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Thousands of families can't afford to top up their energy meter

Around 140,000 British households have been left without gas or electricity in the last year because they cannot afford to top up their prepayment energy meter, a charity has found.

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Store manager Paul Campbell cuts the ribbon to open the new store with area managers Andrew Birbeck, left, and Gareth Booth, right.

Shop expands into South Shields town centre

Shoppers will now have piles more choice after a carpet business made the move to bigger premises.

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Les Cooper and wife Marion

South Tyneside firm gives businesses the low-down on asbestos safety

Les Cooper will help business from across the North East play it safe.

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Ongoing and upcoming roadworks in the South Shields area include the following:

Roadworks latest: Where to expect delays on Friday, April 20, in the South Shields area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks across South Tyneside include the following:
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A184 Felling bypass will be closed to traffic overnight on Sunday. Pic Google Maps.

Drivers warned of A184 Felling bypass closure

Drivers are being warned that the A184 Felling bypass will be closed to traffic overnight on Sunday night as work on Heworth Roundabout gets underway.

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South Shields Marine School principal Gary Hindmarch says the event will be a 'perfect opportunity'.

Shipping companies on lookout for new Merchant Navy cadets in South Tyneside

People in South Tyneside interested in a life at sea are being invited to an open day next week.

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Ongoing and upcoming roadworks in the South Shields area include the following.

Roadworks latest: Where to expect delays on Thursday, April 19, in the South Shields area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks across South Tyneside include the following:
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A Metro train.

Gap in service on Metro system after train is withdrawn

Passengers on the Metro system face delays after a train was withdrawn.
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Franco-Dutch company Gemalto will make the new UK blue passports.

De La Rue drops plans to appeal against UK blue passports being made abroad

British firm De La Rue has said it will not appeal against the Government's controversial decision to choose a Franco-Dutch company to make the new blue UK passports after Brexit.

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South Shields Wickes store in national award final.'Store manager Louise Skeoch with her staff

South Shields store staff have anxious wait after making national contest final

Nerves are running high at a South Tyneside store as staff await results to find out if they are best in the country.

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Victoria Sutherland.

South Tyneside jobless count rises but more in work across region

The number of people claiming out-of-work benefits in South Tyneside rose by almost 150 last month.

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National financial specialist Fairstone commits itself to South Tyneside

A national financial adviser has underlined its commitment to South Tyneside.

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Upcoming roadworks across South Tyneside include the following.

Roadworks latest: Where to expect delays on Wednesday, April 18, in the South Shields area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks across South Tyneside include the following:

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The Resolution Foundation think-tank has said that up to half of the millennial generation could still be renting in their 40s and a third could be "retiree renters". Picture by PA

Third of millennial generation face renting into retirement, warns report

Up to half of the millennial generation could still be renting in their 40s and a third could be "retiree renters", a report warns.

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Roadworks Round-up: Where you may face delays in the South Tyneside area on Tuesday

A list of the roadworks due to take place on Tuesday April 17:

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The proposed new cafe building in Dean Road

String of objections to bistro plans for former South Shields workwear store

Plans to transform a former shop into a new cafe in South Shields have run up against objections.

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Victoria's Secret is to open a store at the Metrocentre in Gateshead.

Lingerie store Victoria's Secret announces it will open its first North East branch

Victoria’s Secret, the leading international brand for lingerie, sleepwear and beauty products, has signed for its first store in the North East.

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JD Wetherspoon is closing down its social media accounts.

Wetherspoon shuts down social media accounts amid trolling and data misuse fears

JD Wetherspoon is closing down its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for all its 900 pubs and head office with immediate effect following the trolling of MPs and others.

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Laygate reading rooms

Bulldozers set to move in at landmark South Shields building

A derelict former South Tyneside community hub – constructed to honour a Victorian mine safety pioneer – is set to be razed to the ground after falling into ruin.

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Roadworks round-up

Roadworks round-up: Where you might face delays in South Tyneside on Monday

Here’s a list of new and ongoing roadworks which might cause delays around South Tyneside from Monday, April 16.

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