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Serial thief jailed for stealing large amounts of booze from Jarrow store

A serial thief has been jailed after stealing a large amount of booze - as a favour for his drug addict lady-friend.

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New cyber boot camp aims to deter young hackers

Hackers as young as 12 have been summoned to a pioneering cyber boot camp to ensure they end up on the right side of the law.

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Newcastle Road, Fulwell.

Woman banned from the roads after being caught at three and a half times the drug-driving limit

A drug user who was caught behind the wheel of a large four-by-four vehicle while three-and-a-half times the specified cannabis limit has been banned from the roads for 18 months.

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There has been a crash on the A19 (file pic).

Collision halts traffic on the A19

A collision has brought traffic on the A19 to a standstill

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Stewards inspect seating s at the Stadium of Light in the Newcastle end following their reserve-team win over Sunderland on March 7.

Boy, 16, given three-year football ban after disorder at Sunderland vs Newcastle U23 match

A 16-year-old boy has been banned from attending football matches for three years following disorder at a youth football fixture at the Stadium of Light.

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Heworth roundabout will be closed to traffic on Friday night.

Felling bypass to close on Friday night

The A184 Felling bypass will be closed to all traffic on Friday night to allow the high mast central lighting column in the middle of Heworth roundabout to be removed.

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Sue Taylor, chairman of Healthwatch South Tyneside

Watchdog raises 'significant concerns' over level of GP cover at South Shields Urgent Care Hub

Significant concerns have been raised over the level of GP cover at the Urgent Care Hub in South Shields.
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Heavy traffic A19 near Testos. Credit: @NELiveTraffic

Traffic heavy after A19 crash

Traffic remains heavy following a crash on the A19 this morning.

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The hoax emails were sent to a number of schools.

'Large number' of North East schools targeted by American bomb hoax

A 'large number' of North East schools appear to have been targeted by an American bomb hoax.

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The maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals should be cut to 30 or less, the Gambling Commission has now recommended.

'Crack cocaine of gambling' stakes should be cut says regulator

Maximum stakes for fixed odds betting - know as 'the crack cocaine of gambling' - should be cut , a regulator has said.
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Worker made chilling threats to company bosses after losing job

A worker made chilling threats to company bosses after he lost his job after lying about having a driving licence.

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Virgin Money Store staff with some of the donated Easter Eggs.

Bank’s appeal for South Shields residents to donate Easter eggs to help homeless

A high street bank is appealing for South Shields residents to donate Easter eggs to help the homeless.

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Writer and performer Kamaal Hussain.

Showman visits South Tyneside to collect stories for production

A showman is in South Tyneside to collect stories which will shape a production touring the borough later this month.

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The Shields Ferry.

Shields ferry suspended because of fog

The Shields ferry has been suspended for the rest of the day because of fog.

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Readers tell retired army captain to ‘stop moaning’ over bus lane fine

Scores of South Tyneside residents have expressed their support for the council after a retired army captain complained of being fined for using a bus lane.

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Weather round-up: Light snow and cold temperatures expected tonight

It will remain generally cloudy and breezy, with outbreaks of mostly light snow continuing overnight and widespread icy stretches developing, according to the latest forecast.

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The region's NHS has issued some urgent advice ahead of the weekend.

Urgent bad weather weekend advice from North East NHS

With the extreme weather across the North East and North Cumbria forecast to carry on this weekend, the region’s NHS has urgent guidance for patients, staff and the public.

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McErlane Square, Pelaw. Credit: Google.

Couple attacked and threatened with knife in terrifying home raid

A couple were attacked and threatened with a knife during a terrifying raid in their own home.
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Cheviot House resident Bill Gardner is pictured with Housing Plus manager Lynne Donke and Coun Tracey Dixon (right).

Warm-hearted housing staff go above and beyond to help elderly residents in bad weather

Big-hearted staff have been going above and beyond to help older residents in South Tyneside to stay well in the bad weather.

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People are being warned to stay away from the coast due to flooding fears.

People warned to stay away from affected areas amidst flood risk warning for coastal communities

People are being warned to stay away from affected areas amidst a flood risk warning in coastal communities.
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