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Remembering life as a cub scout in South Tyneside

We thought we would do our duty and present a selection of pictures showing South Tyneside cub scouts from the 1960s to the 80s.

Nostalgia
Is a sausage roll your favourite?

Vote for your dream order from Greggs

Whether you're in the mood for sweet or savoury, you can usually find a snack to suit your appetite from Greggs.
Offbeat
Rachel McCann Parkin.

Nightclub dancer whose 'teddy bear roll' went viral is amazed at her fame

A mum-of-three whose unorthodox dance moves went viral after she was filmed in a nightclub has told of her shock at her sudden fame.

News
Pupils are evacuated from Stanhope County Secondary School in 1967.

Why pupils were ‘barred’ from South Shields school

Some pictures just make you stop and stare – and wonder what was going on when the photo was taken.

Nostalgia
Help us to find Chip Shop of the Year 2018.

Help us to find South Tyneside’s best chippy

We are on the look-out for South Tyneside’s Best Chippy of 2018 - and we need your help.

Eating Out
Rob Venus doing research into his family history.

Can you help Rob trace the history of his great-great-grandfather?

The sea has brought a great many people to the shores of South Shields, and sent many others away again.

Nostalgia
Motorway. Picture by PA

'Roads revolution' competition launched on ideas to shape UK highways for driverless vehicles

Innovators and engineers are being encouraged to shape the future of the county's roads.

News
Despite its tropical looks, some palms will stand temperatures down to -8C - and snow.

Gardening: Red palm weevil brings ban on imports into the UK

In the last 10 years, hardy palms have become common plants in our gardens but a threat in mainland Europe has prompted the government to take drastic action.

Lifestyle
Stanhope Road Secondary School in the snow in February 1972.

Days of ’hope and glory

School days can be a bit of a “Marmite” subject, with some people loving them and others loathing them.

Nostalgia
Les Charmettes.

Travel: Park yourself in the Charente for a family-friendly French getaway

For years, the UK’s love affair with France has been conducted largely in three distinct, and very different, locations – Brittany, the Riviera and the Alps.

Travel
JD Wetherspoon, top, has unveiled 1.8m plans to expand the Wouldhave.

Pub quiz: How much do you know about JD Wetherspoon?

High Street pub giant JD Wetherspoon has uneveiled £1.8m plans to expand South Shields bar The Woodhave.

News
Celestron TravelScope C21035 Telescope

Gadgets: 5 of the best telescopes

We look at 5 of the best telescopes

News
Rowlinson Midi Store

Gardening: 5 of the best garden storage units

We look at 5 of the best garden storage units

News
A man with a shovel tries to get this Mini moving in  February 1979..

Held tight in winter’s grip or sent sliding in the snow

You know the weather is bad when a snow shovel succumbs to the slippery conditions and ends up in a ditch.

Nostalgia
The oyster bar at Colmans Seafood temple

Review: Colmans Seafood Temple, South Shields

When it comes to fish and chips Colmans pretty much batter the opposition.

Eating Out
Christine Pape being enrolled as a Guide with the 56th St Oswalds South Shields Company. Pictured are Guide Commissioner, Dorothy Corner. Centre, Guider Norma McNaney.

South Tyneside girl groups from the past

Over the years a great many youngsters from South Tyneside must have made their way through the ranks of the Girl Guides and other such movements.

Nostalgia
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.
Family
The netball team, front, from left, Christine Gardner, Anne McNaughton, Michelle Richardson and Paula Larkin; back, from left, Julie Thompson, Nicola Longstaff, Michelle Wood and Michelle Preston.

Having a ball at South Tyneside school

Pupils at St Wilfrid’s Comprehensive School , in South Shields, appear to have had a ball over the years, judging by this selection of snapshots.

Nostalgia
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.

Family
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