Shields Gazette

Meet the first child born at South Shields hospital after its baby unit reopens

Tracey Brew

Thousands raised in memory of ‘truly special’ health worker who died from kidney cancer

Young people in training at the Foundation of Light.

Aspiring footballers and coaches’ scholarship programme opportunity

Sunny spells

New club in South Tyneside for budding runners


Five arrested at witnesses tell of death crash tragedy


Five teens arrested after death of 17-year-old in Jarrow crash


Sex attack suspect remanded in custody after arrest

Cleveland Police say this was the "last course of action" they wanted to take.

'Surely there was another solution' - readers react with anger after abandoned dog killed in Hartlepool

Do you recognise this woman?

Police plea to trace woman after theft at Metro station

Mikel Merino

Mikel Merino reveals what’s been holding him back at Newcastle

Newcastle United
Rafa Benitez

Mike Ashley makes surprise contract offer at Newcastle ahead of transfer deadline

Newcastle United

Transfer round-up: Newcastle eye striker, linked to World Cup winner and two defensive additions targeted; Keeper search latest

Newcastle United

Mike Ashley sounds out Rafa Benitez over new Newcastle contract

Newcastle United

Sunderland boss happy with key win but has warning for young stars

Sunderland AFC

Miles Starforth’s match analysis: Manchester City 3 Newcastle United 1

Newcastle United
Grodie Shore cast members during a photocall to launch series 15 of the MTV reality show. Pic: PA.

Geordie Shore is one long advert for drinking - and should have age restriction, say researchers

TV and Film
Michael Portillo heads west again.

Big Interview: Michael Portillo on Great American Railroad Journeys

TV and Film
Janneke Vreugdenhil.

Food and Drink: There’s an art to eating solo - and you don't have to rely on toast, says food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil

Photos by Sean Elliott Photography

North East castle offers Game of Thrones experience for couples

Is visiting the beach one of your favourite things to do in South Shields?

Vote: Where's your favourite place to visit in South Shields?

Karl Peacock and Ian Gardener take a rest as they make the most of their last day at Derby Street baths before it closed in 1993.

Diving into the past at Derby Street baths