Cleadon and The Boldons

Cleadon & The Boldons

School is still failing to make the grade - despite being told it must improve

A school is still failing to make the grade despite being told to improve.

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The Faltec factory at East Boldon.

Car parts firm fined £1.6million over ‘serious’ health and safety breaches

A company which was responsible for a number of serious safety failings which injured or hurt five workers has been ordered to pay £1.6million.

Business
One of the images which sold as part of a mining collection.

Mining memorabilia sells for £6,000 in auction

An auction of mining memorabilia sold for £6,000 in South Tyneside.

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The writers collective, back row, from left, Victoria Watson and Kay Stewart; Middle row, Rebecca Sowden, Felicity Watson, Alex Heppell and Michelle Fox; Front, Emma Whitehall and Sarah Jeffery.

Women’s writing will help protect victims of domestic violence

A South Tyneside author is helping protect victims of domestic violence.

Sunderland
Hedworth Lane Primary School youngsters catch speeding drivers with the help of PC Luiz Scheidt.

Pupils use speed guns to put brakes on drivers who speed past their school

Schoolchildren have taken to the streets with speed guns to catch speeding motorists red-handed.

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Conservatives make comeback in South Tyneside - but Labour still holds all but one seat

The Conservatives have made a come back in South Tyneside, denying Labour total control of the council.
Politics
Lilian Milne wants village green status to be granted at Oakleigh Gardens.

Battle to protect sports fields from future building set to restart

Campaigners are set to renew their battle to protect two sports fields at a South Tyneside countryside spot, after a new date was set for a postponed public inquiry.

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Residents Mick Smith, left, and Graham Ivison, campaigning for a pavement along Moor Lane, Cleadon.

Demand for £500,000 footpath over fatal accident fears on rural road

Concerned residents are demanding a new £500,000 footpath be built to provide safe access along a country road.

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Simon Whitaker, Vic Morgan and Eve Whitaker outside the shop in Station Road, East Boldon.

Men's fashion store announces £2 million turnover as it welcomes a new boss

A new manager has joined a fashion firm as it looks to build on its business milestone of reaching a £2 million turnover.

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Lewis Knapp

‘Tears and laughter’ as friends and family remember Lewis Knapp with road charity fundraiser

Family and friends of a young man killed in a hit and run have gathered to raise funds in his memory.

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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.

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

“He is never going to be forgotten.”

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Aidan Martin

Former X Factor star Aidan Martin makes iTunes top 5 with debut single

A singer-songwriter who made it to the judges’ houses of last year’s X Factor has proved a knockout with his debut single.

Music
Metro

Metro trains suspended on Sunderland line

Passengers are facing disruption after Metro trains were halted on the Sunderland line.
Sunderland

Family and friends meet at memorial garden to remember hit-and-run victim Lewis Knapp

Good Friday is a day that has been etched on the hearts of the family of Lewis Knapp for all the wrong reasons.

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Police were called to East Boldon Metro station.

Train and car damaged after trouble at Metro station

A Metro train and a car were damaged after trouble flared at a Metro station last night.

Cleadon and The Boldons

Victoria Cross winner honoured with lasting memorial

A commemorative stone has been unveiled to honour the memory of a Victoria Cross winner.

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Private Thomas Young VC.

Memorial stone to be laid for Victoria Cross hero

A commemorative stone is to be unveiled to honour the memory of a Victoria Cross winner.

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