Jarrow shop’s top drawer idea as it offers free children’s clothes

A community project is offering children’s clothes for free in its latest effort to help those most in need.

Unveiling the Women's Group banner at Redhills, Durham, left to right, artist Mary Turner, group founder Laura Daly, Lynn Gibson and Heather Wood.

Women’s banner to be marched with pride as it makes Durham Miners’ Gala debut

A banner which unifies women’s groups will be paraded for the first time at today’s Durham Miners’ Gala.


South Shields Sunday seafront concerts get under way with Pixie Lott headline show

The first of the seafront gigs kicked off “the best summer” in style as thousands joined in the South Tyneside Festival celebrations.
Lib Dem Councillor Stephen O'Brien at the A19 between Hastings Hill and Herrington in Sunderland.

Call for a safer A19 gathers pace with double party backing

An MP’s call for action to make the A19 safer has received cross-party backing.

Cleadon Village residents share land sale on Sunniside Lane. Front Colin Campbell

Community bid for land falls short but sparks new village campaign group

A community campaign to buy a plot of land to protect it from being developed has fallen flat - but could see a new organisation formed to protect a village’s future.

Illumaphonium was a piece put in place in the Walkergate area of Durham at the last Lumiere and invited people to make sounds with the artwork.

North East set for bigger and brighter Lumiere as it makes its return for 10th anniversary celebration

City leaders say Durham is set to shine on the world stage again as they issue a call to deliver the most ambitious ever Lumiere.

Donald Trump, the President of the United States, is set to visit the UK on Friday, July 13.

Miners' HQ and unions ready to unfurl 40ft anti-Trump banner on day of president's UK visit

Union leaders are planning to display a huge banner on the day the President of the United States Donald Trump visits the UK as they voice their views against his policies.

A photo issued by County Durham Fire and Rescue Service as it issued its safety warning in light of the warm and dry weather.

Grass fire call outs prompt warning over blaze dangers

A fire service has issued a plea for people to take steps to ensure their barbecues or cigarette ends don't spark a blaze.

Cleadon Village residents share land sale on Sunniside Lane. Front Colin Campbell

Residents asked to block development by buying land

A community campaign could see residents buy a share in a plot of land as they look to put a halt to any development on the site.


Parade of thousands join in magical event as community groups gather for South Tyneside Summer Parade

There was a monster turn out as creatures joined a celebration procession through the streets.

The waste at Slake Road in Jarrow.

Women fined by court after ignoring calls to help flytipping investigation

Two women have been hit in the pocket after they blanked requests for details which could help a probe into a flytipping incident.
Nexus is lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the Gold Card before9.30amon weekdays for the next two months.

Metro Gold Card holders to be able to use their pass at any time during summer

Metro Gold Card holders will have a ticket to ride without extra charge at any time of the day throughout July and August.

The Shields Ferry service will be suspended tomorrow while work is carried out.

Shields Ferry due to be suspended to allow for maintenance

The Shields Ferry service will be suspended tomorrow evening to allow essential maintenance to be carried out.
Year 8 students from St Wilfrid's R.C College with their artwork at the Deeds not Words event. Photo by David Wood.

Future voters learn about the past as they look at women’s vote anniversary

Youngsters from South Tyneside discussed their own voting rights as they looked back at an event to mark 100 years since women were allowed to have their say at the ballot box.

Billy Bragg, pictured here performing at the Wylam Brewery in Newcastle late last  year, is set to return to the North East to play Durham Miners' Gala. Photo by Gary Welford.

Billy Bragg to perform as part of Durham Miners' Gala

Singer songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg is to play a free gig at this year's Durham Miners' Gala.
The incident happened in Mowbray Park on Sunday.

Schoolgirl cautioned after Sunderland park swan attack

A 14-year-old girl from South Shields has been given a conditional caution after video emerged of swans being attacked as they nested in a Sunderland city centre park
The hall of Durham Miners' Association in Redhills, Durham.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry on bill for celebration of colliery culture in lead up to Durham Miners’ Gala

Two leading Labour MPs will head up a one of the key events lined up as part of this year’s Durham Miners’ Gala fringe festival.

The footage is said to have appeared on Snapchat.

Investigations under way into antisocial behaviour caught on film

People have been urged not to share videos of attacks online as officers look to protect those subjected to abuse.

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