Why pupils were ‘barred’ from South Shields school

Some pictures just make you stop and stare – and wonder what was going on when the photo was taken.

A police station.

Legal Eagle: Use a solicitor when interviewed by police

My friend was involved in a fight and I witnessed it. The police came and my details were taken and I told them that I was happy to be a witness. I have now been contacted police who have asked me to go to the police station to be interviewed under caution. I have been told that I won’t be arrested. Do I need a solicitor?

How often do you visit Greggs?

Greggs to serve up raft of new shops in year ahead after solid end to 2017

High street chain Greggs has said it plans to ramp up shop openings over the year ahead after a solid performance in 2017 despite seeing sales growth slow over the Christmas season.

Would you back a second EU referendum?

Poll: Would you back a second EU referendum if there's no deal on Brexit?

More than half of Britons would back a second referendum if the UK faced crashing out of the European Union without a trade deal, according to new research.

Beware of ice on the roads today.

Drivers warned of icy roads across the region this morning

Motorists are being urged to allow extra time for travel today due to icy roads across the North East.

The maternity unit at South Tyneside District Hospital will be temporarily closed from 8am tomorrow.

Praise for staff as mums-to-be will be able to give birth at South Tyneside Hospital from next week

Staff within South Tyneside Hospital’s maternity unit have been thanked for working through challenges to allow babies to once again be delivered in the borough.

Coun Moira Smith joins students from University of Sunderland as they put the finishing touches to their mate crime films, alongside South Tyneside Councils Graeme Littlewood and Russ Saunders.

Documentary to turn spotlight on ‘mate crime’

A hard-hitting new film and web resource is to help protect people with learning disabilities from a disturbing crime has been developed on South Tyneside.

South Tyneside District Hospital.

South Tyneside hospital trust pays out £19million in clinical negligence claims

NHS bosses in South Tyneside paid out almost £20million in medical damages to patients over a five-year period.

The Lavender Lasses took part in a  55 mile bike ride called the Lavender Lasses Cycle Challenge.

Fundraising friends raise £10,000 for Cancer Research UK

A group of fundraising friends from South Shields are celebrating after managing to raise an incredible £10,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Dolores O'Riordan has died at the age of 46.

Cranberries singer Dolores O' Riordan dies at 46

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed.
Metro trains.

South Tyneside Metro suspension due to overhead power line failure

The Metro has been suspended between South Shields and Bede after the overhead power line failed.

Celebrating her 102nd birthday, Lily Burns, of Garden Hill Care Home, South Shields.

South Shields birthday girl Lily Burns has 102 reasons to smile

A former barmaid who spent 49 years pulling pints in pubs across South Shields has celebrated her 102nd birthday.

Newcastle United's Joselu (right) celebrates scoring.

Joselu aims to keep scoring after netting in Newcastle United’s draw with Swansea City

Joselu’s started the New Year as he means to go on – by finding the net.

Newcastle United
Crystal Palace's Pape Souare.

Newcastle consider loan move for Premier League defender

Newcastle United are considering a loan move for Crystal Palace’s Pape Souare – as they wait on an answer from Chelsea over Kenedy.

Newcastle United
Manor Park in Aldershot, where a newborn baby girl was found with multiple head injuries (Hampshire Police/PA)

Police appeal over newborn baby girl found murdered with multiple head injuries in park bushes

Detectives are hunting the murderer of a newborn baby girl who suffered multiple head injuries before she was found in the bushes of a town centre park.

Girls drinking in the street.

Call for more people to become Street Angels in South Shields

A rallying call has been made by a team of volunteers who help keep town-centre revellers safe.

Services will resume from Monday with rotas secured for three months.

'About time' - What you said about plans to re-open maternity services at South Tyneside District Hospital

Expectant mothers will be able to have their babies delivered in South Tyneside again from next week.


Readers defend council over bus lane fines after driver gets five tickets in same day's post

Readers have rallied to the council's defence after it came in for criticism over the fining policy at a controversial new bus lane.

Ben Stokes has been charged with affray.

England cricketer Ben Stokes charged with affray after nightclub incident

England cricketer Ben Stokes has been charged with affray after a fight outside a Bristol nightclub, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Metro trains suspended on key part of track

Metro passengers in South Tyneside are facing disruption after the service was suspended.
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