Councils accused of taking risks with OAPs' wellbeing by failing to pay enough for care

Most councils are failing to pay enough towards the cost of caring for older people in their homes, a report says.
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Planes on the runway at Heathrow.

Heathrow expansion will help North East soar - Chamber

Expansion of Heathrow airport will be a major boost for the North East, says the region’s leading business organisation.

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Question marks over who will vote where

South Tyneside Council bosses gear up for boundaries battle

Councillors are being advised to oppose plans which would see parts of Jarrow and South Shields swap Parliamentary seats.

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Carlos Ghosn at the launch of the Sunderland-built mark two Qasqai

Nissan set to decide whether Sunderland plant will build new Qashqai

Nissan will decide next month whether its Wearside plant will build a third generation of the best-selling Qashqai, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn has revealed.
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The Sun front page reporting calls for Gary Lineker to be sacked by the BBC.

Gary Lineker Twitter storm poll: Did Match of the Day host cross the line?

Gary Lineker has admitted his comments about child refugees had led him to get "a bit of a spanking" - but is confident his TV presenting job is safe.
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HMS Duncan (centre), observing Russian Kirov Class Battlecruiser (left) and Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which are part of a Russian task group, during transit through the North Sea.

Royal Navy monitors Russian warships passing North East coast

The Royal Navy has been monitoring a Russian war fleet as it entered British waters and passed through the North Sea.
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South Tyneside District Hospital.

EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: Join me in the fight to save our hospital

Many readers will know that since March of this year I have been consistent in raising concerns regarding the downgrading of South Tyneside Hospital both in and outside of Parliament.

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First 100 days of Theresa May: How new PM has broken away from David Cameron's path

In her first 100 days as Prime Minister, Theresa May has broken away from David Cameron's policy agenda in several key areas.
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Receptionists could put people off seeing their GP by asking about their symptoms, according to new research. Pic: PA.

‘Rottweiler’ doctors’ receptionists come under fire

Some receptionists at GP surgeries in South Tyneside have been branded “Rottweilers” who hinder patients’ efforts to see a doctor.

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Rio Porter with South Tyneside Mayor Coun Alan Smith

Hebburn student enjoys day with South Tyneside Mayor

A student from South Tyneside got an exclusive insight into the role of being first citizen of the borough.

Councillor Iain Malcolm: My side of the story on South Tyneside District Hospital controversy

Councillor Iain Malcolm: My side of the story on South Tyneside District Hospital controversy

South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm has spoken out over his stance on the issues facing the borough’s main hospital.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

New challenge to Corbyn over Labour's anti-Semitism issue

Tories claim Labour has a "very real problem with anti-Semitism" after a damning independent report said Jeremy Corbyn has failed to provide leadership in tackling the issue.
Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn. Picture: Press Association.

Nissan boss 'confident UK remains competitive' after Brexit talks with May

Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has said he is confident the UK will remain a "competitive place to do business", following crunch talks on Brexit with Theresa May.
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Councillors are being called on to tackle taxi licence loopholes

South Tyneside Council bosses asked to close taxi licence loopholes after incidents

Council bosses in South Tyneside are being asked to close loopholes in taxi licensing laws.

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The mine closures had a devastating impact on North East communities.

On this day in 1992, 31,000 miners lost their jobs at the stroke of a pen

It has been exactly 24 years since the British coal mining industry was dealt a heavy blow when the Government announced the closure of 31 out of 50 deep coal mines across the country.

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The move is understood to have hit online sales rather than products in Tesco stores. Picture: Press Association.

14 products you might struggle to buy at Tesco - thanks to Brexit

One of the world's largest consumer goods manufacturers has been accused of "exploiting consumers" amid the falling value of the pound after a pricing row with Tesco left the supermarket low on household items such as Marmite, Flora and Persil.

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A vigil held by campaigners at South Tyneside District Hospital

New committee formed to probe alliance between South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals

Councillors in South Tyneside are to join their Sunderland counterparts in scrutinising the area’s new health partnership.

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Nissan. Picture by PA

'It's not chatter, it's real people's jobs' - Sunderland MP lays into Brexit Minister over Nissan

Sunderland MP Julie Elliott has laid into Brexit Secretary David Davis over Nissan's future in Sunderland during a debate in Parliament.
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Fresh calls for lowering the drink-drive limit

Road safety and health experts along with the emergency services have called on the Government to lower the drink-drive limit in England and Wales.

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South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck

New shadow ministerial role for South Shields MP

South shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck is a shadow minister again - three months after stepping down.

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