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Charity cyclists hit the road for dementia charity

Cyclists from a South Tyneside-based firm took part in their company’s most ambitious charity challenge to date – a gruelling 4,500 mile journey. The Kier Construction workers are part of a nationwide team aiming to raise a staggering £200,000 for Alzhei

yesterday, 19:42 in Regional North East

Sunderland AFC record £33million loss

Sunderland AFC's financial results 'must improve significantly,' says Ellis Short, as the latest figures show the club made a loss after tax of £33million in 2015-16. Speaking as the club unveiled its annual accounts for the year ending July 31, 2016, th

yesterday, 16:58 in Regional North East

Youngsters set to raise vital funds in South Shields – with help from Teletubbies

Little people are set to make a big difference this summer when toddlers raise vital funds – with a little help from the Teletubbies. Walking event The Big Toddle, which raises funds for children’s charity Barnardo’s, is returning to South Shields in Jun

yesterday, 16:10 in Regional North East

Gloomy forecast for Bank Holiday weekend in the North East

After a week that's seen sleet, snow, showers, chilly temperatures and some sunny spells, there's slightly better good news for the Bank Holiday weekend - but not much. As workers and school pupils clock off for a three-day weekend, the evening is foreca

yesterday, 14:55 in Regional North East

Teenager speaks of 'living nightmare' after being shot in the head while riding on motorcycle in Sunderland

A 15-year-old boy woke up in a "living nightmare" after he was shot in the head while travelling on the back of his friend's moped by a man who was annoyed by the noise. Steven Thompson fired an adapted air rifle, which had a telescopic...

yesterday, 13:04 in Regional North East

Best-selling American author coming to South Shields for talk

A best-selling author is set to meet book fans in South Tyneside next week. Thriller writer David Baldacci, whose 34 novels have sold over 110 million copies, will appear at The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, in Market Place, South Shields.

yesterday, 12:40 in Regional North East

Green Party announces general election candidates for South Shields and Jarrow

South Tyneside Green Party has announced its Parliamentary candidates for the 2017 general election. Shirley Ford has been selected as the Parliamentary candidate for South Shields, while David Herbert will stand in the Jarrow constituency. Mum-of-one Sh

yesterday, 12:18 in Regional North East

Memorial exhibition in Washington for South Tyneside artist

A retrospective exhibition is being held in tribute to a South Tyneside painter. The work of Ken Watts is to go on display at Washington Arts Centre from today until June 10. Mr Watts moved from London to Jarrow in 1959 to find work as a joiner but - as

yesterday, 12:18 in Regional North East

South Shields yobs targeted by police in anti-social behaviour crackdown

Action has been taken against 15 yobs who have been involved in anti-social behaviour in South Shields. Last weekend police community support officers from Horsley Hill Neighbourhood Policing Team joined up with South Tyneside Council's community wardens

yesterday, 10:26 in Regional North East

Drivers warned to expect delays as holidaymakers take to the roads

More than 10 million leisure journeys are expected on Britain's roads between Friday and Monday as motorists embark on a getaway for the May Day bank holiday. The RAC warned drivers to expect delays on Friday as commuter traffic will share space with rec

yesterday, 09:02 in Regional North East

There is just a week left to spend or bank your old paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status. Friday May 5 marks the last day that the banknote featuring prison reformer Elizabeth Fry will be

yesterday, 08:58 in Regional North East

Winners celebrate Sunderland and South Tyneside Health Awards

A health stalwart and a man who fought back from a stroke have been recognised as two of our worthy health heroes at a glittering ceremony last night. A health stalwart and a man who fought back from a stroke have been recognised as two of our worthy hea

yesterday, 08:31 in Regional North East

South Shields nursery hailed as ‘outstanding’ by education watchdogs

A nursery in South Tyneside has scored top marks following an inspection by education watchdogs. STANLEY’s at Marine Park, South Shields, has been rated as ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted inspectors. The nursery described as an “incredibly friendly

yesterday, 08:01 in Regional North East

Superheroes and singing stars lined up for night for Bradley Lowery

A group of women who forged their friendship in their school days are teaming up to give their backing to Bradley. Adele Pallas, Deana Pearn, Julie Dransfield and Paula Lister have previously supported Bradley Lowery's appeal through a sponsored walk. he

Thursday, 15:18 in Regional North East

South Shields yob who attacked former partner is given last chance to stay out of jail

A thug who threw a piece of wood at his former partner and broke her finger has been spared jail. Carl Beadle attacked his ex-lover following an argument over him wanting to stay at a friend's place. An argument erupted and the victim then told Beadle to

Thursday, 15:02 in Regional North East

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