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"26.04.2017 16:00:32" Timeline Photos What are your favourite memories of days out at the seaside on South Tyneside?
"26.04.2017 15:37:36" shieldsgazette.com Newcastle United HMRC investigation - What we know about the raids, arrests and potential penalties, plus the French club implicated in wrongdoing revealed Less than 48 hours after Newcastle's promotion party, an unexpected darkness has once again returned to Tyneside. Could Newcastle United face a points penalty or worse?
"26.04.2017 15:30:13" shieldsgazette.com Authors look to encourage reading in South Shields Four authors will be visiting libraries across South Tyneside next month in a bid to encourage people to try a new writer or genre. Do any of these events take your fancy?
"26.04.2017 15:27:08" shieldsgazette.com Bradley Lowery's Sunderland mascot role cancelled as mum shares heartache over condition Bradley Lowery's will not be able to lead out Sunderland for the team's game against Boro tonight because he is unwell. Bradley will have to give his mascot appearance for Sunderland at Boro a miss tonight as he's unwell.
We're sending our best wishes to him today.
"26.04.2017 15:00:43" shieldsgazette.com Terrified teenager robbed of his iPhone and swimming kit in knifepoint attack A terrified teenager had a knife held to his neck while being robbed of his swimming kit as he left a Metro train after visiting a leisure centre. The teenager was left "very nervous" and wary of travelling on the Metro again.
"26.04.2017 14:17:59" shieldsgazette.com Ryanair announces new winter routes from Newcastle Airport Holidaymakers seeking a bit of winter sun now have two new routes to choose from on Ryanair.. Anyone for some winter sun? ☀️
"26.04.2017 14:03:05" shieldsgazette.com Poll: Would you like to see Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head in a TV debate Would it help you decide how to vote if you saw the two main party leaders go head-to-head in a TV debate? Vital to democracy? Or a spectacle you're keen to avoid?
Let us know your thoughts in our poll:
"26.04.2017 13:52:29" sunderlandecho.com Soldier found guilty of murdering former girlfriend by cutting open her neck from ear to ear A soldier has been convicted of stalking his ex-girlfriend, breaking into her flat and cutting her neck open from ear to ear. The jury have returned their verdict in this horrific case.
"26.04.2017 13:42:20" shieldsgazette.com Ex-Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton admits career all but over after being handed 18-month betting-related football ban by FA Former Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has admitted his career is effectively over after being suspended from football activity for 18 months. Joey Barton bet an average of £150 a time on more than 1,200 football bets, many of which when he was an NUFC player. He even bet against his own team!
"26.04.2017 13:30:38" shieldsgazette.com Obese children 'four times more likely' to develop Type 2 diabetes Obese children are at four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, warns new research. The nation's obesity crisis is getting worse.
"26.04.2017 12:42:31" shieldsgazette.com Sand martins will soon be setting up home along the coast Some feathery friends will soon be able to settle into a new coastal home. Good news for local birders.
"26.04.2017 12:08:06" shieldsgazette.com South Shields 'run face' man delighted after marathon effort A runner from South Tyneside who landed himself a free London Marathon place for his “run face” completed the epic challenge for charity. Great effort Paul!
"26.04.2017 11:33:42" shieldsgazette.com Hummus shortage leaves North East middle classes in dip disarray They say bad things come in threes, and following Brexit and the General Election announcement, Brits were hit by another sucker punch with the news that the country's hummus supplies were at critical levels. Hummus be joking!
"26.04.2017 11:01:08" shieldsgazette.com Work colleagues receive bravery award after rescuing woman from fire Two work colleagues have been awarded for their bravery after they rescued a woman in her 70s during a Sunderland house fire. So well deserved!
"26.04.2017 10:45:24" shieldsgazette.com Ayoze Perez discusses the future of Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez Ayoze Perez is praying Rafa Benitez will remain at St James's Park for 'many years', as he is key to the successful future of Newcastle United, writes Liam Kennedy. 'He is very important for our future'
"26.04.2017 10:36:05" shieldsgazette.com New claims Jack the Ripper was noted poet who studied as a priest in the North East A new book makes the explosive claim that Jack the Ripper was the poet Francis Thompson, who studied as a priest in County Durham. He was also an influence on JRR Tolkein:
"26.04.2017 10:11:46" shieldsgazette.com Rob Elliot reveals his pride at his Newcastle United return after a year out of the first-team picture Rob Elliot has spoken of his pride at repaying the faith Rafa Benitez has shown in him, having been thrown into the Newcastle starting XI out of the blue. 'I've had to sit behind the best goalkeeper in the league this year in Karl Darlow'
"26.04.2017 10:01:12" shieldsgazette.com Taxis in South Tyneside spark row after parking in disabled bays Council chiefs have vowed to take action against taxis parking in disabled bays at a shopping centre in South Tyneside. Have you seen this happen?
"26.04.2017 09:55:26" shieldsgazette.com Newcastle United ground raided by HMRC over investigation into transfer activities Newcastle United boss Lee Charnley has been arrested by officials investigating a suspected income tax and national insurance fraud. Here's an update on the situation.
"26.04.2017 08:52:45" shieldsgazette.com Newcastle United ground raided by HMRC over investigation into transfer activities Newcastle United's St James's Park stadium has been raided by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs officers as part of an investigation into transfer activity, it has been reported. Some breaking news this morning.
"26.04.2017 08:30:23" shieldsgazette.com Hundreds enjoy Easter holiday fun at Jarrow Hall A revamped South Tyneside tourist attraction has enjoyed a bumper Easter relaunch. What a gorgeous photo!
Did you go along?
"26.04.2017 07:34:25" shieldsgazette.com Train strike to go ahead after talks fail A 24-hour strike on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Friday after the failure of talks to resolve a dispute over the role of guards. Will this affect your travel plans?
"26.04.2017 07:31:11" shieldsgazette.com The tattoo designed to show support for Bradley Lowery – and how you can get it A tattooist inspired by the strength of Bradley Lowery has designed some artwork in his honour. Would you get one?
"26.04.2017 06:59:23" shieldsgazette.com Fears for elderly over plans to scrap 'human' housing services Housing bosses are planning to shut down a valuable lifeline for the elderly with a 'hi-tech' housing service, claims a concerned councillor. Nine staff are being redeployed to other areas in favour of e-services:
"26.04.2017 06:20:30" Timeline Photos Today's front page:
"25.04.2017 21:20:06" Timeline Photos Thanks to Charlotte TJ Nash for this photograph, taken at Marsden.
"25.04.2017 21:01:05" shieldsgazette.com E4's Tattoo Fixers looking for North East ink disasters Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck, as Channel 4's Tattoo Fixers are looking for people to appear on the show. Own up ... who's got one?
"25.04.2017 20:16:06" shieldsgazette.com Does this dog look like William Shakespeare? That is the question An animal welfare charity is seeking to rehome a dog said to bear an "uncanny theatrical resemblance" to author William Shakespeare. Does this dog look like William Shakespeare? And can you think of a better headline?
"25.04.2017 19:45:08" shieldsgazette.com On the road to self-driving cars Autonomy, driverless, self-driving, call it what you like, technology that removes some element of control of a car from the driver is an increasingly How do you feel about these?
"25.04.2017 19:10:08" shieldsgazette.com Recalling once-popular South Shields youth club I'm sure you'll recognise a lot of familiar faces on the two old photos sent in by reader Ruth Anderson. Any familiar faces?
"25.04.2017 18:32:13" shieldsgazette.com Police name victim as they launch Sunderland murder probe Police have confirmed they are treating the death of a man in Sunderland at the weekend as murder. Police have confirmed they are treating Barry Solomon's death as murder...
"25.04.2017 18:01:13" shieldsgazette.com Comfort eating bad for children Mums who give young kids chocolates and sweets when they're upset could be increasing their risk of becoming obese or suffering eating disorders, scientists warn. Does a little treat every now and again really do that much harm?
"25.04.2017 18:00:06" shieldsgazette.com Warning that most identity fraud info can come from Facebook Most of the personal information needed by fraudsters to steal your identity can be found on your Facebook profile, cyber safety experts have warned Worth checking your settings.
"25.04.2017 17:07:57" shieldsgazette.com Pet charity sets up 'estate agent for cats' - with Taj Mahal and Georgian manor on offer for moggies A pet charity has launched an "estate agent for cats" as part of a drive to help animal lovers give their felines the space they need. And why a cardboard box is a cat's best friend:
"25.04.2017 17:05:11" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Ryan Shawcross has reacted to speculation linking him with Newcastle. (Pic: PA)
"25.04.2017 16:35:52" shieldsgazette.com Fifty new jobs at South Shields energy broker A South Tyneside energy broker has launched a recruitment drive to hire 50 new workers. Know anyone looking for a job?
"25.04.2017 16:01:22" shieldsgazette.com New speeding fines: the facts There has been a lot of discussion around the new sentencing guidelines for speeding, which came in to force yesterday in England and Wales. Let's sort out some of the myths ...
"25.04.2017 15:00:45" shieldsgazette.com Students warned over rise in number of drug-fuelled 'super' parties A new wave of drug fuelled student "super" parties held in houses could lead to a "perfect storm" of mass casualties, it has been warned. "Super" is not used in the positive sense of the word.
"25.04.2017 14:15:09" sunderlandecho.com Water firm's £300,000 help for heritage sites in Sunderland and Durham Heritage and nature sites in Wearside and County Durham are celebrating cash boosts worth tens of thousands of pounds. “We are very excited to see the results of each of these projects as they are delivered and become a part of community life, helping a wide range of people to get more out of the resources around them.”
"25.04.2017 13:26:07" shieldsgazette.com Emergency Sunderland and Hartlepool timetable revealed for Friday's one-day rail strike Around half a rail company's usual number of trains will operate later this week when travellers are hit by another one-day strike. Best to plan ahead now if you plan to use this route on Friday.
"25.04.2017 13:00:08" shieldsgazette.com Stars line up to beat dementia A dementia charity is calling on people in South Tyneside and Sunderland to unite in the fight against an illness which is set to become the 21st century's biggest killer. “People think dementia is an old person's condition but it isn't."
"25.04.2017 13:00:06" shieldsgazette.com Eighty bags of rubbish collected at Hebburn Cemetery clean-up Volunteers collected more than 80 bags of rubbish from a vandal hit cemetery. So inspiring to see this hard work.
"25.04.2017 12:33:18" shieldsgazette.com More than 100 jobs to go in North East as Nestle plans to move Blue Riband production overseas - unions Production of an iconic Nestle biscuit is set to move to Poland, cutting around 300 jobs - according to two unions. Another jobs blow for the region.
"25.04.2017 12:28:35" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Aleksandar Mitrovic has given a very candid interview in the wake of Newcastle's promotion.
"25.04.2017 12:10:54" shieldsgazette.com Food bank handouts to people in crisis reach a record level A record number of almost 1.2 million emergency supplies were given out at food banks in the past year, according to new figures. Food banks in areas where the new Universal Credit (UC) benefit was introduced saw the biggest increase in referrals.
"25.04.2017 11:37:57" shieldsgazette.com Support for Woolworths returning to South Tyneside - and your happy memories You've been sharing your happy memories of Woolworths after hopes were announced the story could return to high streets. The banister that gave you an electric shock, and a grim story about pic 'n' mix:
"25.04.2017 11:06:40" shieldsgazette.com 'Now the fun begins' - how Twitter reacted to Newcastle United's promotion June 14. A date for the diary of every Newcastle fan after last night's win over Preston confirmed United will be a Premier League side next season. Arsenal, Lynsey Hipgrave, Alan Shearer, Jonas Gutierrez - Just some of those who have shown their support for United after promotion was secured
"25.04.2017 11:00:37" shieldsgazette.com Fitness fans in South Tyneside smash up scales in unique health event Fitness fans had a smashing time during a bid to promote a healthy attitude to life. Yeah!!!
"25.04.2017 10:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Happy World Penguin Day everyone!
"25.04.2017 09:54:33" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Rob Elliot has had his say on Rafa Benitez's future at Newcastle.
"25.04.2017 09:05:16" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette 'Proud' Rafa Benitez has reflected on a remarkable achievement for Newcastle.
"25.04.2017 09:01:32" shieldsgazette.com Man suffers fractured skull after intervening in couple's row Police are appealing for information on a city centre assault. He was trying to help and ended up in hospital.
"25.04.2017 08:30:15" shieldsgazette.com A sixth of drivers admit still using mobiles despite tougher penalties One in six motorists admit to illegally using their phone while driving despite tougher punishments being introduced last month, a study has found. Really?
"25.04.2017 07:47:09" shieldsgazette.com Virgin Trains strike suspended after progress in talks with union A planned 48-hour strike on Virgin Trains East Coast has been suspended following progress in talks. Good news for train travellers.
"25.04.2017 07:00:06" shieldsgazette.com Campaigners prepare to fight health bosses over plans for South Tyneside District Hospita Campaigners are gearing up for the next round in their fight against plans which will shape future health care in South Tyneside. “Now is the time to defend our hospitals and our NHS. Once the consultation starts we want everyone in South Tyneside and Sunderland to get involved in giving their views."
"25.04.2017 06:30:32" shieldsgazette.com 'Sicko thugs' who targeted horses in vicious attacks must be given 'harsh punishment' “Sicko thugs” who targeted four horses in a vicious attack should be dealt with the harshest punishment possible. They were pelted with stones, and some suffered slash and puncture wounds.
"25.04.2017 06:08:55" Timeline Photos Morning all, here's the front page of today's paper.
"24.04.2017 22:46:06" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette NUFC promoted
"24.04.2017 21:54:42" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Will Rafa Benitez be at promoted Newcastle next season?
"24.04.2017 21:20:09" Timeline Photos Thanks to Thomas Watson for this picture, taken during St George's Day celebrations yesterday.
