News archive from 13 July 2018, page 9

Petition to send South Shields killer to jail nears 5,000 target.

A petition calling for the killer of a South Tyneside mum to be sent to prison has almost reached 5,000 signatures. Nikki Keighley launched the bid over fears that Anthony Ross could be granted unescorted leave from the hospital where he is currently...

 

New college in South Shields aims to give young people a taste of military life

Young people looking for a life in the military are being given a helping hand to launch their career in South Tyneside. A Military Preparation College has now been set up at the Army Reserve Centre in Northfield Gardens, Highfield Road, South...

 

Rother Valley MP hopes ‘Seni’s Law’ will become law in this country

Last Friday, I was in Parliament to support my colleague Steve Reed MP for his Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill, also known as ‘Seni’s Law’, writes Rother Valley MP Sir Kevin Barron. I was extremely saddened by the case of Seni Lewis, who...

 

Jarrow writer brings radio play to stage for the first time

A Jarrow-born writer who is nearing his 88th birthday shows no sign of slowing down - with one of his original plays set to be performed at a local theatre next week. Alex Ferguson, who wrote the Radio 4 series, My Uncle Freddie, has adapted the...

 

South Shields youngsters play to the crowds at Tall Ships Race

Inspirational youngsters were given a standing ovation after taking to the stage to display their musical skills at the Tall Ships Race in Sunderland. The Open Up Orchestra, which provides opportunities for disabled children in the North East,...

 

Volunteers aim to help struggling parents feed youngsters during summer break

Parents struggling to feed their kids during the school break are to be given a helping hand by a team of volunteers who have launched a summer holiday lunch club. Jo Durkin and Angie Comerford, from Hebburn Helps, are hoping the move will help...

 

Hunt on to track down foul smell in Jarrow

Residents in Jarrow are kicking up a stink over a mysterious smell which has descended over the town. For the last week a foul smell, described similar to that of ‘rotten eggs’ has lingered around the town. Council health experts are looking into the...

 

'It's not enough' - Fresh doubts about Scartho Road scheme

The roadworks on Scartho Road might yield little benefit, claims one frustrated Scartho councillor. Councillor Ian Lindley said he fears the road widening scheme will have little benefit - despite months of disruption to finish it. Exasperated with...

 

Grimsby is the star of new Morrisons TV advert

National supermarket Morrisons seems to agree with everyone in Grimsby that when it comes to fresh fish, there's no town better in the UK. Grimsby is specifically name-checked in the supermarket's new advert 'What We Make Makes Us Who We Are', which...

 

Charity’s £84,000 donation to South Tyneside Hospital

Staff at South Tyneside District Hospital have a new “state-of-the-art” machine to call on thanks to an £84,000 donation from a charity set up by a South Shields man. The cardiology team now has a echocardiograph machine, after the Heart Call charity...

 

Heartbroken family appeals for return of birthday angel ornament stolen from tragic car crash victim's grave

A family who have already had to endure their fair share of heartbreak have had more grief piled on as an ornament was stolen from a grave just days after they placed it. The family was mourning the loss of Donna Rowntree, who was tragically killed by...

 

Fun day aims to boost South Shields charity dedicated to youngsters with special needs

A day of music, dance and activities for families has been organised to help boost a South Tyneside charity. A fun day is on the cards for visitors to Mortimer Community Network, in Reading Road, South Shields on Saturday August 4. It’s such a great...

 

'That's life!' - Listen as police call handler tells man tormented by yobs 'that's just how it is'

A man plagued by anti-social behaviour and woken by the clatter of pyjama-clad youths on his roof was told by a call handler when he rang police for help: "That's life!" The gang, wearing dressing gowns and ankle tags, marched across East...

 

Westovians all set to perform hilarious history show

This weekend is the last chance for theatre fans to see the latest local hteatre group show which is taking the audience on a hilarious journey through time. The Westovian Theatre Society is performing comedy ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To...

 

Survey of NEL residents reveals they're healthy, happy but worried about crime

People in North East Lincolnshire love their jobs but think crime is on the increase in the area - that's according to a new survey of residents which asked about many areas of their lives. In general, people say they're happy with their current jobs...

 


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