School asks parents for a tenner a month as it faces a funding crisis

A school is asking parents to make a suggested donation of £10 a month to combat Government cuts.

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Souter Lighthouse, South Shields

Ambitious plans to create new coastal walk between South Tyneside and Northumberland

Residents are being asked for their views on plans to improve a walking route along the South Tyneside coastline.

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Firefighter rescuing a dog from a cliff side sink hole.

Dog owners urged to take the lead on cliff safety

Firefighters are urging dog walkers to be extra careful when exercising their pets on the cliff tops.

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Ellen Bekker, Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum treasurer, with chairman Phil Leaf.

Whitburn residents create forum to have their say on village

Residents in a coastal village will be able to have their say on planning issues after a new forum received council backing.

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Firefighters were called to rescue a dog that had fallen down a sinkhole

Dog rescued from sinkhole in Whitburn

A dog has been rescued by firefighters after falling down a sinkhole in Whitburn.

The North East Skinny Dip has helped raise cash for charities.

Do you have the naked ambition to take part in the North East Skinny Dip?

Are you daring enough to bare all and join in the North East Skinny Dip?

Firefighters prepare to enter the sinkhole

Firefighters rescue dog after it falls down sinkhole

Specialist firefighters have rescued a dog from a sink hole in Whitburn this afternoon.
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Maddie trapped on a ledge half way down the cliff.

Pictures show dramatic cliff rescue of dog trapped overnight

Firefighters carried out a dramatic rescue to save a 13-year-old dog which was trapped on a cliff side.
Ruby and Denny

Canine photographer turns beach into catwalk for model dogs

Forget ‘ruff’ seas, a keen photographer is putting dogs in the frame by snapping them down on the beach.

Melissa Oliver and her daughter Gracie.

Arty businesswoman up for Working Mums Award

A delighted entrepreneur is celebrating after being nominated for a national award.

Synchronised swimmer Pru Hubbard.

Synchronised swimming teen appeals for sponsorship

A synchronised swimmer is making waves in her chosen sport.

Croftside House in Whitburn is to be knocked down to make way for new supported apartments.

Cash boost of £1million to help build 30 new apartments

Thirty new apartments are to be built as part of a supported accommodation complex after £1million was awarded to a social landlord.

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Dieting woman sheds 15 stone - more than half her body weight

Dieting woman sheds 15 stone - more than half her body weight

Tegs Morris has more reasons than most to look forward to the New Year after shedding more than half her body weight

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The Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Alan Smith, and Mayoress Coun Moira Smith, join Santa in his grotto at Whitburn Village's Winter Festival, held at the Barnes Institute.

Families get into festive spirit as village’s Christmas celebrations begin

Families got into the festive spirit as a village’s Christmas celebrations were launched.

Connor Miller, from Marsden, gets into the Christmas spirit at last year's event.

Festive fun at Whitburn Winter Festival Fun Day this weekend

Families can get into the Christmas spirit thanks to a day of festive fun in Whitburn this weekend.

Chris Bett and dog Wallice are to compete in Scruffts.

Wallis the wonder dog is off to London to compete in Scruffts

They say dogs are a man’s best friend.

The cannabis farm was found at the empty Whitburn Lodge.

Cannabis farm worth thousands discovered in empty South Tyneside pub

A cannabis farm with more than 600 cropped plants has been discovered in an empty South Tyneside pub.

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Danger driver dragged female police officer along the road after speeding off from roadside check

A dangerous driver who dragged a female police officer alongside his vehicle in a bid to avoid arrest has been jailed.
People taking part in this year's North East Skinny Dip. Picture by Roz Collier.

Skinny dippers bare all as they run into the sea naked in support of charity

Hundreds of people bared all as they took part in the North East Skinny Dip.

People are being recruited to take part in the North East Skinny Dip.

Will you be too chicken to take on the North East Skinny Dip challenge?

Skinny dippers hope to break their own record as they round up adventure seekers to make the dash into the North Sea once again.

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