"24.04.2017 21:01:34" shieldsgazette.com Match ratings: How did Newcastle's players rate in Preston win? Newcastle United secured the three points that sealed their place in the Premier League for next season. NUFC are back in the Premier League, but how did their players rate in the 4-1 hammering of Preston?
"24.04.2017 21:01:09" shieldsgazette.com Album review: Maximo Park - Risk To Exist This is the sixth studio album by North East indie-rockers Maximo Park, and, quite possibly, the best of their career. Have you heard the new Maximo Park album yet? What do you think of it?
"24.04.2017 20:49:37" shieldsgazette.com Newcastle United 4 Preston North End 1: Magpies seal promotion back to the Premier League An Ayoze Perez brace ensured Newcastle United sealed promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. Newcastle United are back where they belong!
"24.04.2017 20:15:16" shieldsgazette.com Think you're a great driver? This test could prove you wrong New research suggests that age really does bring with it wisdom, at least when it comes to road safety.
A test of drivers' decision making Have a go ...
"24.04.2017 19:45:07" shieldsgazette.com Gary Numan announces new autumn tour, including North East date Electro pioneer Gary Numan today announced an autumn tour in support of his forthcoming new album. Good news for Numanoids - who's going?
"24.04.2017 19:10:20" shieldsgazette.com IRA link to South Shields soldier's death He survived the First World War and entertained the troops as part of a concert party, but just two years after the end of hostilities, South Shields man Lieutenant William Spalding Watts was killed – believed to be the victim of an IRA death squad. The tragic story of a local lad.
"24.04.2017 18:09:45" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Team news: Newcastle United v Preston
"24.04.2017 18:00:52" shieldsgazette.com Woman who painted her house in red and white stripes wins latest round of legal battle A woman who decorated her multimillion-pound townhouse with red and white stripes has won a High Court battle over a planning authority's order to repaint the property. Some useful advice about section 215 of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act if you want to paint your house in Sunderland colours.
"24.04.2017 18:00:47" shieldsgazette.com Having friends key to overcoming life's challenges, finds study A friend in need really is a friend indeed according to a new study on the benefits of friendship. Tag a friend you couldn't manage without:
"24.04.2017 17:59:07" shieldsgazette.com The science behind why we can't stop eating kebabs The food we like eating - even when we know it's bad for us - is all down to our genes, suggests a groundbreaking new study. And other things we know we shouldn't eat - or should cut back on:
"24.04.2017 17:30:24" shieldsgazette.com 'No one does it better than South Shields' - Joe McElderry sends Wembley good luck message to the Mariners One of South Shields' most famous sons has sent a good luck message to the Mariners ahead of their clash with Cleethorpes in the FA Vase final. He knows what it's like to be a winner, and thinks they can bring home the bacon too:
"24.04.2017 17:01:59" Timeline Photos We all know someone ...
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"24.04.2017 16:55:10" shieldsgazette.com Gritters out across North East for winter's unexpected return Gritters will be out in force across the region to cope with the likely arctic blast. You might not believe it looking outside now - but.............
"24.04.2017 16:51:01" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Rafa Benitez has a message for fans on their way to tonight's big game.
"24.04.2017 16:41:16" shieldsgazette.com The League of Gentlemen to make TV come back, writer announces The League of Gentlemen will be returning to television screens, its writer has announced - much to the excitement of fans. It's coming back, Dave:
"24.04.2017 16:12:34" shieldsgazette.com LIVE: Newcastle United v Preston North End - All the build-up, news, views, match updates and reaction from St James's Park Newcastle United could seal promotion back to the Premier League with a win against Preston tonight. Our LIVE #NUFC blog is up & running, give it a visit for the build-up from SJP as United look to seal promotion this evening with a win over Preston...
"24.04.2017 16:05:59" shieldsgazette.com South Shields cocaine man who forced police to abandon car chase is spared jail A danger driver who crashed his dad's car into a lamppost after a police pursuit has been spared jail. Children were playing in the street at the time of the pursuit.
"24.04.2017 15:53:22" shieldsgazette.com Escaped revenge shooting plotter from South Tyneside arrested Police have arrested criminal Samuel Hill who was on the run from an open prison. Officers have thanked everyone who assisted.
"24.04.2017 15:28:08" shieldsgazette.com Joe McElderry promises 'perfect Christmas show' as Joseph announced for North East venue Singing star Joe McElderry will be coming home for Christmas with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He'll be home for Christmas. Will you be booking in to see this instead of/as well as a pantomime this Christmas?
"24.04.2017 14:42:16" Shields Gazette's cover photo Thanks to Lindsay Dobson for our new cover photograph.
"24.04.2017 14:17:43" shieldsgazette.com Can you help police to find missing Susan? Police are appealing for help to trace a North East woman who has been missing from home since the weekend. She doesn't have vital medication with her.
"24.04.2017 14:16:15" shieldsgazette.com Woolworths could be returning to North East high streets Woolworths, which had a stores in virtually every high street in the North East, could be set to make a comeback almost 10 years after the retailer collapsed. What are your fondest memories of Woolworths? Pic-n-mix? Choosing your Easter egg? Buying VHS tapes? Would you like to see it return?
"24.04.2017 13:52:44" shieldsgazette.com Six car smash leaves behind just damage and delays on A19 Two cars had to be recovered from a six-vehicle crash which led to the emergency services to shut off one side of the A19. Here's an update to the crash on the A19 earlier today.
We're glad no one was injured in the collision.
"24.04.2017 13:37:02" shieldsgazette.com Dick Van Dyke still dancing as he completes filming of Mary Poppins sequel Dick Van Dyke has praised Emily Blunt's performance as Mary Poppins but said "nobody compares" to Dame Julie Andrews after completing his work on the Disney sequel. He's still got it:
"24.04.2017 13:31:10" shieldsgazette.com Obesity causes more deaths than smoking Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research. Worrying.
"24.04.2017 12:53:47" shieldsgazette.com Joe McElderry to bring Christmas cheer to the region with seasonal performance of Joseph Singing star Joe McElderry will be coming home for Christmas with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Go go go Joe!
"24.04.2017 12:40:13" shieldsgazette.com Snow, sleet, hail, frost, rain, thunder and lightning all likely, say weather experts Wintry showers could hit just about anywhere in Britain as the blast of arctic weather that has brought snow to northern Scotland begins to move south. A good week perhaps for brolly sellers?
"24.04.2017 12:06:08" We're at Newcastle Arena for the announcement of its Christmas show - with a familiar face
"24.04.2017 12:06:07" shieldsgazette.com Shoplifter spat chewing gum in court after being jailed for stealing honey, DVDs and radios A shoplifter spat his chewing gum in front of magistrates as he was jailed for 51 weeks. Can't have done him any favours:
"24.04.2017 11:31:13" shieldsgazette.com Speeding drivers warned over tougher sentences and higher fines Motorists caught exceeding the speed limit will be hit harder in the pocket and in the courtroom from today. "The devastation that can result from speeding is unspeakable."
People who break the limit could be counting a greater cost to their finances and liberty from today.
"24.04.2017 11:00:18" shieldsgazette.com Man admits sex assault on girl A pervert in his 50s has admitted sexually assaulting an underage girl after befriending her. "He is mortified that he has behaved in this way. He will not be befriending younger females in the future.”
"24.04.2017 10:41:02" shieldsgazette.com Health trust apologises for distress caused to families over stored organs The chief of an NHS trust found to be keeping organs and tissue from police investigations without the knowledge of families has issued an apology. “I want to express my sincere apologies to all the families involved for the distress and anxiety that this will, undoubtedly, have caused."
The boss of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust has said he is sorry after tissues and organs taken as part of
"24.04.2017 09:51:34" shieldsgazette.com Cannabis farm worth £200k uncovered after smell sparks off call People helped police sniff out a cannabis farm packed with 200 plants was uncovered on a business park. A whiff of weed helped lead police to find a cannabis farm packed out with 200 plants.
Officers say their information was "absolutely crucial" and are now hunting whoever was behind the professional set up.
"24.04.2017 09:42:38" shieldsgazette.com Young poets urged to enter competition to honour memory of Gazette reporter Young poets across South Tyneside are being urged to enter a competition in memory of former Gazette reporter Terry Kelly. If you or your relatives are 25 or under then check this tribute competition out.
"24.04.2017 08:54:54" shieldsgazette.com Bananarama reform and announce North East tour date Get ready to backcomb your barnet - the original Bananarama are back. They're back!
"24.04.2017 08:15:44" shieldsgazette.com Multi-vehicle crash on A1M hits rush hour traffic Several vehicles have been involved in a collision on a major North East route. Several vehicles have been involved in a crash on the A1M in the region.
"24.04.2017 08:00:53" shieldsgazette.com Meet South Tyneside's very own Bionic Woman South Tyneside's very own Bionic Woman is preparing to undergo even more surgery as she continues to fight a daily battle with pain. “As long as I wake up on a morning, I will continue to smile through the pain and keep going.”
"24.04.2017 07:41:02" shieldsgazette.com A19 at a standstill after seven vehicle crash Traffic has come to a stop on the A19 northbound after several vehicles were involved in a smash. There are problems on the A19 after a serious collision this morning.
"24.04.2017 07:33:01" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Why Isaac Hayden turned down two Premier League clubs to join the Rafalution!
"24.04.2017 07:00:28" shieldsgazette.com Motoring groups welcome tougher penalties for speeding The introduction of tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences has been welcomed by motoring groups. Do you agree with the new penalties?
"24.04.2017 06:30:12" shieldsgazette.com South Shields mum forced to relive trauma of losing her son following hospital tissue probe A woman who lost her baby just hours after he was born, has spoken of the harrowing memories which have been brought back by an investigation into the storage of human organs at South Tyneside District Hospital. Health chiefs have pledged to address Michelle's unanswered questions.
"24.04.2017 06:01:10" Timeline Photos Morning all. Here's the front page of today's paper.
"23.04.2017 21:45:13" shieldsgazette.com Issac Hayden reveals why he turned down TWO Premier League clubs to join Newcastle Issac Hayden says he turned down Premier League clubs to sign for Newcastle United – so Rafa Benitez could turn him into a top-flight player. Why Isaac Hayden turned down two Premier League clubs to join the Rafalution!
"23.04.2017 21:20:08" Timeline Photos The Groyne by David Richardson - thank you!
"23.04.2017 21:00:11" shieldsgazette.com Seven North East gigs to see in the next seven days It promises to be another good week for North East music lovers, with plenty of great gigs to get you out of the house. Does anything take your fancy here?
"23.04.2017 20:00:50" shieldsgazette.com James Walker: Spring clean your finances Spring is finally here and we're even seeing a bit of sun! Here's a few money-saving tips that you can follow with the minimum of effort this spring.
"23.04.2017 19:30:23" shieldsgazette.com Letter of the week: Queues at South Shields waste tip may only encourage fly-tipping I am lucky enough to own a car. Is this to blame for an increase in fly-tipping?
"23.04.2017 19:27:47" shieldsgazette.com How to send your birthday wishes to brave Bradley Lowery Bradley Lowery's family have appealed for the public to send their birthday wishes to the brave youngster online - after running out of space to store cards. Bradley turns six next month
"23.04.2017 18:30:11" shieldsgazette.com 10 pictures from a Big Night Out in South Shields There's nothing better than a Big Night Out with friends. Have you made our latest Big Night Out slideshow?
"23.04.2017 18:00:08" shieldsgazette.com Benefits expert: Will I face sanctions for leaving my job? Q. I have been working for nine weeks, but I feel out of my depth in the job and I don't think I can continue much longer. Can you leave a job after just a few weeks without being sanctioned? Our expert advises.
"23.04.2017 17:00:37" shieldsgazette.com Alex Neill: What are your worst supermarket substitutes? It could have been the last Thursday of every month – pay day. Can you beat dog food instead of clothes hangers?
"23.04.2017 16:44:57" shieldsgazette.com Watch world-famous Flying Scotsman celebrate past, present and future of our railways World-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman travelled alongside three modern trains to celebrate the "past, present and future" of Britain's railways. This must have made an impressive sight.
"23.04.2017 16:00:35" shieldsgazette.com Shaping Up: Try this recipe for a Pink Princess Smoothie Here's a quick and simple smoothie recipe that you can try with your kids. Here's a quick, healthy recipe you can try with the kids.
"23.04.2017 15:30:10" shieldsgazette.com Gardening: Prime time to plant trees – but beware the dangers with roots It's the prime time of the year for new gardeners to plant trees and shrubs – but do you know some root systems can damage your home? That tree will look lovely in a few years' time - but where will its roots grow?
"23.04.2017 15:00:29" shieldsgazette.com Shaping Up: Why you should encourage your kids to cook Teaching your kids to cook from a young age is one of the most important things you can do in their upbringing. "The habits they develop now will stay with them for the rest of their lives, so make sure they are good ones."
"23.04.2017 14:30:33" northumberlandgazette.co.uk Woman foils robbery at Alnwick cashpoint A woman was left shaken after foiling an attempted cashpoint robbery in Alnwick yesterday. Here's a cashpoint trick that everyone should watch out for, as reported by one of our sister titles.
"23.04.2017 14:07:29" shieldsgazette.com South Shields FC supporters' pride as team lifts league trophy The title is theirs. Well done, Mariners!
"23.04.2017 13:59:28" shieldsgazette.com Missing boy, 12, found safe and well A 12-year-old boy who had gone missing has been found safe and well. He's safe and well.
"23.04.2017 12:35:09" shieldsgazette.com Four people arrested after man dies at Sunderland house Police are quizzing four people after a man died in a Sunderland house. Four people are being quizzed by police as inquiries into the man's "unexplained" death continue...
"23.04.2017 12:02:32" shieldsgazette.com Ask family expert: How to support your children during exams Q: My son is about to take his exams and I'm worried about his future if he doesn't do well. Have your children got exams coming up? Here's what you can do to help.
