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Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

The much-debated phenomenon of "man flu" may have some basis in fact, researchers have said. A Canadian study was carried out to determine whether men really do experience worse symptoms than women or whether it is just a myth. Dr Kyle Sue,...

today, 09:06 in Regional North East
 
Warning to commuters after coldest night of the year

Warning to commuters after coldest night of the year

Commuters are again being urged to leave extra time to travel today after Britain shivered through its coldest night of the year. Main routes are open today but side roads and back streets are icy. A Met Office yellow warning remains in place for the...

today, 07:40 in Regional North East
 
Funeral service for tragic mum of youngster Jak Fada to be held

Funeral service for tragic mum of youngster Jak Fada to be held

The mum of tragic South Shields youngster Jak Fada is to be laid to rest on Thursday. The funeral service of Ashley Tomlin, 32, is to take place at 2pm at South Shields Crematorium. Family and invited guests will then attend the wake at the Little...

today, 06:31 in Regional North East
 
Panto stars show their dedication to give the audience a hair raising experience

Panto stars show their dedication to give the audience a hair raising experience

Customs House panto stars are going to extraordinary lengths to keep the magic alive for audiences over the festive season. For Gareth Hunter, this dedication extends to having his head shaved on a regular basis for his role as The Sultan in The...

today, 06:31 in Regional North East
 
Do you know an elderly person who will benefit from this Christmas offer?

Do you know an elderly person who will benefit from this Christmas offer?

Staff at a South Tyneside care home are inviting older people to spend Christmas Day with them. Palmersdene, in Jarrow, has extended an invitation to five people to spend the big day at the home as part of its mission to ensure no one is alone this...

today, 06:31 in Regional North East
 
New South Shields paving scheme NOT a deterrent to homeless says council

New South Shields paving scheme NOT a deterrent to homeless says council

Council chiefs have defended a new paving scheme in South Shields – insisting it is to tackle troublemakers and not to target people sleeping rough. South Shields MP Emma-Lewell Buck is to quiz council chiefs about the use of the modern type of cobble...

today, 06:12 in Regional North East
 
Residents furious over new South Shields sports club plan

Residents furious over new South Shields sports club plan

A protest petition to stop a private sports club being built on public land in South Tyneside has been launched, with supporters warning: “We will fight this to the end.” Almost 650 people have already signed up to try to scupper the...

today, 06:12 in Regional North East
 
16 more arrests in Christmas crime crackdown

16 more arrests in Christmas crime crackdown

A Christmas crackdown against suspected burglars had led to another 16 arrests over the weekend. To date, 81 people have now been arrested as part of Operation Sleigh, a Northumbria Police campaign targeting suspected burglars across South Tyneside...

today, 06:12 in Regional North East
 

South Shields School has ‘clear’ vision for improvement, says Ofsted

Leaders at a South Tyneside comprehensive have a clear vision for improvement after being rated as inadequate by Ofsted. South Shields School has seen its rating reducted from good to inadequate by Ofsted following its latest inspection. The school...

today, 06:12 in Regional North East
 
School is officially world class after wowing award judges

School is officially world class after wowing award judges

A South Tyneside school is celebrating being dubbed world class. Staff and students at Whitburn Church of England Academy are thrilled to have been awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark Award. I am absolutely delighted and extremely proud of...

today, 06:12 in Regional North East
 
Do you live in UK’s most festive home? Here’s your chance to win £1,000

Do you live in UK’s most festive home? Here’s your chance to win £1,000

If your home is decked out in dazzling decorations this Christmas you could be in with a chance of winning £1,000 as Royal Mail begins its search for the UK’s most festive home. Whether you live in a bungalow or a flat, the Stop, Look, Glisten...

today, 04:38 in Regional North East
 
Full moons increase chances of fatal motorbike crashes

Full moons increase chances of fatal motorbike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found. A study analysed fatal collisions which took place over a 30-year period in the UK, United States, Canada and Australia, comparing the number that took...

today, 00:10 in Regional North East
 
Peppa Pig blamed for making patients expect too much of their GPs

Peppa Pig blamed for making patients expect too much of their GPs

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP. A general practitioner, writing in the BMJ, also suggested the TV show, aimed at pre-schooler children, could be...

yesterday, 23:48 in Regional North East
 
Television presenter Keith Chegwin dies at the age of 60 after long illness

Television presenter Keith Chegwin dies at the age of 60 after long illness

TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died at the age of 60 following a long illness, his family has said. The star, best known for hosting children's game show Cheggers Play Pop in the early 1980s, died at home after battling a progressive lung condition. A...

yesterday, 14:54 in Regional North East
 
Explosion on New York subway platform

Explosion on New York subway platform

An explosive device has been set off on a New York subway platform, US police have confirmed. The explosion happened at around 7.30am on 40th Street and Eighth Avenue near Times Square. A suspect has been arrested and has non-life-threatening...

yesterday, 14:16 in Regional North East
 


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