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Hundreds take part in Jarrow festival

The sun was shining on a South Tyneside town as the dragons roared. Around 250 people took part in the Dragon Parade, which was the first for the Jarrow Festival. Celebrating its 30th anniversary the Jarrow Festival brought fun to the residents of the...

20 min. ago in Regional North East

Flights disrupted after lightning strike at busy airport

Flights have been disrupted after the fuelling system was damaged by a lightning strike at Stansted Airport. There were cancellations and delays after a thunderstorm and lightning strikes overnight. The fuelling system was repaired on Sunday morning,...

today, 13:45 in Regional North East

North East enjoys Bank Holiday sunshine while other regions remain on alert after 20,000 lightning bolts in...

We're set to enjoy sunshine and warmer temperatures for the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend - and we're the ones to have the weather luck for once. While we're not in for a scorcher, we're definitely faring better than those further south. A Met...

today, 11:56 in Regional North East

Daniel Sirrell fund: Appeals to bring home footballer who died in Amsterdam raise £35,000

Fundraising appeals set up to help bring home a talented young footballer who died while on holiday have reached their halfway points - collecting more than £35,000. Daniel Sirrell, 21, was on a trip to Amsterdam with friends at the weekend when he...

today, 10:47 in Regional North East

Man dies after collision on North East road

An man has died in a collision on a North East road. Cleveland Police were called to Ormesby Road in Middlesbrough at 10.15pm last night, May 26, to reports of a fatal incident involving an elderly man and a black Skoda Octavia. The force is appealing...

today, 10:47 in Regional North East

North East could see thunder and lightning during Bank Holiday weekend

The North East could see thunder and lightning during the Bank Holiday weekend, forecasters are predicting. Thunderstorms and torrential rain will take over from bursts of sunshine across England and Wales during the bank holiday weekend, while...

yesterday, 16:58 in Regional North East

Petrol prices are rising every day at supermarkets, says RAC

Supermarkets have increased the price of petrol and diesel every day since the end of March, a new analysis shows. More than eight pence per litre was added to average pump prices between March 26 and May 23 at the big four supermarkets, RAC Fuel...

yesterday, 16:48 in Regional North East

Irn-Bru bottles recalled amid fears the caps might fly off

Drinks firm AG Barr is voluntarily recalling 750ml glass bottles of several popular pop flavours, including Irn-Bru, amid fears the caps might fly off unexpectedly. The company said it is recalling the bottles as a precaution due to an...

yesterday, 16:26 in Regional North East

New Sunderland AFC owners 'absolutely intent' on return of Stadium of Light concerts

Sunderland AFC's new owners are determined to see the return of big-name gigs to the Stadium of Light. The Stadium hosted a succession of concerts from 2009, with global superstars including Pink, Take That, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, Coldplay and...

yesterday, 14:38 in Regional North East

Shoppers 'using carrots to swipe avocados in self-service scam'

Shoppers are reportedly stealing expensive avocados by passing them off as carrots at self-service tills. Carrots are one of the cheapest vegetables by weight, which has led to suspicions that supermarket customers are abusing electronic checkouts in...

yesterday, 12:48 in Regional North East

Councils want more powers to put brakes on 'chaos' being caused by lorries

New powers are needed to tackle lorry drivers who ignore weight restrictions, council leaders have said. Lorries which exceed weight, height or width limits are causing "chaos" in villages and on roads, according to the Local Government...

yesterday, 12:26 in Regional North East

'Armed man' was shot by police after refusing to leave taxi, says witness

Armed police shot a man through a taxi window after he failed to respond to repeated warnings to get out of the vehicle, a witness has said. The suspect suffered an injury to his upper arm or shoulder and was taken to hospital following the incident...

yesterday, 12:26 in Regional North East

Hebburn mum calls for temperature trigger for lifeguard patrols

The mother of a teenager who almost lost her life when she was swept away at sea is calling for beach lifeguard patrols to be extended. Rose Reavey’s daughter Sally McLaughlin is lucky be alive - along with friend Tia Smith -= following a trip to the...

yesterday, 09:21 in Regional North East

South Shields author ready to release new interactive book

An author from South Tyneside has told of her ambition to help bring more visitors to the area as she gets ready to publish her second book. Yvonne Carlin-Page, from South Shields, yesterday launched her latest book, titled ‘Lily and the Island of...

yesterday, 09:21 in Regional North East

South Shields youngster set to perform in national compeition

A talented singer is hoping to blow away the audience with her powerful voice when she performs at a national singing competition. Amelia Saleh, 12, has made it through to the semi-finals of national singing competition Unstoppable UK after her talent...

yesterday, 09:21 in Regional North East

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