"23.04.2017 11:00:51" shieldsgazette.com Police appeal to track down missing boy, 12 Police are appealing for the public's help to locate a missing 12-year-old boy. It is believed he is with family members.
"23.04.2017 10:33:12" shieldsgazette.com Big Preview: Murder, mystery and problems with theology in an unlikely hit Bucolic crime drama Grantchester is back for a third series of tense village relations and murder mysteries. Ella Walker discovers, from leads James Norton and Robson Green, that there's struggle and strife ahead The unlikely crime-solving partnership are back tonight. Will you be tuning in?
"23.04.2017 10:00:17" shieldsgazette.com Shaping Up: Try our burpee challenge for today's workout Today's workout is simple. There's only one exercise and it only take five minutes to complete. Fancy a workout? This'll take five minutes.
"23.04.2017 08:40:39" shieldsgazette.com Labour government would create four new bank holidays on patron saint's days A Labour government will seek to create four new UK-wide bank holidays on the patron saint's day of each of the home nations, Jeremy Corbyn has announced. What do you make of this idea?
"23.04.2017 07:45:04" shieldsgazette.com 8 things you need to know about Saint George's Day It's Saint George's Day on April 23 - the day we celebrate England's patron saint. Or the day we moan about how we ought to celebrate him, whilst not doing anything to actually celebrate him ourselves. Our patron saint's day.
"22.04.2017 21:08:05" shieldsgazette.com Travel: Creating amazing family memories on coastal break at Cayton Bay Posters dotted around Cayton Bay Holiday Park encourage guests to 'cherry pick the right break for you'. Food for thought if you're looking for family holiday ideas:
"22.04.2017 19:47:47" Mesmerising footage of the gigantic ship which is bringing the world's heaviest cargo to the North East coast: http://trib.al/hK12z3I
"22.04.2017 19:01:23" Timeline Photos How many of these healthy eaters do you recognise?
"22.04.2017 18:01:36" shieldsgazette.com South Shields lift Northern League trophy after final day win First of the season...hopefully not the last time we'll see these sort of pics!
"22.04.2017 17:40:35" shieldsgazette.com South Shields' The Word wins four gongs at building awards South Tyneside's newest landmark has been crowned the region's project of the year. Well done to the team behind The Word:
"22.04.2017 17:00:52" Timeline Photos Thanks to Callum James Harrison for this great picture.
"22.04.2017 16:55:03" shieldsgazette.com TV Choice: 5 of the best shows to watch this week Stuart Chandler picks five shows for you to stick on the planner this week. Who's tuning in to Doctor Who tonight?
"22.04.2017 15:55:12" shieldsgazette.com Pub staff to get muddy for charity A South Tyneside pub is hoping customers get behind staff as they bid to raise cash for charity. You might recognise some of this lot. Good work, good luck!
"22.04.2017 15:24:03" shieldsgazette.com Horses 'tortured' in series of vicious attacks Four horses on a field in Boldon Colliery have been viciously attacked and 'tortured' in the space of days with owners fearing that 'no horse is safe'. You have to wonder what possesses some people:
"22.04.2017 14:14:04" shieldsgazette.com Police find 'Jack and the Beanstalk' cannabis farm – after drug grower called officers to his home A man who called police after hearing noises in his house had cannabis plants hidden under the floorboards. Hmmm:
"22.04.2017 14:01:31" shieldsgazette.com House hunters take just 27 minutes to decide on buying a property, survey finds House hunters in the North East take just 27 minutes on average making their mind up to buy a property, a survey has found. It's a big decision, but we make it fast, apparently. Worth remembering how important first impressions are if you're selling your home:
"22.04.2017 13:29:46" shieldsgazette.com Karate kids hit opposition for six Karate kids in South Tyneside have six national champions in their ranks after florring the nopposition at the English National Championships. Well done, ladies!
"22.04.2017 12:32:57" shieldsgazette.com Gardening: Five of the best hanging baskets We look at 5 impressive hanging baskets for spring and summer.... If you feel like brightening up your home for the summer:
"22.04.2017 11:08:23" shieldsgazette.com Former Avon lady's anguish after home trashed by ex-lover An Avon lady whose home was trashed by her lover after their affair was revealed says she feels 'totally let down'. “People break up all the time, but don't go on like that."
"22.04.2017 09:46:57" shieldsgazette.com Cinema: Diamond geezers bring strange but true heist story to the big screen Two years after the Hatton Garden robbery and its OAP instigators captured the public's imagination, the story has been brought to the big screen. Jeananne Craig meets the movie's stars and director “They were skilled operators. They were people who knew how to climb down ropes, get down lift shafts and do it that way. And they were Dad's Army as well.”
"22.04.2017 09:25:51" shieldsgazette.com Tories play down talk of tax rises if Conservatives win snap General Election Conservatives have sought to damp down speculation they are planning tax rises if Theresa May is returned to power in the general election on June 8. Though Chancellor Philip Hammond has hinted he would like to drop the party's pledge not to put up income tax, VAT or national insurance contributions:
"22.04.2017 09:25:50" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Rafa Benitez has revealed how Newcastle reacted to Huddersfield-born referee Andrew Madley's appointment.
"22.04.2017 08:26:54" shieldsgazette.com Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall's cheers on South Shields FC ahead of Wembley trip Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall has thrown her support behind South Shields FC ahead of the biggest day in the club's history. Great to see her in club colours!
"22.04.2017 08:22:43" Timeline Photos Today's front page:
"22.04.2017 07:49:34" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette A classy gesture from Rafa Benitez.
"21.04.2017 21:20:08" Timeline Photos Thanks to Jim Wilkinson for this smashing picture, taken at Marsden.
"21.04.2017 21:01:55" shieldsgazette.com South Shields and North Shields WILL sell tickets for the League Cup final South Shields FC have rebuked claims from the Northern League that the club refused to sell tickets for the League Cup final - after a revised procedure was announced. Some clarity for Mariners fans about ticket sales for the League Cup final
"21.04.2017 20:13:12" shieldsgazette.com You'll never guess how much the number of private parking fines has rocketed by in the last year The number of motorists handed parking fines by private companies soared by more than a quarter over the past 12 months, new figures indicate. And they thought clamping down on clamping would be the end of it.
"21.04.2017 19:10:03" shieldsgazette.com Raising a glass of cheer to those Dexter's days You were quick to raise a glass of cheer in memory of Dexter's Wine Bar when we popped a photograph of it, taken from the outside in 1989, on Facebook. Cheers!
"21.04.2017 18:30:39" shieldsgazette.com The truth is back out there - X-Files to return for 10-part series Mulder and Scully are to continue their search for the truth in a new series of The X-Files.
"21.04.2017 18:00:26" shieldsgazette.com Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe meets Ed Sheeran following North East tour date With Ed Sheeran performing in the region this week, thousands of people pinned their hopes on meeting the singing superstar. Jealous!
"21.04.2017 18:00:22" shieldsgazette.com 8 things you need to know about Saint George's Day It's Saint George's Day on April 23 - the day we celebrate England's patron saint. Or the day we moan about how we ought to celebrate him, whilst not doing anything to actually celebrate him ourselves. It's this weekend.
"21.04.2017 18:00:20" shieldsgazette.com Not running the London Marathon? Try one of the other 22 most popular marathons in the world With the London Marathon coming up this weekend, new research has found the world's other most-run marathons, how much it costs to run them, and what they offer, both on the course and off it. Amsterdam! Boston! Sydney!
Fancy any of these?
"21.04.2017 17:37:23" shieldsgazette.com Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to North East The National Theatre's multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is set to return to Newcastle Theatre Royal. The show proved a hit with audiences on its last visit to the North East
"21.04.2017 16:59:35" shieldsgazette.com Escaped revenge shooting plotter from South Tyneside is still on the run Police are still searching for a criminal on the run from an open prison. Police are still looking for escaped prisoner.
"21.04.2017 16:30:39" Timeline Photos Newspaper boys and girls in 1988, do you recognise any of them?
"21.04.2017 15:27:47" shieldsgazette.com Metro's extra trains for South Shields FC fans ahead of Wembley trip All aboard the Wembley express! Another possible boost for travelling Mariners!
"21.04.2017 15:18:25" shieldsgazette.com Soldier accused of murdering ex-girlfriend admits he was obsessive but denies stalking A soldier accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's flat and cutting her throat from ear to ear has admitted he was obsessive but denied stalking her. The latest from an ongoing murder trial.
"21.04.2017 15:15:39" shieldsgazette.com No trains to Sunderland following Tees-Wear derby game at Middlesbrough No trains will be running to Sunderland following the end of next week's game at Middlesbrough, rail bosses have announced. Important travel news if you're going to the game next week.
"21.04.2017 15:00:35" shieldsgazette.com Friday could be the first day Britain functions without the benefit of any coal-powered electricity Britain could see its first full day without generating any electricity from coal on Friday, National Grid has said. Progress? Or a sad day in Britain's history?
"21.04.2017 13:20:46" shieldsgazette.com Firefighters called to tackle car fire on A19 Firefighters are currently on scene of a car fire on the A19. We will bring you more on this as we get it.
"21.04.2017 13:18:53" shieldsgazette.com Husband trashed former South Tyneside mistress's home after she exposed affair to his wife and mother A married man trashed his former mistress's home after she exposed their affair to his family on Christmas Day. The court was told she sent pictures to her former lover's wife and mother.
"21.04.2017 12:15:43" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Rafa Benitez has given updates on Ciaran Clark and Dwight Gayle.
"21.04.2017 12:04:25" shieldsgazette.com WIN: Family tickets to see Running Wild on stage Children's adventure tale Running Wild will spring to life on the Theatre Royal Newcastle stage next month – and you and your family could be there for free. Fancy a free night at the theatre?
"21.04.2017 11:52:19" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Happy National Tea Day everyone!
How do you take yours? ☕️☕️☕️
"21.04.2017 11:32:55" shieldsgazette.com Extra train put on for South Shields FC fans heading to Wembley South Shields FC supporters are being given the chance to get on track for Wembley – with the help of a train company. “Our fans and the wider community in and around South Shields is really buzzing as it looks forward to our first ever trip to play at Wembley – a once in a lifetime experience for many players and fans."
"21.04.2017 11:00:10" shieldsgazette.com Best of Health shortlist announced Here is the announcement health workers and patients have all been waiting for – the shortlist for this year's Best of Health Awards. Congratulations everyone - and good luck!
"21.04.2017 09:59:47" Timeline Photos A year today since we lost him
Which Prince song will you be listening to today?
"21.04.2017 09:27:02" shieldsgazette.com We'd have you back if you dropped Brexit, European Parliament head tells UK The UK would be welcomed back by the EU if it abandoned Brexit following the general election, the European Parliament's president has said. ... but would you want them back?
"21.04.2017 08:53:58" shieldsgazette.com Tributes to former England and Middlesbrough defender Ugo Ehiogu Tributes have been paid to former Middlesbrough and England player Ugo Ehiogu, who has died aged 44. Sad news this morning. Our thoughts go out to his family.
"21.04.2017 08:40:40" shieldsgazette.com Mike Ashley's Sports Direct takes control of US chains in £78million debt deal Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has seized control of US retailers Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports in a 101 million US dollars (£78 million) debt deal. It gives the firm a foothold in America:
"21.04.2017 08:05:52" shieldsgazette.com Hundreds join dig at site of former Trinity Towers building in South Shields park Residents have been digging into the past as part of an unique archaeological event in South Tyneside. This is running today as well. Great event for the Easter holidays:
"21.04.2017 07:33:22" shieldsgazette.com Extremist inmates moved to new 'jail within jail' at North East prison to tackle radicalisation Up to 28 extremist prisoners will be placed in separate units in a drive to tackle radicalisation behind bars - with Durham's HMP Frankland to be the first. It will house the first of three new units for inmates suspected of planning terrorist attacks:
"21.04.2017 07:18:33" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette DeAndre Yedlin has revealed what Rafa Benitez said in the dressing room at Portman Road.
"21.04.2017 07:00:39" Timeline Photos Many happy returns Your Majesty!
"21.04.2017 06:37:27" shieldsgazette.com Thieves steal vital cricket club equipment days before season begins A cricket club is counting the cost after thieves stole part of expensive covers just days before the new season begins. It was bought with money from a grant just last year:
"21.04.2017 06:20:21" Timeline Photos Today's front page:
"20.04.2017 21:20:11" Timeline Photos Thanks to our reader Nicola Harte for this great picture, taken at Seahouses.
"20.04.2017 21:01:28" shieldsgazette.com Star power backs Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel The stars of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 have insisted the film is "bigger and better" than the original 2014 film. Who's ready for the next Guardians of the Galaxy film?
"20.04.2017 20:15:18" shieldsgazette.com Tom Hardy joins stars backing #1in4 mental health campaign Actors Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman and David Tennant have thrown their support behind a campaign encouraging people to talk about mental health. A huge number. Share your selfie to show your support for #1in4.
"20.04.2017 20:09:33" shieldsgazette.com Police officer and attacker killed in Paris shooting incident Paris police say that a gunman killed one police officer and wounded another before being killed himself in an attack on the Champs-Elysees shopping district. Shocking news.
"20.04.2017 19:10:57" shieldsgazette.com Your memories of shopping at Axelbands The sign on the front of the South Shields shop, Axelbands, boasted “every thing for the baby” – and judging by your comments, it was certainly true. "They sold EVERYTHING!"
"20.04.2017 18:40:42" shieldsgazette.com Missing Czech woman may be in South Tyneside area Police say a missing woman may be in South Tyneside. Her family are very concerned.
"20.04.2017 18:31:16" shieldsgazette.com Tough new rules could clamp down on irresponsible car loans Financial watchdogs are looking to crack down on car finance deals amid fears too many buyers are borrowing more than they can afford.
The Don't commit to more than you can afford.
