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Transgender South Shields woman cleared of raping a man

A transgender woman accused of raping a man has been cleared over the alleged attack after the charges against her were dropped.

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Here's what prisoners will be tucking into this Christmas Day.

What inmates in our prisons will be tucking into on Christmas Day

Prison bosses have revealed the menu inmates in English prisons can expect this Christmas.
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Detective Chief Inspector Lee Gosling

Police still targeting burglars in South Tyneside and Sunderland ahead of Christmas

Police who have put the skids under scores of burglars say they still plan to spoil Christmas for criminals.

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Thomas John Hogarth admitted three charges in connection with the death of the cat.

Man admits killing partner’s cat

A man from South Tyneside has admitted killing his partner’s cat.

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Man fined for exceeding speed limit in South Shields - on a jet ski

Man fined for exceeding speed limit in South Shields - on a jet ski

A man has been fined for speeding in South Shields – after exceeding a 6.9 miles an hour limit.

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The RSPCA has welcomed plans for tougher sentences in animal cruelty cases

RSPCA chiefs welcome plans for tougher animal cruelty sentences

Animal welfare chiefs have hailed plans to toughen the law in cruelty cases.
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DCI Lee Gosling

16 more arrests in Christmas crime crackdown

A Christmas crackdown against suspected burglars had led to another 16 arrests over the weekend.

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The scene following an explosion in New York. Photo by Press Association.

Explosion on New York subway platform

An explosive device has been set off on a New York subway platform, US police have confirmed.
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More motorists are charged with drink-driving in largely rural areas, an investigation suggests.

Festive drinkers warned of risks as rural areas top breath-test charge table

More motorists are charged with drink-driving in largely rural areas, an investigation suggests.
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Christopher Woodward, 31, of Beach Road, South Shields.

South Shields thief masqueraded as delivery driver to avoid detection

A thief who masqueraded as a delivery driver in an attempt to avoid detection has narrowly avoided an immediate prison sentence.

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Police launch Operation Sleigh ahead of Christmas.
Detective chief inspector Lee Gosling

Operation Sleigh: 65 arrests in first week of Christmas crime crackdown

A Christmas crime crackdown on suspected burglars has led to 65 arrests in its first week, police have revealed.

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Radio presenter Ben Cairns has been jailed.

South Shields radio presenter locked up for sex with underage girl

A radio DJ who had sex with an underage girl has been put behind bars.
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The offenders were captured on CCTV carrying out a recce of the area.

CCTV footage captures moments before £28,000 gunpoint robbery

This is the moment a pair of armed robbers carried out a recce of a supermarket - just hours before stealing £28,000 from a security van.

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More arrests made in police crackdown on burglaries

More arrests made in police crackdown on burglaries

Police are adding to their tally of suspected burglars being arrested and quizzed by detectives as part of a Christmas crime crackdown.

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Make sure you don't fall victim this Christmas.

Public warned over fake banknotes in run-up to Christmas

Brits have been warned to be on their guard during the festive shopping season, as fraudsters take advantage of those full of the festive spirit.

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A Metro train.

Police recover cable stolen from Metro system

Police say they have recovered rcable which was stolen earlier this week, causing chaos on the Tyne and Wear Metro system.

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Prime Minister Theresa May.

Two due in court charged with plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May, according to reports

Two men are due in court on terror charges on Wednesday after reportedly plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister.

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Detective chief inspector Lee Gosling

29 people have now been arrested as police stage festive burglary crackdown

A burglary crackdown is gathering pace as more suspected criminals find themselves being quizzed by police.

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Katie Vacher and her team are alerting people to the different forms of abuse.

South Shields youngsters create film to help others spot signs of grooming

Youngsters from South Tyneside have made a film in a bid to help young people spot the signs of grooming.

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