So we thought we would say goodbye to the 21st Century’s teenage era by reminding you of 10 memorable moments from the South Shields area between 2010-19. Remember you can buy copies of these and all our pictures by logging on to northeastpress.newsprints.co.uk.
1. Singing stars
Little Mix stars Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall, centre, celebrate with mothers Deborah Edwards, left, and Norma Thirlwall, right, back in the North East after the group won TV talent series X Factor in December 2011.
Photo: Stu Norton
2. Carrying a torch
Olympic torch bearers Jim "Jarra Jim" Purcell and Lisa Askew at the Monkton Stadium, Jarrow, in July 2012 as South Tyneside joins in the preparations for the London Games.
Photo: Tim Richardson
3. Making history
Emma Lewell-Buck became South Shields's first female MP when she won a by-election in 2013 to replace David Miliband. Here she is being welcomed to Parliament by then Labour leader Ed Miliband, David's brother.
Photo: Stefan Rousseau
4. Olympic hero
Swimmer Josef Craig, of Hebburn, clinched a gold medal in the 400m freestyle event at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London and a bronze four years later, pictured, in the 100m freestyle final in Rio.
Photo: Andrew Matthews