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Police investigate North Tyneside hit-and-run

Police are appealing for witnesses after a hit-and-run collision in North Tyneside. At 8.33pm on Thursday (September 13) officers received a report of a serious collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Norham Road North at the junction with the...

today, 17:52 in Regional North East

Artificial pitch makes all-weather rugby possible

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell officially opened a new artificial grass pitch at Whitley Bay Rockcliff Rugby Club on Saturday. Funded by the Rugby Football Union to the tune of almost £800,000, the new pitch has been installed to provide rugby clubs with...

today, 17:18 in Regional North East

Child arrests drop in Northumbria area

The number of children arrested in the Northumbria Force area has dropped by nearly 80% over the last seven years. Prison reform charity the Howard League has hailed the seventh consecutive year in which arrests of children have dropped across England...

today, 17:05 in Regional North East

Shortlist revealed for new Metro fleet

The five bidders shortlisted to design, build and maintain a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro have been announced. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun detailed negotiations with all five, to be narrowed down...

today, 15:41 in Regional North East

North Tyneside cab drivers call for an increase in fares

Taxi prices in North Tyneside could be about to rise as Hackney cab drivers call on the council to increase fare costs. In February 2017, prices were increased to a maximum cost of £2.56 per mile, however the North Tyneside Hackney Carriage...

today, 15:41 in Regional North East

Wallsend scrap dealer sentenced for income tax fraud

A Wallsend scrap dealer, who hid his earnings to evade paying more than £54,000 tax, has been given a suspended prison sentence. Kane Lee Mather, 30, of Fitzsimmons Avenue, claimed he stopped working due to back and gambling problems but a HM Revenue...

today, 15:41 in Regional North East

Man critical after two-car crash in Wallsend

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious road accident in North Tyneside last night. Officers received a report of a two-vehicle collision involving a Renault Clio and a Fiat Punto on Station Road North, Wallsend, at 11.18pm. A 56-year-old...

yesterday, 10:35 in Regional North East

First anniversary of memorial to lost fishermen

A special event to mark the first anniversary of a memorial to lost fishermen in North Shields takes place this weekend. Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the poignant Fiddler’s Green sculpture, which stands 10ft 6ins tall, at Clifford’s...

Wednesday, 14:25 in Regional North East

Northern Powergrid prepared for Storm Ali

Northern Powergrid, responsible for the network that delivers electricity to homes and businesses across the North East, is prepared if Storm Ali affects its power network. The Met Office has issued amber and yellow weather warnings for strong winds...

Wednesday, 12:57 in Regional North East

Drivers warned to take extra care as Storm Ali hits the North East

Highways England is advising drivers to take care and be prepared for strong gales later today across northern England . Motorists, particularly those driving high-sided lorries, caravans and motorcycles, are advised to check the weather and driving...

Wednesday, 08:50 in Regional North East

Car fans descend on their droves on Whitley Bay for annual show

Car enthusiasts in their droves took in the annual Whitley Bay Classic Car show. Thousands of people descended on the coast for the fifth annual event held on The Links in front of the recently renovated Dome. And officials at North Tyneside Council...

Monday, 18:10 in Regional North East

Heartless thieves steal from charity shop

Callous thieves stole more than £1,500 from a Wallsend charity shop. The money was stolen from the St Oswald's Hospice shop on High Street West. Police said the burglary happened at some point between 4.50pm on Saturday and 7.59am this morning when...

Monday, 16:10 in Regional North East

Weather warning as Storm Helene blows in

Batten down the hatches, we're in for some strong winds tomorrow night. The Met Office is warning that Storm Helene will be blowing in about 6pm on Monday, and be with us until 8am on Tuesday. Gusts of 40-60mph are expected, particularly over high...

Sunday, 14:58 in Regional North East

Planned roadworks on major North East routes this week

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East over the coming week. A1 Berwick: There will be a 24-hour full closure of the southbound layby on the England/Scotland border for horticultural work. The project...

Sunday, 09:57 in Regional North East

Funding crisis could force North Tyneside nurseries to close

More than one in ten nurseries and other early year childcare providers in North Tyneside have closed since 2015, according to data published by Ofsted. The Pre-school Learning Alliance has called for “urgent action” to address a funding crisis it...

14 September 2018 in Regional North East

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