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Children among the seriously injured after car crashes into crowd

Police are continuing to investigate after a car crashed into a group of people celebrating the end of Ramadan. The incident happened on Westgate Road in Newcastle this morning. Six people were injured, including three children. Assistant Chief Constable

today, 15:02 in Regional North East

In war coal was indeed king

Research on the casualties of the First World War from North Tyneside has concentrated on the military aspects of their lives. When and what service they joined, where they fought, and for so many, where and how they died. The Northumbria World War One p

today, 13:41 in Regional North East

Five hurt after vehicle crashes into pedestrians in Newcastle

Police are investigating after a vehicle collided with pedestrians outside a Newcastle sports centre. The incident happened at Westgate Sports Centre around 9.15am. Police enquiries are on-going to establish exactly what happened but, at this time, it is

today, 10:55 in Regional North East

Roadworks scheduled in the North East

Planned roadworks in the North East over the coming week are as follows: A1 junction 56 Barton to junction 51 Leeming Bar There will be phases of overnight lane closures and full carriageway closures while work takes place to upgrade the road to motorway

today, 10:12 in Regional North East

Tunnel of love in groom’s wedding video

A groom-to-be who hit the headlines when he proposed to his girlfriend at a Glastonbury Festival has roped in the Tyne Tunnel for his latest wedding adventure. Mark Goddard made national and local news when proposed to Jane Shannon in 2015 at the festiva

today, 08:37 in Regional North East

NHS apprentices all raring to go

Nine apprentices have started their careers with the North East Ambulance Service. The group, which consists of Carl Wilkinson, Iain Stewart, Joe Osborne, Alice Murray, Andrew Lillico, Amy Galley, Ryan Allinson, Sarah Holey and Caitlyn Shelsey, have all

today, 08:23 in Regional North East

Views sought on council houses

Council tenants are being asked to take part in a survey. More than 4,000 North Tyneside Council tenants are being asked for their views on matters relating to their homes, such as repairs and maintenance, quality of homes and surrounding areas and overa

today, 08:23 in Regional North East

Beach wheelchair scheme gets charity status

Fund-raisers in North Tyneside have an extra spring in their step after securing charitable status. The Beach Access North East project to offer beach wheelchairs is supported by Sue Rowley’s Dancing For Charity group. Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell cut the

yesterday, 13:35 in Regional North East

Volunteers sought to help complete artwork

An artist is seeking volunteers with nimble fingers to help complete a giant clippy mat with a difference. Jackie Sewell, from Tynemouth, has swapped the strips of old fabric traditionally used to create a clippy mat for thousands of shredded plastic car

yesterday, 08:37 in Regional North East

Police’a family fun day aims to be bigger and better

A family fun day is being held by Northumbria Police. Following the success of last summer’s community event, a second Family Fun Day is being held at Middle Engine Lane station, Wallsend, on Sunday. A total of 5,000 people attended last year’s event and

yesterday, 08:29 in Regional North East

Falling on their feet

Over 65s from Wallsend have the chance to take to the dance floor as part of a new programme to help reduce fear of falling. The North East project, named Falling On Your Feet, was brought together by arts organisation Helix Arts and contemporary dancer

yesterday, 08:23 in Regional North East

New initiative launched for families this summer

A leisure centre is launching a new weekly event for families. On Sunday, Wallsend’s Hadrian Leisure Centre will be holding the first of its new family health walks through Richardson Dees Park and back to the centre. The walk will start at 10.30am but a

yesterday, 08:23 in Regional North East

Car dealerships put pupils on the road to Far Eastern adventures

Jet-setting pupils are set for an Oriental adventure, thanks to north east car dealerships. Lookers dealerships are used to setting customers on their travels, but Year 6 pupils at Stephenson Memorial Primary School in Wallsend are going a little further

Friday, 13:53 in Regional North East

Young designers are on the road to success

Young car designers put their skills to the test for a regional competition. A group of Year 6 students at Carville Primary School, in Wallsend, were given the opportunity to take part in building a Goblin Kit Car. And the team – Carville Vipers – were a

Friday, 13:15 in Regional North East

Work underway to heighten power lines over Tyne

Engineers are scaling the dizzying heights of two of the country’s tallest pylons to raise the height of a power line to allow ships carrying wind turbine parts to pass safely underneath. The staff from National Grid are climbing two 390ft towers either

Friday, 11:58 in Regional North East

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