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Historic North of Tyne devolution deal reaches its final stage

The Prime Minister will today announce the final stage in the process to conclude a historic devolution deal for the region. During a visit to the North East, Theresa May will announce that the Government will lay legislation in Parliament to formally...

today, 10:03 in 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...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North East
 

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...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North East
 

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...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North East
 

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...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North East
 

Pupils beating the drum for recycling

Pupils from a North Tyneside school are drumming up support for recycling. Children from Kings Priory School, Tynemouth, are making Japanese taiko drums using off-cuts of plastic drainage pipe. The resources were donated by North Tyneside Council....

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional North East
 

Palace visit as Mayor collects her CBE

North Tyneside’s Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn has been visiting royalty to collect her CBE. Mrs Redfearn was presented with her honour by The Queen at Buckingham Palace last month for her public and community work. Mrs Redfearn said: “I am extremely...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

Air cadet jumps up the medal table

An air cadet soared to new heights to claim an athletics medal. Longbenton Air Cadet Ben Collins won Silver at the National Air Cadets Athletics Championships. The St Mary’s School sixth former competed against the UK’s top air cadet athletes, pulling...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

North Tyneside parks earn prestigious Green Flag award

Seven parks in North Tyneside have earned a prestigious award. Green Flags have been awarded to Benton Quarry Park, Lakeside Park, Northumberland Park, Marden Quarry Park, Wallsend Parks and the Rising Sun Country Park. And the Friends of Brierdene...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

Cupcake delights at care home’s sale

Residents and staff at a care home have been raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Craig Healthcare’s West Farm in Longbenton took part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day recently, raising £230 by selling cakes that had been baked by...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

Have your say on protecting coastline around St Mary’s Island

A consultation process has started on giving more protection to marine life off the north east coast. Three sites off the region’s coast, including from Berwick to Whitley Bay, are among 41 designated zones that could get a special protected status by...

Wednesday, 17:17 in Regional North East
 

Park Hotel Tynemouth undergoes £3m facelift

A seafront hotel is undergoing a major refurbishment. Work has begun on the £3m project at the Park Hotel Tynemouth. The first phase, costing £2.5m, began this year and has seen all 55 en-suite bedrooms and bathrooms extensively refurbished, as well...

Wednesday, 17:17 in Regional North East
 

Share your pics of one summer’s day

Summer has truly arrived and we wait with bated breath to see if the scorching temperatures we have enjoyed so far will extend into the school holidays so we can all have fun in the sun. Whether it’s heading out for a family picnic, enjoying a...

Wednesday, 17:17 in Regional North East
 

Spanish City Dome ready to re-open to the public

Whitley Bay’s iconic Spanish City is set to re-open to the public next week. Construction and restoration work is now complete as the Grade II listed building, built in 1910, has been restored to its former glory. North Tyneside Council has invested...

Wednesday, 17:17 in Regional North East
 

DIY SOS appeal for help to transform North Shields home

A BBC show is looking for local tradespeople to help transform a family’s life. DIYSOS: The Big Build is heading to North Shields next month to help a local deserving family. The show – presented by Nick Knowles and his team of Billy, Mark, Chris and...

Wednesday, 17:17 in Regional North East
 
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