"20.04.2017 18:30:08" newspostleader.co.uk Northumberland woman jailed for stealing OAP's life-savings A Northumberland woman has been convicted of theft and jailed for 16 months after stealing more than £21,000 from a 92-year-old woman with dementia, who she was paid to look after. She looked after a 92-year-old lady with dementia.
How could she?
"20.04.2017 18:01:17" shieldsgazette.com 'Kids shouldn't be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14' say scientists Children aren't safe crossing the road on their own until they're 14, say scientists. ... old enough?
"20.04.2017 18:00:13" shieldsgazette.com Texas student lands placement at historical Jarrow site A student from Texas has landed a placement in Jarrow - almost 5,000 miles away from her hometown. Welcome to South Tyneside Hannah
"20.04.2017 18:00:13" shieldsgazette.com New scheme aims to Generate an on-line business boost A new scheme to boost the region's digital future has been unveiled. If you are in business then these could be the people to help you.
"20.04.2017 18:00:13" shieldsgazette.com Mini Super Nintendo rumoured for Christmas launch It's one of the biggest selling game consoles of all time and looks set to make a comeback as sources close to Nintendo reveal a SNES mini could be launched in time for Christmas. The 1990s are coming back - and they've shrunk:
"20.04.2017 17:14:26" hartlepoolmail.co.uk Mini Super Nintendo rumoured for Christmas launch It's one of the biggest selling game consoles of all time and looks set to make a comeback as sources close to Nintendo reveal a SNES mini could be launched in time for Christmas. The 1990s are coming back - and they've shrunk:
"20.04.2017 16:31:58" shieldsgazette.com South Shields thug jailed after kicking pregnant nurse who was trying to help him A hospital patient who kicked a pregnant nurse while she was trying to help him has been put behind bars. He also punched, scratched and spat at a security guard who intervened.
"20.04.2017 16:01:39" shieldsgazette.com Emma Lewell-Buck: Election is a chance to say 'enough is enough' Yesterday I voted in Parliament in favour of a General Election on June 8. Government reasons for calling it are cynical at best, with them using it to 'paper over the cracks' in their own ranks, performing a staggering u-turn in the process. Our MP is calling for unity at the next general election - which is less than 50 days away.
"20.04.2017 15:56:50" shieldsgazette.com Guess what Sunderland fans are banned from wearing at next week's crunch Middlesbrough match? Sunderland fans are again banned from wearing "smog" masks and chemical outfits at next week's crucial derby with relegation rivals Middlesbrough. Best not "dust" yours down at the cleaners.
"20.04.2017 15:41:00" sunderlandecho.com Guess what Sunderland fans are banned from wearing at next week's crunch Middlesbrough match? Sunderland fans are again banned from wearing "smog" masks and chemical outfits at next week's crucial derby with relegation rivals Middlesbrough. Best not to "dust" yours down at the cleaners.
"20.04.2017 15:01:21" shieldsgazette.com North East businesses gain on the roundabout A major South Tyneside highways improvement scheme is putting North East businesses on the right track. Local businesses are benefiting from this work.
"20.04.2017 14:15:07" shieldsgazette.com Review: Ed Sheeran, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle A sold-out date at a venue with a capacity of several thousand is somewhat different to the last time I saw Ed Sheeran. Hands up if you're going tonight!
"20.04.2017 13:47:45" shieldsgazette.com Escaped prisoner may be hiding in South Tyneside A prisoner on the run from an open jail may be hiding in South Tyneside. Police say he has links to South Tyneside.
"20.04.2017 13:29:25" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette 'They are one of the biggest clubs in the country and they will want to get promoted, but we'll be going to try and spoil the party'
"20.04.2017 13:29:04" shieldsgazette.com 'Arguably the best place to eat in town' - what we made of Hive Coffee Company Stuffed full of hot cross buns and suffering from public holiday family claustrophobia, I craved proper food and head space. Have you tried this buzzing new cafe yet?
Loads of options here for foodies, vegans, and people on gluten-free diets Hive Coffee Company Jarrow Hall
"20.04.2017 13:02:58" shieldsgazette.com Metro gun hoaxer vowed to 'shoot to kill' after claiming he stabbed two friends A gun hoaxer who vowed to “shoot to kill” during a train rampage has been put behind bars. He threatened to kill police during a train rampage:
"20.04.2017 13:00:04" shieldsgazette.com 'Once upon a time' theme for Summer Parade High profile carnival artists are poised to bring South Tyneside's annual Summer Parade to life in vibrant fashion. The build up to summer has well and truly begun:
"20.04.2017 12:32:31" shieldsgazette.com Virgin East Coast Trains passenger's reusable coffee mug refused because it hadn't been 'risk-assessed' A Virgin East Coast Trains attendant refused to serve coffee to a passenger in his reusable travel mug because it had not been 'risk assessed'. Fair enough - or another case of "health and safety gone mad"?
"20.04.2017 11:59:18" shieldsgazette.com Banned drink driver jailed after being caught nearly five times over limit A former nurse is today behind bars after being caught behind the wheel while almost five times over the limit - despite already being banned for drink driving. There are other driving offences on his record.
"20.04.2017 11:21:08" shieldsgazette.com Tyne and Wear Metro hires extra cleaners for trains The Tyne and Wear Metro is to get extra cleaners on its trains after operator Nexus pledged to improve its service. Will cleaner trains encourage you to use the Metro more frequently?
"20.04.2017 11:00:11" shieldsgazette.com One down, three to go for South Shields FC after league title triumph One down...three to go. What a season it's been!
"20.04.2017 10:41:02" shieldsgazette.com When Theresa May and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron fought each other - and failed - over North East seat The failed attempt by both Theresa May and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron to poach a seat from Labour in the North East has risen to the fore again in a row over the General Election. They didn't get very far:
"20.04.2017 10:15:41" And they're off. Can Corbyn pull off another coup - this time to defeat Theresa May despite massively lagging in polls? Or is Labour set for a trouncing?
"20.04.2017 10:14:53" shieldsgazette.com Transfer rumours: Sunderland striker discusses future, wideman linked with Serie A switch, plus Chelsea, Man United and Tottenham make the headlines Sunderland frontman Victor Anichebe has revealed that he's not concerned with his future plans just yet, he's just keen to stay fit between now and the end of the season. Sigurdsson, Lens, Anichebe, De Gea, Lukaku & Mata all linked with moves...
"20.04.2017 09:42:07" shieldsgazette.com South Shields fast food outlet to close A controversial fast food outlet in South Tyneside is set for closure - just a year after opening. Would you miss it?
"20.04.2017 09:40:39" shieldsgazette.com Van driver remains in serious condition in hospital after A19 crash The driver of a van involved in a collision on the A19 on Tuesday remains in hospital, police have said. We wish him the very best for his recovery.
"20.04.2017 09:30:35" shieldsgazette.com Debenhams announces review of 10 stores putting at least 220 jobs in jeopardy The new boss of department store chain Debenhams has unveiled plans to close 11 warehouses and put up to 10 stores under review, in a move impacting at least 220 jobs. The chief exec says: "Our customers are changing the way they shop and we are changing too."
Will South Shields be affected?
"20.04.2017 09:13:42" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Grant Hanley has given his verdict on Newcastle's 'blip'.
"20.04.2017 09:01:01" shieldsgazette.com South Shields v North Shields: Cup final tickets go on sale but fans must travel to Whitley Bay to buy them Tickets for South Shields' Camerons Brewery Brooks Mileson League Cup final against North Shields are to go on sale - but fans must travel to Whitley Bay FC to buy them. Will you be getting a ticket?
"20.04.2017 08:45:50" shieldsgazette.com Worries over level of antidepressant prescriptions in South Tyneside The North East prescribes more antidepressants than anywhere else in England. Our levels are among the highest in the country:
"20.04.2017 08:14:01" shieldsgazette.com Conservatives launch fight back in South Shields with new man at the helm The new head of the South Tyneside political party branch is urging fellow Tories to come 'out of the woodwork.' Should Labour be worried in our town?
"20.04.2017 07:41:57" shieldsgazette.com North East TV star Denise Welch speaks out about her depression Denise Welch has said she worried about how her new husband would deal with her sometimes "frightening" episodes of depression, which she has suffered from for more than 20 years. She was worried how her new husband would cope - but says he's her "greatest supporter":
"20.04.2017 07:09:35" shieldsgazette.com Newcastle owner Mike Ashley 'should worry about a Labour victory', Jeremy Corbyn warns Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is firing a warning shot at Mike Ashley and other controversial business figures as he officially beings his party's General Election fight. He's gunning for Mike - but should Mike be worried?
"20.04.2017 06:36:52" shieldsgazette.com Funeral details announced for victim of alleged hit-and-run The funeral details have been announced for alleged hit-and-run victim Lewis Knapp. Lewis's family and friends are preparing to say their farewells after their terrible shock and sad loss over Easter weekend.
Our thoughts are with them:
"20.04.2017 06:18:39" Timeline Photos Today's front page:
"19.04.2017 21:59:22" shieldsgazette.com Review: Ed Sheeran, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle A sold-out date at a venue with a capacity of several thousand is somewhat different to the last time I saw Ed Sheeran. The verdict's in! ➗
Were you there tonight or are you going tomorrow?
"19.04.2017 21:20:18" Timeline Photos Spring has sprung! Thanks to Karen Scott for the photograph.
"19.04.2017 21:00:57" shieldsgazette.com The world's fastest-accelerating cars Ten face-melters that have joined the exclusive 0-60 in 2 and bit seconds club
There are no 2-second to 60mph diesels yet, or any hydrogen-powered You'll not see this lot for dust.
"19.04.2017 20:45:38" shieldsgazette.com Appeal to trace 13-year-old Clarice Police have appealed for help to trace a 13-year-old girl who is missing from her North East home. This is worrying - can you help find missing 13-year-old Clarice?
"19.04.2017 20:15:08" Timeline Photos Only days to go until this year's London Marathon.
Are you taking part?
"19.04.2017 19:45:06" shieldsgazette.com Record Store Day: 10 top tunes to seek out on vinyl Saturday 22 April is the day vinyl junkies from around the UK have been anticipating for months - the 10th annual Record Store Day. Anything here take your fancy?
"19.04.2017 19:44:09" shieldsgazette.com The 9 key games that secured South Shields an historic title South Shields produced an incredible run of form since the turn of the year to fire themselves to the Northern League Division One title. Do you agree with these 9 games?
"19.04.2017 19:10:05" shieldsgazette.com South Shields bands and musical visitors From jazz to skiffle and pop to rock, this week's picture selection features a broad spectrum of musicians, whose sounds over the years have changed as dramatically as their dress. What are your most memorable musical moments?
"19.04.2017 18:00:23" shieldsgazette.com Richard Ord: Internet sites are spoiling for a fight 'England F.' It will mean little, if anything, to the under-50s, but 'England F' is the partial headline spotted by Terry in a classic episode of 70s sitcom The Likely Lads. We don't want any spoilers!
"19.04.2017 17:48:19" shieldsgazette.com Would you comply with Donald Trump's proposed vetting rules? Most UK citizens would refuse to comply with proposed extreme vetting rules to enter the US, a survey has found. He wants to know your social media passwords, phone contacts and political ideologies ...
"19.04.2017 17:02:48" shieldsgazette.com South Shields shoplifter who headbutted store worker is given last chance to stay out of custody A shoplifter who headbutted a store worker who tried to stop him stealing alcohol has been given a chance to turn his life around. He has six months to sort his life out.
"19.04.2017 16:31:05" shieldsgazette.com Maximo Park announce intimate record shop gigs Indie-rockers Maximo Park are making a special in-store appearance this week to mark the release of their new album. Worth checking out if you're a fan.
"19.04.2017 15:42:43" shieldsgazette.com Brave South Shields toddler to help others as part of Great North 10k – months after hip surgery A toddler from South Tyneside is on the right track for a full recovery as she gets set to take part in a charity event this summer. "We're really hoping to raise some funds and awareness for the charity, because it has been such a great help to the family since Eva had the operation"
"19.04.2017 15:35:46" shieldsgazette.com Promotion rivals have Newcastle United in their sights - former Sunderland star Ex-Sunderland star Dean Whitehead believes Huddersfield Town can beat Newcastle United in the race for promotion. 'We still believe'
"19.04.2017 15:22:47" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette 'My visit to Newcastle was complicated, it made me think, question myself'
"19.04.2017 15:02:31" shieldsgazette.com 'Radical reform' needed to protect British seafaring jobs, union tells Government Maritime trade union Nautilus International has called on the UK government for 'radical reform' to protect British jobs onboard UK-flagged ships. "If the government doesn't act, we will see further decline of the nation's essential maritime skills and an even greater dependence on other countries in a world of increasing political turbulence"
"19.04.2017 14:35:14" northumberlandgazette.co.uk Driver killed on the A1 in Northumberland is named A man who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the A1 in Northumberland after his car collided with a van travelling in the wrong direction has been named by police. We hope he rests in peace.
"19.04.2017 14:10:03" shieldsgazette.com MPs vote in favour of early General Election MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of Prime Minster Theresa May's plea for an early General Election. She's got the backing she needed.
"19.04.2017 13:29:05" shieldsgazette.com Changing the GCSE marking system has been done before, say readers Changing the GCSE grading system is nothing new say Gazette readers. "As someone sitting my exams this year and feeling the drastic change, its horrific"
"19.04.2017 13:03:09" shieldsgazette.com Poet Cicely Fox Smith to be celebrated with event at The Word An opportunity to discover the life and work of a literary gem is on offer in South Tyneside this weekend. She lived through two world wars, and is known poetry about pain and loss:
"19.04.2017 12:54:12" shieldsgazette.com Murder accused soldier received restraining order after spitting in face of former girlfriend, trial told A soldier accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend before slitting her throat from "ear to ear" received a restraining order for a former lover after he spat in her face on the street. Latest on an ongoing murder trial.
