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"25.10.2016 20:15:07" sunderlandecho.com Fire dog Scrappy back on his paws after operation on broken leg A popular fire dog is on the mend after undergoing an operation. We're so glad you're feeling better Scrappy Firedog
"25.10.2016 19:52:44" Timeline Photos Lovely Autumn colours captured by Jim Wilkinson
"25.10.2016 19:46:50" shieldsgazette.com Top 10 weirdest excuses people use to escape from a night out It's my goldfish's birthday, I've broken my leg and we're trying for a baby are some of the oddest excuses used by Brits to get out of a night out, according to a new survey. "My hamster is ill."
"25.10.2016 19:11:07" shieldsgazette.com Look back at De La Salle “family” members Today we feature a few more pictures tracing the history of a South Shields group which has helped shape the development of thousands of young townspeople. Were you a member of the De La Salle family?
"25.10.2016 18:42:12" shieldsgazette.com 'Wonky' Harris Hawk stolen in break-in Police are appealing for help after a harris hawk was stolen in a house raid. Please help get him back if you can:
"25.10.2016 18:00:19" shieldsgazette.com Meningitis: 10 warning signs students should look out for Meningitis Awareness week for students runs from October 24 to 30. Here It's Meningitis Awareness Week ... here's what you need to know.
"25.10.2016 17:59:16" shieldsgazette.com Meet the two new police horses ready to hit our streets Northumbria Police may be recruiting 600 police officers over the next three years - but two new starters in particular have caught the force These two are neigh bother - and you may bump into them out and about soon:
"25.10.2016 17:51:26" shieldsgazette.com LEGAL EAGLE: End of shoebox-sized rooms? With a number of recent changes in housing law, including landlords having to complete extra checks on tenants, which no doubt costs them extra time and money, landlords have thought of a number of ways of maximising their profits from renting out their What it really means for you:
"25.10.2016 17:18:49" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside Council bosses braced for huge green waste charge boycott Council bosses in South Tyneside expect a major drop in the number of people having garden waste collected after it introduces charges for the service. Will you be paying the charge?
"25.10.2016 16:29:05" shieldsgazette.com Newcastle United players lead call to kick smoking habit Newcastle United footballers are backing a national campaign to help people quit smoking. “Players are role models and it is brilliant to see them backing this campaign.”
"25.10.2016 16:00:34" shieldsgazette.com 18 films you can see at South Shields' drive-in cinema There's loads on!
Know anyone who might want to go?
"25.10.2016 15:30:21" shieldsgazette.com Pokemon GO announces Halloween-themed update The developers of Pokemon GO are getting into the spirit of the season by announcing a series of Halloween-themed special features. Are these new Halloween features enough to tempt you into some Pokemon-hunting fun?
"25.10.2016 14:14:09" shieldsgazette.com Why a third Heathrow runway could bring massive benefits to North East Newcastle Airport chiefs have welcomed the decision to build a third runway at Heathrow. A lot of people in the South will be very unhappy - but airport bosses think it could be great for us:
"25.10.2016 13:42:05" shieldsgazette.com Tens of thousands visit Sunderland Illuminations - still time to see the light fantastic Tens of thousands of visitors have paid a visit to this year There's still time to see them - here's all you need to know:
"25.10.2016 13:30:17" Timeline Photos Remembrance comes early to the Stadium of Light this year.
"25.10.2016 13:16:56" shieldsgazette.com Elderly couple 'lucky to be alive' after car smashes into home during police chase An elderly Jarrow couple feel lucky to be alive after a car smashed through their front garden. The bang was so loud they thought it was a gas explosion:
"25.10.2016 13:00:05" shieldsgazette.com South Shields Sailing Club is ship shape at organising top events A sailing club in South Tyneside is on the crest of a wave after hosting a series of major events. Well done the club!
"25.10.2016 12:28:11" shieldsgazette.com Jail for robbers who kicked and stamped on drunk man A pair of robbers who knocked a drunk man to the ground and kicked him in the head have been jailed for three years. They targeted a man who was drunk after a night out.
"25.10.2016 11:44:23" sunderlandecho.com 'Offensive' refugee poster pinned up in Parliament: North East MP slams 'demonisation' of people fleeing warzone A poster mocking the apparent ages of child refugees entering the UK was pinned up in Parliament. You might have seen this shared on Facebook.
Now it's been pinned up in Parliament - and MPs aren't happy:
"25.10.2016 11:00:05" shieldsgazette.com South Shields is most expensive place in North East for cremations, figures show People talk about the cost of living – but what about the cost of dying? The figures differ across the country.
"25.10.2016 10:50:04" shieldsgazette.com Sunderland to honour stars of Rio 2016 Olympics Sunderland AFC will honour the stars of Rio 2016 as a host of this summer's athletes visit the Stadium of Light. We hope they get the reception they deserve!
"25.10.2016 10:42:21" shieldsgazette.com Council set to pull plug on funding of community centres from April Funding for community centres across South Tyneside is set to be pulled by council chiefs from April as they look to Community Interest Companies to take over the running of venues. Big changes ahead for South Tyneside's Community Centres.
