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New South Shields paving scheme NOT a deterrent to homeless says council

Council chiefs have defended a new paving scheme in South Shields – insisting it is to tackle troublemakers and not to target people sleeping rough.

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Last chance to have say on proposed Parliamentary boundary changes

A council boss has warned voters the clock is ticking on a consultation that could see dramatic changes to South Tyneside’s parliamentary boundaries.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker address a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May, met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker early Friday morning following crucial overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

What happens next with Brexit?

Now that the European Commission has agreed that "sufficient progress" has been made on the UK's EU withdrawal deal, what happens next?
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Theresa May has to satisfy demands from the Irish and the Democratic Unionist Party for Brexit talks to progress. Picture by PA

Brexit talks can finally move on to trade and future relationship between UK and EU after deal agreed

The European Commission has announced that "sufficient progress" has been made in the first phase of Brexit talks.
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South Tyneside District Hospital.

Stephen Hepburn MP: The Tories would steal Christmas if they could get away with it

Sick Tories are destroying our beloved National Health Service.

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Prime Minister Theresa May.

Two due in court charged with plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May, according to reports

Two men are due in court on terror charges on Wednesday after reportedly plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister.

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South Tyneside District Hospital

South Tyneside Council boss hits back after hospital challenge

The leader of South Tyneside Council has hit back at calls by the South Shields MP, Emma Lewell-Buck for councillors to put a halt to revamp plans which she claims are “damaging” South Tyneside District Hospital.

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Emma Lewell-Buck: Government should end empty promises on NHS

Ahead of the Budget experts said our health service required £4billion this year alone.

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A scene from the Battle of Orgreave, which saw police and miners clash on the picket lines.

Community charity says students' Miners' Strike event was the 'act of a mindless few'

A charity which helps struggling people who live in the former pit towns and villages has spoken out about a university rugby team's Miners vs Thatcher event.
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Revealed: How much South Tyneside Council made in parking fines and charges over the last five years

South Tyneside Council made more than £1.7million in parking fines and charges over the last five years, according to new figures from one of the country’s leading motoring organisations.

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Smokers hit in the pocket as cigarettes soar above £10

Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget has left British smokers huffing and puffing after the price of a pack of premium cigarettes went up to £10.80 - an increase of 28p.

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Education played a key role in Labours election manifesto.

Stephen Hepburn MP: Outstanding schools are a necessity, not a luxury

I’ve every faith in the next generation after visiting another wonderful local school, this time Cleadon Church of England Academy.

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The Budget was revealed yesterday.

NHS must do more to reduce waste, says Philip Hammond

The NHS needs to do more to cut waste and put funding back into frontline care, Philip Hammond said following criticism that his Budget did not allocate enough to England's health service.

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The site on Black Road, Hebburn

Headteacher wades in over ‘dangerous’ housing plans - and bemoans loss of school garden opportunity

The head teacher at a South Tyneside school has spoken out against a “dangerous” plans to build houses on a nearby plot of land – saying the school could have bought the land and turned it into a garden.

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Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn condemns Budget as 'record of failure with forecast of more to come'

Jeremy Corbyn predicted Philip Hammond's Budget will unravel within days, warning "misery" will continue for people across the country.
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NHS handed additional £350million in Budget to cope with winter pressures

The "under pressure" NHS in England has been given an additional £350 million to cope with pressures over the coming winter.
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Budget live: £3billion extra pledged for Brexit

The Chancellor is delivering his Budget speech to the House of Commons.
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Discussing Parliamentry Boundary changes, Judith Taylor, Pat Smith, Vic Young and Coun Ed Malcolm.

‘We shall not be moved’ say South Shields voters in boundary battle

A prominent borough businessman has hit out at controversial plans to shake-up South Tyneside’s parliamentary boundaries, vowing: “We will not be moved.”

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Only one in 10 people would benefit from social care cap, charity says

Only one in 10 people in England who fund their social care costs would benefit from a £72,000 cap on the amount they have to pay and a more generous system should be introduced instead, the charity Independent Age said.
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