"19.04.2017 12:36:28" shieldsgazette.com Jermain Defoe will be guest of honour at Bradley Lowery's birthday bash Battling youngster Bradley Lowery is looking forward to his birthday party, where his best friend, Jermain Defoe will be guest of honour. What a special day this will be for our lad ❤️
"19.04.2017 12:20:54" shieldsgazette.com Image of Durham Light Infantry soldier to feature in groundbreaking war book An extraordinary collection of rare colour photographs reveal the Second World War as the people living through the conflict would have seen it. Many of the pictures are being published for the first time.
"19.04.2017 11:49:07" shieldsgazette.com Former chancellor George Osborne to quit Parliament at the General Election. Former chancellor George Osborne is to stand down from Westminster politics "for now" at the June 8 election. Another one bites the political dust.
"19.04.2017 11:30:10" shieldsgazette.com Half of motorists take evasive manoeuvres to avoid tricky driving situations One in ten British drivers is too scared to use motorways and almost half go out of their way to avoid difficult manoeuvres, according to new Confident at parallel parking?
"19.04.2017 10:51:13" shieldsgazette.com Watch the 'South Shields boys making all the noise' as players and fans celebrate title triumph Last night South Shields were crowned Northern League Division One champions. 'We're the South Shields boys, making all the noise' #UTM
"19.04.2017 10:30:43" shieldsgazette.com Public parks could be handed to new charitable trust to run People in Newcastle are being asked if they support plans to hand over their public parks to a new charitable trust to run. Could it catch on?
"19.04.2017 09:08:01" shieldsgazette.com Appeal to trace abuser after disabled man faces ordeal on Metro A photo has been released by police investigating an incident where a disabled man was abused as he travelled on the Metro. Northumbria Police hope this man can help them as they investigate a nasty incident on the Metro.
A disabled man was using the system when he was verbally abused.
If you recognise him, let officers know.
"19.04.2017 09:04:50" shieldsgazette.com Here's what you need to know if you want to vote in the next general election With the snap election set for June 8, here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for election day. Only 50 days to go ...
"19.04.2017 08:34:36" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside pair take over bar where they first met A couple have taken over a South Tyneside bar where they first fell in love. We wish them well in their new venture.
"19.04.2017 08:01:00" shieldsgazette.com Princess Diana was huge Robson & Jerome fan, says Geordie actor Actor Robson Green said the late Diana, Princess of Wales, was a fan of his former musical duo Robson and Jerome. Princess Di and Fergie used to sing along.
"19.04.2017 07:30:14" Timeline Photos A great shot by Adam Scott Watson - thanks for sharing.
"19.04.2017 07:12:37" shieldsgazette.com South Shields dream comes true with championship triumph Those connected with South Shields FC have long dreamt of a night like this. Champions!
"19.04.2017 06:49:07" shieldsgazette.com Nine out of 10 kids offered preferred school choice in South Tyneside Nine out of 10 children in South Tyneside will be goinf to their first choice of schools. Did you get your first choice?
"19.04.2017 06:07:29" Timeline Photos Morning all. Here's the front page of today's paper.
"19.04.2017 05:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday!
Have you all recovered from the long weekend yet?
"18.04.2017 21:20:05" Timeline Photos David Richardson captured this great picture in Harton Cemetery!
Check out that face!
"18.04.2017 21:01:04" shieldsgazette.com Schools should equip children for life, not exams, says Bear Grylls Adventurer Bear Grylls has criticised schools for not being fully equipped to prepare children for adult life, adding that they need to "empower" young people more. He wants schools to empower kids for life instead of urging them to get to a certain level on a league table.
"18.04.2017 20:36:16" shieldsgazette.com South Shields are league champions after win at Ashington South Shields were crowned Northern League Division One champions after a 4-1 win against Ashington. They've done it!
"18.04.2017 20:24:51" South Shields are champions!!!
"18.04.2017 20:15:16" shieldsgazette.com Most aspiring first-time buyers 'positive' over property ladder chances More than half of aspiring first-time buyers are feeling positive about their chances of getting on the property ladder soon, a survey has found. How long will it take you to save up enough?
"18.04.2017 19:45:05" shieldsgazette.com Brits can't tell the difference between weeds and flowers More Brits are gardening than ever before - but many can't tell the difference between flowers and weeds, according to a new poll. Harder than you'd think ...
"18.04.2017 19:10:05" shieldsgazette.com Memories of marvellous Minchella's When we posted an old photo of Michella's on Facebook and asked you what you would order there, you came up with some truly scrumptious suggestions. An ice cream sundae please!
"18.04.2017 18:30:30" shieldsgazette.com Higher speeding fines set to come into force From next week speeding fines for the worst offenders will rise sharply in England and Wales.
Sentencing guidelines for magistrates have been Take care out there.
"18.04.2017 17:53:48" shieldsgazette.com Children's football team gets kit boost from car dealership A car dealership has stepped in to help a football team for youngsters continue their drive to success. And don't they look great!
"18.04.2017 17:20:21" shieldsgazette.com Top five scams used by fraudsters are revealed by NatWest The scams most likely to catch customers out have been revealed by NatWest as it works to raise awareness of the common tricks used by fraudsters. Don't get caught out.
"18.04.2017 16:35:39" shieldsgazette.com Jeremy Corbyn pledges to give one million carers an extra £10 a week A million "unsung heroes" who care for vulnerable relatives will be given a £10 a week benefits boost under the first year of a Labour government, Jeremy Corbyn said today. He's called them unsung heroes.
"18.04.2017 16:01:44" shieldsgazette.com South Shields Volunteer Lifeguards swim way to fundraising success Swimmers dived in to a fundraising challenge to help keep a life-saving device working and a new mascot. Well done everyone!
"18.04.2017 15:48:10" shieldsgazette.com Driver fights for life after A19 crash A driver is fighting for his life after being airlifted to hospital following a crash on the A19 that has left the southbound carriageway closed. Driver fighting for life after road smash
"18.04.2017 15:02:25" shieldsgazette.com South Shields MP vows to 'fight day and night' after surprise election call South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has vowed to 'fight day and night' to secure a Labour win in the General Election. South Shields MP Emma Lewwell-Buck has vowed to 'fight day and night' after today's election announcement by PM Theresa May. What do you think?
"18.04.2017 14:29:11" shieldsgazette.com Summer gigs announced for South Shields amphitheatre The next batch of free gigs have been announced for South Shields seafront. More treats for your ears coming this summer. Let's hope for some warm, sunny nights
"18.04.2017 14:14:06" shieldsgazette.com Residents in South Tyneside are invited to share flood stories Residents in South Tyneside are being asked for their views to help fix a flooding hot spot. An investigation is underway, with the aim of preventing the chaos of the flash floods earlier this month:
"18.04.2017 14:07:59" shieldsgazette.com A19 closed in Sunderland after two-vehicle crash The A19 southbound is currently closed after a crash between two vehicles. Hoping everyone involved in this incident is alright
"18.04.2017 13:30:20" shieldsgazette.com Another record-breaking year for South Shields FC as fans flock to see Mariners South Shields FC have enjoyed another record-breaking year - on and off the pitch. The fans have done the team proud again this season - here's hoping the Mariners can wrap up the league title tonight!
"18.04.2017 13:01:55" shieldsgazette.com 'This is your chance,' Lib Dems tell voters who are opposed to hard Brexit The snap general election called by Theresa May is Britain's chance to avoid a "disastrous hard Brexit", the Liberal Democrats have said. Can you see their share of the vote going up this time?
"18.04.2017 12:45:12" shieldsgazette.com Jeremy Corbyn responds to Theresa May's decision to call snap General Election Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed Theresa May's decision to call a snap election, saying his party would offer an "effective alternative" to the Tories. "We look forward to showing how Labour will stand up for the people of Britain."
"18.04.2017 12:09:29" shieldsgazette.com Changes to driving test announced Sat nav use is in, reversing round a corner is out
Changes to the way learner drivers are tested are to be introduced later this year.
The There are four key changes - do you agree with them?
"18.04.2017 11:38:41" shieldsgazette.com Transfer Rumours: Man United's double striker swoop; Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton also make headlines There could be some serious money spent on strikers this summer – and Manchester United could be leading the pack. All the latest transfer rumours, including Sunderland linked with a Southampton starlet
"18.04.2017 10:59:07" shieldsgazette.com Theresa May's Downing Street statement in full after snap General Election called Here is the full text of Prime Minister Theresa May's statement from Downing Street announcing that a General Election is to be held on June 8: "The country is coming together, but Westminster is not."
"18.04.2017 10:32:53" shieldsgazette.com POLL: Theresa May calls snap election - how will you vote? Theresa May is has called a snap General Election for June in a surprise announcement outside 10 Downing Street. So we're going to have a General Election. Again. How will you vote in June? Let us know by taking part in our poll:
"18.04.2017 10:30:09" shieldsgazette.com 'Everyone should talk about mental health', says William in video with Lady Gaga The Duke of Cambridge has teamed up with pop superstar Lady Gaga to encourage people to open up about their feelings and bring an end to the "shame" of talking about mental health issues. The Duke of Cambridge and the pop star are encouraging people to speak out.
"18.04.2017 10:09:06" Timeline Photos Easter's over - but Sunday is St George's Day. Anyone doing anything to celebrate? Know any events going on to mark the occasion?
"18.04.2017 10:08:57" shieldsgazette.com Theresa May calls snap General Election Well this is a surprise:
"18.04.2017 09:43:56" shieldsgazette.com Theresa May to make unscheduled Downing Street statement after cabinet meeting Theresa May is to make a statement in Downing Street at 11.15am after Cabinet. There's a lot of speculation over this mystery major announcement, due in half an hour:
"18.04.2017 08:44:57" shieldsgazette.com Inspirational grandad reaches running milestone – two years after heart attack A grandad who once got the better of Steve Cram in a race has reached a major running milestone – less than two years after suffering a heart attack. He took up running as part of his rehab - and now he's hooked!
"18.04.2017 07:50:27" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette What was wrong with Newcastle at Portman Road?
"18.04.2017 07:32:56" shieldsgazette.com Cricketer's new fundraising campaign to help battling Bradley Lowery A cricketer is hoping his unique way of raising funds to help battling Bradley Lowery will spread across the sport. What a great gesture!
"18.04.2017 07:21:58" Shields Gazette's cover photo Our new cover photograph is by Steve McGrath.
"18.04.2017 06:39:25" shieldsgazette.com Tougher sentences demanded for yobs who attack 999 workers A call has been made for tougher sentences for people who attack emergency services workers, as latest figures reveal 30 police officers in South Tyneside were assaulted in the past 12 months. Should broken bones, bites, bruising, puncture wounds, sprains and scratches all be in a day's work?
"18.04.2017 06:07:07" Timeline Photos Morning all. Here's the front page of today's newspaper.
"17.04.2017 19:39:46" shieldsgazette.com Maigret loses Easter Sunday ratings battle to BBC hit Rowan Atkinson's Maigret failed to match up to rival drama Line Of Duty in the ratings as it returned on Sunday night. Did you watch either of them? Or something different?
"17.04.2017 19:01:22" Timeline Photos Who loved a trip to Dexter's Wine Bar? It's pictured here in 1989 ...
"17.04.2017 18:48:24" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Rafa Benitez is 'concerned' after Newcastle's defeat to Ipswich.
"17.04.2017 18:09:51" shieldsgazette.com These are the UK's favourite TV scenes, according to a new poll We're are a nation of TV watchers, and a new survey has found comedy is always what has kept us glued to the small screen. Just play it cool - and don't mention the war:
"17.04.2017 17:31:11" Timeline Photos Beautiful blue by Samantha Louise - thank you!
"17.04.2017 17:11:56" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Newcastle are looking over their shoulders after a shocking defeat at Portman Road.
"17.04.2017 16:52:29" shieldsgazette.com Major changes to GCSE grading system will put pupils under more pressure, say teachers Major changes to the GCSE grading system will do more harm than good, a teachers' union has warned. The A* to G grades are going, in favour of a new numbered system:
"17.04.2017 16:12:56" shieldsgazette.com Man bailed after being arrested in South Shields death crash probe A man has been released on bail following the death of a pedestrian in a crash in South Shields. Police say enquiries are continuing..
"17.04.2017 15:52:49" shieldsgazette.com Funeral takes place of 'father of all travellers' Simon Doherty, the father of Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty Travellers from across the UK and Ireland came together for the funeral of TV personality Paddy Doherty's father. "He said 'I want no one crying at my funeral, I want them happy, singing - and get them drunk'."
"17.04.2017 15:12:57" shieldsgazette.com Special unit formed to stop drones delivering drugs and phones to prisoners A specialist unit will spearhead efforts to stop drones dropping drugs and mobile phones into prisons. But it's been called a "publicity stunt":
"17.04.2017 14:42:33" shieldsgazette.com Teams wanted for golf tournament in aid of mayor's charities There is still time for teams to enter the Mayor of South Tyneside's charity golf competition. Anyone fancy this?
"17.04.2017 14:06:30" shieldsgazette.com Cannabis plants recovered after house fire in roof A drugs farm has been uncovered following a blaze in the roof of a house. What began as a call out to the fire services has led to a criminal investigation after a cannabis farm was uncovered by a blaze.
"17.04.2017 13:58:55" shieldsgazette.com This mystery picture of Sixties socks is still proving a puzzle When it comes to posing questions involving old photos, featuring scenes of South Tyneside that we've posted on Facebook, getting to the truth of the matter is not always as simple as you would imagine, with readers often disputing the identity of the We're at a loss:
"17.04.2017 13:16:25" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Rafa Benitez has made FIVE changes to his Newcastle side at Portman Road.
