Tragic in-care teenager fell to death from South Shields cliffs, inquest hears

A “very troubled” teenager who was in care fell to her death from cliffs in South Shields, an inquest has heard.

South Shields'  Gavin Cogdon, Robert Briggs and Jamie Holmes celebrate after the latter scored. Picture by Peter Talbot.

Another important win for South Shields amid atrocious weather conditions

Atrocious weather conditions proved to be snow problem for South Shields on Saturday as they battled to an important 3-1 win at Glossop North End.

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Has the North East felt the worst of the Mini Beast of the East?

A weather warning will remain in place across the North East until tomorrow.
Johnny Vegas poses with Amy Hallett in the Iona Club on his last visit to Hebburn.

TV star Johnny Vegas returns to Hebburn as work starts on new film

Comedian Johnny Vegas has been back in South Tyneside this weekend as work begins on his new film.
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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.

A section of the A19 will be closed during the works. Picture by Google Maps.

A19 set for overnight road closures and speed restrictions

Drivers are set to be hit by overnight road closures on a section of the A19 as resurfacing work is carried out.

Delays are reported in the Sunderland area.

Delays on Metro after train withdrawn from service in Sunderland

Metro passengers are facing delays after a train was withdrawn from service in the Sunderland area.

Members of the 3 Rifles Regiment prepare to lower the coffin of the unknown Durham Light Infantry soldier.

Unknown soldiers laid to rest over a century after their deaths

Two unknown British soldiers have been laid to rest - over 100 years after their deaths.

A lane of the A19 has been closed. Picture by Google Maps.

Lane of A19 closed due to surface water

Motorists are set to face delays after a lane was closed on the A19.


'Mini Beast from the East' set to bring snow, winds and freezing temperatures to North East

Snow and strong winds are set to hit the North East this weekend as the "Mini Beast from the East" strikes.
St Clare's Hospice is aiming to recruit a new volunteer.

St Clare’s Hospice seeking new volunteer to help HR team

A hospice in South Tyneside is on the lookout for a new specialist volunteer.

Rachael Calvert and Gemma Lowery are taking part in a charity skydive.

Gemma Lowery links up with Jermain Defoe's girlfriend for charity skydive

The mum of inspirational youngster Bradley Lowery is set to team up with former Sunderland AFC star Jermain Defoe's girlfriend as part of a fundraising challenge.
A gap of about 20 minutes is reported.

Disruption on Metro after train withdrawn from service

Metro passengers have faced disruption this morning after a train was withdrawn from service.
South Shields FC player Carl Finnigan, front right, and commercial director David Mitchell, front left, with pupils at Westoe Crown Primary School. Picture by Lee Hogan.

South Shields FC player’s special school visit as tributes paid to Jak Fada

Former schoolfriends of tragic South Shields schoolboy Jak Fada came together to create a permanent memorial for the youngster.

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Three wards have been closed at South Tyneside District Hospital.

Wards closed after outbreak of Norovirus at South Tyneside Hospital

Three wards at South Tyneside District Hospital have been closed as bosses battle to control an outbreak of Norovirus.

From left to right, South Shields FC joint manager Graham Fenton, head of youth performance and development Jamie Williams, Mortimer Community College deputy headteacher Stephen Pickersgill and headteacher Simon Hignett, South Shields FC managing director Keith Finnigan, coach Wess Brown, who will help to run the new programme, and joint manager Lee Picton.

South Shields FC links up with school to form new football programme

Budding footballers are to get the chance to become part of South Shields Football Club as the Mariners set sail on a new partnership with a school in the town.

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Jarra Jim, who died last month.

Tribute to 'inspirational' Jarra Jim in House of Commons

A tribute has been paid to South Tyneside favourite 'Jarra' Jim Purcell at the House of Commons.


Watch Newcastle fans chanting after seats damaged at Stadium of Light

A probe has been launched after a number of seats were damaged by Newcastle United fans at the Stadium of Light last night.
A picture taken after the game showed the damage caused to seats.

Newcastle United vow to take action against seat-ripping yobs who caused damage at Sunderland

Newcastle United have condemned supporters who damaged seats at the Stadium of Light last night - and vowed to "hold them to account".
The weather is not expected to be as bad as last week.

Wintry conditions set to return to North East

The North East is braced for more wintry weather - less than a week after being hit by the 'Beast from the East'.

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