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Council leader calls for more South Tyneside firms to apply to £120m fund

South Tyneside Council’s leader has called for more borough firms to take advantage of a £120m fund for businesses. 

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Health bosses pushing ahead with hospital service reforms

Health bosses pushing ahead with hospital service reforms

Health bosses are pressing ahead with plans to overhaul care services in South Tyneside and Sunderland – even though concerns over the first stage of the scheme saw it referred to the government.

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Extra £11.8m spend on major city road project given go ahead

Extra £11.8m spend on major city road project given go ahead

Council bosses have given the go ahead for an extra £11.8million spend to fund  a major Sunderland road project.

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Dennis Skinner at last year's gala.

Chance for Durham Miners' Gala visitors to enjoy afternoon tea with Dennis Skinner

Visitors to this year's Durham Miners' Gala are being given the chance to enjoy afternoon tea with one of the most famous faces in British politics.
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Fears as fire crews face £3million funding shortfall

Fears as fire crews face £3million funding shortfall

Firefighters in Tyne and Wear could have a funding shortfall of more than £3m by 2021.

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Would a ban benefit children?

Vote: Should mobile phones be banned in the classroom?

Head teachers across the UK should ban mobile phones in the classroom, the Culture Secretary has said.

Education
BBC photo of David Dimbleby who has announced he will leave Question Time after 25 years at the helm of the BBC flagship political debate programme. Picture by Richard Lewisohn

David Dimbleby to leave BBC's Question Time after 25 years

David Dimbleby is to leave Question Time after 25 years of presenting the BBC show.

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South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck.

South Shields MP slams Government’s Universal Credit scheme after damning report is released

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has hit out at the Government’s flagship benefit scheme after it was criticised in a damning official report.

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Tory MP blocks bid to make upskirting a specific criminal offence

A bid to make upskirting a specific criminal offence has been blocked by a Tory MP.
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Government's controversial Universal Credit scheme criticised in damning new report

The Government's flagship benefit scheme has not delivered value for money, its roll out has been slower than intended and has caused hardship for many people, according to a damning official report.

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The council has called in debt collectors to tackle arrears.

South Tyneside Council bosses call in debt collectors to tackle rent and tax arrears

Council bosses have backed plans to tackle rent and tax arrears in the borough by appointing a debt collection firm.

Business
Traffic on the northbound A19 backed-up due to a accident on the approach to Testo's Roundabout.

Vow to keep up pressure and make A19 a safer route

A North East MP has vowed to keep up pressure on the Government to take action to make the A19 safer.

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Stephen Hepburn hit out at the Home Secretary in a parliament debate.

Jarrow MP slams Home Secretary over police cuts in Parliament

Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn has hit out at the Home Secretary over cuts made to the Northumbria Police budget.

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Emma Lewell-Buck, Labour MP for South Shields.

MP’s call to ban use of pain-inducting restraints on troubled children

South Shields MP, Emme Lewell-Buck is leading a call to end the use of pain-inducting restraints against children in custody.

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We asked if your vote would be the same in a general election held today.

Here's how you would vote if the UK held a general election today

It's one year today since we headed to the polls for the general election - so we wanted to know if the last 12 months have changed your vote.

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A Northern Rail service.

Stephen Hepburn MP: ‘Don’t blame staff for chaos on our railways’

Every day up here we see why trains should be owned and run by the people of Great Britain.

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How did you vote in last year's general election?

Poll: How would you vote if a general election was held in the UK today?

It's been one year since UK voters went to the polls in the last general election.
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Up to 75 women may have died early following blunders in a breast screening, according to latest estimates.

Call for answers over ‘horrific’ failure of breast cancer scan service in South Tyneside

A demand for answers will be made to the health secretary as it emerged that South Tyneside nearly 2,000 women in South Tyneside were midded in a breast screening service error.

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on the Royal County Hotel balcony watching the 2017 Durham Miners' Gala.

Line up of speakers confirmed for this year's Durham Miners' Gala

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be joined by a host of his party's heavyweights at this year's Durham Miners' Gala.

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North East needs UK to stay in single market and keep access to skilled overseas workers, report finds

The UK must stay in the Single Market to minimise the impact on the North East economy, a regional ecomic group has said.
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