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Dad-to-be smeared police cell with own faeces after arrest for threatening to kill ex-girlfriend and unborn child

A bitter boyfriend bombarded his pregnant ex-girlfriend with sinister threats when she dumped him after finding out about his violent past.

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South Shields FC players go for a drink with their fans and Coronation Street star after game postponed

South Shields FC supporters were given a welcome surprise after their game was called off at the 11th hour yesterday - as their favourites joined them for a drink.

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There is no suggestion that South Tyneside District Hospital would close as part of any new arrangement.

Health chiefs told to ‘justify’ merger proposals for South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals

Council bosses have called for talks with hospital chiefs to ‘justify’ the possibility of a health trust merger.

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New giant ride to appear on South Shields skyline as Ocean Beach Pleasure Park reopens for 2018 season

There’s a new addition to the seafront skyline in South Shields - as The ‘Big Wheel’ makes a comeback to Ocean Beach Pleasure Park

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Meeting set to take place to discuss cliff top sanctuary idea

Progress on ‘cliff-top sanctuary’ plan as meeting scheduled with National Trust and council chiefs

A nurse determined to create a community hub to act as a clifftop sanctuary has lined up meetings with those in power in a bid to move his idea forward.

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Muhammad Ali in South Shields in 1977.

New play to celebrate famous year Muhammad Ali and the Queen came to South Shields

A new play inspired by arguably the greatest year in South Tyneside’s history is seeking people from the borough to be a part of it.

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Samaritans awareness Brew Up event 
From left outreach Sarah Wright, chairman Steve Hall and fundraiser Louise Tindle

Blue Monday is coming – here’s how a simple cuppa and chat can help

People are being urged to brew up to help beat Blue Monday.

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Darren Bonner's body was found in Cresswell, Northumberland.

Man found buried alive in shallow grave had 32 separate injuries, murder jurors told

A man found buried alive in a shallow grave at a coastal beauty spot had 32 separate areas of injury to his body when he was examined before his death, jurors have heard.

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RNLI lifeguards in training. Picture by RNLI/Nigel Millard.

RNLI seeks lifeguards to keep beaches safe this summer

Lifeguards are being sought to help ensure beaches in the North East remain safe this summer.
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Picture by Jane Coltman

Police officer describes shock at finding 'man in grave' covered in tree roots making 'snoring noises'

A police officer has described the shocking moment she found a living victim lying in a woodland shallow grave.
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Lewis Knapp tragically died last April.

Family’s tribute to tragic Lewis Knapp after death crash driver sentenced

The family of a much-loved 20-year-old who died in a road accident say ‘no length of jail sentence’ for his killer will ever get them over his death.

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Whitburn Academy staff, Judith McKie (left) and Jade Norris.

Science staff at South Tyneside school clinch national award

Staff at a South Tyneside school beat stiff competition to clinch a national award.

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The figures were released by Metro's operator, Nexus.

Half of Metro passengers no longer pay by cash, figures reveal

Half of Tyne and Wear Metro passengers no longer use cash to pay for their journeys, it has been revealed.

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Incidents at Marsden cliffs have prompted Phil Brown to seek a support group in the area

Plans for cliff-top ‘sanctuary’ to cut down on deaths at coastal beauty spot

The man behind the creation of an emergency coastal marker system is aiming to set up a cliff-top volunteer group to cut down on the number of lives being lost in the seaside cliffs.

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Sir Mo Farah won last year's race. Pic: PA.

Great North Run 2018 entry ballot open

The race for places in the world’s biggest half marathon begins today.

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The cost of using the Metro is going up for many passengers from January 2.

Metro passengers face New Year price hike as they head back to work

Passengers using the Tyne and Wear Metro face higher prices from tomorrow as they head back to work after the festive break.

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Storm Dylan is expected to bring strong winds to the region on New Year's EVe

Weather warning as Storm Dylan hits region

Weather forecasters have issued a warning for strong winds across the region as Storm Dylan hits the country.

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Bob Olley being filmed for a documentary on his life and work

Famous South Shields artist Bob Olley to be subject of documentary

South Tyneside’s pitman painter Bob Olley is going to be put in the picture himself - after 30 years

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Paul Todd appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

South Shields man stole police officer’s van - then crashed into car and telegraph pole

A South Tyneside man has been banned from the road for a year after stealing a van from a police officer and crashing it into a car and telegraph pole - writing off both vehicles.

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She said yes! Happy outcome to frosty proposal

Andrew Owen was overjoyed when his girlfriend agreed to be his wife following a romantic ice rink proposal.

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