"17.04.2017 11:14:10" shieldsgazette.com Go again lads! South Shields FC fans encourage team with one win needed for title Chin up, lads – and go again on Tuesday! "What a ride"
"17.04.2017 10:59:07" shieldsgazette.com Lee Cattermole responds to fan anger at David Moyes, his own form and Wahbi Khazri's spectacular Sunderland return Lee Cattermole feels the Sunderland fans have not turned fully on David Moyes, at least not in comparison to many other managers. "I don't think they've turned against him. Which fans are happy? Which players and managers here are happy?"
"17.04.2017 10:45:03" shieldsgazette.com Transfer rumours: Ex-Manchester United and Spurs ace held Sunderland talks plus Chelsea and Arsenal make the headlines Dimitar Berbatov has revealed he held talks with Sunderland over a possible move. The latest transfer gossip
"17.04.2017 09:42:43" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette 'They believe in him. Even when we went down, they had that belief in him. He kept everyone together.'
"17.04.2017 09:38:30" Timeline Photos Win a dream family holiday to Walt Disney World Florida worth £10,000 in our great competition. Pick up a copy of today's paper for details:
"17.04.2017 08:41:26" shieldsgazette.com War hero presented with military honour on his 99th birthday A family gave a war veteran double cause for celebration when they arranged for him be given a prestigious military medal on his 99th birthday. He took part in the landings in Normandy, landing on Gold Beach along with the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division and the Northumberland Hussars:
"17.04.2017 08:30:31" Timeline Photos Today's front page:
"17.04.2017 07:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Who overindulged on some of these yesterday?
"16.04.2017 21:00:12" shieldsgazette.com 7 must-see North East gigs in the next 7 days It looks like another busy week for North East music lovers, with some cracking gigs to get out and see. Anything you fancy here?
"16.04.2017 20:30:21" Timeline Photos Here's a picture of South Shields' South Marine Park in all its splendour this weekend, from reader Thomas Watson. Thanks for sharing!
"16.04.2017 20:00:31" shieldsgazette.com Are you claiming all the childcare help you're entitled to? Parents take note: There's a new kid on the block that could mean up to £2,000 to help towards childcare costs. Every little bit helps.
"16.04.2017 19:30:32" Timeline Photos Coming tomorrow: Your chance to win a Disney family holiday worth £10,000, courtesy of Virgin Holidays! Don't miss details of how to enter.
"16.04.2017 19:01:21" Timeline Photos A trip to 1955 - and the commissioning of the anti submarine URSA at Palmers, Jarrow.
"16.04.2017 18:30:26" shieldsgazette.com Modifying your motor doesn't have to ramp up your insurance Our love affair with cars is stronger now than it's ever been. But what we drive (or want to drive) can represent a big expense. Thinking about modifying your car? Read this first.
"16.04.2017 18:00:34" shieldsgazette.com 18 pictures from a Big Night Out in South Shields There's nothing better than a Big Night Out with friends. Have you or any of your friends made our latest Big Night Out slideshow?
"16.04.2017 17:30:16" Timeline Photos Michelle Scholefield sent this picture into us - thank you!
"16.04.2017 17:15:14" shieldsgazette.com Man found with serious head injuries in city centre subway Police are appealing for information after a man was found with a serious head injury in a city centre subway. Were you in town on Saturday night?
"16.04.2017 17:04:03" shieldsgazette.com How you can get your energy bills back to 2008 prices What if I told you that when it comes to energy prices it is actually possible to step back in time? Millions of us overpay.
"16.04.2017 16:00:22" yorkshirepost.co.uk Learner drivers will also have to master the sat nav in updated test Learner drivers will have to safely use sat navs to pass their driving test as part of a major overhaul of the assessment. Will this make our roads safer?
"16.04.2017 15:00:27" shieldsgazette.com Letter of the week: Older people don't seem welcome at Haven Point leisure centre I attend fitness classes twice a week at Haven Point. Is she right?
"16.04.2017 14:00:45" shieldsgazette.com Shaping Up: Tips for staying healthy at Easter I love Easter time, there's lots of fun to be had. Easter egg hunts, crafts, baking, chocolate eggs, hot cross buns. It's always an action-packed couple of weeks with the kids. Is it possible to enjoy Easter and stay fit?
"16.04.2017 13:31:09" shieldsgazette.com Benefits Expert: Claiming after redundancy Q. I have just been made redundant from work and have received a good redundancy package. Will this affect the benefits I can claim? I was employed for 14 years before being made redundant. Would you know what you can claim?
"16.04.2017 12:31:03" shieldsgazette.com The truth about having your children vaccinated It's natural to want your children to have a healthy start in life, but conflicting advice has made some decisions more difficult in recent years. Are you worried about having your children vaccinated?
"16.04.2017 12:00:11" shieldsgazette.com Tributes paid to South Shields coma dad who lost his fight for life after taxi rank attack Dozens of tributes have been paid to a South Shields dad who has lost his eight-month fight for life. RIP Calvin.
"16.04.2017 11:39:32" shieldsgazette.com Family's tribute to South Shields man killed in alleged hit and run The family of a South Shields man killed in an alleged hit and run have paid tribute to a "beautiful boy" who was the "centre of all their worlds". Heartbreaking.
Rest in peace, Lewis.
"16.04.2017 11:00:05" shieldsgazette.com TV choice: What to watch on TV and streaming this week Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week. Looking for something to watch this week? Here's a few ideas.
"16.04.2017 10:00:03" shieldsgazette.com Gardening: Slugging it out with unwanted visitors It's a no-brainer that slugs and snails topped the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Gardening Advice Service's top pest of the year list last year. Does your garden suffer from any of these pests? How do you get rid of them?
"16.04.2017 09:00:43" sunderlandecho.com Recipe: Healthy cashew cream eggs These are much easier than they look to make. Plus, they have the benefit of making you feel good when you eat them. Speaking of eggs......
"16.04.2017 08:30:08" shieldsgazette.com East Coast Workout: Pyramid workout If you're pushed for time over Easter, then give this Pyramid workout a go. Need a quick workout to make room for all those Easter eggs? Here's one to try.
"16.04.2017 07:00:34" Timeline Photos Morning all. Cheers to Fiona Hall for sending us this great picture to start your day with.
If you are out and about around South Tyneside this weekend then please send us your scenic snaps too.
"16.04.2017 07:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Hands up if you've cracked open your eggs yet!
"15.04.2017 21:00:14" shieldsgazette.com Cinema: There's no signs of slowing down for veteran actor still in command At 84, Michael Caine shows no signs of slowing down. He talks to Susan Griffin about rebelling, reaping rewards and why retirement is not an option for the star of new movie Going In Style Settling down to watch a movie? Read all about one film star who shows no sign of easing up at 84.
"15.04.2017 20:14:06" shieldsgazette.com The importance of parents' date nights As a dad of two daughters with all the fun, craziness and noise they produce, I often find myself looking forward to the silence. Right, just about snuggled on the sofa with the other half? Here's what one columnist has to say about the importance of parents' date nights.
"15.04.2017 19:19:06" shieldsgazette.com Quiz: How much do you really know about Doctor Who? Television Time Lord Doctor Who returns to our screens on Saturday evening. What do you think of that for a series opener, Doctor Who fans? And how many did you get out of 20 on our quiz?
"15.04.2017 19:10:05" Timeline Photos It wasn't unusual for the stars to visit South Shields in the 1960s and when they did visit then town photographer Freddie Mudditt was usually there to snap them for the Gazette.
Anyone recognise this singing star on the left and the two people with him?
"15.04.2017 19:01:17" Timeline Photos A trip down Frederick Street in 1988. Where was your favourite place?
"15.04.2017 18:35:02" shieldsgazette.com TV choice: What to watch on TV and streaming this week Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week. Some more tips on what to watch and stream over the coming week.
"15.04.2017 18:31:06" shieldsgazette.com Shaping Up: Tips for staying healthy at Easter I love Easter time, there's lots of fun to be had. Easter egg hunts, crafts, baking, chocolate eggs, hot cross buns. It's always an action-packed couple of weeks with the kids. Worried about piling on the pounds over Easter? Here's some tips to keep you in trim.
"15.04.2017 18:05:02" shieldsgazette.com Big Preview: This coming of age story lands with a chilling twist for viewers In Channel 4's dark new drama Born To Kill, Daniel Mays plays a single dad whose daughter gets close to a teenage psychopath. The actor tells Jeananne Craig why it's 'not your bog-standard serial killer' series. He's a rising star with another likely TV hit on the way.
"15.04.2017 17:30:37" Timeline Photos Picture by Karl Kennedy - thanks for sharing.
"15.04.2017 17:01:29" shieldsgazette.com South Shields must wait for title as winning run ends in dramatic finish South Shields have had to put the Champagne on ice, as Morpeth Town rescued a last-gasp point which took the Northern League Division One title race to the final week of the season. The long winning run is over at last and in dramatic style.
"15.04.2017 16:33:01" shieldsgazette.com TV choice: Five of the best shows to watch this week If you watch nothing else this week, make sure you give these shows a go... Got control of the TV panel at last? Time to plan your TV viewing for the week.
"15.04.2017 16:00:25" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside man dies after eight months in coma following brutal attack A South Tyneside man who was the victim of a nasty attack at a taxi rank has lost his fight for life. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.
"15.04.2017 14:15:13" shieldsgazette.com Sound familiar? Teaching union claims nearly a fifth of parents have been asked to fund their child's school Almost a fifth of parents have been asked to make a regular financial donation to their child's school, a survey suggests. Have any other families received similar requests from their child's school?
"15.04.2017 13:43:57" Timeline Photos What a day at Mariners Park. Can South Shields win the title with a win over rivals Morpeth?
"15.04.2017 13:31:08" shieldsgazette.com Easter 2017: What's on in the North East over the bank holiday weekend? Easter may have fallen late this year - but it's finally almost time to celebrate. Stuck for something to do over the long weekend? Here's another reminder of what's going on across the region.
"15.04.2017 12:43:36" shieldsgazette.com South Shields fatal hit and run latest: Man arrested over 20-year-old's death Poice have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 20-year-old man in a hit and run smash. A suspect is now in custody.
"15.04.2017 12:01:14" shieldsgazette.com Take a look inside new South Tyneside barbers A South Tyneside mum is aiming to be a cut above the rest after opening a new barber shop in the town. We wish her all the best in her new venture.
"15.04.2017 11:29:56" shieldsgazette.com Update on death of man in South Shields hit and run A 20-year-old man has been killed in a hit and run incident in South Shields. Update on a very sad story.
"15.04.2017 11:00:04" shieldsgazette.com Quiz: How much do you really know about Doctor Who? Television Time Lord Doctor Who returns to our screens on Saturday evening. The good doctor's back tonight. But how much do you really know about him? Take our quiz to find out.
"15.04.2017 10:17:02" shieldsgazette.com Brave mum battles back from near death to pursue her modelling dreams A South Tyneside mum living with a debilitating condition has fought back from the brink of death to continue her dream. An inspirational story for you.
"15.04.2017 08:41:17" shieldsgazette.com Man dies in South Shields hit and run A 20-year-old man has been killed in a hit and run incident in South Shields. Our thoughts are with the dead man's family.
"15.04.2017 08:30:18" shieldsgazette.com Top award for South Tyneside's new OAP centre South Tyneside's new integrated health and social care hub for older people and their families, has won a major building industry award. Less than a year old and already picking up awards.
"15.04.2017 08:04:07" shieldsgazette.com Why making your kids money-savvy from a young age adds up Money skills are a vital part of everyday life – and new research underlines why it pays to start learning from an early age. Do your kids - or even adult relatives - understand the value of cash?
"15.04.2017 07:43:35" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette There was a big talking point after Newcastle were held by Leeds.
"15.04.2017 07:18:07" Timeline Photos Morning, folks. Here's the front page of today's Shields Gazette for you.
"15.04.2017 07:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Happy Saturday everybody - enjoy your weekend!
"14.04.2017 22:01:48" shieldsgazette.com RECAP: Newcastle United 1 Leeds United 1 - As it happened A late Chris Wood strike saw Leeds United claim an unlikely three points at St James's Park, cancelling out what looked to be a match-winning strike from skipper Jamaal Lascelles. RECAP: Newcastle United 1 Leeds United 1 - As it happened
"14.04.2017 21:58:14" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette NUFC 1 LUFC 1 - reaction
"14.04.2017 21:43:42" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Positive marks for NUFC on an ultimately disappointing night...
"14.04.2017 20:57:36" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Daylight robbery!
"14.04.2017 19:45:02" shieldsgazette.com Watch: First official trailer for new Star Wars movie Star Wars fans worldwide received an early Easter present with the surprise Good Friday release of the first official trailer for the latest movie. Any early thoughts, Star Wars fans out there?
"14.04.2017 19:01:12" Timeline Photos Anyone planning a kickabout this weekend?
We love this picture of the lads having fun in May 1988.
"14.04.2017 18:33:14" shieldsgazette.com Warning over peanut allergies as KitKat Bites are recalled Nestle has recalled a batch of its KitKat Bites and warned people with nut or peanut allergies to be "especially vigilant" after incorrectly packaging the chocolates. Worth a read given the chocolate frenzy approaching later this weekend.
"14.04.2017 18:07:49" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Newcastle v Leeds - team news
"14.04.2017 17:30:32" Timeline Photos Thanks to Steve McGrath for the photograph ☀️☀️☀️
"14.04.2017 17:25:27" shieldsgazette.com Police to speak to 26 families after hospital tissue probe A total of 26 families are set to be spoken to by police following a tissue sample storage probe at South Tyneside District Hospital. People have revealed the number of families they are speaking with.
"14.04.2017 17:18:15" shieldsgazette.com Ed Sheeran is no Bryan Adams as Harry Styles knocks him off the number one singles spot One Direction's Harry Styles has ended Ed Sheeran's chart domination just weeks before Sheeran would have been able to claim a new record. Breaking news from chart land.
