Jobs under threat at Owen Pugh Marsden Quarry site as firm restructures

Jobs are under threat at a construction firm which has a site Marsden Quarry.

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

Skinny dip’s leader bares all about how bracing sea dash boosts her health

The woman who leads a mass skinny dip dash has spoken of how the experience has helped boost her own mental health.


Power cuts hit hundreds of homes in Sunderland and South Tyneside during Storm Aileen

Engineers are working to restore power after outages hit hundreds of properties in Sunderland and nearby villages in South Tyneside and East Durham.

Your chance to clean up our beaches

How you can help turn the tide on litter along our beaches

An army of volunteers is being recruited to clean up our beaches as part of a national fight against marine litter.
The crash scene on Wednesday

Speed camera to be deployed on coastal road after crashes

A mobile speed camera is set to be used to snare drivers breaking the law along a South Shields Road where two people were left injured in an accident.

Police have issued an appeal following the incident.

Bogus caller warning after pensioner is left £500 out of pocket

Police are warning people to be in their guard against people calling at their homes touting for business.

Nadine Shah, who has issued a new album, Holiday Destination.

Nadine’s new album inspired by harrowing world events

A singer-songwriter is hitting home a thought-provoking political message with her latest album.

Whitburn C of E Academy A-level results day
From left Head of sixth form Lee Craggs and Principal Alan Hardie with students

School scores ‘fantastic’ results as its first A-Level students pass their exams

Staff and students at Whitburn Church of England Academy are celebrating achieving “fantastic” results - the first time since the doors opened on its new sixth form.

The scene yesterday afternoon. Picture from Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team

Dog dies after South Tyneside cliff fall

A dog has died after falling from cliffs on South Tyneside.

Picture of a previous pony and trap ride in Sunderland

Travellers to carry out mass memorial pony and trap ride from Sunderland to Whitburn

More than 20 pony and trap riders are expected to parade through Sunderland on Sunday.

Meet the candidates: South Shields would-be MPs bid for your vote in the General Election

These are the four women and one man looking to win your vote in the race to become South Shields' next MP.
South Shields
Members of Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum and kids who are campaigning to use the Charlie Hurley Centre.

Residents’ fears as Sunderland AFC ‘explore opportunities’ with housing developer over Charlie Hurley Centre

Residents have launched a campaign to stop houses being built on land named after one of Sunderland AFC’s greatest players.

Principal Alan Hardie has written to parents and carers asking for financial help for Whitburn Church of England Academy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
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