Nearly 70,000 sign petition urging more transport investment in Northern England

Almost 70,000 people have signed a petition demanding a Government U-turn on transport policy ahead of a summit meeting of northern political and business leaders this week.

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Andy Radcliff, of the Esh Group.

Winning bid will see firm build much-needed home across North East

A Durham construction firm will built homes across the region after winning a bid to join a Government housing project.

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Tony Blair shows his footballing skills at the launch of the Coaches for Clubs campaign at Castle View Enterprise Academy in 2011.

Tony Blair's 'gift to the North East' closes down after a decade

The Tony Blair Sports Foundation, which was set up 10 years ago as a gift to the North East, has closed down.

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David Miliband

Former South Shields MP under fire over second Brexit vote call

Former South Shields MP David Miliband’s call for a second Brexit vote has sparked a lively debate among his former constituents.

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Tailbacks are a regular problem on the A19 following collisions.

Top police officer backs our campaign to improve A19 road safety

Police are backing our campaign calling for the Government to improve road safety on the A19.

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A shop sign for Clarks in central London, as the footwear firm has sparked a sexism row after naming a girls' shoe range Dolly Babe and a boys' line Leader.

Clarks criticised for 'sexist' children's shoe lines

Footwear firm Clarks has sparked a sexism row after naming a girls' shoe range Dolly Babe and a boys' line Leader.

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Queuing traffic on the A19.

'The A19 is a death gauntlet' - hundreds back our campaign to improve road safety

Hundreds of people are already backing a campaign calling for a Government enquiry into road safety on the A19.
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A typical traffic jam at Testo's Roundabout

Support grows for A19 improvements in South Tyneside

Public support is growing for our campaign calling on the Government to improve road safety on one of South Tyneside’s main road links.

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Janet Davies, chief executive of the nurses' union, has warned the NHS could "go under" unless EU staff are given reassurances about their future.

NHS could 'go under' without staff assurances over Brexit, nurses' union warns

The NHS could "go under" unless European Union staff are given reassurances about their future after Brexit, the head of the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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An artist's impression of how the homes will look.

Flattened ‘war zone’ streets will finally see work start on new homes

A once beleaguered estate in South Tyneside is set for a new era after plans for new homes were given the green light.

Lord Sugar. From PA

Lord Sugar: I would have fired Theresa May over the Tory election campaign

Apprentice boss Lord Sugar said he would have fired Theresa May if the General Election was a task on the programme after a disastrous result which saw the Conservative Party lose its House of Commons majority.

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The cost of holiday childcare has risen by more than 50% across Britain and 111% in the North East since 2010, Labour has said. Picture by Niall Carson/PA Wire

Holiday childcare costs up 111% in North East since 2010, claims Labour

The cost of holiday childcare has risen by more than 111% in the North East since 2010, Labour has said.

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Whitburn Library.

Funding to be pulled from four community libraries which could close before end of year

The future of four branch libraries in South Tyneside hangs in the balance - as residents are warned to step up or lose them forever.

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South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck addresses the Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign meeting at Brinkburn Community Centre.

Hundreds gather to devise battle plan to save South Tyneside Hospital

Supporters fighting to keep hospital services in South Tyneside have gathered together to devise a battle plan.

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The announcement was made today. Picture: PA.

State pension age to rise to 68 seven years earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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The services are all being moved to South Shields Town Hall.

Housing services in South Tyneside to be relocated to South Shields Town Hall as face-to-face service removed

Council tenants in South Tyneside are set to see changes to the way they can access housing services as a face-to-face counter service is removed.
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Bradley Lowery's mum reads heartfelt poem at funeral of little fighter

Bradley Lowery's mum read out an emotional poem honouring the life of the little fighter as he was laid to rest.

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RAF Typhoons

£120million investment in UK air power to 'keep UK safe and sustain jobs'

A £120million investment in UK air power will ensure the Armed Forces have the "best equipment and training available" to keep the country safe, the Defence Secretary has said.
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Jeremy Corbyn on the train last year.

Virgin Trains East Coast did not break law by releasing picture of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on train

Virgin Trains East Coast did not break data protection law when it released CCTV footage of Jeremy Corbyn looking for a seat on a train in August last year, the information watchdog has ruled.
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