Store staff hold Valentine tea dance

A group of 60 pensioners got together for a special Valentine’s Day tea dance arranged by two community champions.

Volunteer Vinny Wilson on a boardwalk at Whitburn Coastal Park.

Volunteers sought to help historic landmark shine

Volunteers are being sought to help an historic South Tyneside landmark shine

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You won't find any of these buzzwords in a dictionary, they're so new.

10 of the latest buzzwords to listen out for in 2017

Yo, fam, how’s it hanging? If you have no idea what that means*, brace yourself for the newest influx of words that all the cool kids will be using this year.
Keeper of biology Dan Gordon with the skull of a gharial.

Skeleton secrets revealed at new family-friendly exhibition

The skeleton secrets of the animal world are to be revealed at a major new exhibition which starts this weekend at a North East museum.

The success of Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train saw it adapted into a film starring Emily Blunt

The Girl on the Train is the most borrowed library book

Psychological thriller, The Girl on the Train, has steamed into the number one spot as the most borrowed book in UK libraries during 2015/16.

Performers take part in last years South Tyneside Summer Parade.

Classic children’s tales to be brought to life in South Tyneside summer parade

Classic children’s tales will be brought to life in South Tyneside’s annual summer parade.

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The  Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Alan Smith, with Mayoress Coun Moira Smith.

Event planned to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

A special ceremony will be held in South Tyneside later this week to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Tutor Malcolm Grady, left, with members of the Workers' Educational Association at the exhibition.

Historic artwork brought back to life in South Shields

Historic artwork which was hidden away in storage is being brought back to life in South Tyneside.

The Customs House Flow Exhibition artists

Art exhibition is created by using gifts from the Tyne

Creative youngsters have given new life to objects reclaimed from the Tyne as part of a special exhibition.

Ann Cleeves, writer. Picture by Micha Theiner

The Queen of crime fiction heads to South Shields

One of Britain’s most successful crime novelists is heading to South Tyneside to celebrate the launch of her latest book.


New Year celebrations in Newcastle return with a bang

Thousands of people flocked to Newcastle last night to enjoy the North East's biggest New Year's Eve celebrations.

The Word.

The Word welcomes 88,000 visitors in first two months

The Word - National Centre for the Written Word - welcomed 88,000 visitors in its first two months of operation.

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Author Richard Adams has died.

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

Watership Down author Richard Adams has died aged 96, a statement on the book's official website has said.

Giovanni Pernice and Luba Mushtuk are to perform in South Shields on April 28.

Another Strictly Come Dancing star set to join Giovanni Pernice in South Shields show

Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice is set to be joined by another dancer from the hit BBC programme in his show in South Shields next year.

Westoe Grange Care Home Christmas card send in campaign.

Appeal to send South Tyneside care home’s OAPs Christmas cards

Care home bosses are hoping people in South Tyneside will help spread the true meaning of Christmas.

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The Great North Snowdogs auction

Sunderland and South Shields Snowdogs help to raise £250,000 for charity

The Great North Snowdogs have taken their final bow-wow – raising more than £250,000 for children with life limiting conditions in the North East.

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Marine Park teacher Graeme Moore with pupils David, Dominic, Marjana and Georgia.

South Tyneside youngsters shout about their favourite words

What’s your favourite word?

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What's your favourite band t-shirt? Picture: Shutterstock.

Tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day - dig out your favourite!

Note to self: tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

South Tyneside’s unsung war heroes brought to life in new book

South Tyneside’s unsung war heroes brought to life in new book

A South Tyneside-born author’s latest creation celebrates the unsung heroes of the home front during the Blitz.

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