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Girl who can not swim lucky to be alive after being swept out to sea

A teenager was "extremely lucky" to survive after being swept out to sea at South Shields beach.
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The final phase in the longstanding road and bridge repairs at Heworth will see the A184 closed in both directions at Heworth.

Final phase of Felling bypass works set to start

The first in a series of overnight road closures on the A184 Felling bypass are set to get underway next week.
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From left, Sir Nick Clegg, Nicky Morgan and David Miliband at a cross-party intervention Brexit negotiation at Tilda Rice Mill in Rainham, Essex. Pic: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

David Miliband urges Britain not to be 'held to ransom' by demand for hard Brexit

Former foreign secretary David Miliband has urged MPs of all parties to come together to prevent Britain leaving the EU in a "hard Brexit".
Politics
This magnificent shot was captured by Laurence Younger from the coast at Marsden.

Dolphins delight seafront visitors with playful antics

These photos capture the moment dolphins thrilled beachgoers and fishermen as they leapt from the sea earlier today.
South Shields
Shayne Ward

Over 1,200 contact charity’s crisis page after Coronation Street’s suicide storyline

A mental health charity saw a rise in the number of visitors to its crisis page following Wednesday night’s episode of Coronation Street which highlighted male suicide.

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Shayne Ward

Coronation Street praised for tackling issue of male suicide, with hopes it could save lives here

Mental health charities are hoping a leading TV soap’s storyline - highlighting male suicide - will help get people talking and those in need reaching out for support.

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The RSPCA says dogs should never be left alone in parked vehicles.

Police called over dogs left in cars as temperatures soar

Police have issued a warning to dog owners in the hot weather after receiving calls about people leaving their animals in cars with the windows closed.
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Steph Archbold and Phil Capewell with Amelia shortly after her birth at Sunderland Royal.

Couple who lost daughter thank charity and Sunderland Royal Hospital staff for helping them through heartache

A couple are holding a celebration for their late daughter as they give back to the charity which helped them through their heartache.

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John Briers covers his face outside Newcastle Crown Court.

Suspicious invoice sparked £700k fraud investigation into Age Concern boss

A suspicious invoice sparked an investigation into a £700,000 fraud by an Age Concern charity chief, jurors have heard.

Crime
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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John Briers pictured outside of Newcastle Crown Court

South Shields charity chief goes on trial accused of £700,000 fraud over eight-year period

A trusted chief executive pocketed over £700,000 belonging to Age Concern during an eight-year fraud, jurors have heard.

Crime
Members of the drugs gang were convicted after a trial at Teesside Crown Court.

Four face lengthy jail sentences after being convicted of conspiracy to supply cocaine

Four men are facing years in prison after they were convicted of dealing cocaine from a network of houses in Sunderland and South Shields.

Crime
Joe McElderry was due to perform at The Empire Theatre in Consett last night.

'Suspicious letter' leads Joe McElderry to clear theatre ahead of show

Singer Joe McElderry asked a venue's bosses to evacuate a theatre moments before he was due to perform after a note sparked concern.

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Carol Harries, left, Chris Cordner, centre, and Gavin Foster, right, at the judging of the Best of Health Awards.

Shortlist revealed for Best of Health Awards

Here is the announcement health workers and patients have been waiting for – the shortlist for this year’s Best of Health Awards.

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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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David Bolt was making his debut in the Commonwealth Games.

Former postman 'thrilled' after picking up medal at Commonwealth Games

Move over Usain, there's a new Bolt in the medals!

Sunderland
Supt Steve Heatley

Fifteen arrests after Bank Holiday disorder in Sunderland and South Shields

Fifteen people have been arrested after reports of Bank Holiday weekend disorder in Sunderland and South Tyneside.
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Neil Acourt. File photo issued by the Metropolitan Police

Former Stephen Lawrence murder suspect jailed for part in South Shields drugs conspiracy ordered to repay £6,000

A former suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has been ordered to repay £6,000 reaped from a drug ring or face a further four months behind bars.
Crime

Giant foam peaks form in fountain after suspected prank in South Shields park

Giant peaks of foam have formed in a popular water feature, causing chunks of froth to float out onto the road.
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Sunderland Royal Hospital.

South Tyneside and Sunderland health chiefs hit back at councillor critics

Health bosses have hit back at criticisms of planned health reforms in South Tyneside and Sunderland

Health
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