"25.10.2016 10:28:38" shieldsgazette.com Rumour round-up: Mourinho under fire, Rooney to leave Man United, Chelsea eye £35m defender Has Jose Mourinho lost the Manchester United dressing-room? Could Wayne Rooney be headed for pastures new? And which German international do Chelsea have their eyes on? Round-up: Mourinho under fire, Rooney to leave Man Utd, Chelsea eye £35m defender, Benitez eyes #nufc cup run, #safc boss priorities lie with Premier League
"25.10.2016 09:45:18" shieldsgazette.com Police issue advice on keeping wheelie bins safe Residents in Sunderland and South Tyneside are being given help to keep their wheelie bins safe from the hands of thieves and vandals. Do you know where your wheelie bin is?
"25.10.2016 09:35:48" shieldsgazette.com Man charged with drink driving following crash which saw a South Shields man airlifted to hospital A man has been charged with drink driving following a three-car smash which left two South Shields people seriously injured. South Shields driver still critical after smash and man charged with drink driving.
"25.10.2016 09:19:06" shieldsgazette.com Jobless South Tyneside man vows to donate quarter of his wages to charity if he gets a job An unemployed man has offered to donate a quarter of his wages to charity – if someone will give him a job. Do you know anyone who can help to find Simon a job?
"25.10.2016 08:59:42" Thanks to Steven Lomas for these fantastic pictures, taken last night at Souter Lighthouse.
"25.10.2016 08:25:20" shieldsgazette.com Brains get slacker with age, say scientists - and it could cause Alzheimer's Brains get slacker with age in much the same way as the skin, new research has shown. Studies hope to show if it can be used as an early indicator of Alzheimer's
"25.10.2016 08:16:47" shieldsgazette.com South Shields flats and shops plan set for go-ahead Plans to turn a landmark former cinema and bingo hall into flats and shops are being recommended for approval. Looks like the old Mecca bingo hall is being brought back into use. What do you make of the plans?
"25.10.2016 07:36:12" shieldsgazette.com People trapped in South Tyneside crash as car hits a wall and overturns in street Two people had to be pulled from a car after it smashed into a wall and overturned in a Jarrow street. The car smashed into a homeowner's wall.
"25.10.2016 07:19:31" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Isaac Hayden's given a fascinating insight into playing for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle.
"25.10.2016 07:11:53" shieldsgazette.com Seriously injured South Shields man and woman airlifted to hospital following three-car crash A man and woman from South Shields have been taken to hospital with serious injuries. A driver has been arrested after this crash which left a man and woman from South Shields in hospital.
"25.10.2016 06:34:22" shieldsgazette.com People trapped in South Tyneside crash as car overturns in street Two people are thought to have been trapped in a car following an accident in Jarrow. This sounds like a nasty one. Hope they're OK.
"25.10.2016 06:07:00" Timeline Photos Morning all, here's the front page of today's paper. Don't forget to pick up your copy.
"24.10.2016 21:20:12" Timeline Photos Anyone else missing the summer?
We love this picture sent in to us by Jill Murray earlier in the year - gorgeous!
"24.10.2016 21:01:20" shieldsgazette.com New advice for parents on how to reduce the risk of cot death Babies should sleep in the same rooms as their parents for the first year of their lives - but never in the same bed - as it reduces cot death by 50 per cent. Parents are being urged to let infants share their bedrooms for at least the first six months.
"24.10.2016 20:15:20" shieldsgazette.com When do the clocks go back? Make sure you don't miss it!
"24.10.2016 19:55:00" media.giphy.com gph.is It's almost time to find out who meets Lucille ...
Let us know if you're watching The Walking Dead.
"24.10.2016 19:12:18" shieldsgazette.com Remembering golden days of South Shields' youth group Recent mention of the De la Salle youth group in South Shields prompted a lot of calls and emails from past and present members. Recognise anyone here?
"24.10.2016 18:57:23" shieldsgazette.com Seriously injured South Shields man and woman airlifted to hospital following three-car crash A man and woman from South Shields have been taken to hospital with serious injuries. Hopefully they will both make a quick recovery.
"24.10.2016 18:45:20" Police have released this upsetting footage as a warning to others after a driver caused the death of his teenage passenger:
"24.10.2016 18:31:03" shieldsgazette.com Morrisons launches in-store pumpkin carving lessons for parents It's the time of year when pumpkins are transformed into something ghoulish for Halloween. Know anyone who needs some pumpkin pointers?
"24.10.2016 18:00:53" shieldsgazette.com 11 'micro-crimes' you've probably committed Three-quarters of Brits are what is described as 'micro-criminals' - committing tiny crimes in shops and online to get a better deal. Time to own up ...
"24.10.2016 17:15:42" shieldsgazette.com The new wave of flexible working: good news for working parents There is a new way of working which is gaining popularity in the UK, and it is great news for parents who want a credible and flexible career option. Welcome to the 'gig' economy:
"24.10.2016 16:00:57" shieldsgazette.com South Shields drive-in movie season to boost charity People are being invited to enjoy an American style night at the movies in South Tyneside - while helping to support worthy causes in the borough. Get your popcorn ready!
"24.10.2016 15:30:45" shieldsgazette.com Inside Out to take closer look at NHS diabetes epidemic A special programme looking at the impact of diabetes across the nation will air on television tonight. Amelia Lily will speak about her type 1 diabetes on the show tonight.
"24.10.2016 15:00:26" shieldsgazette.com Hebburn man jailed for doorstep attack on ex-partner's father A man has been locked up after turning up at the home of his ex girlfriends father and attacking him. "The difficulty he's had all his life is alcohol."
