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Thousands of Anti-Brexit protesters pay silent tribute to Westminster attack victims as March for Europe events take place

Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit demonstrators fell silent at Parliament Square in tribute to the victims of the Westminster attack.

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Ukip's only MP quits party 'cheerfully and amicably' after spat with party funder

Ukip's only MP Douglas Carswell is leaving the party and will sit in the House of Commons as an independent.
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Could Tyne Dock be set for new housing? Pic: PA.

South Shields estate to receive £129,000 investment boost

A South Tyneside housing estate is set for a £129,000 funding boost.

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Muslims in London raise over £18,000 for victims of Westminster terror attack in one day

Members of London’s Muslim community have created a LaunchGood page to fundraise for the victims of the terror attack in Westminster which killed a police officer and four members of the public, leaving 40 injured.
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'Terrorism will never prevail over British values' - South Shields MP speaks out over Westminster attack

The bravery and compassion of those who stopped to help victims of the Westminster attack proved terrorism will never prevail over British values, South Shields' MP has said.
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Chairman of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Peter McNestry.

£40m investment call to help our ex-mining communities

A call has been made to create a £40million cash pot to help deprived former colliery communities thrive.

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Emergency services at the scene of today's attack

Westminster attack death toll rises to five

Five people are now confirmed to have died in today's suspected terror attack at the Palace of Westminster.
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The Prime Minister addresses the media this evening

Prime Minister confirms four dead in 'sick and depraved terrorist attack' in Westminster

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that four people - including one police officer and the perpetrator - died in today's "sick and depraved" attack in Westminster.

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Police forensic officers close to the Palace of Westminster, London, after policeman has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament. Pic: PA.

Terror at Westminster: Knifeman kills police officer and mows down pedestrians

Four people died in today's Westminster terror attack, including the police officer who was stabbed and his attacker, Scotland Yard's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley has confirmed.
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James McClean described Martin McGuinness as 'a great leader, a great hero and ... a great man'. Pic: PA.

Ex-Sunderland footballer James McClean salutes Martin McGuinness as 'a great hero'

Former Sunderland footballer James McClean has lauded ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness as a 'great hero' who did 'so much for the Irish people'.

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Prime Minister Theresa May.

Prime Minister to trigger Article 50 on March 29

Theresa May will trigger EU withdrawal talks under Article 50 on March 29, Downing Street has announced.

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The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has analysed the impact of the new National Funding Formula for schools nationwide.

South Tyneside schools set to benefit from new funding formula

South Tyneside schools will be almost £3million better off under new funding rules, says an education thinktank.

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Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has accused ministers of holding back the British car making industry and of being reluctant to intervene to support the automotive sector. Picture by PA.

UK car manufacturers must have full access to the single market after Brexit, demands Labour

Britain's carmakers must be granted full, barrier-free access to the European single market after Brexit, Labour demanded after talks with unions and workers in the industry.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: PA.

Tories fined £70,000 for failing to accurately report election expenses

The Conservative Party has been fined £70,000 by the Electoral Commission for failing to accurately report its election expenses.
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Chancellor Philip Hammond has backtracked on National Insurance contributions for the self-employed.

Chancellor does U-turn on plan to increase National Insurance for self-employed

Chancellor Philip Hammond has backed down over his planned Budget hike in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for the self-employed.

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Prime Minister Theresa May is to decide when Brexit talks will begin.

Region's MPs voice concerns after Brexit amendments shunned by Government

North East MPs have voiced disappointment over the Government's decision not to take on amendments to the Brexit bill by peers.
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Durham Miners' Association members Barry Chambers, Lawrence Claughan, Alan Cummings, George Robson at the Oregreave demonstration in London.

North East miners' leaders join Orgreave demonstration in fight for inquiry

The region's miners' representatives joined in a 'noisy protest' outside the Home Office as campaigners called for a public inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave.
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Ajay Jagota, managing director KIS, who is leading a campaign to help renters and tackle rogue landlords.

Calls for tougher action against rogue landlords after more than 1,000 complaints

Housing chiefs in South Tyneside have come under fire for failing to take any rogue landlords to court over a three year period.

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Stephen Hepburn backs the petition

MP joins fight over ‘unfair’ pension changes for women

Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn MP has called for the Government to implement fair transitional arrangements for ‘WASPI’ women - those affected by the state pension age changes.

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Coun Audrey McMillan.

South Tyneside council bosses to debate borough’s post-Brexit future

Jobs and the economy in post-Brexit South Tyneside will be discussed by a key council comittee next week.

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