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Couple dance their way to 60 years of happiness

A couple who hit the small screen as dancing stars are still swinging 60 years on as they mark their diamond wedding anniversary today.

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Have you donated to the appeal yet?

How you can make Easter extra special for children in South Tyneside

This year’s Easter Egg Appeal has got off to a cracking start.

News

Legal Eagle: The grounds for a divorce needed to end a marriage

My husband and I have been married for three years. Over the past year our relationship has gone downhill due to my husband’s alcoholism which has resulted in heated arguments witnessed by our young children. I have ensured that the house is in my sole name, how do I get a divorce and does he have any financial right to the home where the children and I live?

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Legal Eagle: The grounds for a divorce needed to end a marriage

My husband and I have been married for three years. Over the past year our relationship has gone downhill due to my husband’s alcoholism which has resulted in heated arguments witnessed by our young children.

Family
Alison Foster posing with a pair of snowmen.

How to build the perfect snowman - according to science

Kids young and old have welcomed this week's snow as an opportunity to indulge in a favourite winter pastime - building a snowman.
News

When is World Book Day 2018?

It's undoubtedly one of the biggest days in the school calendar - and it's almost arrived for another year.

Family
We asked you if employers should be able to ask women about their plans for having children.

'It's discrimination' - you have your say on bosses questioning women over plans for children

As a study shows that some employers think it's acceptable to question women about their plans to have children during an interview, we asked you what you thought.

Family
It's nice to have some bank holiday plans in the diary.

When are the 2018 bank holidays?

It’s been a damp and dreary start to the year - and this cold weather certainly has you reaching for your calendar in anticipation of the warmer months.

Offbeat
A new model of payment is coming in for foster carers in South Tyneside.

Foster carers to be recognised for ‘hugely important’ roles with children

Foster carers in South Tyneside are set to be paid more for their skills and expertise in giving young people the best start in life.

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Is visiting the beach one of your favourite things to do in South Shields?

Vote: Where's your favourite place to visit in South Shields?

Whatever the weather, there's always plenty to do in South Shields.

Lifestyle
Parents are struggling to cope with the strain of long hours.

Parents 'buckling' under the strain of long working hours, study warns

Work is taking a "heavy toll" on parents, affecting their health and family lives, as they struggle to cope with the strain of long hours, a new study reveals.

Family
Do you think smacking should be banned?

'You should be able to discipline your own kids' - readers react to proposed smacking ban

It's a controversial topic - and one which got dozens of you talking.
Offbeat
Were any of these TV shows your favourite?

These are the best children's TV shows of all time - how many have you watched?

Blue Peter, Grange Hill and Newsround have been named the best children's TV shows of all time.
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Huw Irranca-Davies Minister for Children and Social Care in Wales with a group of children.

Should smacking your children be banned?

The physical punishment of children is already banned in Scotland - and now those living in Wales are being asked to share their views with their government.

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There is a spike in the number of couples considering ending their marriage after the festive period.

'Divorce Day' looms with sharp post-festive rise in couples considering split

Lawyers have dubbed January 8 "Divorce Day" because of the spike in couples considering ending their marriage after the festive period.

Family
The Toy Appeal launch. Left to right are Jill Calderwood, Shannon Crowder, from Hope 4 Kidz, and Angela Stephenson.

How an extra gift from you can help our Christmas toy appeal

Today sees the launch of the Gazette’s annual Christmas Toy Appeal - and once again we are asking you to dig deep and buy one extra gift while you are out shopping to help bring a smile to a child’s face.

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Where will you be watching the fireworks this year?

What's on in the North East this Bonfire Night?

Remember, remember - it's not long until the fifth of November!
Family
What would you say if you had one more minute?

TV ad with Mary Berry and Rio Ferdinand raises awareness about child bereavement

What would you say if you had one more minute? That is the question put to children and parents as part of a new campaign by national charity Child Bereavement UK.
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Olivia Violet and Lillie Charlotte, aged 8 months, are ready for Spooky Snaps! Picture: Kayleigh Wright.

Celebrate Halloween 2017 and send us your Spooky Snaps

It’s time to dig out the face paint - Halloween is almost here!

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How much do your kids drink each day?

Children drink less than two glasses of water a day

The average child drinks just a quarter of the water they should during the school day, according to new research.

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