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Schools need another u-turn

Every parent wants the best start in life for their child, which is why schools are so important. In North Tyneside a remarkable 95 per cent of our children attend a Good or Outstanding Ofsted-rated school, which is a higher proportion than any local aut

45 min. ago in Regional North East

Popular ice cream kiosk set to return to Whitley Bay

A much-loved ice cream seller is heading back to Whitley Bay beach front. The Di Meo family, who run the award-winning ice cream parlour in Marine Avenue, are returning with a stall on Watts Slope. A permanent, year-round, ice cream kiosk – painted in th

today, 14:58 in Regional North East

Temporary measure to close urgent care centre overnight is extended

An urgent care centre is to remain closed overnight for another three months. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has revealed today that the temporary measure – put in place on December 1 – is being extended. The centre at North Tyneside General

today, 14:21 in Regional North East

Xtreme centre is closer to opening

Officials behind a trampoline park are jumping for joy as it nears its opening date. A white dome has appeared near Royal Quays Outlet Park in North Shields, which will house the ground-breaking new trampoline centre Xtreme Bounce. The £1million developm

today, 12:50 in Regional North East

London attack: Reaction from North-East politicians

North-East politicians have relived their experiences of yesterday’s attack in London, with one describing a scene of carnage. The attacker – who has not yet been named – drove a car along a pavement on Westminster Bridge knocking down pedestrians, creat

today, 12:05 in Regional North East

Whitley Bay cafe raffles giant chocolate egg for hospice

Even chocoholics might have their work cut out with a Whitley Bay cafe’s latest fundraising initiative. Eden Cafe, run by Rob and Janice Eden-Bagley, is raffling a giant Easter egg in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice. The egg, made with Belgian dark chocolate,

today, 10:34 in Regional North East

Specsavers store gives its backing to Red Nose Day

A new Specsavers store is backing this year’s Red Nose Day. The store at Killingworth shopping centre is encouraging customers to pop in and buy a pair of fun glasses to support Red Nose Day on Friday. Mayor Norma Redfearn has backed the initiative, and

today, 08:46 in Regional North East

Heartless thieves steal precious memories from family of terminally ill child

Heartless thieves have stolen precious items from a terminally ill youngster. Parents of four-year-old Milo have been left devastated after yobs broke into their North Shields home to steal items and ransack through the rooms. The family had been staying

yesterday, 16:38 in Regional North East

Woman pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted. The 22-year-old woman was walking south along George Road, Wallsend, when she was approached from behind by an unknown man near the junction with Philliphau

yesterday, 16:38 in Regional North East

Kieran putting his heart and sole into charity walk

A heart transplant patient has stepped out in North Tyneside as part of his challenge to raise £100,000. Kieran Sandwell is taking part in a 5,000-mile trek around Britain in aid of the British Heart Foundation. The 45-year-old, from Berkhamsted in Hertf

yesterday, 11:47 in Regional North East

Date announced for the launch of tax-free childcare

Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the Government’s new childcare offers, with around 90,000 families in the North East set to be eligible for tax-free childcare. A new Childcare Choices website has been launched – www.childcarechoices.g

yesterday, 11:02 in Regional North East

Volunteers start work on new wildlife area

Volunteers braved the cold, wind and rain to start work improving an area of North Shields. Supported by Groundwork NE and Tynemouth Army Reservists, they carried out work on North Shields Bankside. Self-sown trees were removed, older trees had their cro

yesterday, 11:02 in Regional North East

Awards honour workplace health schemes

Employers have been honoured for their commitment to workplace health and wellbeing. Businesses from across Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle attended the North East Better Health at Work Awards (BHAWA), hosted by BBC Radio Newcastle presenter

yesterday, 08:53 in Regional North East

Man charged with the murder of 39-year-old in Whitley Bay

A man has been charged with the murder of a 39-year-old in Whitley Bay. Detectives investigating the death of Matthew Davis have charged Tony Dodds with murder. The 25-year-old, of Hillheads Road, in Whitley Bay, has been remanded in custody to appear be

Tuesday, 21:19 in Regional North East

Multi-million pound energy plant gets the green light

Plans for a new ‘green’ energy plant have been narrowly approved despite hundreds of objections. The Port of Tyne had submitted proposals for Howdon Green Energy Park, which would generate up to 25 megawatts of renewable energy each year using ‘gasificat

Tuesday, 16:19 in Regional North East

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