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North of Tyne announced as pilot for business-rates retention scheme

Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle councils are to keep more of the money they raise from business rates, it was announced today. The North of Tyne area is one of 15 across England selected for a pilot scheme to see how greater retention of...

today, 16:59 in Regional North East

Visitor restrictions for hospitals in Northumberland and North Tyneside

Visitor restrictions are to come into force at hospitals across Northumberland and North Tyneside tomorrow. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has today announced that it is introducing partial visitor restrictions across all of its sites as...

today, 09:25 in Regional North East

Police called to report of lost seal pup

Police were left shocked after receiving a rather 'fishy' call out in Seaton Sluice. A woman living at an address on Marine View was left stunned yesterday morning when she opened her front door and found a baby seal relaxing on her doorstep. The...

yesterday, 15:34 in Regional North East

Heritage centre hit by burglars

Callous thieves stole money and caused damage when they broke into a heritage centre on North Shields Fish Quay. Staff at the Old Low Light had a shocking start when they arrived at work last Friday morning to find a broken shutter, a smashed door and...

Tuesday, 16:07 in Regional North East

North Tyneside sponsors for cathedral concert

Preparations are well under way for the seventh annual Christmas at the Cathedral, a glittering celebration of Christmas performed by some of the region’s biggest names in music, TV, comedy, sport and entertainment. The event at St Nicholas’ Cathedral...

Tuesday, 12:07 in Regional North East

Muddy fun in the kitchen for Tynemouth children

Young masterchefs have celebrated the opening of a new outdoor area. A mud kitchen and potion-making area has been created at Sir James Knott Nursery School in Tynemouth. The latest addition came after children told staff that they wanted a kitchen...

Monday, 15:34 in Regional North East

Church makes donation to wildlife group

A North Tyneside church has helped raise hundreds of pounds for a wildlife group. St Andrew’s Church, in Benton, donated £225 to Northumberland Wildlife Trust following a fundraising coffee morning. The Methodist & United Reformed Church, led by...

Monday, 15:34 in Regional North East

Dogs’ charity that takes 138 calls a day to rehome unwanted pets sends out a festive reminder that “a dog...

To a generation it is among the most enduring slogans in living memory. The world was a different place in many ways when the adage, “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ was unleashed 40 years ago. But not so far removed for it to have lost its...

Monday, 14:20 in Regional North East

Here’s our selection of ethical stocking fillers for Christmas

The annual scramble for Christmas presents is well and truly underway. Fiona Evans rummages around for ethical stocking fillers. Feeling frazzled? Does the Christmas spirit seem to be getting lost in the chaos that besieges the festive prelude? Then...

Monday, 14:20 in Regional North East

Flood warning issued for parts of North East coast due to high tides and strong winds

A flood warning has been issued for parts of the North East coast this afternoon by the Environment Agency. Large and powerful waves are expected to overtop sea defences at Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and Tynemouth as a result of high spring tides and...

Sunday, 15:16 in Regional North East

10 top pantos and where in the North East you can see them this Christmas

Whether it's joining in the songs, assisting in conjuring tricks, booing the villains, warning the heroes 'He's behind you!' or cheering them on, it's a night out for all the family. Here's our quick guide to the best pantos you can see in the North...

Sunday, 14:08 in Regional North East

Lynsey’s adventure for charity in Cambodia

After completing a week-long trek in Asia, a North Shields resident has now raised £5,000 for a good cause. Every penny that Lynsey Butler receives from people making a donation will go to Maggie’s, based in the grounds of the Freeman Hospital in...

Friday, 20:59 in Regional North East

To Twickenham and back for brave Olly

Neighbourhood police who took part in a cycle challenge in support of a schoolboy with cancer have raised thousands of pounds for charity. Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team pedalled on static bikes for a full 24 hours in the town centre to raise...

Friday, 20:59 in Regional North East

Christmas market returns to North Shields

One of the region’s favourite Christmas markets returns to North Shields this weekend. Thousands of shoppers are expected to visit North Shields Victorian Christmas Market on Saturday (10am to 5pm) and Sunday (10am to 4pm). Northumberland Square will...

Friday, 12:40 in Regional North East

Plaque returned to family of war hero

A memento of a family’s loss more than 100 years ago was re-united with relatives after being found in a North Shields scrapyard in 2012. Peter Smith was reported as missing in a trench raid on the eve of the great battle of the Somme in 1916, with...

Friday, 12:40 in Regional North East

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