South Tyneside

South Tyneside

Transgender South Shields woman cleared of raping a man

A transgender woman accused of raping a man has been cleared over the alleged attack after the charges against her were dropped.

Headteacher Elizabeth Hayes outside Boldon School.

School fails to reach good standard for more than a decade

A local school is one of 130 in the country which has failed to be rated as ‘good’ by education watchdogs for more than ten years.

Don't forget to leave extra time to defrost the car this morning

Warning to commuters after coldest night of the year

Commuters are again being urged to leave extra time to travel today after Britain shivered through its coldest night of the year.
Whitburn CE Academy students, Robyn Wilson, Dominic Corr, Callan Matthews, Hannah Buchanan, Jerin Juby and Matthew Laverick.

School is officially world class after wowing award judges

A South Tyneside school is celebrating being dubbed world class.

DCI Lee Gosling

16 more arrests in Christmas crime crackdown

A Christmas crackdown against suspected burglars had led to another 16 arrests over the weekend.

Snow falling at Jackson's Wharf in Hartlepool. Photo by Ashley Foster,

Sub-zero temperatures hit region as winter bites

Freezing weather continues hit the North East with temperatures set plummet to as low as -4C, according to the Met Office.
Passengers travelling on the Metro this morning will face delays on services due to the severe weather.

Metro misery as trains fail due to severe weather

Passengers travelling on the Metro this morning will face delays as services are affected by the severe weather.
Testo's roundabout

Crews called to car fire at Testo's roundabout

Fire crews are dealing with a car fire at Testo's roundabout.

The layout of the village as it is now.

Have your say on East Boldon plans

Residents in East Boldon are being urged to get behind plans to give the village a facelift.
Windy conditions are expected.

Temperatures set to plummet and strong gusts expected as Storm Caroline affects North East

Temperatures set to plummet in the North East as the tail end of Storm Caroline hits the region.


Extra Metro trains to help passengers over festive period

The Tyne and Wear Metro has revealed extra trains will be running during the festive season as it gears up for its busiest time of the year.
More arrests made in police crackdown on burglaries

More arrests made in police crackdown on burglaries

Police are adding to their tally of suspected burglars being arrested and quizzed by detectives as part of a Christmas crime crackdown.

South Tyneside Hospital

‘Downgrading’ fears over proposed changes at South Tyneside hospital

Proposed changes to how key health services are delivered between hospitals in South Tyneside and Sunderland have been given a thumbs down.

The ponies returned to Cleadon Hills last month. Picture by Tim Richardson.

Families urged to be mindful of ponies at Cleadon Hills this winter

Families in South Tyneside are being asked to be mindful of the borough's equine friends this winter.

Detective chief inspector Lee Gosling

29 people have now been arrested as police stage festive burglary crackdown

A burglary crackdown is gathering pace as more suspected criminals find themselves being quizzed by police.

Chloe Rutherford and boyfriend Liam Curry, Jane Tweddle-Taylor, Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron.

Manchester bombing could have been stopped 'had cards fallen differently'

MI5 was "actively" investigating the ringleader of the London Bridge atrocity at the time of the rampage, while the Manchester bombing could have been stopped "had the cards fallen differently", an official assessment has found.
Sarah Pitt has temporarily taken over the role as area commander for Southern Area Command.

New chief at helm of policing in Sunderland and South Tyneside

A new chief is set to oversee policing across Sunderland and South Tyneside.

Police launch Operation Sleigh ahead of Christmas. Detective chief inspector Lee Gosling

Festive crime crackdown leads to 24 arrests in three days

A festive crime crackdown has led to a string of arrests within days of its launch.

Whitburn Village Primary School

Education bosses say primary school must do better

An education watchdog says a South Tyneside primary school must do better.

Highways bosses have released details of roadworks across the region this week

Roadworks to watch out for across the North East this week

Highways chiefs have unveiled details of roadworks for drivers to look out for across the region this week.

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