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One-time “gloom” fears over new South Tyneside flats development

Back in 1972, people living in St Rollox Street in Hebburn were complaining that a new block of flats being built in the town was making their homes gloomy.

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Pothole-related breakdowns have reached a three-year high. Pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

Pothole-related car breakdowns have reached a three-year high

Councils are losing the battle against potholes as related vehicle breakdowns reached a three-year high, a motoring organisation has warned.
Transport
Banana divisions on sale in Funchal, Madeira.

Gardening: The dangers of bringing plants home from a holiday abroad

The RHS and Defra are asking holidaymakers not to bring plants back in their hand baggage from holidays, saying it could introduce new pests and diseases to the UK.

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Members of the South Shields Amateur Operatic Society. How many of them can you name?

Spotlight on local amateur dramatics

Whether they’re in make-up and costume or dressed in ‘civvies’, there’s no disguising the delight on the faces of these amateur thespians.

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South Shields FC

Trio of Boldon lads went on to play for Sunderland

As ever, you were on the ball, when we last featured a number of photos showing South Shields footballers from yesteryear.

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Amazing footage as ship sails youngsters from Tyne to Wear for Tall Ships in Sunderland

These are the amazing sights and experiences a team of adventure-seeking youngsters got to drink in as they embarked on a on a tall ship and set sail along the stunning North East coastline.

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Buildings destroyed during the blitz.

Seeking details of evacuee’s stay in South Shields

For many years, Londoner John Barker has tried to find out more about one of the most dramatic times of his 79-year-old life – being evacuated to South Shields to escape the wartime blitz on England’s capital.

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Two-masted brig the Stavros S Niarchos visited the Port of Sunderland'Sunderland in 2015 as plans for the Tall Ships Races in the city were announced.

What's happening at the Tall Ships: A day-by-day guide to events in Sunderland

Here's a quick run down of the events taking place to mark the Tall Ships Races coming to Sunderland:
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An aerial view of Jarrow.

Woman’s appeal to trace auction drawing

You know what it’s like, when you really want to buy something, and for one reason or another you miss out on owning it – the loss can be truly frustrating.

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Water-hungry hanging baskets.

Gardening: Tips to save your plants using the minimum water during hot weather

With one day of significant rain here in May, drying winds around Storm Hector and extremely high temperatures, the soil’s bone dry.

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Graeme Foreman and team-mates at Eastbourne, with the County 35 Team 2017.

How a South Tyneside tennis club shaped this local lad’s life

Today reader Graeme Foreman tells us more about how sport, and in particular tennis, shaped his life.

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The sun sets over the Herbert Woods boatyard in Potter Heigham.

Travel: Broadly delighted with a holiday to picturesque and historic Norfolk

Historical records from the 12th Century reveal the Norfolk Broads are man-made waterways created by the need for fuel in densely populated East Norfolk.
Travel
Greame Foreman and fellow tennis players in the early days at Westoe.

Ace memories of tennis in South Shields over the years

How timely that, with Wimbledon in full swing, local lad Graeme Foreman got in touch to tell us about his involvement and success in tennis and the world of sport, both near and far.

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Sunniside Live crowds

10 things to do in the North East in the next 10 days

The forecast is for sunshine and the events diary for the region is chockablock.

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King Street, in South Shields, around the time that the auction took place at the Golden Lion Hotel.

The tale of a South Shields businessman who owned a landmark building

Today local historian Dorothy Ramser tells us more about the businessman Richard Bell, who once upon a time called the iconic South Shields Bone’s Hall building his home.

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A sailing ship about the time Richard Bell occupied Bone's Hall.

Ship’s crew attacked by ‘wild savages’

Just a few weeks ago, residents of what was Bone’s Hall (now Wellesley Court, Green’s Place) in South Shields, got in touch asking for information about the history of this wonderful old building.

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Cheryl and Liam Payne. Pic by PA.

Cheryl and One Direction's Liam Payne to split up

Cheryl and Liam Payne have split up after a two-and-a-half-year relationship.
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The winner will receive a door from D&H windows

Win a door worth £950 in our great competition!

Fancy winning a new door?

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It's easy to get a good crop with strawberries.

Gardening: A little sunshine means a bumper crop of strawberries

Wimbledon starts on Monday, so what better fruit to talk about than strawberries?

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The Robin in Jarrow has traditionally been bedecked in the flags of various nations for major football tournaments.

Pub bosses defend TV presenter who sparked Twitter fury after using German flag as a bar rag

A TV presenter hit by Twitter fury for using a German flag to wipe a South Tyneside pub’s bar during a live broadcast has been defended – by boozer bosses.
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