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.

A photo taken of the spot where the rescue took place earlier today, taken by Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team.

Rescuers rush to the aid after person falls close to cliff edge

Two teams worked together to help paramedics after a person fell near to the cliffs at Marsden this afternoon.


North East Skinny Dip hailed as best yet as thousands flood in for charity

A beach skinny dip made its biggest footprint yet as its organiser celebrates its most successful year.


Skinny dippers bare all at sunrise to raise money for mental health charity Mind

Hundreds of skinny dippers bared all on a North East beach today to raise money for a mental health charity.
Owen Pugh site at Marsden Quarry

Jobs under threat at Owen Pugh Marsden Quarry site as firm restructures

Jobs are under threat at a construction firm which has a site Marsden Quarry.

The North East Skinny Dip has helped raise cash for charities.

Skinny dip’s leader bares all about how bracing sea dash boosts her health

The woman who leads a mass skinny dip dash has spoken of how the experience has helped boost her own mental health.


Power cuts hit hundreds of homes in Sunderland and South Tyneside during Storm Aileen

Engineers are working to restore power after outages hit hundreds of properties in Sunderland and nearby villages in South Tyneside and East Durham.

Your chance to clean up our beaches

How you can help turn the tide on litter along our beaches

An army of volunteers is being recruited to clean up our beaches as part of a national fight against marine litter.
The crash scene on Wednesday

Speed camera to be deployed on coastal road after crashes

A mobile speed camera is set to be used to snare drivers breaking the law along a South Shields Road where two people were left injured in an accident.

Police have issued an appeal following the incident.

Bogus caller warning after pensioner is left £500 out of pocket

Police are warning people to be in their guard against people calling at their homes touting for business.

Nadine Shah, who has issued a new album, Holiday Destination.

Nadine’s new album inspired by harrowing world events

A singer-songwriter is hitting home a thought-provoking political message with her latest album.

Whitburn C of E Academy A-level results day
From left Head of sixth form Lee Craggs and Principal Alan Hardie with students

School scores ‘fantastic’ results as its first A-Level students pass their exams

Staff and students at Whitburn Church of England Academy are celebrating achieving “fantastic” results - the first time since the doors opened on its new sixth form.

The scene yesterday afternoon. Picture from Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team

Dog dies after South Tyneside cliff fall

A dog has died after falling from cliffs on South Tyneside.

Picture of a previous pony and trap ride in Sunderland

Travellers to carry out mass memorial pony and trap ride from Sunderland to Whitburn

More than 20 pony and trap riders are expected to parade through Sunderland on Sunday.

Meet the candidates: South Shields would-be MPs bid for your vote in the General Election

These are the four women and one man looking to win your vote in the race to become South Shields' next MP.
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Members of Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum and kids who are campaigning to use the Charlie Hurley Centre.

Residents’ fears as Sunderland AFC ‘explore opportunities’ with housing developer over Charlie Hurley Centre

Residents have launched a campaign to stop houses being built on land named after one of Sunderland AFC’s greatest players.

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