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South Shields boxer Tom Whitfield pulls out of St James’s Park show at Newcastle

Tom Whitfield has pulled out of his bout at St James’s Park.

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Record-breaking weekend for the Great North Run

The world's biggest half marathon got even bigger after a record amount of people took part in the Great North Run at the weekend.
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Are you featured in our bumper Great North Run 2017 slideshow?

Thousands of people took part in the 37th Great North Run between Newcastle and South Shields today.

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Alan Jobling compleyed his 34th Great North Run, and daughter Marsha her sixth.

Alan and Marsha keep it in the family by completing Great North Run together

A South Tyneside runner clocked up his 34th Great North Run as he crossed the finishing line of the famous race.

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28 pictures from another amazing Great North Run

From Mo Farah to a marriage proposal, the Great North Run 2017 had it all.
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Great Britain's Mo Farah wins the men's elite race during the Great North Run. Pic: PA.

Guess how Mo Farah will celebrate his record-breaking Great North Run win?

Sir Mo Farah made history once again today as he won his fourth successive Great North Run title.

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Runners cross the Tyne Bridge.

All you need to know about the 2017 Great North Run

The 37th Great North Run will attract worldwide attention this weekend.

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Matthew Dickinson, second left, with the other medallists in the Mens Epee at the 2017 School Games.

Teenage fencer brings home gold to South Tyneside

Teenage fencer Matthew Dickinson from East Boldon won all eight of his bouts to take home the men’s epee gold medal at the School Games National Finals at Loughborough University.

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Runners near Whitemare Pool, just under halfway through the race, in 2010.

Ten tips to ensure you survive the 2017 Great North Run

Competing or watching the Great North Run for the first time this weekend?
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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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South Shields Football Club celebrate winning the FA Vase in May. The BBC's coverage of the road to Wembley for this season's FA Cup will call at the club's Mariners Park on Saturday.

South Shields Football Club's FA Cup clash to be broadcast live by the BBC

South Shields FC are set to be thrown into the national media spotlight on Saturday - with their FA Cup match to be broadcast live by the BBC.

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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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Mo Farah at the 2016 Great North Run finish line

'My road name is Mohamed' - Sir Mo Farah asks for new title as he guns for fourth Great North Run win

Sir Mo Farah wants to be known as "Mohamed" when he takes on the Great North Run next month after bowing out of his track career.
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St James's Park

Magpies set for open day

Newcastle United will hold the club’s annual open day at St James’s Park next week.

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Katy McLean and Tamara Taylor.

McLean and Taylor to play key roles in World Cup

Two South Tyneside rugby stars will tomorrow start out on what they hope will be a final golden journey.

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Donaldson wins South Shields Velo’s inaugural 50 mile time trial

Donaldson wins South Shields Velo’s inaugural 50 mile time trial

GS Metro’s Carl Donaldson is toasting North East 50 mile Championship success after winning South Shields Velo CC’s first ever 50 mile cycling time trial yesterday.

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Personal best: Sarah McDonald delighted to clinch World Championship semi-final place in 1500m

Cleadon’s Sarah McDonald seized her moment and ran a personal best when it really mattered at the World Championships in London last night.

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The club moved into its new premises in December 2016.

Gymnastics club bounces into new era thanks to funding boost

A gymnastic club in South Tyneside is making a big leap after being handed a major funding boost.

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Watch youngster get the surprise of his life when he comes face to face with golf champion Henrik Stenson

A young golf fanatic has become an internet sensation after getting the surprise of his life when he came face to face with his hero Henrik Stenson.
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Relay for Life at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow.

Fundraisers take part in 22-hour Relay for Life cancer charity event

Fundraisers hit the track for a mammoth 22 hours as they generated tens of thousands of pounds for a cancer charity.

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