Stewart Donald extends deadline for reduced Sunderland season ticket offer - as he targets 20,000 mark

New Sunderland chairman Stewart Donald has announced that fans have more time to get season cards at reduced prices.

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The 5th Jarrow Brownies with help from ladies from Williby Roc's have been making a model of a Dragon to take part in Jarrow Festival. Pic Doug Moody Photography.

Brownies get ready to roar at Jarrow Festival celebrations

Young artists are set to bring Anglo-Saxon tales of fire-breathing dragons to life for the inaugural Dragon Parade celebrating the 30th Jarrow Festival this weekend.

James Bassett.

George Formby impersonator, 14, added to South Tyneside Sunday concerts line-up

It's turned out nice again for a teenage George Formby impersonator after he was invited to perform in the final Sunday concert at Bents Park this summer.
Daniel Sirrell died while on holiday in Amsterdam.

Appeals to bring home young footballer who died in Amsterdam are nearing £30,000

Fundraising set up to help bring a young footballer who died while on a holiday back home have raised thousands of pounds.


South Tyneside and Sunderland health trusts to merge

Hospital bosses in South Tyneside and Sunderland are set to merge and become one joint body.

Julio Arca leads out South Shields

Julio Arca on retiring, South Shields’ future and 18 years in North East

Julio Arca says South Shields FC is in good hands after announcing his retirement from football.

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A fire engine.

Fire crew release child who had been accidentally locked in car

Fire officers came to the rescue after a one-year-old girl was accidentally locked in a car.

Martyn Waghorn, centre, in action.

Former Sunderland star returns to South Shields for charity match alongside police officers

A home-grown soccer star returned to South Tyneside as he joined with police officers to play in a match celebrating community cohesion.

Barbour company chairman Dame Margaret Barbour

Barbour family valued at £355million on 2018 North East Rich List - and another South Shields clothing firm family also features

The family behind a South Tyneside fashion success story has again featured on a list of the richest people in the North East.

Damage caused by vandals at South Drive allotments in Hebburn.

Anger as South Tyneside allotments trashed by vandals

Mindless vandals have trashed an allotment site in South Tyneside and killed animals.

The Bishop of Jarrow the Rt Revd Mark Bryant.

Bishop of Jarrow to retire later this year

The Bishop of Jarrow is to retire from his post later this year, it has been announced.

John Reid Road in South Shields. Copyright Google Maps.

Man suffers head injury after being hit by car in South Shields

A man was taken to hospital after being by a car on a busy South Shields road last night.

Signing the covenant is the Managing Director of Nexus Tobyn Hughes and Lt Col Andrew Black of the 4th Infantry Brigade.

Transport body which owns Metro system signs up to Armed Forces Covenant

Transport body Nexus has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Jack Pollock meets Sunderland players Ty Browning (left) and Ethan Robson after he won an award for his creative writing.

Schoolboy meets Sunderland stars after winning anti-racism award for writing

A schoolboy has been congratulated by Sunderland stars for his work in helping to combat racism.

The abandoned waste in the case of Nicola Thompson.

South Tyneside residents fined after ignoring requests about where abandoned rubbish was

Four people in South Tyneside have been fined after ignoring requests from the authorities to provide information about abandoned waste.

Thomas John Hogarth.

Animal cruelty cases on the rise in area, says RSPCA

The number of complaints of cruelty against animals in our area has increased over the last year, new figures show.

Royal birth at Sunderland Royal Hospital. Baby Frederick Edward Henry

Little Frederick born the same day as new Royal baby

Ecstatic couple Ashleigh and Richard Henry welcomed baby son Frederick Edward Henry at Sunderland Royal Hospital shortly after 9am on Monday - just hours before the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child.

The incident happened near the Tyne Tunnel.

Appeal after biker suffers broken collar bone in crash near Tyne Tunnel

Police investigating a road traffic collision which left a motorcyclist with a broken collar bone are appealing for information.
The Fizz.

Scouting For Girls, The Fizz and Roachford to play concert in South Shields

The sounds of three decades of pop are heading to South Shields this summer as Scouting for Girls, Roachford and The Fizz headline a free outdoor concert.
A Metro train.

Gap in service on Metro system after train is withdrawn

Passengers on the Metro system face delays after a train was withdrawn.
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