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North East warned to brace itself for snow, ice and gale force winds

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place for the North East, with more snow set to fall in the area.
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A Northern Rail train.

Rail delays after freight train derails between Sunderland and Hartlepool

Commuters are facing delays today after a freight train derailed between Sunderland and Hartlepool.
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Youngsters tuck into snacks in the new Ozzie Owls room.

Primary makes a wise move for little owls

A South Tyneside school is celebrating the launch of a new look care facility.

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Brian Lewis' work

South Shields art exhibition aims to inspire others to put pen to paper

A new exhibition by a South Tyneside artist who turned her home into an art gallery is aiming to inspire others to put pen to paper.

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Neil Burns was inspired to raise funds for charity by the story of Bradley Lowery.

Sunderland AFC fan set to run London Marathon in memory of Bradley Lowery

A Sunderland AFC fan is set to pay tribute to Bradley Lowery by donning his running shoes and helping other people in his honour.

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There could be changes at South Tyneside District Hospital.

NHS boss discusses ‘great future’ for South Tyneside District Hospital – despite ‘need to change’

Major changes could be on the way at South Tyneside District Hospital.

Health
Residents were left with flood hit homes after adverse weather - dubbed Thunder Thursday -  hits the area in 2012

Councillors fears over Hebburn flood scheme

Plans to create a flood water storage pond behind a South Tyneside school - in a bid to prevent damage to homes on nearby estates - has sparked safety concerns with councillors.

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Jarrow School, which is one of two in South Tyneside which had links to now-defunct Carillion.

Reassurances given over Carillion’s contracts with South Shields and Jarrow schools

Education bosses say they have been given assurances that services provided to two schools in the borough by failed firm Carillion will continue.

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Photo issued by Greggs of their CEO Roger Whiteside, as the chain said it plans to ramp up shop openings over the year ahead after a solid performance in 2017 despite seeing sales growth slow over the Christmas season

Greggs plans to open more drive-thrus and launch vegan options as part of expansion

North East bakery chain Greggs is planning to ramp up shop openings this year after a solid performance in 2017.

Business
The southbound A19 at Lindisfarne roundabout. Picture from Google Images.

Breakdowns cause school run problems on North East roads

Broken down vehicles are causing school run delays on two busy roads in the region.

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Fellgate Metro station

Police hunt after woman sexually assaulted at Metro station

Police are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a woman at a South Tyneside Metro station today.

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The Tyne Dock Arches junction

Drivers condemn £8.1million Tyne Dock junction project as 'waste of money'

Drivers have slammed an £8.1million junction improvement project - despite council chief's saying it's needed to cut congestion.

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Do you stand by your vote?

'The country has spoken' - readers reveal if they would back second Brexit vote

The possibility of a second vote on Brexit has been the subject of much discussion since decision day in June 2016.
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Rachel McCann Parkin.

Nightclub dancer whose 'teddy bear roll' went viral is amazed at her fame

A mum-of-three whose unorthodox dance moves went viral after she was filmed in a nightclub has told of her shock at her sudden fame.

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Clockwise from top, Sophie the cat, Thomas John Hogarth and Aileen Holmes.

Former partner brands cat killer 'evil monster' and says: 'I wanted him jailed'

A church cleaner who stamped his partner's cat to death has been branded an 'evil monster' by her after he escaped a jail term.

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Weather warning issued for North East as sleet and hail set to batter the coast

We look set to be spared the snow in these parts - but if we do, we'll be hit with sleet and hail instead as a weather warning remains in place for the region.
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Craig Francis Potts, who is missing from South Tyneside.

Police appeal for missing South Tyneside man

Police are appealing for help to trace a man missing from South Tyneside.

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Thomas John Hogarth.

Church cleaner who killed partner's cat after it 'stared at him while doing its business' avoids jail term

A man who killed his partner’s cat in horrific circumstances because he was fed up with it going to the toilet in the house has been handed a suspended prison sentence and a life-time animal ban.
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A police station.

Legal Eagle: ‘My friend was in a fight and I witnessed it – should I get a solicitor?’

My friend was involved in a fight and I witnessed it. The police came and my details were taken and I told them that I was happy to be a witness.

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How often do you visit Greggs?

Greggs to serve up raft of new shops in year ahead after solid end to 2017

High street chain Greggs has said it plans to ramp up shop openings over the year ahead after a solid performance in 2017 despite seeing sales growth slow over the Christmas season.

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