"14.04.2017 16:08:52" shieldsgazette.com South Shields manager Lee Picton warns players to ignore build-up to huge game against Morpeth South Shields joint manager Lee Picton says he can't wait for tomorrow's huge Northern League clash with Morpeth Town – but has urged his side to do their talking on the pitch. This game could be tasty...but needs cool heads!
"14.04.2017 15:30:10" shieldsgazette.com Travel firm sponsors Mariners' FA Vase final trip to Wembley Independent travel agent Westoe Travel is hoping to set the Mariners off on the road to success after agreeing a deal to sponsor the club's travel to the FA Vase final. Another boost for the Wembley-bound Mariners.
"14.04.2017 15:00:41" shieldsgazette.com New swim school set to make a splash in community A new swim school is hoping to make waves by offering fun swim sessions for children and adults alike. A date for your diary if your children are in to swimming.
"14.04.2017 14:16:06" shieldsgazette.com Drugs seized after tip-off Two men who were arrested after cannabis plants were found in the back of a van have been released on police bail. Two men were arrested after the plants were discovered.
"14.04.2017 13:25:31" shieldsgazette.com Jordan Pickford: I'm not looking to leave Sunderland – and I'll NEVER sign for Newcastle Sunderland starlet Jordan Pickford says he would NEVER join bitter rivals Newcastle United. I'll never join the Mags!
"14.04.2017 13:22:32" shieldsgazette.com Swimming pool at £13m Hebburn Central forced to close for fortnight A swimming pool at a £13million community hub is set to be closed for maintenance – less than two years after opening. The closure will at least avoid the Easter break.
"14.04.2017 11:53:41" shieldsgazette.com So what does the bank holiday weekend weather hold in store for the North East? The North East should expect a mainly dry but increasingly cold holiday weekend. Right, you've had that deserved lie-in and slob on the settee (or is it a sofa?). Now find out if it is worth getting dressed to go out.
"14.04.2017 11:43:12" shieldsgazette.com Rain fails to stop Good Friday parade Rain failed to stop an Easter tradition as dozens of musicians took part in the annual Good Friday Parade in South Shields. Good to see so many people take part and spectate. Well done to all.
"14.04.2017 11:36:40" shieldsgazette.com South Shields FC fans hit out at North Shields chairman over 'sour grapes' A North East football club boss has been accused of “sour grapes” – after aiming a parting shot at promoted rivals South Shields Here's what you had to say about the North Shields chairman's criticism of South Shields Football Club.
"14.04.2017 10:28:05" shieldsgazette.com Newcastle United £15m move for Stoke's Ryan Shawcross – latest news on star's contract situation Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has moved to dampen 'speculation' linking Ryan Shawcross with a big-money move to Newcastle United, Shawcross setback for Rafa
"14.04.2017 10:00:46" shieldsgazette.com Here's when pharmacies across the South Tyneside area are open this Easter Families across South Tyneside are being asked to help ease pressure on their local A&E department over the forthcoming Easter bank holiday weekend. Just in case ...
"14.04.2017 09:49:39" shieldsgazette.com Preview: Newcastle United-Leeds United - the last five St James's Park clashes Promotion rivals Newcastle United and Leeds United meet in a vital Championship encounter on Good Friday at 7.45pm. It's a big game tonight for Newcastle United. Here's how they've fared the last five times Leeds United came to Toon.
"14.04.2017 09:21:08" shieldsgazette.com Eight great places to get your Good Friday fish and chips in South Tyneside It's Good Friday, and you know what that means: fish and chips. Something to chew over while you decide where to go to celebrate Fish Friday.
"14.04.2017 09:05:53" shieldsgazette.com Easter message by the Bishop of Durham Funerals are very poignant. The dignified procession through the lined London streets of Pc Keith Palmer this past week was testimony to how much we still value our police service Annual Easter message from the Bishop of Durham.
"14.04.2017 08:40:50" shieldsgazette.com Historic football trophy visits South Shields business on open day A historic football trophy paid a visit to a South Tyneside business this week – as the company staged an open day. "It's coming home, it's coming home.....
"14.04.2017 08:39:00" Good Friday parade
"14.04.2017 08:09:53" shieldsgazette.com Police action for trouble-hit park Police have pledged to crack down on underage drinkers and anti-social youngsters who are plaguing a South Tyneside park. Their response follows a nasty incident in which a teenager was bound and gagged.
"14.04.2017 07:58:37" Timeline Photos Morning folks. Don't forget the Gazette is out on Good Friday as normal. Here's today's front page to get you in the mood.
"14.04.2017 07:45:42" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Rafa Benitez has made some pointed remarks in defence of his Newcastle team.
"14.04.2017 07:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Good morning everyone and happy bank holiday weekend!
Enjoy your Friday.
"13.04.2017 21:20:13" Timeline Photos Sunshine at Marsden - thanks to Steve McGrath.
"13.04.2017 21:00:56" Amazing that these Tweets have reached so many people ...
How many do you remember?
(Video: Press Association)
"13.04.2017 20:15:23" shieldsgazette.com You can perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself - here's how you can learn People who start choking should be able to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on themselves, according to a new study. It could save your life.
"13.04.2017 19:45:16" shieldsgazette.com Smartphones and tablets can deprive your babies and toddlers of sleep - research claims Babies and toddlers can be deprived of sleep by using smartphones and tablets, research suggests. Here's the case for and against. What do you think?
"13.04.2017 19:10:05" shieldsgazette.com Old job offer letter found during South Shields house clearance It's wonderful when you get in touch after reading a story or seeing a photo in the paper or online. Did you see them play in South Shields?
"13.04.2017 18:30:56" shieldsgazette.com Morph gets a makeover as he turns 40 Beloved plasticine character Morph has been given a makeover for his 40th birthday - but still looks like a teenager with a baseball cap, gold chain and graffiti can. He's looking canny for 40!
Who loved watching Morph?
"13.04.2017 17:41:53" The Queen has marked Maundy Thursday by handing out Maundy Money - a tradition dating back to the 13th century:
"13.04.2017 17:09:00" A new garden at Kensington Palace has been planted to mark the 20-year anniversary since the death of Princess Diana:
"13.04.2017 16:36:33" shieldsgazette.com Project to protect region's historic sounds The people behind South Shields Museum and Art Gallery are set to take the lead in the North East on a multi-million pound project to create a national network of sound preservation centres. A worthwhile project for our history.
"13.04.2017 15:58:49" shieldsgazette.com Soldier accused of murdering ex-girlfriend is claiming A soldier accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend by cutting her throat and leaving her to bleed on the bathroom floor is claiming a combination of "self-defence and accident", a court has heard. Details of his defence are starting to emerge.
"13.04.2017 15:49:29" shieldsgazette.com Long delays as lanes reopen after multi-vehicle A19 smash Motorists are warned of long delays after a multi-vehicle smash on the A19 Queues remain..
"13.04.2017 15:24:05" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside HR expert's warning over National Living Wage Businesses cannot afford to ignore the rise in the National Living Wage, a South Tyneside employment law expert has warned. Worth a read if you are a business affected by the new National Living Wage rise.
"13.04.2017 15:17:19" shieldsgazette.com Major delays on A19 after multi-vehicle smash There are major delays on the A19 after a multi-vehicle smash closed two out of three lanes. We hope nobody is seriously injured.
"13.04.2017 15:00:58" shieldsgazette.com Youngsters get to grips with fitness Primary school pupils learnt that exercise can be fun when they took part in a fitness day with a South Tyneside expert. They have kept fit and raised money at the same time.
"13.04.2017 14:15:16" shieldsgazette.com Easter bank holiday bin days - when do you need to put out yours for collection? South Tyneside households who have their bin collected tomorrow will need to hold on a day before putting their's out to be emptied. There is a slight change for bin collections in South Tyneside over the Easter break.
Find out more and the opening times for the refuse centre here.
"13.04.2017 13:50:50" shieldsgazette.com North Shields FC chairman takes aim at South Shields and league in programme rant North Shields FC chairman Alan Matthews has aimed a parting shot at promoted South Shields - criticising the Mariners for "buying" the Northern League. South Shields fans, what do you make of the North Shields chairman's comments?
"13.04.2017 13:30:27" Timeline Photos A fine day for a birthday! (Many happy returns to you).
"13.04.2017 13:03:16" shieldsgazette.com Missing South Shields man found safe and well A South Shields man who was reported missing from his home has been found safe and well, police have confirmed. We are pleased to hear Robert has been found safe.
Thanks to everyone for sharing the appeal.
"13.04.2017 12:23:20" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Rafa Benitez has given an update on injured pair Dwight Gayle and Ciaran Clark.
"13.04.2017 12:22:04" shieldsgazette.com Bank holiday weekend train strike misery for Northern rail users North East rail users face bank holiday weekend misery after union bosses announced a new strike. More strike misery heading this way.
"13.04.2017 12:18:31" shieldsgazette.com Nurses balloted on industrial action in pay row Nurses are starting to vote on whether they want to take industrial action in protest at a continuing cap on their pay. Would you back them?
"13.04.2017 11:46:00" shieldsgazette.com Delays on Metro due to failed train Metro passengers face delays after a broken down train initially led to the service being suspended on a key part of the track. Something to bear in mind if you're planning to use the service this afternoon.
"13.04.2017 11:19:03" shieldsgazette.com Shoppers set to feel benefits of £200,000 makeover of Hebburn shopping centre Shoppers are set to feel the benefit after a £200,000 makeover of a South Tyneside shopping centre got underway. It's set to open in August.
"13.04.2017 11:00:35" shieldsgazette.com British clubs on high alert for Easter weekend after Dortmund bomb attack British football clubs will be on high alert over Easter after the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus, warned a security expert. "I know Premier League teams are working with security experts to increase protection at their stadiums."
"13.04.2017 10:31:11" shieldsgazette.com Revealed: How more people than ever are risking their lives on North East rail tracks Transport bosses have urged people to stop risking their lives by trespassing on rail tracks – after alarming figures were released. Alarming figures. Don't risk your life.
"13.04.2017 10:24:06" shieldsgazette.com Hi-tech ship deal for South Shields marine firm A South Shields firm is celebrating after its products were included in one of the world's most advanced ships. Its products will be used on the world's biggest natural gas-powered dry cargo ships:
"13.04.2017 10:12:02" shieldsgazette.com A 'sad moment' or a 'good thing for the estate'? Mixed views on discount shop plan for South Shields pub Plans to turn a pub on a South Tyneside estate into a foodstore has been welcomed by residents. "A very sad moment... But if the Red Duster was to stand doors locked, windows boarded up for however long, it would bring the estate down."
"13.04.2017 09:56:22" shieldsgazette.com Popular swimming pools to close for maintenance South Tyneside residents are being advised that the swimming pools at Hebburn Central are set to close temporarily later this month. The work is set to last for two weeks.
"13.04.2017 09:45:28" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Contracts? Summer plans? Transfer targets? Rafa Benitez gives answers to where United stand on all three...
"13.04.2017 09:38:48" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Does Christian Atsu have a longer-term future at Newcastle?
"13.04.2017 09:28:01" shieldsgazette.com Firefighters tackle large allotment fire in South Shields Fire crews were called to tackle an allotment blaze in South Shields last night. Firefighters are not treating the blaze as suspicious.
"13.04.2017 09:06:02" shieldsgazette.com Virgin Trains East Coast workers to strike in staffing dispute Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are to stage a 48-hour strike in a row over the role of guards and jobs. Over the issue of train guards:
"13.04.2017 08:30:11" shieldsgazette.com Storm on a teacake as chocolate spread found to contain 57 spoons of sugar Chocolate spreads like Nutella contain over four times more sugar than nuts - with a staggering 57 teaspoons in a jar, warns a new report. HOW MUCH?!
Maybe we'll have something different for our breakfast ...
"13.04.2017 08:00:27" shieldsgazette.com New safety measures on Jarrow estate get 'Thumbs Up.' Work to improve the road network on a South Tyneside estate has been given the “thumbs up” by residents. “Praise where praise is due to the council's highways department for a job well done.”
"13.04.2017 07:36:24" shieldsgazette.com Discover the joys of sailing at club open day People who have ever dreamed of sailing out on to the open water are being invited along to an open day in South Tyneside to try out the sport. Fancy getting out on the water?
"13.04.2017 07:10:06" shieldsgazette.com Railway trespassing reaches an all-time high in the North East More people than ever are risking their lives by trespassing on railway tracks in the North East, new figures have revealed. Please don't take a risk on the tracks.
"13.04.2017 07:04:14" shieldsgazette.com Teenager found bound and gagged in South Shields park Residents living near to a trouble-hit park are calling for action to tackle drunken youngsters plaguing the area. The incident has sparked a call for crackdown on crime and antisocial behaviour in the area:
"13.04.2017 06:26:01" Timeline Photos Today's front page:
"12.04.2017 21:20:12" Timeline Photos Hello there!
Thanks to David Richardson for this great Robin picture.
"12.04.2017 21:01:06" shieldsgazette.com Laser strikes could cause pilot to lose control, warns air ambulance chief The chief pilot of the region's air ambulance charity has warned against the dangers of laser strikes after his aircraft was targeted again while returning from a rescue mission. Don't do it.
"12.04.2017 20:12:05" shieldsgazette.com Armed officers storm shop after man carrying machete makes threats in street A man has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill following a disturbance on a North East estate. A worrying incident on the streets of our region today.
"12.04.2017 20:08:04" shieldsgazette.com South Shields community centre welcomes office equipment donation A South Shields community group has been given a helping hand with a donation of office equipment. A warm hand for a helping hand.
"12.04.2017 20:06:36" shieldsgazette.com Well wishers hope Bradley Lowery has a dream holiday as Disneyland plan is confirmed Have a fab time! “Enjoy it little man, your smile lights up everyone's day.”
You've been showing your support for Bradley lowery's fight against neuroblastoma after plans for a trip to Disneyland were announced.
