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Disruption to Metro services after failure of train

Metro passengers are facing delays after a train failed as it was travelling along part of the line on Wearside. The service has said trains are running to all destinations subject to delay in some areas. A spokesman for Metro said: Services are...

today, 18:06 in Regional North East

Rush hour delays after five-vehicle smash on A1(M)

Motorists have been asked to leave extra time for their journeys after a five-vehicle collision on the A1(M). The crash happened on the northbound carriageway between junction 61 at Bowburn and junction 62 at Carrville in Durham. Highways England has...

today, 17:49 in Regional North East

Makers of Mrs Brown's Boys search for mammy to appear in new show

The team behind Mrs Brown's Boys are on the look out for a top mammy to star in their new show. All Round to Mrs Brown's, the BBC1 Saturday night entertainment show, is due to start recording its third series soon. Its makers are on the look out for...

today, 17:05 in Regional North East

Sunderland AFC stars deliver Christmas cheer to sick children in hospital

Sunderland AFC stars have been delivering Christmas cheer to sick children at north east hospitals today. Manager Jack Ross, executive director Charlie Methven, managing director Tony Davison and club ambassador Kevin Ball joined the playing squad in...

today, 16:29 in Regional North East

South Tyneside primary performance tables: How your school rated

We have taken a look at Department of Education figures on the Government website, and listed 41 schools in South Tyneside, according to the percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard when it comes to this year's Key Stage 2 Sats tests. Pupils...

today, 16:05 in Regional North East

Cannabis plants as big as a Christmas trees uncovered after police officers follow their noses

A team of police officers on the look out for a wanted man were led to a cannabis farm after they caught a wiff of something suspicious. Northumbria Police officers executing a search warrant in South Shields were ready to accept defeat – until they...

today, 15:37 in Regional North East

South Tyneside Primary Schools Kay Stage 2 Performance Tables 2018: How does your child's school rank?

Tables showing how well South Tyneside's primary schools are performing following this year’s Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests - commonly known as SATs - have been published. According to the Department for Education (DfE), 68% of pupils on are...

today, 13:53 in Regional North East

South Shields MP says Prime Minister Theresa May is 'hopelessly weakened' after confidence vote

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck says Theresa May has been left 'hopelessly weakened' despite winning a confidence vote by Tory MPs. The Prime Minister heads to Brussels today, seeking fresh concessions for her Brexit deal after emerging victorious...

today, 13:14 in Regional North East

Former Sunderland AFC and Newcastle United star Chris Waddle pulls 'No Deal' Brexit Twitter post after...

Former Sunderland AFC and Newcastle United star Chris Waddle sparked Twitter criticism after he called for a 'No Deal' Brexit on social media. The player turned pundit took to Twitter to express his delight at Prime Minister Theresa May winning a...

today, 12:21 in Regional North East

Apprentice award to be named after 'inspirational' South Shields businessman Geoff Ford

South Shields business boss Geoff Ford, who died last week, is to have a prestigious award named in his honour. Mr Ford, 75, was chairman of the Ford Engineering Group, which makes high precision components for the aerospace, automotive and other...

today, 12:21 in Regional North East

Snow, blizzards and freezing rain on the way as Met Office issues yellow weather warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the North East for this weekend. Forecasters say that heavy snow and blizzards may develop across Scotland and northern England on Saturday and Sunday, with a risk of freezing rain in places. The...

today, 12:06 in Regional North East

Victim meets the hooded vandals who smashed a window at her South Shields home

A victim who had the windows of her home smashed by youths has thanked police after coming face-to-face with those responsible. During July and September this year, police received a number of reports of anti-social behaviour involving a group of...

today, 11:55 in Regional North East

Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust helps South Shields archer to stay on target to achieve his dream

A teenager archer’s dream to pursue his sporting talent onthe world stage is on target thanks to the legacy of two South Tyneside teenagers. Dillon Crow has been granted a bursary for a second time from the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust....

today, 06:03 in Regional North East

Call for people across South Tyneside to give up booze for January

People in South Tyneside are being urged to ditch the booze and take part in Dry January. The challenge involves people giving up alcohol for a month with one in 10 drinkers in the region already saying they will be taking part. It is a chance to...

today, 06:03 in Regional North East

Thieves are risking patient’s lives with copper pipe raids on South Tyneside hospital

The lives of hospital patients in South Tyneside are being put at risk by metal thieves trying to cash in on copper cables. The warning, issued by health bosses, comes following the latest attack by criminals on South Tynside District Hospital, in...

today, 06:03 in Regional North East

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