Sunderland and South Tyneside health chiefs look to recruit 100 Filipino nurses

Health chiefs have headed to the Philippines in a bid to recruit 100 new nurses to work in Sunderland and South Tyneside.

A Metro train.

Gap in service on Metro after train is withdrawn

There is a gap in service on the Metro system this morning after a train was withdrawn.

Sir Ridley Scott and wife Giannina Facio attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Picture by Press Association.

Legendary director Sir Ridley Scott praises his old college as he is awarded Bafta fellowship

North East director Sir Ridley Scott has praised the former college he attended on being handed a Bafta fellowship award.

National icecream champion Michael Minchella.

Minchella's ice cream is named 'best in UK' at national competition

A popular ice cream parlour business has the competition licked after being named the best in the UK.
Train lines have been affected following an incident this morning.

Man dies after being hit by train

A man has died after being hit by a train this morning.
BLISS=Ability celebrate 20 years. CEO Sharon Bell and mayor Olive Punchion

Lifeline South Tyneside service marks 20 years since opening

A South Tyneside charity has marked two decades since it first opened its doors to those in need of help with day-to-day issues.

Bradley Lowery with his mum Gemma.

Bradley Lowery's mum says she will 'do everything' to stop other parents feeling pain she has

The mum of cancer battler Bradley Lowery says she will do "everything" in her power to stop other parents experiencing the hurt she has since her son's death.

Huge ferris wheel offers stunning views over South Shields after attraction opens at seafront

Visitors to a seaside leisure attraction have the chance to take in stunning views of South Tyneside after a huge ferris wheel opened.


Bradley Lowery’s mum puts finishing touches to glass award for Sunderland legend Jermain Defoe

The mum of cancer battler Bradley Lowery has helped to put the finishing touches to a special award which will be handed to his “best friend” Jermain Defoe later this month.

Angie Comerford, left, and Jo Durkin of Hebburn Helps following a previous break-in in June last year.

Anger after break-in at Hebburn food bank site

Callous thieves have tried to break into a lifeline food bank site in South Tyneside.

Inverness Road in Jarrow. Copyright Google Maps.

Rubbish fire destroys front door of building

Firefighters were called out after a rubbish blaze destroyed a front door.

Work starts to demolish 1970s tower block in Hebburn

Walls are set to come tumbling down as work begins to demolish a tower block.

Save South Tyneside District Hospital campaigners on a march and rally, held in South Shields Town Centre.  Speakers included South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck and Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn.

Hospital campaigners in South Tyneside set to hold lunchtime protest

Campaigners hoping to keep hospital services in South Tyneside are planning to stage another protest event.

Chichester Road in South Shields. Copyright Google Maps.

Woman taken to hospital after being hit by vehicle in South Shields

A woman has been taken to hospital after she was injured in a road accident in South Tyneside earlier today.
Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack (in blue hat) along with other party activists outside South Tyneside District Hospital.

Green Party deputy leader calls for hospital services to be kept in South Tyneside

The Green Party’s deputy leader has been on South Tyneside to call for hospital services to be kept in the area.

Officers from Northumbria Police alongside Metro staff on a patrol of stations in South Tyneside.

Extra police deployed on Metro system after anti-social behaviour concerns

Extra police and staff have been on patrol on the Metro system in South Tyneside following concerns about anti-social behaviour and fare dodging.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Olive Punchion, and the Mayoress, Mrs Mary French, are hosting a Valentine�s Day charity dinner at the Customs House.

Share the love at mayor’s charity Valentine’s event

A chance for people in South Tynesider to share the love and support worthy causes in the area is on offer with a Valentine’s evening taking place next month.

HMP Durham. Pic by PA.

Revealed: How many inmates died at North East prisons in 2017

More than 20 inmates died at North East prisons last year, officials have revealed.

The A19 southbound in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Two-vehicle crash on A19 in Sunderland

Emergency services are on the scene after a two-car crash on the A19.
A Metro train.

Delays on Metro system due to withdrawn train

Passengers on the Metro system face delays this morning due to a train being withdrawn.

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