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North East man swam for his life in near-death brush with four-metre shark

North East man swam for his life in near-death brush with four-metre shark

A North East man has told of how he swam four-and-a-half miles for his life after he was followed by a four-metre shark. John Craig, 34, was out spearfishing in Western Australia when he became separated from his boat which had suffered mechanical...

32 min. ago in Regional North East
 
Crime and disorder will not be tolerated - police warn kids and parents in run up to holidays

Crime and disorder will not be tolerated - police warn kids and parents in run up to holidays

Crime and disorder will not be tolerated - police and partners have warned young people and parents in the run up to the school holidays. A number of parents and their children have been visited by police and partners who have warned that they will be...

46 min. ago in Regional North East
 
Jodie Whittaker to get three companions in Doctor Who - which will be the best?

Jodie Whittaker to get three companions in Doctor Who - which will be the best?

Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole have been unveiled as Jodie Whittaker's co-stars when she becomes the 13th person to take on the lead role in Doctor Who. The trio will appear as the Doctor's "companions" Graham, Yasmin and Ryan in...

today, 09:16 in Regional North East
 

Why you shouldn't ask your GP for antibiotics

People are being urged not to ask their doctor for antibiotics as part of a new campaign aimed at tackling growing resistance to the drugs. An estimated 5,000 people die every year in England due to the fact antibiotics no longer work for some...

today, 08:46 in Regional North East
 
North East left behind in regional jobs divide, says TUC

North East left behind in regional jobs divide, says TUC

Power should be devolved to workers and local communities to help bridge a "great regional divide" on jobs, a new report urges. A study by the TUC found that Britain was "riven" with inequalities, with men's pay in older industrial...

today, 08:08 in Regional North East
 
Sunday fun day will be good for Hartlepool United ahead of Tranmere clash

Sunday fun day will be good for Hartlepool United ahead of Tranmere clash

Craig Harrison believes Hartlepool United’s players will be “back at it” in training today and relishing a crack at Tranmere Rovers. Pools face their second home match inside four days tomorrow night when they host the pre-season promotion...

today, 08:08 in Regional North East
 
Second World War code breaking machine proved an Enigma for 21st Century pupils

Second World War code breaking machine proved an Enigma for 21st Century pupils

Schoolchildren got to have a go at being code breakers on one of the machines that helped Britain win the Second World War. Pupils at Wellfield Community School in Wingate welcomed Natasha Riley from Bletchley Park. She brought along one of only a...

today, 06:12 in Regional North East
 
More than half of women who report domestic abuse in Hartlepool withdraw their statements

More than half of women who report domestic abuse in Hartlepool withdraw their statements

Police and community safety chiefs say there is still work to do to tackle domestic abuse in Hartlepool. A meeting of the Safer Hartlepool Partnership heard that more children in Hartlepool are witnessing abuse and violence in the home than anywhere...

today, 06:12 in Regional North East
 
Celebrate Halloween 2017 and send us your Spooky Snaps

Celebrate Halloween 2017 and send us your Spooky Snaps

It’s time to dig out the face paint - Halloween is almost here! We’re certainly in the mood for a scare - but we need your help. Are your little ghouls and goblins the creepiest of them all? Well, get them kitted out in their best Halloween outfits...

today, 06:12 in Regional North East
 
These singing Hartlepool sisters are set for big things - now find out why they have been nominated for a special award

These singing Hartlepool sisters are set for big things - now find out why they have been nominated for a...

Two talented Hartlepool sisters who have used their music to help others in need have been put forward for Mail honours. Singing duo Olivia Crawford and Georgia Fletcher - who make up Liv’n’G - have been nominated for two awards in the annual Best of...

today, 06:12 in Regional North East
 
Ambitious Hartlepool waterfront plans would create hundreds of jobs

Ambitious Hartlepool waterfront plans would create hundreds of jobs

Ambitious plans to transform Hartlepool’s waterfront into a thriving tourist area would create hundreds of jobs. Proposals for the former Jacksons Landing site and Jackson Dock area include a four star hotel, new family visitor attraction using the...

today, 06:12 in Regional North East
 
Hartlepool United: How did the players rate in 1-1 draw with Sutton?

Hartlepool United: How did the players rate in 1-1 draw with Sutton?

Scott Loach: Should or could he have come for that cross at the end? It’s hard to question England’s No1 who made some top saves in the regulation 90. 8 Carl Magnay: Inadvertently diverted Thomas’s cross to the far post, but some excellent defensive...

yesterday, 18:02 in Regional North East
 
MP tells 'shameful' story of how young boy stole burger from barbecue for his starving sister

MP tells 'shameful' story of how young boy stole burger from barbecue for his starving sister

North East MP Grahame Morris told the Houses of Parliament that children are 'going hungry because of a flawed benefit system'. The Easington MP said the film 'I, Daniel Blake' is a reality in his constituency as families struggle to make ends meet....

yesterday, 16:33 in Regional North East
 
7 North East gigs to see in the next 7 days

7 North East gigs to see in the next 7 days

From '80s pop to drone rock, there's live music to suit every taste in the region this week. Here's a few gigs it might be worth making the effort to see:

yesterday, 16:15 in Regional North East
 
Winds are expected to die down in the region over the coming days

Winds are expected to die down in the region over the coming days

The strong gusts of wind this weekend are due to died down for the rest of the week. The Met Office forecast for the week is for mostly cloudy with the odd shower. As we go into this evening it will be dry with long clear spells and the winds easing....

yesterday, 16:15 in Regional North East
 


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