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.


GCSE results: Star student at Whitburn Academy achieves full house as she clocks up 12 A*s

Teenager Ava Napper really is a star pupil after achieving a full house of A*s in her GCSE's
Residents of Shearwater ad White Rocks Grove, Whitburn, who are worried about green land in the village that may be earmarked for housing developments.

Can scarecrows frighten off development plans for green spaces?

More scarecrows have appeared in a village as residents make their voices heard in protest at proposals to build on green spaces.

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Defiant football club not running scared in bid to save its field of dreams

Defiant football club not running scared in bid to save its field of dreams

A team of determined campaigners aren’t running scared in their bid to safeguard the future of their footballing field of dreams.

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Jack and Doreen Hawks celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary.

Six decades of marriage ‘don’t feel like five years!’

A Whitburn couple were over the moon when they celebrated 60 years of happiness together at the weekend.

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Baby yoga sessions held at South Tyneside beauty spot

Mums and their little ones limbered up to get active as a yoga session for babies was held at a South Tyneside beauty spot.

Suzanne Cleary owner of the Bistro @ The Pantry, Whitburn, with staff, from left, Kate Hull, Angela Dickinson and Jean Rutter.

Whitburn bistro extends opening hours as business booms

A former human resources manager has brewed up her perfect business venture as takes her coffee shop to the next level.

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Sea View Park, Whitburn. Image: Google Maps

Motorbike torched in suspected arson attack

A motorbike was set ablaze in a suspected arson attack.

Henry VIII

When Whitburn fishermen plotted to overthrow the king

Today we recall the time when local fishermen begged to get rid of a man who was making their lives a misery.

Fred Roberts complaining about overgrown footpath on the back of Farrow Drive

Whitburn OAP is grassed off about overgrown footpath

A furious pensioner has blasted council chiefs for failing to make the cut - as walkers are left stuck in the long grass at a popular beauty spot.

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Whitburn C of E Academy election of head boy and girl. From left vice chair school governor Milda Small, deputy head boy James Warren, head boy Sam Johnston,  principal Alan Hardie, head girl Kayla Wardle, deputy head girl Annisha Attanayake and chair school governor Jean Mulley

New Head Boy and Girl elected at Whitburn school

Four school pupils have been handed an honour by their peers after being elected to represent them.

Beauty salon Riva celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Owner Carol Richardson-Don with staff

Childhood dream is still alive for Whitburn salon owner 20 years on

A childhood dream is still alive 20-years on for hairdresser Carol Richardson-Don.

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Souter Lighthouse.

Coroner names man who died after falling from cliffs at Souter Lighthouse

The man who died after falling from cliffs at Souter Lighthouse has been named by the coroner.

The Fitness Games to held at Whitburn C of E Academy. Adam Shaw and Karleigh Wright

Fitness Games aim to show people exercise can be fun

Two super fit friends are out to spread the word that exercise can be fun.

Marsden cliff car scene

Safety plea after two cliff horror falls

Coastline chiefs have issued a safety warning after two horror cliff-edge falls in thick fog within three days.

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