Grandmother’s ‘suicide headaches’ inspire drive to help others with debilitating condition

A grandmother is aiming to raise awareness of a debilitating condition that can wreck lives by pulling together experts in the first conference of its kind in the North East.

Sheila has been missing since the early hours of today.

Pensioner found safe and well after going missing from home

A woman in her 70s has been found safe and well after going missing from home.
An artist's impression of how the new Whitburn Towers development will look.

New housing project revealed on site of former residential home

A plush housing development is set to boost the level of affordable properties for the over-55s.

Whitburn Church of England Academy 'Principal Alan Hardie is celebrating after the school achieved an oustanding OFSTED report.

Head speaks of pride after school judged as outstanding by Ofsted once again

The principal of Whitburn Church of England Academy has spoken of his pride after the school received an outstanding Ofsted report once again.

An artist's impression of the planned new houses.

Garage site redevelopment gets the go-ahead

Five townhouses are to be built on a busy South Tyneside coastal route as part of the possible overall redevelopment of a commercial garage site.

The cliffs at Marsden, where Phil Brown had hoped to create a community hub

Plans for clifftop sanctuary ruled out – but work to save lives will go on

The nurse behind the idea of creating a 24-hour clifftop “community hub” says he remains hopeful a version of his dream will become a reality.


Armed police deployed to deal with lamping - 'fantastic' or 'a waste of money'?

Deploying armed police deployed to deal with a spike in farm damage due to a suspected increase in lamping has sparked a lively debate online.

Armed police will be on patrol on land between Whitburn and South Shields

Armed police to patrol countryside around Whitburn over fears of increase in ‘lamping’

Armed police are getting set to patrol the countryside around Whitburn in response to damage to farms.

Whitburn winter window display winner, Tutti Frutti.'From left owner Ashleigh Turnock and Coun Tracey Dixon

Ice cream parlour wins Whitburn winter window display competition

An American-themed ice-cream parlour has licked the opposition in a festive window display competition.

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.


Wildlife lovers wanted to help spot species in annual Souter Bird Race

Wildlife lovers, bird watchers and conservation group members are helping the National Trust get a flying start to the year at the annual Souter Bird Race.

Coun Alan Kerr and building surveyor Phil Close, at Whitburn Windmill.

Historic windmill gets new lease of life as restoration work is completed

One of the coastline’s most familiar landmarks has been given a new lease of life thanks to extensive restoration work.

Six Year 13 pupils who were involved in the process accepted the award on behalf of the school.

School is top of the class after earning ‘world-class’ mark

A school is celebrating being top of the class after becoming just one of 60 in England to earn a prestigious award.

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.

Whitburn Village Primary School

Education bosses say primary school must do better

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

Picture by John Millar

Souter Lighthouse to host night run as landmark becomes active outdoor destination

One of the area's best-loved landmarks is hosting a special after-dark event for runners, fitness fans and lovers of the outdoors.
A photo by Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team taken during the call out.

Fisherman rescued after 20ft fall from cliff onto beach

A man was rescued after a fall from a cliff during a fishing trip left him with hip injuries.

How the new building could look

Residents invited to have their say on OAP flats plan

People are being invited to air their views on plan for a new development on their doorsteps.

Robert and Ailsa Latimer with their previous award

Latimer’s Seafood in running for national award

Ailsa and Robert Latimer are hoping to prove South Tyneside is the ‘plaice’ to be for quality seafood.

House Captains at Whitburn C of E Academy with goods the school as collected for the Harvest Festival with Jo Benham-Brown of The Key Project, one of the groups to benefit from the food and household items collected.

Students gather the harvest for people in need

Youngsters at a South Tyneside school gathered in scores of food donations to help others.

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