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Tyne Tunnels to reopen 'in spring or early summer' after revamp delayed by asbestos fibres find

A £16 million project to revamp historic tunnels under the River Tyne was delayed when specialists detected tiny asbestos fibres that could have come from shipyard workers' overalls decades earlier. Now given the all-clear after a painstaking and...

6 min. ago in Regional North East
 

What is the weather expected to be like in South Tyneside today?

The bright start to the day is set to last although it will remain fairly cool with temperatures expected to reach 9°C in South Tyneside. A bright and sunny start to the morning with cloudy spells forecast for this afternoon. Temperatures will peak at...

today, 08:10 in Regional North East
 

North East traffic and travel LIVE: What you need to know

Good morning, here's the latest news on the traffic and travel across the region. Follow us throughout the day as we update you with the latest information on transport services and what is happening on the roads. TRAFFIC - update 6.30am The roads are...

today, 06:50 in Regional North East
 

Guide dog Deva pays visit to the South Shields venue where customers have helped fund his training.

A South Tyneside venue renowned for its celebrity sporting visitors welcomed a guest of a different kind at the weekend. Deva - a 15-month-old Golden Retriever - along with his trainers called in to the Hedworth Hall to meet the man who is funding his...

today, 06:25 in Regional North East
 

Digging deep to boost tree numbers within a South Shields park

Community champions joined forces to dig deep to plant 200 trees within a South Tyneside park. Youngsters from the 22nd Brownsea Beavers met up with members of the Friends of West Park in South Shields as they worked to increase the tree population in...

today, 06:25 in Regional North East
 

‘They were all absolutely amazing’ - stroke patient hails carers as new data show impacts of change to...

Health bosses say changes to stroke care services are already saving lives. NHS leaders say more patients across South Tyneside and Sunderland are now getting access to high quality care and life saving treatment following the major changes made. Back...

today, 06:25 in Regional North East
 

Friends, family and staff of St Clare’s gather to celebrate hospice’s place in community

A community has gathered to give its thanks and mark its sorrow for St Clare’s Hospice after its shock closure. A service of thanksgiving was held at St Peter’s Church in York Avenue in Jarrow to bring together families supported by the hospice, as...

yesterday, 20:34 in Regional North East
 

Pier to Pier walk brings together Cancer Research UK supporters on coastal trek from Sunderland to South...

More than 150 people donned blue and purple hats on a seven-mile walk to raise awareness for Cancer Research UK today. It was a windy but bright start at Roker Pier afternoon as Ann Walsh kicked off the trek to The Groyne in South Shields. The second...

yesterday, 20:09 in Regional North East
 

'Stop getting people from Facebook to clear rubbish for £10' and nine other things you said about fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is one of those subjects which always sparks lots of opinions, from how to stop it to how to deal with those responsible. Matthew Giles of South Tyneside Green Party certainly touched a nerve with his letter of the week in the Gazette, on...

yesterday, 16:28 in Regional North East
 

Minister warns of 'political meltdown' if Theresa May's Brexit deal is defeated for a third time

Voting down the Prime Minister's Brexit deal for a third time would cause a "political meltdown", a minister has warned, after Theresa May admitted she may not garner enough support to get her plan through the Commons next week. Nadhim...

Saturday, 20:16 in Regional North East
 

North East protestors join hundreds of thousands on Put it to the People march in London calling for second...

Hundreds of thousands of people descended on central London to join a march on Parliament and demand a final say for the public over Brexit. North East protestors were among those joining the Put it to the People march, which organisers claim one...

Saturday, 20:16 in Regional North East
 

Popular South Shields cafe boarded up after 'unforeseen events'

A popular South Shields cafe has thanked customers for their support after it "closed for the time being" suddenly following "unforeseen events". Mac 'n' Alli in Westoe Crown Village has been boarded up and a message posted on its...

Saturday, 18:30 in Regional North East
 

Free green bin collections set to return to South Tyneside as Government plans to ban garden waste...

Gardeners in South Tyneside could see the controversial brown bin collections scrapped as Ministers move to outlaw the charges. South Tyneside Council introduced the charge in 2017 as part of efforts to balance the authority's budget amid funding cuts...

Saturday, 16:55 in Regional North East
 

'The things that make people in South Shields angry will be made worse by Brexit,' claims ex-MP David...

The things that make people in South Shields angry will only be made worse by Brexit, the town's former MP has said. David Miliband said Brexit was getting in the way of changes needed to improve people's lives as he repeated calls for a second...

Saturday, 13:00 in Regional North East
 

South Shields shopkeeper relives knifepoint terror as hooded robber escapes with more than £2,000

A South Shields shopkeeper has told of his terror at being robbed by a hooded raider armed with a knife, and warned: “I survived, but it could have been worse.” Javedraja Faheem said he fears his assailant may strike again – and could leave his next...

Saturday, 09:41 in Regional North East
 


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