"24.10.2016 14:15:30" shieldsgazette.com 40 common treatments are a waste of time, say doctors Dozens of common treatments to help with a range of ailments are of little or no use, senior doctors have said. "More doesn't always mean better."
"24.10.2016 13:57:05" yorkshirepost.co.uk Christian bakers lose pro-gay marriage cake discrimination ruling challenge Christian bakers found to have discriminated against a gay man by refusing to make a cake bearing a pro-gay marriage slogan have lost their appeal against the ruling. Should businesses be able to decide whether they support gay marriage or not?
Or should they be forced not to discriminate?
"24.10.2016 13:48:06" shieldsgazette.com North East serial killer Mary Ann Cotton brought to life by Downton Abbey star Sunderland serial killer Mary Ann Cotton is being brought to life in a new TV drama starting on Halloween. It starts on Halloween:
"24.10.2016 13:28:41" shieldsgazette.com Tyne and Wear Metro line fully reopens after power fault A power fault which closed part of the Tyne and Wear Metro system in a second day of misery for travellers, has now been corrected. It's back ...
"24.10.2016 13:17:10" shieldsgazette.com Fire chiefs warn of dangerous costumes ahead of Halloween Fire chiefs have issued a warning about dangerous costumes ahead of Halloweeen An important warning about flammable fancy dress costumes:
"24.10.2016 13:00:39" shieldsgazette.com As we pre-heat our ovens for the Bake Off final let's recap on who we've lost already It's been another season of burnt biscuits and showstopping cakes - the nation has been gripped by series 7 of the Great British Bake Off. Who are you rooting for in the The Great British Bake Off final on Wednesday?
"24.10.2016 13:00:35" shieldsgazette.com 19 things to do in the North East this half term We are well and truly into the swing of the autumn season, so it Can you believe it's that time already?
Here's some of what's on across the region ...
"24.10.2016 12:36:08" shieldsgazette.com Power fault closes part of Tyne and Wear Metro line A power fault has closed part of the Tyne and Wear Metro system in a second day of misery for travellers. More Metro misery...
"24.10.2016 12:21:44" Timeline Photos Can you help to find Frankie?
Last seen on Saturday morning, doesn't really go out and will be scared. Wearing a red collar with a bell. Missing from South Shields Westoe area, Leighton Street - recently moved from Spohr Terrace.
If you have info, email
"24.10.2016 12:09:39" shieldsgazette.com Event - Live - Shields Gazette Rafa has spoken....
"24.10.2016 11:57:36" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside brain tumour sufferer planning wedding after drugs trial success A South Tyneside man with an incurable brain tumour is planning his wedding after successfully trialling an experimental treatment. Our very best wishes for the big day!
"24.10.2016 11:42:22" shieldsgazette.com Event - Live - Shields Gazette Isaac Hayden is speaking to press ahead of Preston tomorrow night.
Details in our live blog ...
"24.10.2016 11:28:05" shieldsgazette.com Event - Live - Shields Gazette Rafa Benitez faces the media at 1pm ahead of tomorrow's clash with Preston. Updates are in our live blog
"24.10.2016 11:00:00" These little monsters are ready for Halloween!
Don't forget to share your Spooky Snaps with us as the big day creeps closer (please include a full name & age, too!)
We think Daniel, Isla, Joshua, Vinnie, Jamie, Ruby-Mae, Joe, Scarlet and Teddy look fab!
"24.10.2016 10:19:51" shieldsgazette.com Overturned car blocks A19 off-slip at Sunderland A car has overturned on the A19 off-slip at the A183 Chester Road junction. Thankfully, nobody appears to have been seriously injured:
"24.10.2016 09:58:33" shieldsgazette.com Rumour round-up: Man City find Aguero replacement, strike duo linked to Liverpool, Gerrard set for Kop return? Could Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard be set for an Anfield return? Which two strikers has Kop boss Jurgen Klopp put at the top of his January wishlist? And who is the man Pep Guardiola has earmarked to replace Sergio Aguero? Round-up: Man City find Aguero replacement, Benitez lets Shelvey loose at Newcastle, Gerrard set for Kop return?
"24.10.2016 09:57:49" A look inside The Word In case you haven't been yet, we went for a little neb around The Word on Saturday .
Find out more about it here: http://trib.al/C6dYylW
"24.10.2016 09:24:09" shieldsgazette.com Missing woman with links to South Tyneside found safe and well. Missing woman Kay Louise Curry who has links to South Tyneside has been found safe and well. Some good news!
"24.10.2016 09:20:27" shieldsgazette.com Tailbacks on the A1 after crash blocks two lanes Tailbacks are developing on the A1 after a two-vehicle crash left two lanes blocked. Trouble on the roads this morning..
"24.10.2016 08:33:08" shieldsgazette.com Durham sanctions were 'harsh but appropriate' says ECB chief Sanctions imposed on Durham CCC over their financial bail-out were "harsh but appropriate", according to the England and Wales Cricket Board Is he right, or were Durham treated too harshly?
"24.10.2016 08:30:00" media.giphy.com gph.is How we feel about it being Monday today!
Let us know what you're doing to get rid of your #MondayBlues ...
"24.10.2016 08:10:30" shieldsgazette.com Jam-busting work at busy A19 junction is on schedule A major overhaul of a busy South Tyneside junction is on time and on budget, the company behind the work has claimed. Have you been caught in a traffic jam near the Lindisfarne Roundabout lately? Here's why.
