began in 2012 paving the way for privatisation and fragmentation.

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A body weight squat.

SHAPING UP: Four ways to burn off more fat

There is nothing quite as frustrating as seeing your fat loss results fizzle out.

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Linesman by Robert Gale.

RICHARD ORD: Flagging up an issue of little importance

Scatterflag (verb): The instant dispersal of dads at junior football matches when approached by a coach holding a flag looking for someone to be linesman. Eg. “Quick everyone scatterflag, they’re after a linesman.”

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Protect your interests

LEGAL EAGLE: Protecting your interests

Anyone who owns property jointly with anyone else, or who lives with anyone else, might be interested in the recent Court of Appeal case of Ely v. Robson, which serves as a reminder of the need for property owners to exercise care in dealing with their fellow owners and occupiers.

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

STEPHEN HEPBURN: New housing is top priority for Labour

Home is where the heart is goes the famous old saying and it breaks my heart so many people can’t now afford a home of their own or find a decent place to rent at a fair price.

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Gravy wrestling

RICHARD ORD: I’ve been swozzled by dictionary compilers

Squee! The hardy annual that is the addition of new words to the dictionary appeared in the news this week.

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PIP must be properly implemented

EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: Disabled must not be left destitute

In April 2013 the Coalition Government began the introduction of Personal Independent Payments (PIP) as a replacement for Disability living Allowance (DLA) which meant people who were disabled and chronically ill having to undergo assessments to prove they were not able to work and therefore eligible for benefits.

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Alison Gopnik

RICHARD ORD: Parents are either Gardeners or Carpenters – which are you?

What kind of parent are you?

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LEGAL EAGLE: Start your business with strong legal foundations

Starting out in business can be daunting, and prospective business owners can be put off at the thought of sorting out ‘the legals’.

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Ammi majus.

GARDENING: Sow seeds for hardy annuals in September

Most people sow hardy annuals in spring, but you’ll get a much earlier display if you sow seeds in early September.

Lifestyle

LEGAL EAGLE: Heir hunters and family fortunes

I have been dealing with wills and estates now for over 20 years. During that time a huge variety of cases have crossed my desk.

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South Tyneside District Hospital.

STEPHEN HEPBURN: We have the NHS and we need to save it!

No sooner do I raise the threat to South Tyneside Hospital than we discover medical care is in danger across England!

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SHAPING UP: Five steps to a healthier heart

In less than a month, it’s World Heart Day. September 29, the World Heart Federation is asking everybody to pay attention to their hearts and start living healthier lifestyles, so I have come up with FIVE quick wins that you can introduce TODAY to help you avoid this killer disease.

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Less summer pruning on this old standard apple.

GARDENING: The best time to prune those fruit trees

Pruning apple and pear trees is confusing – why do it in summer and winter?

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South Tyneside District Hospital.

EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: No assurances that hospital A&E will be saved

Last week I held a public meeting along with Unison, GMB and the Public Services Alliance in South Tyneside to make people aware of the potential downgrading of acute and emergency services at South Tyneside Hospital and discuss how we can take the campaign forward.

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Isaac Ord in shades.

RICHARD ORD: The burning issue of modern air travel

The jury’s still out on whether the burned out fuselage of a jet at the side of Newcastle International Airport instils confidence or induces fear.

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LEGAL EAGLE: Concerned over deprivation of an OAP’s liberty

LEGAL EAGLE: Concerned over deprivation of an OAP’s liberty

It’s a sad fact of life that we all grow old and many of us may need some extra support to care for ourselves later in life.

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