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How to dispose of scrap metal legally - and how you could be breaking the law

We've all seen them, the men in open-backed trucks who trawl the streets looking for scrap metal to collect - even if it's not unwanted. And while it's fair to say it's only a few bad pennies who have given scrap men a poor reputation, the majority of...

22 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Controversial Christmas camel parade returns to South Shields

South Shield's Christmas camel parade will go ahead again this year. The popular parade will return for the fifth year running on Friday, December 7, with Three Wise Men leading a procession down Ocean Road along to Haven Point, where there will be an...

26 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Why drivers may soon have to give way to pedestrians and cyclists

Motorists may be required to always give way to pedestrians and cyclists when turning, under a shake-up of the Highway Code. The Department for Transport is considering the measure to boost protection of vulnerable road users going straight on at...

32 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Beautiful pictures capture dolphins in action off Marsden Bay

A wildlife photographer got more than he bargained for on a trip down to the South Tyneside coast. Laurence Younger, of Marsden, took these amazing pictures of dolphins and porpoises swimming north from Marsden Bay. The animals put on a spectacular...

48 min. ago in Regional North East
 

New lease of life is just the ticket for library as community group takes over

A local community group is just the ticket for a South Tyneside library. From mid-November, charity Boldon and Cleadon Community Library will take over the management of East Boldon Library from South Tyneside Council. East Boldon Library will close...

today, 10:42 in Regional North East
 

Bins call after South Shields arson attacks

Householders are being urged to take their bins in after a spate of arson attacks on South Tyneside. South Shields fire station tackled three bin fires inn the Harton Nook area between midnight and 4am last night. Crew manager Jonathan Ramanayake...

today, 09:33 in Regional North East
 

Parents fear children are too inactive due to time spent staring at screens

More than half of parents believe their children spend too much time sitting down because they are on mobile phones or games consoles, a survey has suggested. Internet Matters, a non-profit organisation which helps families stay safe online, conducted...

today, 09:04 in Regional North East
 

Micro-businesses make up vast majority of enterprises in South Tyneside

Almost 90% of enterprises in South Tyneside are micro-businesses, figures show. Office of National Statistics (ONS) data shows that in March 2018, there were 2,975 active local micro-businesses – defined as employers of fewer than 10 people. The...

today, 09:04 in Regional North East
 

Metro delays after train is withdrawn

There are delays across the Metro system this morning. Metro has Tweeted that it is operating a frequent service but not to timetable . The service says the delays are due to low rail adhesion and an earlier failed train. Travellers are being advised...

today, 08:11 in Regional North East
 

South Shields grandfather creates event to tell the stories of war

A grandfather from South Shields has created a unique event describing life during the First World War. The mark the centenary of the end of the conflict next month, Rob Barnes has produced event ‘One Man’s Story; Songs & Stories of the Great War...

today, 06:02 in Regional North East
 

Could one of these purr-fect felines be the one for you this Halloween?

More than a dozen beautiful black cats are in need of forever homes this Halloween. The 14 felines are awaiting adoption at the Willows Cat Adoption Centre, in Wantage Street, South Shields, staff say they would make purr-fect pets for a variety of...

today, 06:02 in Regional North East
 

South Tyneside firms get behind fighter as he prepares for hometown world title bout

Local businesses are backing a South Tyneside kickboxer as he prepares to fight for a world title in his home town. Nathan McCarthy will be going up against Frenchman Ari Quitusisa for the vacant IKF World Title Belt. The bout will be the headline...

today, 06:02 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland Illuminations: Take a first look at the 2018 Festival of Light attractions

Are you going to the Sunderland Illuminations this year? Then here is what to expect... The Sunderland Echo has been along to a special preview evening of the Festival of Light to look at many of the displays crowds will flock to see over the coming...

yesterday, 20:13 in Regional North East
 

Roadworks latest: Where to expect delays on Thursday, October 18, in the South Shields area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks in the South Shields area include the following: Monkton Terrace, Jarrow: Temporary traffic signals for bridge inspection, until January 10, 2019, 9.30am-3.30pm. Harton Lane: Temporary traffic signals for gas mains...

yesterday, 18:00 in Regional North East
 

South Tyneside’s ‘Third World’ roads need £69million to be brought up to standard, councillors told

Fed up drivers have been told the pot is empty as a senior councillor admitted roads in South Tyneside are not being repaired properly. Coun John McCabe says the Government is not giving the borough enough cash to repair potholes ‘to the required...

yesterday, 16:47 in Regional North East
 


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