"24.10.2016 08:00:25" yorkshirepost.co.uk Sam Allardyce will be back - Richard Bevan Managers' chief Richard Bevan expects axed England boss Sam Allardyce to return to the game and join the one thousand club. Big Sam is being backed to bounce back.
"24.10.2016 07:38:15" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Ayoze Perez has a warning for Championship defences.
"24.10.2016 07:10:01" Shields Gazette's cover photo Thanks to Sheree Wilson for our gorgeous new cover photograph!
"24.10.2016 07:06:01" Shields Gazette Do you have any spooky pictures taken in and around South Tyneside?
We'd love to see them in the run up to Halloween!
"24.10.2016 07:00:09" yorkshirepost.co.uk Entertainment world mourns comedy 'Goliath' Jimmy Perry The death of comedy writer Jimmy Perry, who created the hit sitcom Dad's Army, has been described as the end of an era. He wrote Dad's Army, and many other popular sitcoms. Which was your favourite? RIP Jimmy Perry.
"24.10.2016 06:30:14" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside council chiefs want taxi licence loophole closed Council bosses in South Tyneside are to call on the Government to close a loophole which allows people who are banned from driving taxis to drive minibuses instead. So you're turned down for a taxi licence, but can drive a minibus. Riiiight....
"24.10.2016 06:09:56" Timeline Photos Morning all, here's the front page of today's paper. Don't forget to get yours.
"23.10.2016 18:00:26" shieldsgazette.com Take That will kick off Wonderland Live arena tour with two North East dates Take That have announced they're hitting the road again next year - starting with a double date in the North East. The boys are back... anyone fancy a trip to Wonderland to see TAKE THAT?
"23.10.2016 16:28:39" shieldsgazette.com Little Mix comfortable in sexy outfits, says Jade Chart-toppers Little Mix have said they only wear what they feel comfortable in after criticism of their racy outfits during their performance on X Factor. Are their outfits too raunchy for the age of some of their audience?
"23.10.2016 15:13:49" shieldsgazette.com UPDATE: Metro services resume after South Shields-Hebburn line reopens There was misery for Metro passengers in South Tyneside on Sunday as an overhead line fault meant no trains were running between South Shields and Hebburn for around eight hours. Metro services have now resumed between South Shields and Hebburn but remain subject to delays...
"23.10.2016 14:41:04" shieldsgazette.com Metro misery as line closed in South Tyneside There was misery for Metro passengers in South Tyneside on Sunday as an overhead line fault meant no trains were running between South Shields and Hebburn. Metro bosses hope to have trains running from South Shields to Hebburn again at around 4pm but that is a "rough estimate"...
"23.10.2016 14:29:37" shieldsgazette.com 15 things you said about South Shields' new library The Word The Word, the centrepiece of South Shields Have you been to The Word yet? Do you agree with any of these comments?
"23.10.2016 13:45:53" shieldsgazette.com Bede's World is reborn as Jarrow Hall as attraction reopens A major North East tourist attraction ushered in a new era today and welcomed hundreds of visitors as it reopened for business. The former Bede's World is back, just in time for half-term. Hello Jarrow Hall!
"23.10.2016 13:18:45" shieldsgazette.com The Word receives thumbs up from visitors as the doors open to the public South Tyneside's newest public building - The Word - was officially opened to visitors, today. Did you pay The Word a visit - what did you think?
"23.10.2016 12:40:14" shieldsgazette.com Hundreds take part in first Save South Tyneside Hospital march Hundreds of people have taken part in the first Save South Tyneside Hospital campaign rally. “Let's be clear, our hospital is under a very real threat. Health care is a right, it is not a privilege and should be protected.”
"23.10.2016 11:55:45" shieldsgazette.com Revealed: Which area of South Tyneside is the borough's fast food capital? A new map today reveals which area of South Tyneside is the borough's fast food capital. Where would get your vote?
"23.10.2016 11:20:35" shieldsgazette.com X Factor hopeful Sam hopes she's a big enough diva Teenage singer Sam Lavery is hoping the public think shes a big enough diva to keep her X Factor dream alive. Is North East teenager Sam a big enough diva to keep her X Factor dreams alive?
"23.10.2016 10:43:26" shieldsgazette.com Little Mix set to play at Radio 1's Teen Awards Chart-topping girl band Little Mix are set to perform as part of a star-studded line-up at BBC Radio 1 It's another big day for local lasses Jade and Perrie.
"22.10.2016 19:56:10" shieldsgazette.com One person taken to hospital after car accident near South Shields town centre One person has been taken to hospital following a car accident near South Shields town centre. One person was taken to hospital after the accident.
"22.10.2016 19:49:28" shieldsgazette.com Hundreds take part in first Save South Tyneside Hospital march Hundreds of people have taken part in the first Save the South Tyneside Hospital campaign rally. The Save South Tyneside Hospital rally hit South Shields today. Were you one of the many who took part?
"22.10.2016 19:13:34" shieldsgazette.com The Word receives thumbs up from visitors as the doors open to the public South Tyneside's newest public building - The Word - was officially opened to visitors, today. The Word has welcomed its first visitors through the doors. Did you visit today? Are you impressed with the new building?
"22.10.2016 17:46:08" shieldsgazette.com Prisoner death: Serious concerns over female inmate found hanged after giving birth The coroner at an inquest into the death of a prisoner found hanged in her cell days after she gave birth said the hearing had revealed "a series of very serious matters". "I think rarely in my history have I had so many concerns on so many topics, some very important and serious indeed."
