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Changes to Northumbria Police front offices announced in wake of cuts

Northumbria Police has announced it is making changes to the opening times of some stations following cuts. The changes include the end of front office services in Hebburn, as well as Amble and Killingworth, although the operational police station will r

yesterday, 19:41 in Regional North East

Athletics club to mark 80th birthday with special photograph

An athletics club is calling for members past and present to come together on Thursday to mark its 80th birthday. Jarrow and Hebburn Athletics Club are celebrating the milestone this week. The club, which helped to nurture legendary runner Steve Cram and

yesterday, 17:25 in Regional North East

School expresses sadness at ‘sudden death’ of teacher

A school is in mourning after the tragic death of a popular teacher found stabbed to death at her home. Pupils at West Boldon Primary School were given a letter to take home to parents today informing them of the death of Year 3 and 4 teacher Julie Parki

yesterday, 16:56 in Regional North East

South Tyneside theatre celebrates £400,000 boost

Theatre bosses in South Tyneside are delighted with a vote of confidence - and £400,000 in funding - from a national arts group. The Customs House, in Mill Dam, South Shields, has secured four years of funding from The Arts Council England (ACE) after be

yesterday, 15:20 in Regional North East

Pervert snared after arranging to meet schoolgirl outside Greggs in Sunderland

A pervert almost collapsed on camera while being confronted by paedophile hunters when he tried to meet a 13-year-old girl. Michael Nevin believed he was about to meet a young teen called 'Robin' when he turned up at Greggs in Park Lane in Sunderland on

yesterday, 14:57 in Regional North East

Sweets 'should carry Government health warning', say doctors

Warnings should be placed on packets of sweets and other sugary foods to improve the health of children's teeth, it is suggested. The Health Secretary and Food Standards Agency should introduce warnings on the packaging of sugary food aimed at children,

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North East

Police thank concerned caller after fears for distressed woman

A woman who sparked a police alert after she was spotted in a distressed state has assured police she is safe. Northumbria Police has said it would like to thank members of the public who got in contact after an appeal to trace a woman who it was thought

yesterday, 14:05 in Regional North East

X Factor singer Lola Saunders to make a popular return to panto

South Tyneside favourite Lola Saunders will once again head a star-studded cast when she returns to a North-East pantomime. The former X Factor singing star helped to pull in record audiences last year when she played the principal girl Jill, in Jack and

yesterday, 14:05 in Regional North East

Torture pair who forced victim to eat his own testicle are jailed for life

Two torturers are starting life sentences after a murder victim was forced to eat his own testicle during a violent campaign in the weeks before his death. James Prout, who was known as "Jimmy", suffered a series of beatings and indignities,...

yesterday, 13:29 in Regional North East

South Shields Big Pink Dress fundraiser helps WI celebrate its 86th birthday

Women’s Institute members were in the pink as they celebrated their 86th anniversary. Members of Washington Concord Women’s Institute celebrated birthday with a visit from legendary South Tyneside fundraiser Colin Burgin-Plews - Big Pink Dress man. About

yesterday, 13:29 in Regional North East

Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury's has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them. The items from the supermarket's Deli Fillers range were withdrawn after listeria monocytogenes was found in some of the p

yesterday, 13:21 in Regional North East

Music fans warned time is running out to snap up priority tickets for Bents Park gigs

Concert fans looking to guarantee access to this year’s summer concerts in South Tyneside are being warned time is running out for priority tickets. Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will kick off the gigs at Bents Park, South Shields, on Sunday Jul

yesterday, 13:21 in Regional North East

Google fined record £2.1 billion for illegally favouring its own shipping service

The European competition watchdog has fined Google 2.42 billion euros (£ 2.1billion) for abusing its dominance as a search engine. ...

yesterday, 11:08 in Regional North East

Cat owner thanks firefighters for saving her pets from flat blaze

A pet owner has thanked hero firefighters who rescued her newly-born kittens when a fire broke out in her home as she slept. Paigin Foster was having a nap in her upstairs flat in Priestley Court, South Shields, when her cooker caught fire. Her cat Lola,

yesterday, 11:08 in Regional North East

Inflation adds £133 to average household shopping bill as supermarket sales soar

Inflation has added the equivalent of seven extra shops to the average household's annual grocery bill as supermarkets saw their highest sales growth in five years, figures show. Supermarket sales growth accelerated to 5% over the three months to June 18

yesterday, 11:08 in Regional North East

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