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A photographic tribute to ‘legend of Jarrow’ Don Dixon

Lord Don Dixon worked tirelessly for Jarrow and surrounding area as council leader, MP and in the House of Lords.

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Lord Dixon.

Long-serving former Jarrow MP Don Dixon dies

Long-serving former Jarrow MP Don Dixon has died.
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Tax-Free Childcare is designed to allow more parents to get back to work.

10 things every parent should know about Tax-Free Childcare

Changes are being made to the financial support available to families, enabling more parents to go out to work.

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Ken Loach, winner of the Outstanding British Film award for I, Daniel Blake, in the press room during the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Ken Loach hits out at Government as he collects Bafta for North East-made I, Daniel Blake

Director Ken Loach condemned the Government as he accepted his Bafta award for outstanding British film.
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Any Questions? presenter Jonathan Dimbleby.

BBC programme Any Questions? set to be broadcast from Durham

A weekly BBC programme is set to air from Durham tonight.

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The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler.

North East bishop among those to speak out over lack of help for lone child refugees

The Bishop of Durham has called on the Government to do more after it was found only hundreds of lone child refugees will be welcomed to the UK.

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The vote was taken in the House of Commons in London. Photo by PA.

Brexit talks get go ahead as Theresa May is backed by MPs

MPs have given Theresa May their authority to formally begin Brexit in an overwhelming House of Commons vote.

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Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn with Community Corner staff

Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn heaps praise on community charity

The work of a community charity in South Tyneside has been praised by an MP.

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An aerial impression of the IAMP site

£90million manufacturing park for Sunderland and South Tyneside moves closer

A new £90million-plus business park on the border of Sunderland and South Tyneside has moved a step closer

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Commons Speaker John Bercow who has outlined his opposition to Donald Trump addressing both Houses of Parliament during his forthcoming state visit. Picture: PA.

Controversy as speaker John Bercow opposes Trump address to Parliament

Commons Speaker John Bercow has become embroiled in controversy after insisting US president Donald Trump should not be allowed to address Parliament during his state visit.

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Cheap alcohol is sparking health concerns

Health experts call for crackdown on cheap booze

North East health experts are calling on the Government to increase the tax on alcohol in the Spring Budget.

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What do you think of the Government's Brexit strategy?

What are the key points of the Government's Brexit strategy?

Here are the key points from the Government's white paper setting out its strategy for leaving the European Union:

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MPs have voted in favour of triggering Article 50 in the House of Commons

'Why we voted to trigger Article 50': Our Labour MPs explain why they backed Brexit Bill

Labour MPs in the North East have been giving their reasons as to why they voted in favour of a Parliament Bill to trigger Brexit negotiations.
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President Donald Trump,

Gazette readers back Trump state visit invite

Controversial American President Donald Trump should be invited to the UK for a full state visit according to the results of a Gazette poll.

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The result of tonight's vote is announced in the Commons

North East MPs overwhelmingly back Brexit Bill

Proposals to allow Theresa May to start formal Brexit talks have passed their first Commons test following overwhelming support from MPs - including those from the North East.
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Brinkburn CA closure fears
front from left trustees Colin Bourdiec, Coun Jim Foreman and Penney Wilkinson. Back business developer Simon Ripley and COAST Pat Hay

Residents join forces in bid to save Brinkburn Community Centre

Campaigners are in a race against time to convince councillors of the benefits of protecting a South Tyneside community centre if they are to have any chance of saving it.

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Donald Trump and Theresa May

More than 2,000 South Tynesiders sign anti-Trump petition

MPs will debate an invitation for U.S. President Donald Trump to pay a state visit to the UK after more than 3,300 people across Wearside signed a petition opposing the plan.

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Should the Queen host a full state visit for Donald Trump this year?

The row over Donald Trump being invited for a full state visit - which would include a stay at a royal residence and a guard of honour - is rumbling on.
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US President Donald Trump with British PM Theresa May, on her visit to Washington. Credit: PA

REVEALED: How many have signed Trump petition in your area?

A petition to ban US President Donald Trump from travelling to the United Kingdom on a state visit is gathering momentum at break-neck speed.

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