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Poll: What is your favourite North-East landmark?

Thursday, February 15, marks 20 years since the Angel of the North first graced the region's horizon.
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Take a trip down Memory Lane in fancy dress

Fancy dress is the theme for the latest in our regular series of slideshows of photos from the Shields Gazette archives.

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Clockwise top left, Newcastle victories over Manchester United in 2000, 2013, 2012 and 1996.

Newcastle United's five other Premier League victories over Manchester United

Premier League victories over Manchester United are pretty rare occasions for Newcastle United.
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Picture tribute to former Sunderland star Liam Miller after his tragic death

The late Liam Miller joined Sunderland at the dawn of an exciting era at the club following Roy Keane’s appointment as boss.

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Happy 40th birthday to Grange Hill

February 8 marks 40 years since classic children’s television show Grange Hill was first broadcast on television.

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Our campaign wants an inquiry into accident levels on the A19.

North-East Labour MPs in joint plea to increase transport funding in the region

All 26 Labour MPs in the North East have signed a joint letter calling on the Government to increase transport funding in the region.
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Ten footballers to have played for both Newcastle United and Crystal Palace

Both sets of fans will not know who to boo when Crystal Palace and Newcastle United hold an old boys’ reunion on Sunday.

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Glen Corner Trust members Gemma Maughan, far left, and Pat McDougall, centre, with, from left, South Shields Community School pupil Charlotte Collinson, associate headteacher Hojab Zaheer, and Sgt Steve Prested, of Northumbria Police, at a 2017 anti-knife talk.

Grateful campaigner reveals why she joined South Shields anti-knife trust

Grateful Gemma Maughan joined South Shields anti-knife campaign group the Glen Corner Trust after her family were so impressed by its work in their own hour of need.

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James Mulheron.

South Shields MMA fighter James Mulheron banned for one year after failed drugs test

English Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter James Mulheron has accepted the standard one-year suspension for a failed drugs test, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has announced.
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Andy Mellor,  vice-president of the National Association of Headteachers.

Headteachers and unions oppose idea of turning schools into 'Fort Knoxes'

Headteachers and unions are against the idea of turning schools into “Fort Knoxes” with knife detectors and body scanners to search for weapons.

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Would you support the introduction of body scanners at schools in this area?

Poll: Do you support the introduction of body scanners at schools to search for knives?

One in 10 children have told their parents they have seen another pupil carrying a knife in school, a new survey reveals.

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From left, the Gazette's Lisa Nightingale, PC Clare Mallinson, Pat McDougall and Sgt Steve Prested at the knive prevention talk at South Shields Community School.

South Tyneside trust's help for relatives of knife crime victims

Pat McDougall can vividly remember the last time she ever saw teenage grandson Glen Corner alive.
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Knife seizures from schools nationwide have increased by a third.

Pupils as young as four caught with knives at school as nationwide seizures rise by a third

Nationwide seizures of knives within schools have risen by a third.

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Pat McDougall with a picture of murdered grandson Glen Corner.

Warning after pupils 12 or under are caught with knives at South Tyneside schools

Three pupils aged 12 or under have been caught in possession of knives at school across South Tyneside in the last two years.
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Motorists are warned to expect delays from next week along the A184.

Motorists face lengthy delays as six months of roadworks are set to begin

Motorists warned to expect lengthy delays when major roadworks lasting at least six months begin.

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Proud parents Jodie Pearce and Jonny Thomas with new baby Lucas.

Meet the first child born at South Shields hospital after its baby unit reopens

Meet the first child born at a hospital following the reopening of its special care baby unit.
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Alan Blacker has appeared before South Tyneside magistrates.

Sex attack suspect remanded in custody after arrest

A sex attack suspect has been remanded in custody until he faces a crown court judge next month.
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Fellgate Metro Station.

Man charged with series of sex attacks

A man has been charged with carrying out a string of sex attacks against women.

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England cricketer Ben Stokes.

England cricketer Ben Stokes due in Bristol court on the same day as international comeback in New Zealand

England cricket star Ben Stokes is due to appear in court on an affray charge on the same day he is supposed to be making his international comeback in a T20 match in New Zealand.

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Thomas John Hogarth.

Tragic cat Sophie would have endured ‘great deal of suffering and pain’ from attacker

Animal welfare officers fear tragic cat Sophie would have endured a “great deal of suffering and pain” after she was stamped to death by her owner’s then partner.

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