New homes on the way for former glassworks site in Whitburn

An eyesore former glassworks in the heart of a South Tyneside conservation area is to be demolished in a controversial project to turn the land into housing.

Members of the Coastguard team reunited the dog with its owner. Picture by Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team.

Dog plucked to safety after accident on cliffs

A dog was rescued by emergency services after an accident on cliffs this morning.

Latimer's in Whitburn Bents Road

Review: Latimer’s, Whitburn Bents Road, Sunderland

You can’t beat fish and chips on Good Friday. It’s what turkey is to Christmas.

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Robert Latimer and his wife Ailsa, front centre, and staff.

Whitburn business in the running for national food award

A fishmonger has been named as a finalist at the prestigious national Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Newcastle Road, Fulwell.

Woman banned from the roads after being caught at three and a half times the drug-driving limit

A drug user who was caught behind the wheel of a large four-by-four vehicle while three-and-a-half times the specified cannabis limit has been banned from the roads for 18 months.

The Marsden Quarry site

Staff numbers set to double at Marsden Quarry as takeover deal signed to save operation

More jobs are on their way after a takeover deal was signed for Marsden Quarry.

The Frisian Lady lost 200 bundles of timber during the recent severe weather.

Clean up under way after ship sheds timber off North East coast

Scavengers will be out of luck if they scour our shores for timber shed from a ship.
The Great Exhibition of the North will be held from June to September.

BAE Systems pulls sponsorship of Great Exhibition of the North after backlash

A defence company has pulled its sponsorship of the Great Exhibition of the North after artists raised concerns over its involvement in the family-friendly celebrations.
From left to right, Latimer's workers Johannah Hutchinson, Gabrielle McCririck and Sophie Gray.

Seafood business batters opposition to gain national recognition

A seafood eatery is reeling in recognition after proving it’s the plaice to be for employees who need support.

Nadine Shah will no longer be taking part in the Great Exhibition of the North.

Whitburn singer songwriter pulls out of Great Exhibition of the North over sponsor's involvement

An artist lined up to perform as part of the Great Exhibition of the North has said she will no longer appear after discovering a defence firm is among its sponsors.
Ellen Bekker, Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum treasurer, with chairman Phil Leaf.

Whitburn residents given chance to have their say on future of the village

Residents in Whitburn are being urged to have their say on a plan which will set out how the village will develop and thrive over the next 20 years.


Revealed: The 20 most expensive streets to buy a house in the Sunderland area

Everyone wants to live in a desirable area - and today we can reveal the most expensive streets to buy a house within the Sunderland area.

Ouch trustee Dorothy Chapman.

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.

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