"22.10.2016 17:45:29" shieldsgazette.com Hunt for missing woman: Police need your help Police are appealing for the public Please help spread the word:
"22.10.2016 17:09:04" shieldsgazette.com Family smash fundraising target in dad's memory The widow of a much-loved father is continuing to boost the funds of a South Tyneside charity in his memory through a range of fundraising endeavours. “It was very hard for me and the girls, especially when I had to give a speech. But everyone had a great time."
"22.10.2016 16:59:38" Ed Balls gets his first spray tan ahead of Strictly Come Dancing...
Will you be watching it tonight?
"22.10.2016 16:13:34" shieldsgazette.com Special gift helps pupils broaden their horizons A school has been given a major boost after being donated a coach to help it broaden its horizons. They're just over the moon
"22.10.2016 16:10:45" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Newcastle are THREE points clear at the top of the Championship after a convincing win over Ipswich.
"22.10.2016 15:37:29" shieldsgazette.com Hefty court bills for flytippers who made our borough a mess Three people in South Tyneside have landed themselves with hefty bills after being found guilty of fly-tipping. Hopefully they'll think twice in future:
"22.10.2016 15:03:23" shieldsgazette.com Ancient sculpture goes on show in South Shields A beautifully carved 6th century BC Cypriot limestone sculpture is the star piece in a new exhibition at South Shields Museum Art Gallery. Know anyone interested in history who'd love to go and see this?
"22.10.2016 14:30:45" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside toddler on the move thanks to new chair Kind-hearted shoppers have helped a South Tyneside toddler who is living with a debilitating condition to get himself moving. A lovely story which shoes how kind people can be:
"22.10.2016 12:36:28" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Rafa Benitez has spoken about a 'maturing' Aleksandar Mitrovic.
"22.10.2016 12:01:15" shieldsgazette.com Gary Lineker Twitter storm poll: Did Match of the Day host cross the line? Gary Lineker has admitted his comments about child refugees had led him to get "a bit of a spanking" - but is confident his TV presenting job is safe. What do you make of it all?
"22.10.2016 11:41:15" Jarrow and Hebburn MP Stephen Hepburn at the hospital rally
"22.10.2016 11:35:51" South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck at the hospital rally
"22.10.2016 11:29:26" The songs have started at the Save South Tyneside Hospital
"22.10.2016 11:21:22" shieldsgazette.com 10 players that have played for both Sunderland and West Ham United We take a look back at 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and West Ham United over the years. You must remember some of these:
"22.10.2016 11:16:43" Save South Tyneside Hospital rally
"22.10.2016 11:09:42" Timeline Photos The hospital march as it hits King Street
"22.10.2016 11:05:45" Hospital march heads into King Street
"22.10.2016 10:57:51" Hospital march continues
"22.10.2016 10:54:43" Hospital march
"22.10.2016 10:47:13" shieldsgazette.com Children's Codex has arrived in Rome A literary pilgrimage from Sunderland has reached the final stage of its journey. "The presentation of the Children's Codex to Pope Francis at the Vatican will be a proud moment for us all"
"22.10.2016 10:13:17" shieldsgazette.com Minister reveals £4million plan to boost electric car numbers in bid to calm Nissan's Brexit fears Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out a £4million plan to boost the number of electric vehicles on the UK The Business Secretary was in Japan to meet Nissan, Honda and Toyota over their UK car manufacturing plants:
"22.10.2016 09:48:00" The Word
"22.10.2016 09:39:12" shieldsgazette.com Residents urged to sign petition against South Tyneside boundary changes A councillor has urged people in South Tyneside to add their name to a petition rejecting planned boundary changes which would affect the borough. "It is disappointing, even alarming, to see how the proposed new boundaries show no knowledge or understanding of the areas they cut through"
"22.10.2016 09:34:01" Cuteness klaxon! These little seal pups are first to be born at the Farne Islands this year:
"22.10.2016 08:54:04" shieldsgazette.com Mum's anger as her two autistic sons are left without school places A frustrated mother is furious after her two autistic sons have been left without school places It's now October, and neither of her boys are at school:
"22.10.2016 08:52:29" Timeline Photos People are already queuing ahead of the official opening of The Word
"22.10.2016 08:30:17" shieldsgazette.com Boss David Moyes calls on Sunderland squad to thrive under the pressure David Moyes wants Sunderland's winless start to the Premier League season to be at the forefront of his players' minds – not for them to shy away from it. Can they deal with the pressure, though?
"22.10.2016 07:15:06" shieldsgazette.com Clear-the-air-talks prove the Sunderland squad cares, says boss David Moyes The decision by the Sunderland squad to hold clear-the-air talks proves they care about the club's perilous position. Talks show the Sunderland players do care:
"21.10.2016 21:20:08" Timeline Photos A gorgeous photograph by our reader Tris Gallagher.
"21.10.2016 21:01:09" shieldsgazette.com Bonfire Night 2016: What's on in the North East The countdown is on to one of the most dazzling times of year - Bonfire Night! Just over a fortnight to go!
"21.10.2016 20:30:31" shieldsgazette.com Will I need a telescope to see the Orionid meteor shower this weekend? Head outside one evening this weekend and you may well see the annual Orionids meteor shower in Britain's skies. Anyone fancy staying up late for a spot of meteor shower-spotting?
