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Hundreds of North East children targeted by internet groomers in last year, figures show

A charity has revealed the shocking number of North East children targeted by internet perverts since a new anti-grooming law came into force a year ago.

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National Victims Association's 21st annual conference at The Little Haven Hotel, South Shields.

Families of loved ones lost at the hands of killers gather for victims' conference

The loved ones of those lost through murder and manslaughter have gathered to bring their voices together in a conference which is fighting for change.

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Whitburn Festival to bring joys of the summer to village

Flower power, song, dance and strawberry teas are all part of summer celebrations at a fortnight-long festival

Whitburn
Tributes paid to army chef who catered for the Queen and went on to run South Shields pubs

Tributes paid to army chef who catered for the Queen and went on to run South Shields pubs

A son has paid tribute to his father whose culinary delights tantalised the taste buds of thousands of soldiers and pub customers over the years.

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Call for daredevils to take on abseil challenge at Souter Lighthouse

Dare you take on the challenge to abseil down one of the region's most famous landmarks?
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Traffic on the northbound A19 backed-up due to a accident on the approach to Testo's Roundabout.

Vow to keep up pressure and make A19 a safer route

A North East MP has vowed to keep up pressure on the Government to take action to make the A19 safer.

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Picture by PA.

'Tree champion' appointed to curb felling of street trees and boost planting rates

A "tree champion" has been appointed to prevent unnecessary felling of street trees and boost planting rates in the UK.
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South Shields Metro Station.

'Suspected' cable theft sees Metro trains to South Shields delayed

Metro trains to South Shields have been delayed this morning due to a suspected cable theft.
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Youngsters taking part in a previous Junior and Mini great North Run.

Junior and Mini Great North Run sells out with 9,000 young runners expected

This year's Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run has sold out with 9,000 youngsters set to take part in the event.

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Marsden cliffs.

Cliff top rescue in South Tyneside

Emergency crews were called to rescue someone from the cliff top at Marsden last night.

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Punjab Kitchen owner Mohammed Ishaq MBE

Pioneering food supplier named on Queen’s Birthday Honours list

The founder of a pioneering food supplierhas been awarded a medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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Ken Bremner, Chief Executive of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust.

Sunderland and South Tyneside hospital boss ‘humbled’ to receive MBE

A North East hospital boss has told of his pride after being recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Dame Catherine Cookson died 20 years ago.

South Shields author Catherine Cookson remembered in new hometown exhibition

The life and work of one of the world’s best-loved authors is the focus of a special exhibition in her South Shields home town.
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Jade Bellerby and Laurence Mason outside of The Black Bull Old Shotton. Picture by FRANK REID

Tragic footballer’s local pub holding fundraising event

The local pub of a talented footballer who died in Amsterdam is organising a fundraising night this weekend.

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NCS graduates Simeon Sayer, 16, and Anya Wright, 16, with Steve Walker, managing director for Stagecoach North East, and Maxine Tennet, director of operations for vInspired.

Young engineers on road to employment at South Shields bus depot

New engineers have secured interviews at a South Shields bus depot following their successful completion of a graduation programme.

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Shoplifting is on the increase in the North East

Concern for North East retailers as shoplifting figures soar

Retailers in the North East have raised concerns after a 10% rise in shoplifting was reported to Northumbria Police.

Crime

Family of tragic Lewis Knapp backs World Cup drink drive campaign

The heartbroken family of a young Boldon man who was killed by a driver who had been drinking and taking drugs have backed a campaign to keep the roads safe during this summer’s World Cup.

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Michael Jackson impersonator James Aston.

Thrilling Michael Jackson tribute added to South Tyneside Summer Festival bill

A tribute to the King of Pop will be moonwalking into South Shields this summer as part of the borough's annual festival parade.

Music

It’s a record! Thousands take part in Great North Dog Walk in South Shields

Organisers have hailed another ‘paw-fect’ Great North Dog Walk in South Shields saying a record number took part in the popular event.

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Part of the A19 will be closed tonight for street light work. Pic Courtesy of Google Images

Road to close for street light work to be carried out

Part of a major road is to be closed tonight to allow for street lighting work to be carried out.

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