Motorcyclist, 40, killed after colliding with parked van

A man has died after his motorbike collided with a parked van.
Sam Miller targeted Metro staff

Man attacked Metro ticket inspector’s home after she threw him off train

A man who started an online campaign to "sort out the metro" before targeting two of its staff members has been jailed.

David Moore was jailed for a year

Woman lost teeth in 'crossfire' as attacker fought boyfriend in her home

A woman was injured and lost two teeth when an attacker barged into her home and had a fight with her boyfriend.

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Santa Paws winner Natalie Stewart with dog Alfie the King Charles Cavalier

Meet our adorable Santa Paws winner Alfie

Meet our new friend Alfie, who is ringing in the New Year as the winner of this year’s Santa Paws competition.

Hebburn Christmas lights switch on.
Mayor Richard Porthouse and Father Christmas

Hebburn Christmas lights switch on scaled back due to severe weather

Tonight’s Hebburn Christmas lights switch-on is being scaled back due to a severe weather warning.

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Dr Paul Vinayak first started working at Victoria Medical Centre in 1973.

Hebburn GP calls it a day after serving community for 43 years

Family, friends, patients and former colleagues of a long-serving South Tyneside doctor came together to give him a special send-off.

Pamela Gower.

Inquest opens into death of tragic skydiver Pamela Gower

An inquest into the death of a woman who died when she hit the ground after falling during a skydive has been opened and adjourned.
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Watch school pupils send their work to the edge of space

Pupils at a South Tyneside school took their work to new heights when they sent it off into space.

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Stock image.

Playhouse fire sparks unusual 'explosions'

A number of strange 'explosions' were heard in Hebburn after a wooden playhouse caught fire.

Allan Hale has been jailed for six years.

Police condemn dangerous driver Allan Hale as he is jailed over Hebburn dad's death

A senior police officer has hailed the death of a father in a hit-and-run as "one of the worst cases of dangerous driving that I have seen at my time in the force".

The scene of the hit-and-run.

Danger driver jailed for six years over hit-and-run death of Gavin Bolam

A former soldier who killed a devoted South Tyneside dad in a hit-and-run horror smash has been jailed for six years.

Gavin Bolam, from Hebburn.

Motorist admits killing Hebburn dad Gavin Bolam in hit-and-run

A man has admitted killing a devoted dad in a hit-and-run smash.
Peterlee Parachute Centre in Shotton.

Sky dive organisation to prepare report into woman’s tragic fall

Specialist investigators expect a report into the death of a woman in a sky dive tragedy to be complete within four weeks.

The parachute centre at Shotton where Pamela set off on her fateful jump.

Employers pay tribute to tragic skydiver Pam

The employers of tragic Pamela Gower have paid tribute to her after her parachute-plunge death.

The Peterlee Parachute Centre in Shotton.

Skydive boss pays tribute to parachutist who plunged to her death

The owner of the skydive centre where a parachutist died has paid tribute to her.

Emergency services at the scene of yesterday's parachuting tragedy.

Woman in parachute tragedy is named - and family say she 'died doing what she loved'

A woman killed in a parachute accident was an avid skydiver who "lived life to the full" and died "doing what she loved", her cousin has said.
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Shotton Airfield. Image copyright Google Maps.

Tributes paid after woman dies in County Durham skydive tragedy

Tributes have been paid to a woman who died after a skydive tragedy in County Durham.

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Shotton Air Field. Pic: Google.

Sky dive tragedy referred to British Parachute Association for investigation

A sky diving tragedy which claimed the life of a woman has been referred to the British Parachute Association (BPA) for investigation.

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Shotton Airfield. Image copyright Google Maps

Woman dies after parachute fails to open during sky dive

A woman has died after a sky dive at a popular County Durham airfield turned to tragedy.
Josef Craig in action in Rio

Swimmer Josef Craig misses out on 400m medal as Britain grab gold in Paralympics

South Tynesider Josef Craig must regroup after seeing the first Paralympics medal hope vanish in Rio tonight.

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