Diver turns love of marine life into thriving aquatics business

A diver from South Tyneside has turned his passion for marine life into a thriving aquatics business.

Linda Barron at Everest Base Camp.

How you can help this fundraiser build a school in Nepal

An around-the-world trip inspired a dedicated fundraiser to help educate youngsters in Nepal who were left devastated by an earthquake.

The A19 in Sunderland.

Police on scene after A19 crash

Emergency services have been called out following a crash on the A19.
Rodney Bewes, best known for his role in The Likely Lads, who has died aged 79, his agent confirmed. Picture by PA

Ant and Dec lead tributes to The Likely Lads star Rodney Bewes

Ant and Dec have led tributes to The Likely Lads star Rodney Bewes who has died aged 79, days before his birthday.
The A1 northbound. Copyright Google Maps.

Delays on A1 road after 'multi-vehicle' traffic smash

Motorists are facing delays on the A1 following a crash this morning.
David Cassidy. Pic by PA.

Pop star and actor David Cassidy dies at 67

David Cassidy, who shot to fame in the sitcom The Partridge Family, has died aged 67.
Chris Coleman

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman says positive approach will seal safety

Chris Coleman has backed his players to fight their way out of trouble - and says it is vital nobody starts to feel sorry for themselves.

Sunderland AFC
Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley hopeful of deal as Amanda Staveley considers improved Newcastle offer

Mike Ashley is waiting on an improved offer for Newcastle United from Amanda Staveley.

Newcastle United
The site in Black Road, Hebburn

Residents back councillors over Hebburn housing plan

Residents have backed local councillors in South Tyneside after their failed bid to halt a housing developemnton safety grounds.

Fisher and Whitehead appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates Court

Takeaway duo spared jail after furious confrontation over cash

Two friends narrowly avoided going to jail after they became aggressive towards takeaway staff which they claimed stole their money.

Duncan Watmore.

Sunderland rocked by injuries to Watmore and Williams

Sunderland have been rocked by an injury blow to forward Duncan Watmore who faces another lengthy spell out after suffering a suspected cruciate knee ligament injury for the second time.

Sunderland AFC
Rodney Bewes, centre, in a Likely Lads scene.

Likely Lads sitcom star Rodney Bewes dies at the age of 79

The Likely Lads star Rodney Bewes has died at the age of 79
Will you be tuning in to the Doctor Who Christmas special?

Doctor Who Christmas Special - what we know so far

The Doctor Who Christmas Specials are part of British telly tradition, but interest in this year's festive instalment ('Twice Upon a Time') is more feverish than ever.

TV and Film
Drug-driver Connor Emms.

Drug driver admits causing death of young pedestrian in hit-and-run smash

A drug-driver has admitted causing the death of a young man in a tragic hit-and-run smash.
Are you a fan of Only Fools and Horses?

These are Britain's 20 favourite sitcoms

There's nothing better than settling down for the night with an episode of a much-loved TV programme.

TV and Film
Duncan Watmore.

Sunderland’s Duncan Watmore suffers more injury heartache

Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore has suffered a suspected cruciate knee ligament injury and is set to undergo surgery later this week once scans have been undertaken.

Sunderland AFC
Goodin appeared at Newcastle Crown Court.

Trail of cannabis leaves led police to £60k drugs farm in South Shields

Police found a high-grade drugs farm worth up £60,000 by following a trail of cannabis leaves leading to the front door.

National Lottery announces changes after drop in ticket sales

National Lottery operator Camelot has signalled changes to Lotto on the back of "feedback from players" as it announced the appointment of Nigel Railton as its new permanent chief executive.
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Picture: Trevor Leighton.

Dancing on Ice tour skating back to the North East with four dates

Skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are bringing their spectacular Dancing on Ice show on tour.
Theatre and Comedy
Will you be using the Metro this Christmas?

When are the Metros running over Christmas and New Year?

Planning to use public transport during the festive period?
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