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Jury in Ben Stokes affray trial will retire to consider verdict today

Jurors in the trial of Ben Stokes and Ryan Ali at Bristol Crown Court will retire to consider their verdict this morning. The Durham and England cricketer is on trial at Bristol Crown Court over a fracas outside a nightclub in the city on September 25...

3 min. ago in Regional North East

‘People need to be aware of this’ - dad’s warning after pet dog is stung by jellyfish on South Shields beach

A dad is warning dog walkers and parents to be vigilant after his pet had to rushed to a vet when it was stung by a jellyfish. Carl Ellison, 40, was walking his black Labrador puppy Vader on Little Haven Beach on Sunday afternoon when it was stung by...

today, 06:40 in Regional North East

RAF war hero steps back in time to help air cadets

The past was brought back to life by a South Tyneside war hero for a group of air cadets. Harold Yeoman - flew during the Second World War as a flight lieutenant with 12 Squadron - visited Hebburn Air Cadets unit to share his memories of his time...

today, 06:40 in Regional North East

Meet the brave young hero who smiles through his health battle - and he’s just 5

Meet Toby Horner - a brave little boy who never stops smiling despite battling a string of health issues. The five-year-old from Hebburn has a complex mixed form of cerebral palsy and faces the first of many operations in his life later this year. But...

today, 06:40 in Regional North East

In pictures: Thousands watch Joe McElderry lead tributes to Chloe and Liam

Flick through our pictures from the Chloe and Liam Together Forever gig Music fans of all ages packed into Bents Park in South Shields for a very special concert at the weekend. The venue is used to holding big live music events, but few can have been...

today, 06:01 in Regional North East

Slow start to South Shields meals on wheels plan

The man behind a newly-launched meals of wheel service in South Tyneside has admitted it has all the ingredients for success – bar the icing on the cake. Stuart Urwin, 59, says he has been inundated with interest since the project’s recent launch,...

today, 06:01 in Regional North East

Metro suspended after elderly lady drives car on track

The Metro is suspended between the Airport and Regent Centre in both directions after an elderly lady accidentally drove her car onto the track. A Tyne and Wear Metro Service spokeswoman confirmed that the lady has been safely removed from the car and...

yesterday, 21:45 in Regional North East

Roadworks latest: Where to expect delays on Tuesday, August 14, in the South Shields area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks in the South Tyneside area include the following: Western Approach, South Shields: Lane narrow for major highway improvements, until September 7. Cleadon Lane, Cleadon: Temporary traffic signals for overhead line and...

yesterday, 18:00 in Regional North East

Woman arrested after early hours crash in South Shields

A woman has been arrested after a car flipped onto its roof in South Shields. The incident happened in Salisbury Place, close to Beach Road in the town, in the early hours of this morning. A car on its side following a crash in Salisbury Place in...

yesterday, 14:00 in Regional North East

Junior doctors give Sunderland and South Tyneside health trust top rating

Junior doctors working at hospitals in Sunderland and South Tyneside have ranked their training experiences amongst the best in England. Every year junior doctors are asked to give feedback about their postgraduate medical training in the NHS across a...

yesterday, 14:00 in Regional North East

More tickets released for South Shields Lecture by former Prime Minister

High demand has resulted in the release of more tickets for a visit to South Shields by former Prime Minister Sir John Major. Sir John, who led the Conservative government from 1990-97, will present the annual South Shields Lecture next month. He...

yesterday, 12:50 in Regional North East

Drivers warned to stay away after crash on A19

Drivers are being asked to find alternative routes after a crash on the A19. Northumbria Police say they are dealing with a collision on both the northbound and southbound carriageways of the A19 junction of the A1231. A spokesman said:...

yesterday, 12:09 in Regional North East

Grieving South Tyneside widower's hospital parking fine branded 'disgraceful'

"Disgraceful," "terrible" and "hard to imagine". That was your reaction to the fine imposed on widower William Parkinson after he forgot to buy a parking ticket while rushing to his dying wife's hospital bedside. Mr...

yesterday, 11:22 in Regional North East

South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey reveals his wife's miscarriage heartache

Comedian Chris Ramsey has praised his 'warrior' wife after she was admitted to hospital following a miscarriage early on in her pregnancy, without knowing it had happened. The TV star and stand-up comic shared a post written by his wife Rosie on...

yesterday, 11:05 in Regional North East

Heavy rain and thunder forecast for South Tyneside as wet weather dampens down heatwave

Heavy, thundery showers are forecast for South Tyneside today as the bleaker weather brings cooler conditions. Drivers faced some hazardous conditions this morning as poor visibility and wet roads slowed down traffic. The rain is expected to ease off...

yesterday, 09:39 in Regional North East

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