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Watch former X Factor stars The Cutkelvins get the crowd going at the South Tyneside Festival

Former X Factor starts The Cutkelvins impressed thousands of fans with their energetic performance at the latest South Tyneside Festival.
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Watch fans rush for the front as The Vamps play South Tyneside Summer Festival in South Shields

Fans desperate to catch a glimpse of boy band The Vamps queued overnight to see them at this year's South Tyneside Summer Festival.

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Armed officers mingle with the crowds at the gala.

Police praise public after success of Durham Miners' Gala

Police have thanked the public after today's Durham Miners' Gala which was attended by tens of thousands of people passed off without incident.

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Metros are delayed by up to 15 minutes system wide.

Metro delays after two failed trains

Passengers travelling on the Metro this afternoon are facing delays following two train failures.
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The moment out-of-control car narrowly misses man as crashing driver mounts pavement in South Shields

This is the moment baber Ali Sezer escaped with his life as an out of control car came hurtling towards him.
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New allotment at Boldon Colliery by Holder House CIC Chris Convery.'Back from left Philip Brooks, Keith Parkin, and Chris Tilbrook

Life-changing allotment project takes on new site as it aims to help even more

An allotment scheme which is helping to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities is to be replicated - this time in support of those battling mental health demons.

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Flowers fall-out at caravan park sees pensioner parting ways

A pensioner claims she has been forced off a South Tyneside holiday park after a decade.

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Delays of up to 25 minutes are reported.

Metro passengers facing morning delays

Metro passengers are facing delays this morning because of an obstruction on the line.

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Sunderland schoolgirl takes part in rare sea baptism in South Shields

A schoolgirl made waves as she took part in a rare sea baptism in South Shields.

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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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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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'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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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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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.

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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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Daniel Sirell's team mates and friends come together to play a match in his honour

Football match takes place in honour of talented young player Daniel Sirrell who died in Amsterdam

The girlfriend of a talented young player who died in a drowning tragedy in Amsterdam joined family and friends as a tribute match was played in his honour.

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Former foreign secretary David Miliband, who has said that Jeremy Corbyn should back the idea of a "Norway model" for Britain after it leaves the European Union. Picture by Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

UK needs 'Norway model' to stay safe in Trumpish world after Brexit, says ex-South Shields MP David Miliband

Jeremy Corbyn should back the idea of a "Norway model" for Britain after it leaves the European Union, former South Shields MP David Miliband has said.
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