Could plastic bottles crackdown follow 5p carrier bag charge?

Ministers are considering cracking down on throwaway plastic bottles after the success of the plastic bag charge.
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The demonstration is planned for January 21.

Women’s March UK: What it’s all about

You may have noticed your Twitter and Facebook feed is suddenly dominated by pictures of feet – or rather footwear.

South Shields Mp Emma Lewell-Buck.

Voters angry over South Shields MP’s Brexit comments

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has come under fire for accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of putting “jobs and trade at risk”.

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Number crunchers begin calculating this year’s Council Tax rates

Number crunchers begin calculating this year’s Council Tax rates

Council number crunchers have began calculating how much people in South Tyneside must pay in council tax this year.

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‘Snitching’ app and big brother cameras to tackle £2million fly-tipping problem

‘Snitching’ app and big brother cameras to tackle £2million fly-tipping problem

Tough new measures to crack down on litter louts are being planned after council bosses reached a tipping point over ghe borough’s £2m clean-up bill.

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The latest job figures have been announced by the Government.

Unemployment rises as summer jobs tipped to help more into work

More people in South Tyneside are out of work than a year ago, despite figures for people in work across the region hitting a near all time high.

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Teresa May should be judged on her actions not her words.

Britain's 12 Brexit objectives - which are the most important?

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House.
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Emma Lewell-Buck.

South Shields MP says Theresa May is putting ‘jobs and trade at risk’ by leaving single market

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck says Theresa May has placed “jobs and trade at risk” by announcing that Britain will look to leave the single market when departing the European Union.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London

Prime Minister will walk away from Brexit talks rather than accept ‘punitive’ deal

Prime Minister Theresa May has warned fellow EU nations that she is ready to walk away from Brexit talks rather than accept a “punitive” deal.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London. Picture: PA.

Theresa May confirms that UK will quit European single market

Britain will leave the European single market when it quits the European Union, Theresa May has said.
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Trump has given his first UK interview since becoming President-elect. Picture: PA.

Donald Trump: Leaving the EU will be a great thing for Britain

Donald Trump has pledged to work to secure a rapid trade agreement with Britain, predicting that leaving the European Union would be a "great thing" for the UK.

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David Lammy MP. Picture by PA.

People in North East 'wrongly blame immigrants for problems,' says London MP

People in North East coastal communities wrongly blame immigrants for their problems, a former Minister has said.


Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS, finds research

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Do you think civil partnerships should be available to everyone? Picture: PA.

Call for civil partnerships to be made available to opposite sex couples

A Tory former minister is calling on the Government to close an "inequality loophole" and allow opposite sex couples to have a civil partnership amid fears the proposal could be blocked.

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Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird.

Have your say on Northumbria Police’s share of your Council Tax

People have only ten day left to give their views on how much Council Tax they feel they should pay for local policing.

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Barack Obama bids tearful farewell as US president

US president Barack Obama has made an emotional farewell speech that sought to comfort and encourage a country on edge over economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump.

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Green Waste bins waiting collection

Paying green bin charge is a ‘waste of money,’ claims councillor

Residents in South Tyneside will be wasting their money if they pay a new garden waste charge - because the council’s own website says you can put it in general waste bins.

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Save South Tyneside District Hospital campaigners on the march

Speak up to save hospital services, campaigners urge the public

Campaigners are urging people to speak up and oppose draft plans which could change the future health care in South Tyneside.

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Croftside House in Whitburn is to be knocked down to make way for new supported apartments.

Cash boost of £1million to help build 30 new apartments

Thirty new apartments are to be built as part of a supported accommodation complex after £1million was awarded to a social landlord.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: PA.

Timeline: Expected milestones on road to EU withdrawal

Seven months after the referendum vote to leave the European Union, Theresa May's speech on Brexit will set the scene for the process of withdrawal to begin in earnest

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