"21.10.2016 20:15:05" shieldsgazette.com Quiz: How well do you know your horror movies? Are you brave enough to have a go?
"21.10.2016 19:45:09" shieldsgazette.com Pardons for gay and bisexual men 'should have come sooner' says Northern Pride chairman The chairman of a North East LGBT organisation has hailed pardons for thousands of gay and bisexual men as a "brilliant thing". Thousands of men who were convicted for being gay would be pardoned.
"21.10.2016 18:30:25" shieldsgazette.com Pub's relaunch is out of the starting blocks with sports bar revamp A £200,000-plus revamp of a well-known South Shields pub aims to give the business a sporting chance of drawing in a bigger crowd as it reopens today. The Prince Edward has got a new name and a new look. Take a tour.
"21.10.2016 18:01:26" shieldsgazette.com 19 things to do in the North East this half term We are well and truly into the swing of the autumn season, so it Hope you have a fantastic week off.
"21.10.2016 17:27:00" shieldsgazette.com Man charged with murder of woman who was stabbed to death in street Police investigating the murder of Jodie Wilkinson have today charged a man with her murder. A man has now been charged.
"21.10.2016 17:12:29" shieldsgazette.com Little Mix announce third North East show as they hit the No 1 spot Little Mix, the world's biggest girl group, have announced a THIRD date in the North East on their arena tour. What a day it's been for our favourite girl group! Well done Perrie and Jade!
"21.10.2016 17:12:07" shieldsgazette.com Why leaves on the line might delay your train journey 'Leaves on the line' might be seen as a national excuse for poor service, for the train companies it's no laughing matter.
"21.10.2016 16:55:11" northumberlandgazette.co.uk North East man avoids jail for grooming a child after Dark Justice sting An Alnwick man was handed a suspended prison sentence today after meeting a 13-year-old girl – or so he thought – at the town's bus station with cans of lager. He thought he was meeting a 13-year-old with cans of lager at a train station:
"21.10.2016 16:01:23" shieldsgazette.com Dozens of blue plaques go up to mark our historically important people and places A blue plaque scheme is set to be started in South Tyneside after the area was ranked as one of the worst in the country for remembering its history. There's even one for Tommy the Trumpeter
"21.10.2016 15:30:00" media.giphy.com gph.is Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!
"21.10.2016 15:01:01" shieldsgazette.com Extra police on duty as Sunderland and Middlesbrough fans travel to London Black Cats fans are being warned drunken behaviour on trains will not be tolerated as both Sunderland and Middlesbrough head for the Capital tomorrow. Are you off to the match?
"21.10.2016 14:15:18" shieldsgazette.com Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson slashes price of mansion Footballer Adam Johnson has slashed the cost of his mansion by £150,000 while he carries on serving time behind bars. He's struggling to sell it.
"21.10.2016 12:50:34" shieldsgazette.com A look at the Russian ships which passed through our waters Ship-by-ship, this is the Russian naval convoy tracked through the North Sea by the Royal Navy. These are the ships which passed by our shores:
"21.10.2016 12:15:56" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside sailor strikes gold A sailor from South Tyneside has struck gold after competing in a national competition. What an achievement for Chris.
"21.10.2016 11:41:41" shieldsgazette.com Revealed: Which area of South Tyneside is the borough's fast food capital? A new map today reveals which area of South Tyneside is the borough Having a takeaway tonight? A new map reveals which part of South Tyneside is the borough's fast food capital...
"21.10.2016 11:38:09" The Aberfan Disaster: How it happened:
"21.10.2016 11:00:21" shieldsgazette.com Halloween is almost here - send us your Spooky Snaps October has officially arrived - and that means it It's baaaaaaaaaack!
Don't forget to include the full name & age of your little monsters!
"21.10.2016 10:43:46" shieldsgazette.com Young seaman's body brought ashore after man dies aboard 'ghost ship' The body of a young seaman has been brought ashore after he died in an incident aboard a ship moored off the coast. So sad for his family:
"21.10.2016 10:25:08" shieldsgazette.com When do the clocks go back? It's nearly that time...
"21.10.2016 09:47:39" shieldsgazette.com Rumour round-up: Man City duo could be set for exit, Newcastle reject takeover bids, Diego Simeone eyes Premier League gig Mike Ashley rejecting foreign bids to take the reins at St James Rumours: Man City duo could be set for exit, NUFC reject takeover bid, Simeone eyes PL gig, SAFC injury boost
"21.10.2016 09:40:20" Today we're remembering the horrendous disaster at Aberfan, which claimed so many young lives:
"21.10.2016 09:08:26" shieldsgazette.com Two vehicle smash closes busy South Tyneside road Lizard Lane is Whitburn is closed after an accident this morning. One person was taken to hospital.
"21.10.2016 08:45:16" shieldsgazette.com South Shields set for pasty wars as bakery gets set to move to town centre South Shields could be set for pasty wars after a bakery secured premises in the town. Can they beat a Greggs?
"21.10.2016 08:20:52" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Writer Miles Starforth on why Aleksandar Mitrovic hasn't started alongside Dwight Gayle this season.
