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From dogs to disguises, police have seen it all

Police across Northumberland and North Tyneside have revealed how they take down burglars, despite their best efforts to outsmart the force. From burglars dressing in disguises to fool vulnerable victims, to capturing prolific offenders with the help...

48 min. ago in Regional North East

Planned roadworks on major North East routes next week

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1, A19 and other major routes in the North East over the coming week. A1, Charlton Mires, Northumberland: There will be overnight traffic signals on the southbound carriageway on Monday,...

Saturday, 09:46 in Regional North East

Funding for Tynemouth outdoor swimming pool project

Plans to restore an outdoor swimming pool in Tynemouth have received Government funding. Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool have received £46,800 from the Coastal Revival Fund to bring the pool back into public use. It is among the projects being...

Saturday, 06:13 in Regional North East

Fresh start for David after shock redundancy

After the shock of suddenly being made redundant last month, a North Tyneside man has gone in a new direction. Almost 600 people lost their job when energy consultancy firm Utilitywise went into administration. Among them was David Wilson, who was an...

Friday, 16:30 in Regional North East

Ambitious plans for North Shields regeneration to move forward

Ambitious new plans to revitalise North Shields town centre and Fish Quay are set to take a significant step forward. North Tyneside Council has been awarded £200,000 by the North of Tyne Combined Authority to develop a regeneration master plan for...

Friday, 10:42 in Regional North East

Prize winning Tynemouth air cadets enjoy unique visit to RAF Boulmer

Award-winning air cadets went behind the scenes at one of the UK’s and NATO’s most strategically important RAF stations. Ten cadets from 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron were given unique access to RAF Boulmer to see the elements that go into running a...

Friday, 10:42 in Regional North East

Ambassador’s visit to River Tyne and port

An ambassador was given a tour to see life on the River Tyne. His Excellency Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson, the Ambassador of the Republic of Iceland to the UK, visited the Port of Tyne. The ambassador and Clive McKeag, Consulate of Iceland in Newcastle,...

Friday, 10:42 in Regional North East

Grants available to help increase uptake of electric vehicles

Four north east businesses are being given the chance of winning a £20,000 grant to help develop ways to increase the uptake of electric vehicles. As part of the Go Ultra Low North East campaign, The Electric Vehicle Innovation Accelerator is inviting...

Friday, 10:42 in Regional North East

Women must not suffer

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. It is a debilitating gynaecological condition that affects one in ten women from puberty to menopause, although the impact can be felt for life. It can cause inflammation, scarring and adhesions, leading to...

Thursday, 17:10 in Regional North East

When does spring begin and is it more likely to snow at Easter than Christmas? Things you probably didn't...

Here we look at some myths and facts around spring, a season of crazy weather, mad hares and moveable feasts. 1. Spring starts at different times, depending on how you look at it The astronomical calendar has the first day of spring as March 20. For...

Wednesday, 13:56 in Regional North East

New food festival planned at coast

A new series of free pop-up street food events is heading to Whitley Bay. Over three weekends the Spanish City Plaza will be transformed to become home to a Feast by the Sea. Each event will provide visitors with a different taste of the best street...

Wednesday, 10:52 in Regional North East

Music fundraiser to boost cancer charity

A musical evening is being held to help a charity raise £10,000 to support children with cancer. Sara’s Hope Foundation, created in memory of 16-year-old Sara Hoburn, is aiming to raise £10,000 in ten weeks. Set up by Sara’s parents Ged and Julie, the...

Wednesday, 10:52 in Regional North East

North Shields dentist calls on better labelling to stop tooth decay

A dentist is calling for an overhaul of food packaging to help save children’s teeth. Ewan Bramley, who owns Ewan Bramley Dental Care in North Shields, is pleading with companies to show the hidden sugars in their foods to coincide with World Oral...

Wednesday, 10:52 in Regional North East

Funding boost to help Whitley Bay wildlife site

Volunteers helping to look after an award-winning green oasis have received a cash boost. The Brierdene coastal wildlife site, which stretches from The Links to Whitley Bay Golf Club, has been awarded a grant from the Postcode Lottery Local Trust. The...

Tuesday, 15:34 in Regional North East

Warning over increased risk of arson attack

Residents and businesses are being advised on how to reduce the risk of arson. As part of Arson Awareness Week – from March 18 to 24 – Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) are warning about the dangers of wheelie bin fires. Officials are...

Tuesday, 15:34 in Regional North East

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