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Roadworks Round-up: Where you may face delays in and around South Tyneside on Saturday February 24

Here’s a list of roadworks which could cause you hold-ups on Saturday: Blackett Street/Western Road, Jarrow: Temporary traffic signals for major gas mains replacement works, until May 11. Leam Lane, Hebburn: Southbound lane closures, bridge inspection...

yesterday, 17:50 in Regional North East

Report estimates 700 grooming victims in Northumbria Police area

Traumatised victims who gave evidence against a grooming gang were "disgusted" by the court process and some had to have mental health treatment after being quizzed by lawyers, the author of a serious case review has said. The treatment of...

yesterday, 16:37 in Regional North East

Bradley Lowery's mum 'blown away' during visit to Welsh cancer centre

The mum of cancer battler Bradley Lowery has said she has been 'blown away' by an new cancer centre set to open in the UK. Bradley's mum Gemma Lowery and Lynn Murphy, the co-founder and head of communications and fundraising for The Bradley Lowery...

yesterday, 14:23 in Regional North East

Should our organ donor system be opt out instead of opt in?

MPs have started their debate on a Bill that would change the law on organ donation in England to ensure people have to opt out of being donors. The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill from Labour's Geoffrey Robinson seeks to introduce presumed...

yesterday, 11:20 in Regional North East

Poll: Is Sunderland versus Middlesbrough a true football derby?

Middlesbrough travel 25 miles up the A19 to face Sunderland in a vital Championship match on Saturday. While Boro may be no Newcastle to many Sunderland fans - perhaps because the Black Cats rarely beat the Teessiders - they still consider the fixture...

yesterday, 10:35 in Regional North East

'Why should we be forced to pay?' - readers react to TV licence price rise

The annual TV licence fee is going up for the first time since 2010. Currently, the yearly charge for a TV licence is £147. As of April 1, it will go up to £150.50. Read more: BBC licence fee set to go up - do you think it's worth the money?...

yesterday, 10:27 in Regional North East

Families in South Tyneside to pay more council tax with 4.95% rise

South Tyneside Council is to increase council tax rise by 4.95% following its 2018/2019 budget meeting. The increase is 4.95% which is made up of a 2.95% council tax increase and a 2% adult social care levy – this equates to around 91p per week for...

yesterday, 09:23 in Regional North East

Snow showers set to hit North East as Met Office predicts freezing week

Spring may be on the way according to our calendars - but the weather doesn't quite agree with the North East set for a freezing start next week. Met Office forecasters have predicted that snow will fall in the region on Tuesday, with a Yellow weather...

yesterday, 09:00 in Regional North East

South Tyneside Hospital decision could be refered to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Decisions over the future of three key hospital services in South Tyneside could be referred to the Secretary of State. The potential appeal to Jeremy Hunt will be discussed by members of South Tyneside Council’s joint health scrutiny committee next...

yesterday, 06:21 in Regional North East

College boss calls for more student work experience

The Government is being urged to reintroduce compulsory work experience for teenagers by a South Tyneside-based education body which delivers vocational skills programmes to 14 to 16-year-olds. Bosses at Career College North East (CCNE) say putting...

yesterday, 06:21 in Regional North East

Jarrow and Boldon policing team in pilot project

A neighbourhood policing team in South Tyneside is part of a pilot project which will see more community support officers patrolling the streets. Jarrow and Boldon Colliery is changing its set-up which will see it made up of fewer officers but more...

yesterday, 06:21 in Regional North East

Humbled doctor reflects on health award win

A proud doctor refelected on the night he won a trophy - and said it left him “completely shocked and humbled.” Consultant microbiologist Richard Ellis, who works at South Tyneside Hospital, was the joint winner of the Hospital Doctor of the Year...

yesterday, 06:21 in Regional North East

Big band all set for South Shields show

The Customs House Big Band returns to its home venue this weekend. Under the direction of Peter Morgan, the band takes to The Customs House stage, in Mill Dam, South Shields, tomorrow evening for its annual concert. The 18-piece big band will, as...

yesterday, 06:21 in Regional North East

Roadworks Round-up: Where to expect delays on Friday, February 23, across South Tyneside

Here is our regular list of expected South Tyneside roadworks covering both today and the near future. Blackett Street/Western Road, Jarrow: Temporary traffic signals for major gas mains replacement works, until May 11. Leam Lane, Hebburn: Southbound...

yesterday, 02:07 in Regional North East

Police officer accused of attacking suspect gives evidence at court trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a handcuffed suspect by dropping him face first onto a cell floor has told a jury of his disgust after the arrested man spat in his face. Pc Paul McVeigh, 48, off Hebburn, denies twice attacking Nissan worker...

Thursday, 18:52 in Regional North East

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