Calls for A19 safety inquiry grow louder

Safety on the A19 has been raised once again in Parliament as calls are made for an inquiry which could help save life and limb.

Dr Shahid Wahid, medical director of the trust.

Count down begins to return of delivery services at South Shields maternity unit

The delivery of babies at South Tyneside District Hospital will resume this Monday from 8am.

Jarrow School, which is one of two in South Tyneside which had links to now-defunct Carillion.

Reassurances given over Carillion’s contracts with South Shields and Jarrow schools

Education bosses say they have been given assurances that services provided to two schools in the borough by failed firm Carillion will continue.

Powerhouse Gym new owner Rhys Iles (middle) is to take a charity 50 mile 24 hour challenge with gym team

Have you got what it takes to take on this 50-mile peak challenge?

A gym boss is recruiting a team of fellow trekkers to join him on a 24-hour challenge which will tackle a 50- mile trail across the Lake District’s peaks.

Umbrellas will be needed this week as wet weather hits the North East.

Wintry showers and gales on the way to the North East

Wet and windy weather is expected over the region tonight as a week of rain is forecast.

Sonia Graham, regional fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust, with Phoebe Hedley.

Teenager who beat cancer aims to raise ANOTHER £10,000 to help others like her

A teenager who beat cancer is looking to do the double and raise another £10,0000 for the charity which helps others just like her.

The collision happened at the junction of Prince Edward Road and Forber Avenue. Image copyright Google Maps.

Drivers left with minor injuries after collision on busy South Shields road

Two men were hurt when their cars were involved in a crash at a junction in South Shields.

Amber Rose Cliff had expressed concerns to her doctor about her health, was declined the chance to have a cervical check via the NHS.

Dad backs research into cervical checks a year after tragic death of daughter Amber Rose Cliff

Women from across the North East are being given a chance to make their voice heard as a researcher looks to get to the root of why the take up of cervical checks are falling.

The Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. Image copyright Google Maps.

Men charged as police confirm 11 arrests in Boro v Sunderland FA Cup clash

Six men have been charged in relation to disorder surrounding Saturday's FA Cup match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland.
The trial is due to take place at Newcastle Crown Court.

Trial due to begin of pair accused over murder of man found injured in shallow grave

The trial is set to start of a man and woman who face a murder charge over a man found badly hurt in a shallow grave.

Connor Emms.

Driver due to be sentenced over fatal hit-and-run crash

A man is due to be sentenced for causing the death of a man he struck with his car.

People have been asked to take some simple steps to help them get over a cough and cold, rather than head for A&E or their GP surgery.

Cough and cold sufferers urged to steer clear of GPs and A&E

People under the weather due to colds and coughs have been asked to take simple steps to take care of themselves, rather than head for a health centre.
Trains have been affected by delays this morning.

Delays hit Metro service after train is withdrawn

Passengers using the Metro service are facing delays this morning.
St Bede's RC Primary School, Jarrow, celebrate the schools good Ofsted report with headteacher Moya Rooney.

Polite pupils hailed as credit to Jarrow school in ‘good’ report

A school has pledged it will go from “strength to strength” as it celebrates a “good” grading from inspectors.

The South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade's base on the pier in the town, which was used to offer the woman shelter after she was pulled from the sea.

Rescue team pull woman from sea in pier call out

A woman was taken to hospital after she was pulled from the sea by police and helped by volunteer rescuers.
South Shields Sea Cadet Rhys Simpson with his stall at the fair held at Temple Park Leisure Centre.

Sea cadet Rhys hailed for his festive efforts to spread joy

A junior sea cadet is rallying round as he helps his unit towards an overseas trip.

Catherine House in Byker. Image copyright Google Maps.

Two arrested on suspicion of murder after man dies following assault

Two men are being questioned on suspicion of murder after a man died following an assault in Byker yesterday.
Grey Street in Brunswick Village. Image copyright Google Maps.

Arrests made after firearm is discharged through letterbox of house

Police have made a number of arrests after a firearm was discharged in Newcastle.

Spencer Walk in South Shields. Image copyright Google Maps.

Two men helped by firefighters after New Year's Day kitchen blaze

A man was rescued by firefighters and another who went in to save him given oxygen after a kitchen fire in a house.
A host of organisations were involved in the call out to a section of the coast near Whitley Bay earlier today. Photo by Press Association.

Police release name of man after body is found on North East beach

Officers investigating the unexplained death of a man who was found on a beach have named him as Adam Langwell.
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