"21.10.2016 08:14:53" shieldsgazette.com Man dies after fall on 'ghost ship' - investigation launched A major rescue operation was launched after a man fell from a height while on board a ship a mile and a half out to sea. Sad news to report. Our thoughts are with his family and friends:
"21.10.2016 07:58:08" shieldsgazette.com Royal Navy monitors Russian warships passing North East coast The Royal Navy has been monitoring a Russian war fleet as it entered British waters and passed through the North Sea. If you were looking out at sea, chances are this was on the other side of the horizon at the time:
"21.10.2016 07:46:04" shieldsgazette.com Wallis the wonder dog is off to London to compete in Scruffts They say dogs are a man's best friend. Good luck in the competition Wallis! (And Chris, of course).
"21.10.2016 07:13:50" shieldsgazette.com Homeless man found dead inside a tent in church graveyard Tributes have been paid to a popular homeless man who was found dead in a graveyard. So sad:
"21.10.2016 06:35:45" shieldsgazette.com Major air and sea operation after man hurt on 'ghost ship' A major rescue operation was launched after a man fell from a height while on board a ship a mile and a half out to sea. One of the last places you want to have an accident. Well done to our emergency services. We hope the man hurt makes a full recovery soon:
"21.10.2016 06:17:49" Timeline Photos Today's front page #northeast
"20.10.2016 21:20:06" Timeline Photos Who misses the summer?
We're getting the blues - so we're thinking of the warmer months with this photo from Keith Miller.
"20.10.2016 21:01:04" If you were a Mr Men or Little Miss character, who would you be?
"20.10.2016 20:15:12" shieldsgazette.com What's on this Bonfire Night across the region? The countdown is on to one of the most dazzling times of year - Bonfire Night! Remember, remember the fifth of November ...
"20.10.2016 19:46:06" shieldsgazette.com RICHARD ORD: Combing history for origins of beard oil Remember when I told you about my trip to the Turkish barbers? ... do any of you use it?
"20.10.2016 19:10:17" shieldsgazette.com How Sidney took his revenge on the Germans who bombed his hometown Today we conclude the remarkable story of local lad Sidney Falconer, who took to the skies with the RAF to get back at the Germans who bombed his home town during the Second World War. “He has set a high example of keenness and courage in his squadron and been unfailing in his devotion to duty.”
"20.10.2016 18:35:08" shieldsgazette.com Meteor shower due to peak this week - with clear skies expected If the weather is kind, tonight is the best time to see them. Don't forget to take a photo!
"20.10.2016 18:27:08" shieldsgazette.com EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: Join me in the fight to save our hospital Many readers will know that since March of this year I have been consistent in raising concerns regarding the downgrading of South Tyneside Hospital both in and outside of Parliament. "I will never sit back and let our hospital be dismantled without a fight. Like many of you, I was born there, have been treated there and sadly seen relatives pass away there. This is our hospital."
"20.10.2016 18:04:13" yorkshirepost.co.uk Ex-BHS owner Sir Philip Green should be stripped of knighthood, say MPs MPs have approved a motion recommending former BHS owner Sir Philip Green should be stripped of his knighthood. Do you agree with them?
"20.10.2016 18:00:09" shieldsgazette.com Yob choked girlfriend in row after dog urinated on rug A brute choked and bit his girlfriend when a boxing day row broke out over dog urine on a rug. It went from him being mad with the dog to biting his girlfriend's nose.
"20.10.2016 17:43:19" shieldsgazette.com M&S executive sacked after exposing his private parts to colleagues for 'banter' over 16-year period A Marks and Spencers executive who exposed his private parts to colleagues for "banter" has been given a suspended prison term. He said he did it for the 'banter'.
"20.10.2016 17:01:14" Timeline Photos Our reader Karen Scott sent us this great picture from Sunderland Illuminations - thanks for sharing.
Have you been along yet?
"20.10.2016 15:58:07" yorkshirepost.co.uk Teenager died after being swept into North Sea on freezing night An inquest has been held for a 15-year-old girl who was swept into the sea while playing on a pier. So sad. We hope her family can now come to terms with what happened:
"20.10.2016 15:43:31" shieldsgazette.com Police appeal after 'serious' crash in South Tyneside sees cyclist taken to hospital Police are appealing for information after a man was taken to hospital following a serious collision in South Tyneside. The cyclist has serious but non-life threatening injuries.
"20.10.2016 14:59:05" shieldsgazette.com Bede's World to reopen this weekend – Melvyn Bragg to welcome first visitors Tourist attraction Bede's World will reopen for business this weekend. It's back, the farm's back, and Lord Bragg is coming to open it - all in time for half term
"20.10.2016 14:15:08" Timeline Photos Happy #ThrowbackThursday - to last Halloween!
Look at the frightfully cute Maggie and Rosa with their pumpkins.
We can't wait to see yours this year!
"20.10.2016 13:43:13" shieldsgazette.com Mum of Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall proud after daughter reveals anorexia battle The mother of Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall has spoken of her pride after the young singer opened her heart on her devastating battle with anorexia. Her horrific story of devastating anorexia and racist bullying are laid bare in a new book - and her mum couldn't be more proud of her bravery at speaking out:
"20.10.2016 12:59:34" shieldsgazette.com Champion Vaux horse dies after two decades of dedicated service at Beamish Museum A horse who started out his working life pulling Vaux supplies through Sunderland before later bringing joy to millions of museum visitors has died. "I always loved seeing the horses on a daily basis, they were what made Vaux a great place to work."
