Residents furious over new sports club plan for Temple Park in South Shields

A protest petition to stop a private sports club being built on public land in South Tyneside has been launched, with supporters warning: “We will fight this to the end.”

Our new Local Democracy Reporters will cover meetings at South Shields Town Hall.

Shields Gazette and BBC unveil new Democracy Reporter partnership

The Shields Gazette and BBC today unveil exciting plans to improve coverage of local democracy across South Tyneside.
Storm Caroline is set to arrive in the UK.

Storm Caroline is on the way - but how will it affect the North East?

Winds are forecast to strengthen across parts of Britain today ahead of the arrival of Storm Caroline.

The rubbish at The Bower.

Fines of over £1,300 over rubbish at homes in South Shields, Jarrow and Hebburn

Seven residents of South Tyneside have got themselves into a fine mess after failing to clear rubbish.

Cross Arms Hotel, formerly the Douglas Vaults

Former South Shields pub set to be demolished as part of regeneration project

Bulldozers will call time on a once-popular South Shields town centre pub under plans for its demolition early in the New Year.

Harton Academy pupil Scott Morrow was highly commended  in the Young Geographer of the Year competition. Pictured with  explorer Alastair Humphreys.

South Shields pupil wows judges to win award in Young Geographer of the Year competition

A South Shields student has blown away judges at the Royal Geographical Society with a project on his favourite place.

South Tyneside House

Planners turn down flats plan for South Shields office block

A bid to convert a prominent South Shields town centre building into flats has been rejected.

The proposed new rugby and cricket club layout

Mixed views on rugby club housing plan

Plans for a South Tyneside cricket and rugby club to switch venues have been hit for six by some Gazette readers - with others already converted to the idea.

Would you support the move?

Iceland and Co-op back bottle return scheme to help cut ocean plastic pollution

Iceland and the Co-op supermarkets have backed a UK-wide bottle deposit return scheme to help tackle ocean plastic pollution, in a move welcomed by environmentalists.

Residents have taken over the maintenance of Cleadon Village pond.

Villagers launch clear-up mission as pond’s future is decided

A community has carried out a clear up of a village pond as efforts continue to resolve a stalemate over its future.

Cold weather is set to hit the region this weekend.

What will the weather be like in the North East this weekend?

Temperatures are set to plummet this weekend as frosty weather hits the region.


Firefighters tackle huge blaze at auction house in Jarrow

A huge fire has ripped through at auction house in Jarrow.
Residents in Lukes Lane when there was flooding in 2012.

Flooding misery could soon be over for residents in South Tyneside

Plans to protect a community in South Tyneside from flooding misery are set to be stepped up next week.

The site in Black Road, Hebburn

‘It’s absolute chaos on that road’ - Readers back bid to halt housing plans

Residents have backed local councillors after their failed bid to halt a housing developemnt on safety grounds.

The new homes site on Black Road, Hebburn

Child safety fears over controversial new housing plan

Children could be put at increased risk of road danger after planning chiefs defied concerned local councillors to pass a controversial house-build plan near a South Tyneside school.

The rubbish at Cleadon Hills

Call for cameras and warden patrols to stop fly-tipping at Cleadon Hills

A dog walker has renewed calls for more to be done to stop fly-tippers from dumping rubbish at a popular beauty spot.

South Shields Beach

South Shields beaches pass bathing water quality tests

The water quality at South Tyneside’s beaches has passed European safety standards.

Venus and Jupiter are set to conjoin.

Venus and Jupiter are set to conjoin - but when can you see it?

The Venus and Jupiter conjunction is set to take place in the early hours of Monday.

The abandoned caravan in Boldon Colliery

Man fined £660 over abandoned caravan outside his home

A man has been fined after failing to provide council bosses with information about an abandoned caravan outside his home.

The gun at the top of Trow Rocks.

Historic coastal landmarks to get revamp under £5million project

Two prominent South Tyneside coastal landmarks are set for change under an ambitious £5m plan to reinvigorate understanding of the North East’s sea and shore.

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