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Police appeal for witnesses after North East man dies in three vehicle crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a North East car crash. The incident took place about 3pm on Friday, November 2, when a van, a VW Golf and an Isuzu pick up crashed on the A696 north of Ponteland. Emergency services were at th

yesterday, 19:46 in Regional North East

Have you seen missing Boldon woman Ann Stewart?

Northumbria Police are appealing for information to help find missing Boldon woman Ann Stewart. The 60-year-old from Winslow Close, Boldon Colliery, was last seen around 11am on Saturday, December 3. She left her home address for a morning walk and faile

yesterday, 19:13 in Regional North East

What's the best Christmas song of all time?

Now that December has arrived there's only one thing to do - get the Christmas CD on and turn up the volume! But we have a question for you - and it's one that's divided the nation for years. What's the best Christmas song in existence? Do you snuggle up

yesterday, 12:14 in Regional North East

Alan Shearer urges football abuse victims to come forward

Alan Shearer has urged footballers to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse. The former England and Newcastle caption Shearer said he was "shocked and deeply saddened" by recent revelations and appealed for victims to contact the...

yesterday, 10:20 in Regional North East

Family of murdered Tipu Sultan speak of "struggle" without him

The family of a popular dad gunned down outside his takeaway say they have been left with a huge financial loss after his murder. Tipu Sultan, 32, was shot dead outside his family-run business Herbs & Spice Kitchen in April 2015. That cold-blooded...

yesterday, 09:09 in Regional North East

South Tyneside grandad’s frustration after building waste left in street

A South Tyneside grandad is down in the dumps at rubbish left in his street while building work is carried out nearby. David Worsley, 66, has been left frustrated after piles of building waste was dumped outside his home for several days. The grandad-of-

yesterday, 09:09 in Regional North East

Festive family fun as popular show returns to South Shields

A seasonal South Tyneside show is returning for more festive fun! After a record-breaking year last Christmas, Elfluent the Elf is returning to the stage in a new adventure. Santa’s Naughty Elf and the Frozen Christmas runs at The Customs House from toda

yesterday, 09:09 in Regional North East

Thousands turn out for South Shields camel parade event

Thousands of people turned out to see this year’s camel parade in South Shields. Thankfully rain held off in time for the annual event, which saw the animals travel through the town centre as part of the Christmas Wonderland Parade. Drummers from Spark!

Friday, 20:28 in Regional North East

Four jailed over death of disabled man brutally beaten and left 'looking like elephant man'

Four people have been jailed over the shocking death of a disabled man who was kept confined to a house and regularly beaten. Vulnerable Lee Irving's body was pushed 800 meters through the streets in a child's buggy and dumped in a field in June last yea

Friday, 16:24 in Regional North East

Huge rise in men suffering from domestic abuse

The number of South Tyneside men seeking support after being subjected to physical or emotional abuse by partners has doubled in the past three years. Recent figures from domestic abuse charity Options - run by Impact Family Services - reveal the number

Friday, 15:57 in Regional North East

Ponies to be the mane event once more in return to Cleadon Hills

Exmoor ponies look set make a return to Cleadon Hills after their munching mission proved a success. The horses were first drafted in as part of a pilot to manage the grazing of the local nature reserve. Now a South Tyneside Council committee will hear t

Friday, 15:03 in Regional North East

Still time to have your say on £100million A19 scheme

Work on a massive £100million scheme to cut congestion on the A19 takes a step closer today. The plans will see a fly-over carrying the A19 over Testo's roundabout, while the existing Downhill Lane junction will be turned into a roundabout, with a second

Friday, 13:42 in Regional North East

Caring pupils help the little ones fit in at South Tyneside school

A new scheme to help youngsters settle into their new South Tyneside school has been hailed a huge success. New starters at South Shields School have been helped through the first few months at secondary school thanks to the caring nature of older studen

Friday, 12:19 in Regional North East

Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap problem’

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the 'air gap' from a mince pie. The pie's lid usually rises in the oven, creating a space between the fruity mixture and pastry, which ca

Friday, 11:28 in Regional North East

Your chance to lead Sunderland heroes onto the pitch at SAFC vs Chelsea

Does your little one fancy joining their heroes on the pitch at the Stadium of Light? We’ve got a mascot place to give away for the Black Cats clash against Chelsea on December 14. Not only will the lucky winner get to walk on the hallowed turf with the

Friday, 11:28 in Regional North East

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