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Council doubles parking profits to £329,000

South Tyneside saw the ‘profit’ from its parking operations more than double last year.

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Kippers

Put kippers back on North East trains, demands former police chief

A call for kippers to be put back on the menu of trains travelling along the East Coast Main Line is to be looked at by ministers.
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The Brexit committee in Sunderland today.

Poll: How would you vote if the EU Referendum was held today?

It's been almost six months since millions of people headed to the polls to have their say on Britain's place in the European Union.

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French President Francois Hollande welcoming the Prime Minister of United Kingdom Theresa May for a work visit at the Elysee Palace.

What the different colour Brexits mean (other than meaning Brexit)

Brexit means Brexit - but it seems to come in many flavours. Or colours, to be precice

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Jonathan Arnott (left) with Paul Nuttall

UKIP front bench role for North East MEP

North East UKIP Euro MP Jonathan Arnott has been handed a key party role.

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North East workers most optimistic about careers after Brexit, study finds

Workers appear to be optimistic about their career prospects following the initial shock of the EU referendum result, a study shows.

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Exmoor ponies could return to a South Tyneside local nature reserve next month.

Ponies to be the mane event once more in return to Cleadon Hills

Exmoor ponies look set make a return to Cleadon Hills after their munching mission proved a success.

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Nissan's Sunderland plant

Tory MP wants Government to reveal if it made any financial promises to Nissan over Sunderland plant

An influential Tory MP is ramping up pressure on the Government to reveal if it made any financial promises to Japanese carmaker Nissan.
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Tom Hurst (left), Sharon Hodgson and Paul Butler at today's NEAA reception

Nissan's Sunderland decision sparks flood of calls from potential investors

Nissan's decision to build two new models on Wearside has sparked a wave of interest from other potential investors, a meeting at Parliament was told today.

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A previous Christmas camel parade in South Shields.

South Shields MP backs calls to ban ‘potentially dangerous’ camel parade

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has backed a campaign against the use of camels in South Tyneside Council’s Christmas parade – slamming the practice as ‘outdated’ and potentially dangerous.

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Paul Nuttall is congratulated by Nigel Farage after he was announced as the new Ukip leader at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, London. Credit: PA.

Hartlepool-based MEP welcomes election of new UKIP leader Paul Nuttall – saying he ‘truly understands how to take on Labour

Hartlepool-based MEP Jonathan Arnott has welcomed the election of new UKIP leader Paul Nuttall – saying he ‘truly understands’ how to take on Labour.

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Paul Nuttall. Picture by PA.

UKIP announce new leader

UKIP members have elected their new leader to replace the interim Nigel Farage.
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Margaret Thatcher

Revealed: How Margaret Thatcher planned to abolish welfare and the NHS

Margaret Thatcher secretly continued to pursue politically explosive plans to dismantle the welfare state even after ministers thought they had been killed off by a cabinet revolt, according to newly-released official files.

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Jo Cox

South Shields’ MP’s touching tribute to murdered Jo Cox

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has paid tribute to her friend Jo Cox after her killer was handed an indefinite life sentence.

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Haven Point

South Shields council worker suspended in ‘whistleblower’ row

A lifeguard was suspended after he blew the whistle when his assessor signed his signature on his exam without him knowing and the details were leaked.

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Nissan workers on the production line.

Entire Sunderland Nissan workforce set to be honoured with Freedom of the City

The entire workforce of Sunderland's massively successful Nissan plant are set to be given the Freedom of the City.

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Emma Lewell-Buck.

MP says Government has failed to deliver its promises

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck said the Chancellor’s autumn statement showed the Government had failed to keep its pledges.

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The proposed new boundaries for the Jarrow and South Shields constituencies.

Have your say on changes to South Tyneside’s political map

South Tynesiders are being reminded that time is running out to have your say on controversial proposals to change the borough’s political map.

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French President Francois Hollande with the Prime Minister of United Kingdom Theresa May, Shutterstock

The top ten things British voters want from Brexit

When it comes to Brexit, voters have a wishlist of demands that it will be almost impossible for Theresa May to deliver, a survey today discloses.
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Chancellor Philip Hammond is under pressure to make more money available for hospitals

Chancellor challenged over use of taxpayers' money to keep Nissan in Sunderland

Chancellor Philip Hammond is facing demands to confirm whether Government assurances to car-maker Nissan over the future of its Sunderland plant involved the commitment of any taxpayers' money.

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