"12.04.2017 19:45:08" shieldsgazette.com Richard Ord: Journalism is dead and buried... on TV 'The Dead Walk!' is a legendary front page headline that appears on a discarded newspaper in a scene from the zombie movie Day of the Dead. Zombies and even the son of Satan are getting a bad press from a bad press, says our columnist. Read all about it here.
"12.04.2017 19:11:22" shieldsgazette.com A prize catch of fishing photos from South Tyneside's past Fishing remains one of the most popular pastimes here in the North East and further afield. Memories of fishing on the South Tyneside coast.
"12.04.2017 19:10:10" Timeline Photos How's the fishing along the South Tyneside coast?
"12.04.2017 18:30:44" shieldsgazette.com So mobile phone use while driving is illegal, but what other distractions can land you in bother? New laws passed last month mean that using a mobile phone while behind the wheel of a car could get you a fine of £200, six penalty points and a possible loss of licence. Here's what you need to know about drinking, snacking and smoking.
"12.04.2017 18:01:24" shieldsgazette.com Easter 2017: What's on in the North East over the bank holiday weekend? Easter may have fallen late this year - but it's finally almost time to celebrate. Something for the weekend ...
"12.04.2017 18:00:24" Timeline Photos They are aiming to spread The Word.
"12.04.2017 18:00:24" shieldsgazette.com Online Thorntons Easter eggs arrive as melted mess Chocolate giant Thorntons has come under fire after Easter eggs ordered by online customers were delivered as a melted mess. Couldn't give these to the kids!
"12.04.2017 18:00:20" shieldsgazette.com Alan Shearer is heading to South Shields One of the greatest football players of all time is heading to South Tyneside. A date for your diary if you are a Newcastle United fan.
"12.04.2017 17:02:33" shieldsgazette.com Woman whose throat was cut had earlier told sister: 'Police will respond once he has stabbed me.' A woman who bled to death after her throat was cut from ear to ear had told her sister police would only respond once her ex-boyfriend had stabbed her, a court has heard. Latest on an ongoing murder trial.
"12.04.2017 16:48:56" shieldsgazette.com North East holidaymakers 'most likely to go nude abroad', finds survey Are you comfortable baring all abroad? Do you feel comfortable baring all on holiday?
"12.04.2017 16:14:17" shieldsgazette.com Van transporting drugs found after men outside house raise suspicions A van was found to be packed with cannabis plants after it first failed to stop for police. Police are busy questioning two men after a van filled with cannabis plants was pulled over earlier today.
The incident was sparked after someone raised concerns about suspicious activity outside a South Shields house.
"12.04.2017 16:01:21" Timeline Photos North Marine Park battery, what are your memories?
"12.04.2017 15:01:17" shieldsgazette.com South Shields scouts put exploration skills to the test to lift trophy A team of scouts from South Tyneside have found their way to being crowned exploring champions. Congratulations to the champions!
"12.04.2017 15:01:01" shieldsgazette.com Judges meet to draw up health awards shortlist Judges have praised the astonishing standard of entries as they narrowed down the field of contestants in our Best of Health Awards. We had a record number of entries for this year's awards and the standard was very high.
"12.04.2017 14:41:25" shieldsgazette.com Police appeal for missing South Shields man to make contact Police are trying to find a man last seen at his home two days ago to ensure he is safe and well. Have you spotted Robert?
Police are worried about him and hope you can help in their search.
"12.04.2017 14:24:14" shieldsgazette.com Tributes led to Nissan worker and Seaham man claimed in biker crash The death of a Seaham man following a motorcycle collision will leave a “a massive void in everyone's life” his loved ones have said. Tributes have been paid to a Nissan worker who died when his motorcycle collided with a bike being ridden by a Hebburn man at the weekend.
"12.04.2017 14:18:05" shieldsgazette.com Airline announces new destinations from Newcastle International Airport Passengers will have new travel destinations to choose from next summer. Fancy any of these for a holiday?
"12.04.2017 13:31:30" shieldsgazette.com New Falling Flying exhibition in South Shields gets underway A new exhibition at a South Tyneside venue has got off to a flying start. Will you be going along?
"12.04.2017 13:10:06" shieldsgazette.com 'Bogus' NHS text message was sent by health service An NHS scare about a "bogus" message scam targeting patients was accidentally sparked by a genuine inquiry from the health service, a spokeswoman has said. Looks like it was from them after all ...
"12.04.2017 13:04:06" shieldsgazette.com Takeaways and gyms replacing banks and fashion chains on high streets, report finds Fashion chains and banks are being replaced by takeaways and gyms as the British high street evolves with consumer spending habits, a report said. Have you noticed this happening round here?
"12.04.2017 13:00:02" shieldsgazette.com Jason Cook gives college students a lesson in life Funnyman Jason Cook brought some laughs – and lessons on life and showbiz - to a live question and answer Media Masterclass with students at South Tyneside College. The comedian entertained at a media masterclass.
"12.04.2017 12:53:24" shieldsgazette.com Bradley Lowery set to make memories on dream holiday to Walt Disney World in Florida Football fan Bradley Lowery, who has captured the hearts of the nation, is set to go on a dream holiday to America. Our lad's off to Walt Disney! ❤️
Have an amazing time Bradley lowery's fight against neuroblastoma.
"12.04.2017 12:45:17" shieldsgazette.com Two children fight for life in hospital after serious road crash Two children are fighting for life in hospital after being involved in a serious road crash. Absolutely horrific.
"12.04.2017 12:32:16" shieldsgazette.com Call for Buckfast monks to be stripped of charitable status Campaigners are calling for monks who make a controversial alcoholic drink to be stripped of their charitable status. After their infamous tonic wine was linked to 6,500 reports of antisocial behaviour:
"12.04.2017 11:59:04" shieldsgazette.com Transfer rumours: Sunderland defender linked with West Ham United plus Real Madrid, Arsenal and Liverpool make the headlines Sunderland defender Lamine Kone is the subject of transfer interest from West Ham United, with reports the Londoners are set to resurrect their interest in the centre-back. Busy summer ahead...
"12.04.2017 10:59:03" shieldsgazette.com South Shields on brink of title after 32nd successive win Carl Finnigan struck a hat-trick as South Shields turned on the style to move a step closer to the Northern League title last night. Almost there! Fantastic!
"12.04.2017 10:59:00" shieldsgazette.com Well-known South Shields pub to become discount frozen food store A well-known pub on a South Tyneside estate is to be transformed into a frozen food store. Another of our pubs to become a new business entirely:
"12.04.2017 10:30:34" shieldsgazette.com Charlie's birthday to be remembered as charity expands A charity aims to launch the next stage of its fundraising efforts on what will be the sixth birthday of the boy who inspired its work. His memory will live in as the charity's work continues
"12.04.2017 10:30:32" shieldsgazette.com How Big Sam's Crystal Palace have turned things round - unlike Sunderland Big Sam strode down the touchline, walking into the storm. Where would Sunderland be if Big Sam was still in charge?
"12.04.2017 10:14:30" shieldsgazette.com Defender reveals why he left Celtic and joined Newcastle Stuart Findlay has revealed the story behind his move to Newcastle United. "As soon as I heard a team like Newcastle was interested, it was an absolute no-brainer."
"12.04.2017 10:00:39" shieldsgazette.com Top 20 things which people admit they buy then never use The staggering scale of the useless purchases we make has been revealed. How many of these have you got? (Truthfully ...)
"12.04.2017 09:02:42" shieldsgazette.com Nepalese man, 85, aims to be the oldest to climb Mount Everest - after already climbing it aged 76 A Nepalese man who was once the oldest climber to scale Mount Everest is attempting to regain that title at the age of 85. He wants to inspire humankind and spread a message of peace:
"12.04.2017 08:30:15" shieldsgazette.com More pregnant women in UK take alcohol than in 10 other European nations - study More women drink alcohol while pregnant in the UK than in 10 other European countries, a study has found. British mothers-to-be are the most likely to ignore advice to avoid alcohol.
"12.04.2017 08:18:48" shieldsgazette.com Police release new images of people they would like to trace after South Shields Metro assault Police have released new images of people they would like to trace in connaction with an assailt outside South Shields Metro station Do you recognise any of these people?
"12.04.2017 08:15:04" shieldsgazette.com Debate over bus services after 'use it or lose it' warning Bus passengers being warned to 'use or lose' services in South Tyneside has sparked a debate among Gazette readers. You had a lot to say:
"12.04.2017 08:00:29" shieldsgazette.com People power gives South Shields centre new lease of life People power has given a new lease if life to a South Tyneside Community Centre which was at risk of closure. "We can't thank people enough."
"12.04.2017 07:00:50" Timeline Photos Photograph by Jim Wilkinson - thanks for sharing!
"12.04.2017 06:52:24" shieldsgazette.com MP demands answers over human tissue probe at South Tyneside District Hospital South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has called on police to say how many families are involved in the human tissue probe at South Tyneside District Hospital. She's called on police to reveal how many families are involved in the investigation:
"12.04.2017 06:32:59" Timeline Photos Today's front page:
"12.04.2017 05:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Up and at 'em!
Wishing all of our readers a good Wednesday.
"11.04.2017 21:20:06" Timeline Photos Thanks to David Richardson for sending us this brilliant photograph.
"11.04.2017 21:01:20" shieldsgazette.com 50,000 passengers 'denied boarding' on British flights every year Around 50,000 airline passengers a year are bumped off British flights, many of which have been deliberately overbooked, according to the aviation watchdog. Has it ever happened to you?
"11.04.2017 20:15:12" shieldsgazette.com Broadband suppliers are stinging loyal customers, charity warns Broadband customers are paying a penalty for their loyalty, with providers increasing bills by more than £100 a year when initial deals end, a charity has warned. Maybe it's time to start shopping around ...
"11.04.2017 19:45:11" shieldsgazette.com Seven in ten drivers back diesel scrappage scheme Drivers could be paid to ditch older diesels
Almost 70 per cent of British drivers would back a diesel scrappage scheme, according to a new Would you?
"11.04.2017 19:10:03" shieldsgazette.com Bringing must-have Turtle toys to South Shields The recent article about “must-have” toys, and mention of the still-popular-today Teenage Mutant (Ninja) Hero Turtles, prompted reader Colin Campbell to get in touch with a wonderful tale of those “turtles in a half shell”. Did you have one?
"11.04.2017 18:30:26" shieldsgazette.com Readers back call to bring back school 'nit nurses' A call to bring back “nit nurses” to schools in South Tyneside has been met with mixed response from readers. "Some parents just don't take responsibility to check their own children's heads."
"11.04.2017 18:01:07" shieldsgazette.com Stroke patients ignoring GP advice because of drug side effects Some stroke patients are ignoring their GPs and stopping potentially life-saving treatments such as statins because they suffer from minor side effects. Would you be put off taking medication because of the side effects?
"11.04.2017 17:49:18" shieldsgazette.com Bridge closed following an accident The Redhaugh Bridge has been closed following an accident this evening. We hope everyone is OK.
"11.04.2017 17:27:27" shieldsgazette.com Morning best for learning maths, but history lessons better after lunch - study Schools could see their maths scores rise if they timetable lessons in the morning, research suggests. Any teachers out there who can back this up?
"11.04.2017 16:53:44" shieldsgazette.com Police force appoints two new assistant chief constables Northumbria Police has appointed two new assistant chief constables, the force has announced. They are both joining from Sussex Police.
"11.04.2017 16:01:30" shieldsgazette.com Plans approved to bulldoze former West Boldon school Planners have gave the go-ahead to demolish a disused village primary school, with homes being built on the site. It's been a target for vandals since it closed. Now new homes could be built there.
"11.04.2017 15:45:42" Shields Gazette's cover photo This week's cover photograph is by Karen Scott - thank you!
"11.04.2017 15:01:06" Timeline Photos Where do you think this smart-looking young man was shopping back in 1967?
"11.04.2017 14:08:01" shieldsgazette.com Murder victim felt 'palmed off' by police just weeks before her death A murder victim who had her throat slit "ear to ear" by her ex-lover felt "palmed off" after a concerned call to police weeks before her death, a court heard. She called police about him just weeks before her death.
"11.04.2017 13:30:19" shieldsgazette.com New plans to punish fly-tippers given seal of approval Plans to punish fly-tippers by forcing them to pick up litter have been backed by people in South Tyneside. This idea certainly got your backing.
"11.04.2017 13:00:27" shieldsgazette.com No Guinness for South Shields FC – but promotion party in full flow Champagne – but no Guinness. The champagne might be flowing, but there's no Guinness world record for the Mariners.
"11.04.2017 12:29:37" shieldsgazette.com Kids' mouthwash recalled over contamination fears A range of children's mouthwash has been recalled due to potential contamination of the product. A heads up if you've bought any of these from Wilko.
"11.04.2017 11:58:02" shieldsgazette.com NHS England warns of bogus text message scam Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS. Don't reply to this - and spread the word.
"11.04.2017 11:29:01" shieldsgazette.com REVIEW: Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre, London's West End A swirling kaleidoscope of words fashioned from building blocks engulf the stage and draws you into the magical world of Matilda The Musical. "Will you marvel at Matilda? That's like asking if Bruce Bogtrotter likes cake"
After this morning's announcement that Matilda is heading to the North East see what our reviewer thought of the West End smash
"11.04.2017 11:08:10" shieldsgazette.com Chris Ramsey sends Mariners good luck message ahead of North East show “Bring back that trophy” says funnyman Chris Ramsey as he sends a good luck message to South Shields FC. "You're doing everyone proud, smash it, bring back that trophy"
"11.04.2017 10:41:02" Timeline Photos Good Friday is coming, and this is what we want! Where's your favourite place to get fish and chips?
"11.04.2017 09:35:58" shieldsgazette.com Police silence over scale of hospital tissue probe Police are refusing to say how many families are involved in a tissue sample storage probe at South Tyneside District Hospital. Relatives are being contacted, say police.