Sunderland AFC fan pens song spelling out despair

A beleaguered Sunderland AFC fan's song spelling out his despair at the state of the club has been watched thousands of times online.

The Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth. Image copyright Google Maps.

Firefighters save seals as they answer aquarium's call for help

A crew of firefighters sprung into action to help save seals from drowning after a problem with their tank threatened to leave them stuck.

Freezing forecast for South Tyneside as Met Office warnings run until Monday

Promoted by Ice Flurries of sleet and wild winds have hit South Tyneside - and the cold weather is set to continue in the borough for a little while longer.

Rafa Benitez reveals how he will select his Newcastle team against Royal Antwerp

Rafa Benitez has explained the thinking behind Newcastle United's 135-minute friendly against Roya Antwerp in Spain.

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The Shields Ferry pictured in much calmer weather - the swell on the River Tyne has led its team to suspend services today.

Shields Ferry suspended due to Tyne swell

The ferry service between South Shields and North Shields has been suspended due to the weather conditions.

Darron Gibson involved in car crash close to Sunderland AFC training ground

Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson has been involved in a crash which wrecked a number of vehicles.

Miles Starforth's diary in Spain: No booze ban under Rafa Benitez – here's why

A couple of weeks ago, Rafa Benitez was asked if his Newcastle United players would be able to have a drink during the club's training camp in Spain.
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Islam Slimani set to link up with Algeria after missing out on Newcastle friendly

Islam Slimani could make his comeback from injury on international duty – after missing out against Royal Antwerp.
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Stiff Little Fingers' Jake Burns, left, and Ali McMordie at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. All pictures: Gary Welford.

Review: Stiff Little Fingers + Ruts DC, O2 Academy, Newcastle

For a band formed 41 years ago, in the punk zenith year of 1977, Stiff Little Fingers  have retained remarkable pulling power.

Scary exhibition aims to monster hit as it opens at The Word

It’s monster time in South Tyneside from today.

Emma Corr with daughter Harriet

South Tyneside mum pinning hopes on MPs to licence drug for daughter

The campaigning parents of a young South Tyneside cystic fibrosis sufferer will be at the Houses of Parliament on Monday for a landmark debate on a wonder drug.

Mortimer pupils, from left, Ebony Coats, Isla Taplin, Lee Robson, Ebony Barron and Amy McDonald.

South Tyneside school kids find maths as easy as Pi

Youngsters at a South Tyneside school have had their cake and eaten it – all thanks to pi.

Rachel McVey and Kevin Doran (front right) with Coun Atkinson (centre) and breastfeeding support workers Jan Carmichael, Michelle Smith and student midwife Jessica Rivers.

Council boss makes pledge over South Tyneside’s children’s services

Your comments on our stories get things done. Gazette readers had plenty to say about children’s services in the borough’s – and South Tyneside Council bosses have been listening.

Marsden Road, South Shields

New safety measures at South Shields danger road welcomed

Plans to introduce new safety measures on a road where a pensioner was killed have been welcomed.

Three wards at South Tyneside District Hospital have been closed.

Appeal for public to help prevent spread of norovirus at South Shields hospital

Health bosses are continuing to appeal for help from hospital visitors as they bid to keep an outbreak of norovirus at South Tyneside District Hospital under control.


Rafa Benitez reveals the upside to Gareth Southgate’s decision to snub Jamaal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey

Rafa Benitez has backed Jamaal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey to force their way into Gareth Southgate’s England plans.

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Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka is relishing the international break – but not a 10-hour flight

Martin Dubravka is looking forward to linking up with his Slovakia team-mates – but not a gruelling trip to Thailand.

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Sunderland Ladies striker Bridget Galloway (right) fights for possession against Aston Villa recently. Picture by Tim Richardson

Striker Bridget Galloway backed to make life tough for Manchester City’s stars in Women’s FA Cup quarter-final

Sunderland Ladies boss Melanie Copeland is backing rising star Bridget Galloway to make a name for herself with more goals.

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Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas with South Tyneside Green Party co-ordinator David Francis.

Caroline Lucas urges South Tyneside voters to bet on Green

Caroline Lucas believes the time is ripe for change on South Tyneside.

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Miles Starforth's diary in Spain: A European night to remember – and a decade to forget?

It’s a little reminder of what we’ve been missing over the past decade.

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