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Drivers face tougher MoT test and £1,000 fine if they ignore failures

A tougher and updated MOT comes into force in Britain today to improve air quality and make roads safer.

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Three teenagers were rescued after being swept out to sea. Picture by RNLI/Adrian Don.

Girl who can not swim lucky to be alive after being swept out to sea

A teenager was "extremely lucky" to survive after being swept out to sea at South Shields beach.
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Cullercoats RNLI went to the aid of the girl

Teenage girl rescued after being swept out to sea

Coastguard chiefs have warned sunseekers to take care in the water after a teenage girl had to be rescued off the coast at South Shields.
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Vicky Totton and Ryan Clark surrounded some fo their wedding party

South Tyneside couple marry on same day as Royal pair

While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding plans have been seven months in the making, a couple who married on the same afternoon have had seven years to plan their big day.

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See adorable dogs marry on same day as Royals

It was a case of puppy love when two adorable dogs tied the knot on same day as the Royal Wedding.

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South Tyneside Council Leader Cllr Iain Malcolm, Andrew Griffiths MP, Stephen Hepburn MP and South Tyneside Council Chief Executive Martin Swales at the North East Fund event at Jarrow Hall

Minister’s cash for jobs call to South Tyneside firms

Business bosses in South Tyneside have been offered cash to create more jobs.

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Tamzin Cummings during her demonstration

Masterclass leaves South Tyneside College students made up

A nationally recognised make up artist has returned to her roots to highlight her skills and inspire a new generation to follow in her footsteps.

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Adam Kemp during his time in the army

South Shields ex-soldier to miss out on joining former comrades for Royal Wedding

A former South Shields soldier who crossed paths with Prince Harry during his army career is missing out on joining his comrades in London.

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South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust oral health promoters Melanie Wooton and Pauline Wright

National Smile Month aims to get moe than your teeth in shape

Health chiefs are aiming to put on a happy face for National Smile Month

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Jarrovians Jaguars are looking for new players.

New junior rugby team in South Tyneside appeals for members

A new rugby team aiming to get youngsters engaged in the sport is on the lookout for new members.

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Helen Gibson Nursery Royal Wedding Party

Royal wedding fever at nursery

Wedding fever swept through a South Tyneside nursery as youngsters enjoyed a royal celebration of their own.

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Glenn Rowe is calling on the town to wear pink and blue on the anniversary of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry

More than 2,000 pledge to wear pink and blue to honour of Chloe and Liam next week

South Tyneside is set to be awash with pink and blue as family, friends and the community come together to celebrate the lives of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry.

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The Faltec factory in East Boldon

Legionnaire’s Disease firm tells of regret over worker illnesses and injury

A firm which was ordered to pay £1.6m for safety failings which left six people hurt or injured has extressed its regret.

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Merryn Chapman during her fashion photo shoot

Jarrow youngster Merryn shines at photo shoot

Merryn Chapman was given a taste of life in the world of fashion when her model looks won her a photo shoot in London.

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Royal celebration at Westoe Village Kindergarten

Sun shines for royal celebrations at South Shields kindergarten

It was all things royal related at a South Tyneside kindergarten as creative youngsters designed their own headgear for the big day.

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Ajay Jagota

Good news for home owners in South Tyneside

Home owners in South Tyneside have had a spring boost - with up to £5,000 being added to the value of thier houses.

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Tax credits.

Benefits Expert: Tax credits explained when working hours change

Q. My son is doing his GCSEs and will be finishing school for the summer.
He is going to college in September, but I am worried about my tax credits over the summer holidays as he won’t be classed as a student at that time.
Is there anything else that I can claim for him while he is not studying?

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Sandhaven beach sand clean-up

Annual beach clean up underway in South Tyneside

Work is being carried out to make sure that South Shields seafront is looking its best as it gets set to welcome thousands of visitors this summer.

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The final phase in the longstanding road and bridge repairs at Heworth will see the A184 closed in both directions at Heworth.

Final phase of Felling bypass works set to start

The first in a series of overnight road closures on the A184 Felling bypass are set to get underway next week.
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Ongoing and upcoming roadworks across the South Shields area include the following:

Roadworks latest: Where to expect delays on Saturday, May 19, across the South Shields area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks across South Tyneside include the following:
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