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South Shields schoolboys set to launch 22-hour cancer charity event

Schoolfriend cancer survivors will cut the ribbon to kick off this year’s Relay For Life as they join others with their own story of battling the disease.

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Jarrow Festival hailed as great success as fun day brings it to a close

The fun of the fair came to Jarrow as scores of families helped bring the curtain down on a popular festival in the town.

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One in four homes will be bought with the help of parents during this year.

North East parents stump up average of £12,000 to help children on property ladder

The 'Bank of Mum and Dad' will be behind one in four house sales during this year - with warning signs parents are increasingly feeling the pinch.

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Father and daughter David and Samantha Sinclair are off to Vietnam for a 400km charity bike ride.

Dad and daughter team up for 400km charity cycle challenge

A dad and daughter are to cycle through Vietnam as they join a charity challenge to give children a better start in life.

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Could you become a foster carer?

Foster Care Fortnight: Could you take on this important role in a child's life?

Do you think you could open your home and become a foster carer?

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Steph Archbold and Phil Capewell with Amelia shortly after her birth at Sunderland Royal.

Couple who lost daughter thank charity and Sunderland Royal Hospital staff for helping them through heartache

A couple are holding a celebration for their late daughter as they give back to the charity which helped them through their heartache.

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Maker Faire UK 2018 will be held at the Life Science Centre this weekend.

Fun for all the family at Maker Faire UK 2018 this weekend

Hundreds of makers will descend on the North East this weekend for an annual festival of crafting, coding and inventing.

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Jean and Billy Henderson are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary

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.

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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. 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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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