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Chilly start to week in North East - but days ahead look better

Temperatures are expected to rise in the North East over the coming days - with conditions set to remain dry. After a particularly cold weekend, temperatures could be set to rise as much as four degrees over the days ahead. According to the Met Office, t

16 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Concern for missing Hartlepool man seen 'distressed' in Newcastle

Have you seen missing Hartlepool man Shaun Bate? Police are appealing for information to find missing the 25-year-old, who has gone missing from Hartlepool. He was last seen yesterday morning in Newcastle. Police say he was distressed, and officers and h

today, 16:01 in Regional North East
 

Tesco announces new toilet signs for those with 'invisible' health conditions

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced a change to the signage of its accessible toilets to reflect the ‘invisible nature’ of some health conditions. The move follows a successful UK public campaign for support by patient charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK. A

today, 15:29 in Regional North East
 

Raiders who burgled church are branded ‘losest of the low’

Raiders who burgled a church have been branded the “lowest of the low”. The community in Boldon Colliery has rallied round after burglars raided the Independent Methodist Church, in North Road, - stealing charity cash raised by children along with much-n

today, 15:00 in Regional North East
 

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2017: Show us your #SmearForSmear selfie

A campaign aimed at encouraging more women to attend their smear tests has launched today. In line with Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is hosting #SmearForSmear - an award-winning selfie campaign which calls for more women to

today, 14:18 in Regional North East
 

Jarrow radio station now has a new home

A community radio station is celebrating finding a new home after being forced to mov when its previous base closed down. HIVE radio operated from Bede’s World in Jarrow but, after the museum went into administration in February, the crew were left homel

today, 10:03 in Regional North East
 

Celebrity chef challenges city to lose 100,000lbs in a year

Celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is heading to the North East this weekend to launch a weighty challenge. The TV personality has chosen Newcastle for a ground-breaking social experiment where he will challenge its people to lose a staggering 10

today, 10:03 in Regional North East
 

Supporters of dad critically injured in street attack brave freezing North Sea to raise money for his family

Supporters of a dad-of-two who was critically injured in a street attack have braved the freezing North Sea to raise money for his family. Calvin McLellan, 30, is still in hospital after suffering a serious brain injury in August when he was attacked nea

yesterday, 19:20 in Regional North East
 

Historic artwork brought back to life in South Shields

Historic artwork which was hidden away in storage is being brought back to life in South Tyneside. The late 19th and early 20th century local artwork will be on display at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, on Ocean Road, from today. Many of the paint

yesterday, 19:20 in Regional North East
 

PM 'confident' of striking trade deal with US

Theresa May has emphasised the importance of Nato and the European Union for security and said she is "confident" of striking a trade deal with the United States despite Donald Trump's "America first" strategy. The Prime Minister...

yesterday, 14:39 in Regional North East
 

Council has contributed to litter and fly-tipping problem in South Tyneside, say readers

Council bosses planning a clampdown on litter and fly-tipping have been accused of contributing to the problem. Readers say that the issue has got worse in South Tyneside since the council scrapped weekly bin collections, and that there is not enough roa

yesterday, 14:39 in Regional North East
 

New South Shields WI group off to a flying start

Business is booming for a new Womens group in South Tyneside. Sisters of Shields Womens Institute have proved a force to be reckoned with since it was launched in the town five months ago. Since announcing the opening of the new group, founder and presid

yesterday, 12:08 in Regional North East
 

Teenager remains critical after collision on busy South Tyneside road

A teenager is still in a critical condition after a car smash in South Tyneside. The 19-year-old was injured when a Mazda 3 and a Fiat Bravo were involved in a collision on the A194 Leam Lane on Wednesday night. His condition is currently critical and en

yesterday, 10:42 in Regional North East
 

Autistic boy left devastated as £500 Christmas present bike is stolen

Heartless thieves have stolen an autistic boy’s dream bike – just weeks after he received it as a Christmas present. Callum Harrison, 16, was left “absolutely gutted” when his £500 Voodoo Hoodoo bike was taken last week week. Police are appealing for wit

yesterday, 09:09 in Regional North East
 

Thieves steal cash raised by children at Boldon church

A community has rallied round after burglars raided their local church. The break in, at the Independent Methodist Church, in North Road, Boldon Colliery, saw charity cash raised by children stolen along with much-needed equipment. The burglary was disco

yesterday, 09:09 in Regional North East
 


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