News from Regional North East

Pedal power times eight for charity

A North Tyneside woman is part of the way through eight tough cycling routes across the UK to raise funds for a good cause. Each of the rides on Suzanne Harrison’s schedule involves climbing. She started in Scotland on March 31 and she is set to do...

News Guardian, today, 14:31
 

Evacuation of centre after car park is flooded

Park View Shopping Centre in Whitley Bay was evacuated last Saturday after a car entering the first floor car park collided with a wall. The impact ruptured the installed sprinkler system water supply and caused several thousand litres of water to...

News Guardian, today, 14:31
 

30 new jobs at food store

Up to 30 jobs will be created when a new store opens its doors in North Shields later this year. The Food Warehouse is opening a new supermarket on the Coast Road Retail Park in September. It has now started recruiting staff, with a starting rate of...

News Guardian, today, 14:31
 

Northumbria Police sees decline in number of officers over 12-month period

The number of officers in Northumbria Police has dropped over the last year, new figures from the Home Office show. The reduction across England and Wales to the lowest level since 1996 has led the Police Federation to warn that “policing in the UK is...

News Guardian, today, 14:31
 

Nurse Sherilee graduates with honour

A newly-qualified nurse has been honoured for her dedication to the profession. Learning disabilities nurse Sherilee Gray is one of only six nurses in the country to receive the special Heath Award for the commitment she has shown during her nursing...

News Post Leader, today, 14:30
 

Ashington supermarket gets a fresh new look

A town’s supermarket has been given a fresh new look as part of a multi-million investment. Aldi’s store in Ashington has been included in the company’s £300m investment to improve its stores and service based on feedback from more than 50,000...

News Post Leader, today, 14:30
 

Northumbria Police sees decline in number of officers over 12-month period

The number of officers in Northumbria Police has dropped over the last year, new figures from the Home Office show. The reduction across England and Wales to the lowest level since 1996 has led the Police Federation to warn that “policing in the UK is...

News Post Leader, today, 14:30
 

Northumberland slimmers celebrate success

Members of a Newbiggin by the Sea slimming club are celebrating their year of success. The Slimming World members have lost a total of 430 stone between them – the equivalent of almost 39 women with an average weight of 11.7 stone. One success story...

News Post Leader, today, 14:30
 

As one dog leaves, another two arrive

We were all delighted when Caesar went off to his new home this week, but, of course, he was quickly replaced by another two greyhound-lurcher types. Speedy (as we have named him) is a beautiful, big, two-year-old tan and white greyhound. He appears...

Berwick Advertiser, today, 14:30
 

Pirate streaming service owner jailed for five years

The owner and operator of a pirate streaming service, and supplier of illicit streaming devices that provided illegal access to Premier League football, has been jailed. John Haggerty, the owner of Blyth-based Evolution Trading, appeared at Newcastle...

News Post Leader, today, 14:30
 

Top theatre in the open air

Open-air theatre returns to Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens this weekend. Once again Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be performing a classic in the grounds of the English Heritage attraction. On Saturday evening the audience will be treated to its...

Morpeth Herald, today, 14:30
 

'They are breaking the law so deserve a fine' - 13 things you said about dog fouling in Sunderland

Echo readers are calling on Sunderland City Council to issue more fines for not cleaning up after your dog. In an online poll, 94% of those who voted said that more fines should be issued by the authority, following the news that only five fixed...

Sunderland Echo, today, 14:30
 

Serial Sunderland criminal caught making botched attempt to smuggle drugs into top security prison

A serial criminal who smuggled drugs into a top security jail has been put behind bars. Shaun Ellwood was seen acting suspiciously during a visit at HMP Frankland, in Durham, and tried to make a run for it when guards approached. Newcastle Crown Court...

Sunderland Echo, today, 14:30
 

Simple step aims to help grieving families

A well-known local funeral director knows the pressures families face when a bereavement happens, but says planning ahead can help in many ways. When a loved one has died, organising their funeral is an extra stress at a turbulent time. Everything...

Sunderland Echo, today, 14:30
 

Proms 2018: 18 pictures from Jarrow School at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

In pictures: 18 photos from Jarrow School prom 2018 It’s party season! And thousands of teenagers across the region have been donning their glad rags to toast the end of the school year in style. We were there to capture the glitz and glamour of prom...

Shields Gazette, today, 14:30
 


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