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Spate of tool thefts from South Tyneside work vans

Police are warning tradesmen to be on their guard against having their tools stolen. The move follows a recently spate of thefts from trade vehicles in the Hebburn area of South Tyneside, in particular streets near Argyle Street towards the Tyne. Regular

12 min. ago in Regional North East

Meet the two new police horses ready to hit our streets

Northumbria Police may be recruiting 600 police officers over the next three years - but two new starters in particular have caught the force's eye. Earlier this year the force announced plans to boost the number of police constables employed across the

12 min. ago in Regional North East

Tens of thousands visit Sunderland Illuminations - still time to see the light fantastic

Tens of thousands of visitors have paid a visit to this year's Sunderland Illuminations - and many more are expected to turn out during this week's half-term holiday. Witches, pirates, ghosts and fun activities are all appearing in Roker Park this week a

20 min. ago in Regional North East

South Shields Sailing Club is ship shape at organising top events

A sailing club in South Tyneside is on the crest of a wave after hosting a series of major events. South Shields Sailing Club has been praised for hosting three national regattas in recent week – with plans for them all to return to the town in the futur

20 min. ago in Regional North East

Jail for robbers who kicked and stamped on drunk man

A pair of robbers who knocked a drunk man to the ground and kicked him in the head have been jailed for three years. The victim had been enjoying a night out in Newcastle city centre when he started talking to Jamie Welsh and Dean Thompson. Newcastle Cro

today, 11:55 in Regional North East

18 films you can see at South Shields' drive-in cinema

It's time for a night at movies - and there's plenty to choose from at Bents Park's drive-in cinema. Launching on Saturday, the entertainment event is organised by Ocean Beach Pleasure Park and is raising money for the Mayor's Charity. If you fancy going

today, 11:42 in Regional North East

South Shields is most expensive place in North East for cremations, figures show

People talk about the cost of living – but what about the cost of dying? New figures reveal which parts of the North East are the most expensive for funeral costs – and which places have the cheapest cremations and burials. And, according to figures comp

today, 11:42 in Regional North East

Council set to pull plug on funding of community centres from April

Funding for community centres across South Tyneside is set to be pulled by council chiefs from April as they look to Community Interest Companies to take over the running of venues. Management committees were asked to draw up a business plan detailing th

today, 11:33 in Regional North East

Police issue advice on keeping wheelie bins safe

Residents in Sunderland and South Tyneside are being given help to keep their wheelie bins safe from the hands of thieves and vandals. The advice forms part of the Darker Nights campaign - an annual initiative that sees community safety partners across S

today, 11:23 in Regional North East

Hebburn man jailed for doorstep attack on ex-partner's father

A man has been locked up after turning up at the home of his ex girlfriends father and attacking him. Newcastle Crown Court heard Scott Atkinson, 30, had not seen the victim for 22 months when he knocked on his front door and threw a punch at him. The v

today, 10:46 in Regional North East

Newcastle United players lead call to kick smoking habit

Newcastle United footballers are backing a national campaign to help people quit smoking. Players including striker Dwight Gayle and midfielder Jonjo Shelvey are fronting the club’s support for Stoptober and are reminding fans that it’s not too late to g

today, 10:34 in Regional North East

Man charged with drink driving following crash which saw a South Shields man airlifted to hospital

A man has been charged with drink driving following a three-car smash which left two South Shields people seriously injured. A 67-year-old man from South Shields was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by the Great North Air Ambu

today, 10:07 in Regional North East

Brains get slacker with age, say scientists - and it could cause Alzheimer's

Brains get slacker with age in much the same way as the skin, new research has shown. Sagging skin caused by a loss of elasticity is one of the most obvious outward signs of ageing, but something similar happens to the brain, too, scientists have discove

today, 09:30 in Regional North East

Jobless South Tyneside man vows to donate quarter of his wages to charity if he gets a job

An unemployed man has offered to donate a quarter of his wages to charity – if someone will give him a job. Simon Sinclair is so desperate to find full-time employment that he has vowed to give 25% of his first annual salary to a good cause. Mr Sinclair,

today, 09:03 in Regional North East

People trapped in South Tyneside crash

Two people are thought to have been trapped in a car following an accident in Jarrow. Fire crews from Hebburn and South Shields were called to Jarrow shortly before midnight last night. Two people were thought to have been trapped in the car which ended

today, 07:30 in Regional North East

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