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BBC licence fee to rise to £150.50

The annual fee for BBC programming increased for the first time since 2010 in 2017 after the Government said it would rise in line with inflation for five years.

Business
University workers hold leaflets they begin a month of walkouts in the latest stage of a bitter dispute over pensions. Pic: PA.

Thousands of students face disruption as lecturers go on strike

More than a million students around the UK could face disruption to lectures and classes today as university workers begin a wave of walkouts in an ongoing bitter dispute over pensions.
Education
Your roadworks round-up.

Roadworks Round-up: Where you're likely to face traffic trouble around South Tyneside on Thursday, February 22

Here is a list of roadworks likely to cause delays on Thursday:

Transport
The latest figures show a slight rise in the number of out-of-work benefits claimants in South Tyneside

Slight rise in South Tyneside jobless claimant count - but little change over the year

The number of people classed as looking for work in South Tyneside rose slightly last month - but the number was virtually static over the year.
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Glitterball is up for sale

Glitterball and other South Shields landmark nightspots put up for sale

A well-known town centre nightclub has been put up for sale with a price tag of £420,000.

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The Customs House, Mill Dam

Jobs go at Customs House as South Shields culture venue faces ‘challenging times’

South Tyneside’s leading arts venue has confirmed it has accepted voluntary redundancies in a bid to balance the books – two years after it was saved from closure.

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The A194 approach to the A19. Picture from Google Images

Two-vehicle crash closes part of A194 in South Tyneside

Police are dealing with a road accident in South Tyneside.

Transport
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Roadworks Round-up: Where you're likely to face traffic woes around South Tyneside on Wednesday February 21

Here is a list of roadworks likely to cause delays on Wednesday:
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Activists are calling on Transport Secretary Chris Grayling not to "bail out" the Stagecoach/Virgin franchise for the East Coast Mainline. Pic: PA.

Government urged to return East Coast Mainline to public ownership

A petition calling for the East Coast Mainline to be brought back into public ownership will be handed to the Government today ahead of a decision on its future.

Transport
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Roadworks Round-up: Closures and delays in the South Tyneside area on Tuesday 20/02/2018

Here are the roadworks which may cause delays for drivers in the South Tyneside area:

Transport
KFC. Picture by PA

KFC forced to close hundreds of stores due to chicken shortage

KFC has been forced to close a raft of stores after a new delivery contract with DHL resulted in chicken shortages across the country.

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National icecream champion Michael Minchella.

Minchella's ice cream is named 'best in UK' at national competition

A popular ice cream parlour business has the competition licked after being named the best in the UK.
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Employers are being accused of having "antiquated" attitudes to recruiting women as new evidence revealed many believe it is reasonable to ask about plans to have children during a job interview.

Vote: Is it reasonable for employers to ask women about plans for having children?

Employers are being accused of having "antiquated" attitudes to recruiting women as new evidence revealed many believe it is reasonable to ask about plans to have children during a job interview.

Business
Mike Ashley's Sports Direct retail business has come under fire from the Church Commisioners.

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct comes under fire from Church of England over failings

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley's Sports Direct retail business has been chastised by the Church of England over the treatment of factory workers and governance failings.
Business

South Tyneside's top 10 chippies as chosen by you - vote for your favourite in our Chip Shop of the Year 2018

These are South Tyneside's 10 favourite chip shops, as chosen by you.

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Roadworks Round-Up.

Traffic watch: The roadworks which could cause delays in South Tyneside on Monday

Here's the roadworks which might cause traffic delays in South Tyneside as we start another week.
Transport
The A184 Felling bypass. Google

Bypass to be closed overnight in major roundabout works

A busy Tyneside road will be closed overnight as part of a major roadworks project.

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Roadworks at Heworth Roundabout

Drivers warned of Felling Bypass closure as Heworth Roundabout roadworks continue

Drivers are being warned that the Felling Bypass will close at Heworth Roundabout overnight from midnight on Sunday until 6am on Monday as work on the Heworth Roundabout presses ahead.

Transport
Charges for utility companies digging up roads will be rolled out across England to reduce congestion.

Companies face charges for digging up roads in bid to tackle congestion

Charges for utility companies digging up roads will be rolled out across England to reduce congestion, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.

Transport
Angela Howey will lead BT's North East board.

Angela aims to make a connection as BT rings the changes

BT is ringing the changes with its North East management.

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