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200 turn out for protest at South Tyneside Hospital

MPs and campaigners yesterday rallied in a last-ditch protest to save a range of hospital services in South Tyneside.

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The European Parliament in Strasbourg

South Shields MP urges Government to get to grips with Brexit as fears grow over North East impact

Business and political leaders have urged the Government to get to grips with Brexit after warnings that the North East could be hardest hit by the UK leaving the European Union.

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The very areas which voted Leave will be hardest hit by Brexit.

Why areas which voted Leave will be hardest hit by Brexit

The very areas of the UK which voted Leave in June 2016 are likely to be the ones hardest hit by Brexit.

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Unions are warning that one in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month.

Thousands of children of public sector workers are now living in poverty, research shows

One in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month, unions are warning.

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South Tyneside Hospital

Stephen Hepburn MP: We need as many people as possible at demo to support our hospital

There are two big events coming up on behalf of the Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign.

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The Houses of Parliament. Picture: PA.

Suspicious letter in Parliament contained 'non-harmful' white powder

Police investigating a suspicious letter delivered to an office in the Houses of Parliament found it contained white powder which was "non-harmful", the House of Commons said.
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Prime Minister Theresa May speaks as she hosts a roundtable with Japanese investors in the UK at 10 Downing Street

MP warns of ‘massive job losses’ after Brexit as PM meets with Japanese firms including Nissan

A North East MP has warned that leaving the EU’s customs union will mean ‘massive job losses’.

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Ministers have announced major changes to eligibility for free school meals.

Free school meals revamp 'could leave million children without hot food'

Labour has warned more than one million children could be left without hot food after ministers announced major changes to eligibility for free school meals.
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Sir Vince Cable, top left, has launched the specialist report.

Poll: Should there be a 'ring-fenced' tax for the NHS and social care?

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has called for a new "ring-fenced" tax specifically to pay for the NHS and social care.

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NHS campaigners at a rally in South Shields as part of the national day of action. Credit: Maddy Nettleship.

South Shields campaigners back NHS day of action

Campaigners in South Shields joined thousands across the country who took to the street in support of the NHS.

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An artist's impression of how the new Whitburn Towers development will look.

New housing project revealed on site of former residential home

A plush housing development is set to boost the level of affordable properties for the over-55s.

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Sections of aircraft super-carriers leaving the A&P Tyne yard.

Stephen Hepburn MP: I want us to have a great industrial future, not just a past

Shipbuilding will enjoy a bright future here on Tyneside if our workers and firms are allowed to show they are the best.

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Discussing Parliamentry Boundary changes, Coun Ed Malcolm.

Council tax to rise by 4.95% and more cuts expected after Government slashes funding by £11million

Council tax bills in South Tyneside are set to rise for the second year running to help counter a new £11million government funding cut.

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An artists impression of the planned new houses.

Garage site redevelopment gets the go-ahead

Five townhouses are to be built on a busy South Tyneside coastal route as part of the possible overall redevelopment of a commercial garage site.

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Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack (in blue hat) along with other party activists outside South Tyneside District Hospital.

Green Party deputy leader calls for hospital services to be kept in South Tyneside

The Green Party’s deputy leader has been on South Tyneside to call for hospital services to be kept in the area.

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South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck visits the Salvation Army's Wawn Street Food Bank, with South Tyneside Churches Development Worker Jo Benham-Brown, and Major Stephen Slade.

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck seeks support in fight against food poverty

South Shields’ MP has admitted her campaign to transform the way food poverty is measured hangs in the balance - just days ahead of it being debated a second time in parliament.

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Prime Minister Theresa May meeting US President Donald Trump in January 2017. Picture: PA.

Poll: Do you think Donald Trump should be invited to visit the UK?

Donald Trump's controversial first visit to the UK as US President is set to take place later this year.

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David Miliband

Former South Shields MP spells out Labour’s Brexit choice

Former South Shields MP David Miliband says Labour must choose between backing a Tory Brexit or giving voters a final say on withdrawal.

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When did Government first realise Carillion was in trouble?

Emma Lewell-Buck MP: Carillion collapse shows it’s time to end rip-off privatisation policies

The recent collapse of Carillion, the second largest construction company in the UK, sent shockwaves across the country and has highlighted the incompetence at the heart of our Government.

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