South Tyneside

South Tyneside

New record label aims to follow in footsteps of indie legends Factory and Stiff

A new independent record label has been launched in the North East by two professional musicians from the region.

Music
The Cleadon and East Boldon candidates for the local elections are, from left, Margaret Meling (Labour), Jeff Milburn (Conservative) and Sarah Jean McKeown (Green Party).

Meet the Cleadon and East Boldon candidates in the South Tyneside local elections

This year’s local elections are just around the corner, and we are turning the spotlight on all South Tyneside's candidates in the run-up to polling day on May 3.

Politics
Antique Road Trips Charles Hanson vistits Judith Brown at Cleadon Antiques and Gifts

BBC show Antiques Road Trip visits village shop to check out its wares

An antiques shop failed to flog it when a star from a popular TV show came calling to look for items to buy for an on-air auction.

News
Tyne and Wear firefighters at the scene of an accident.

Motorists warned to take care following spate of accidents

Firefighters are urging drivers to take care following a spate of road accidents this month.

News
Carol Harries, left, Chris Cordner, centre, and Gavin Foster, right, at the judging of the Best of Health Awards.

Shortlist revealed for Best of Health Awards

Here is the announcement health workers and patients have been waiting for – the shortlist for this year’s Best of Health Awards.

News
More than a dozen bouquets of flowers along with other items have been left off the A194 Leam Lane in Jarrow in honour of Alan Stubbings.

Tributes left after tragic death of 49-year-old granddad

A family has said a granddad was “the best you could ever hope for” after his tragic death close to a busy road.

News
The site where planning permission has now been granted.

New homes on the way for former glassworks site in Whitburn

An eyesore former glassworks in the heart of a South Tyneside conservation area is to be demolished in a controversial project to turn the land into housing.

News
The Fizz.

Scouting For Girls, The Fizz and Roachford to play concert in South Shields

The sounds of three decades of pop are heading to South Shields this summer as Scouting for Girls, Roachford and The Fizz headline a free outdoor concert.
News
A Metro train.

Gap in service on Metro system after train is withdrawn

Passengers on the Metro system face delays after a train was withdrawn.
News

National financial specialist Fairstone commits itself to South Tyneside

A national financial adviser has underlined its commitment to South Tyneside.

News

Family and friends pay touching tribute to tragic Lewis Knapp on the first anniversary of his death

“He is never going to be forgotten.”

News
Colin Shevills of Balance.

North East alcohol campaigners welcome ‘very important’ drinking findings

A new study on the dangers of drinking too much has been welcomed as “very important.”

Health 1
David Bolt was making his debut in the Commonwealth Games.

Former postman 'thrilled' after picking up medal at Commonwealth Games

Move over Usain, there's a new Bolt in the medals!

Sunderland
Supt Steve Heatley

Fifteen arrests after Bank Holiday disorder in Sunderland and South Shields

Fifteen people have been arrested after reports of Bank Holiday weekend disorder in Sunderland and South Tyneside.
News
Neil Acourt. File photo issued by the Metropolitan Police

Former Stephen Lawrence murder suspect jailed for part in South Shields drugs conspiracy ordered to repay £6,000

A former suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has been ordered to repay £6,000 reaped from a drug ring or face a further four months behind bars.
Crime

Giant foam peaks form in fountain after suspected prank in South Shields park

Giant peaks of foam have formed in a popular water feature, causing chunks of froth to float out onto the road.
News
Sunderland Royal Hospital.

South Tyneside and Sunderland health chiefs hit back at councillor critics

Health bosses have hit back at criticisms of planned health reforms in South Tyneside and Sunderland

Health

New phone scam warning after man is called from wife’s number claiming she's had terrible accident

Police have issued a warning about a sophisticated new phone scam in which the victim is targeted with a call from a loved one's number.

Crime 2
Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Councillors ‘insulted’ over response to concerns about moving hospital services from South Tyneside to Sunderland

Councillors say they were left feeling ‘insulted’ and ‘disgusted’ by the response to their concerns over proposed health reforms in Sunderland and South Tyneside.

Health
The cliffs at Marsden.

Clifftop CCTV camera installed to warn of suicide attempts

A CCTV camera is giving emergency services early warning of potential cliff tragedies in South Tyneside.

South Shields
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