"20.10.2016 12:33:53" shieldsgazette.com Costa Coffee starts serving alcohol - ciderccino anyone? Coffee lovers who fancy something more than a caffeine kick may be in luck - as a Costa Coffee branch is set to add booze to its menu. It's being trialed elsewhere, but could be coming to the North East soon. A good plan?
"20.10.2016 11:59:00" shieldsgazette.com Thousands of Post Office staff to stage walk-out over jobs, pensions and branch closure dispute Thousands of Post Office workers are to stage a fresh strike in a dispute over jobs, pensions and branch closures. Workers are not ruling out Christmas strike:
"20.10.2016 11:25:56" shieldsgazette.com Day Of The Dead will be brought to life in shopping centre The Day Of The Dead will be brought to life in Jarrow this Halloween. A dose of Mexican tradition is coming our way:
"20.10.2016 10:12:07" shieldsgazette.com £1million boost for arts project in South Tyneside People in South Tyneside are set to be given more chances to get arty after a popular project was extended to five more areas. Exciting times ahead!
"20.10.2016 10:06:45" shieldsgazette.com Rally planned in South Tyneside over hospital trust alliance with Sunderland Campaigners will be putting their best foot forward this weekend in a bid to 'save' hospital services in South Tyneside. “Access to health care is a right of all in a modern society, and we demand that it must be guaranteed."
"20.10.2016 09:29:09" It's 100 days since Theresa May became Prime Minister - that's flown by!
How do you think she's doing?
"20.10.2016 08:52:41" shieldsgazette.com Hundreds gather to say goodbye to South Tyneside dad Luke Wilkinson Hundreds of mourners gathered to say goodbye to popular South Tyneside man Luke Wilkinson. “He made every single day happy."
"20.10.2016 08:21:20" shieldsgazette.com Jarrow crash causes delays on A19 near Tyne Tunnel A crash at Jarrow is causing delays northbound on the A19 near the Tyne Tunnel. Some bad news for commuters:
"20.10.2016 07:52:15" yorkshirepost.co.uk Muslim leaders to launch anti-radicalisation scheme British Muslim leaders are to create their own initiative aimed at steering young people away from terrorism, in competition with the Government They want to stop muslims being recruited by terrorist groups:
"20.10.2016 07:20:11" shieldsgazette.com 'Isis landmine' package sent to Asda depot - worker didn't quite follow procedure A supermarket giant has launched an investigation after a worker sparked a security scare by shaking and opening a box with a message claiming it was a land mine from Islamic State. The depot apparently gets a lot of stock from the Middle East - and staff aren't supposed to do this with suspect packages...
"20.10.2016 06:44:04" shieldsgazette.com Mum's upset after syringe is found in McDonald's toilet An angry mum says she was stunned to be offered a happy meal at McDonald's after her daughter found a hypodermic needle in the firm's South Shields restaurant. She wasn't impressed with what the offered as an apology...
"20.10.2016 06:23:12" Timeline Photos Today's front page #northeast
"19.10.2016 21:20:08" Timeline Photos Beautiful colours by James Ronnie Ryan.
"19.10.2016 20:15:07" shieldsgazette.com 19 things to do in the North East this half term We are well and truly into the swing of the autumn season, so it Loads happening - know anyone who's looking for some activities for the kids?
"19.10.2016 19:46:07" Timeline Photos Can anyone remember shopping in Station Road, Hebburn, when it looked like this?
"19.10.2016 19:00:00" media.giphy.com gph.is It's Patisserie Week on The Great British Bake Off!
Enjoy the episode, everyone! #GBBO
"19.10.2016 18:30:43" shieldsgazette.com Panto favourites Stephen and Craig going back to where it all began Panto favourites Stephen Sullivan and Craig Richardson are going back to where it all began this Christmas. They'll be playing mother and son for the sixth time...
"19.10.2016 18:16:04" shieldsgazette.com eBay 'upside down' fivers selling for silly money Online auction site eBay is being flooded with listings for 'upside down' five pound notes - with some attracting bids of thousands of pounds. There's a chance you'll have one of these in your wallet right now...
"19.10.2016 18:01:28" Timeline Photos Thanks to Karl Kennedy for this gorgeous photograph.
"19.10.2016 18:00:25" yorkshirepost.co.uk Hotel Chocolat profits sweetened by demand for 'hedonistic chocolate' Consumer demand for "hedonistic chocolate" has helped drive up sales and profits at Hotel Chocolat, with the firm gearing up for its best ever Christmas. What gets you reaching for the emergency chocolate supplies?
"19.10.2016 18:00:24" shieldsgazette.com Have fun and raise money for Mayor's charity appeal People are getting the chance to enjoy the fun of the fair and a chance to score a strike to help raise money for good causes. Have fun and raise money for a good cause - who's going?
"19.10.2016 17:35:05" shieldsgazette.com Royal Mail taking on 500 Christmas staff in the North East Job-seekers have been given a boost after Royal Mail announced 500 new Christmas posts in the North East. Know anyone looking for work over the next few months?
"19.10.2016 17:21:03" shieldsgazette.com Army of volunteers set for big clean-up of South Shields coastline Seaside lovers are being urged to help rid the South Shields coastline of marine litter later this month. Will you be helping out with a big clean-up of Sandhaven beach in South Shields?
"19.10.2016 17:01:28" shieldsgazette.com Champion Vaux horse dies after two decades of dedicated service at Beamish Museum A horse who started out his working life pulling Vaux supplies through Sunderland before later bringing joy to millions of museum visitors has died. It's believed he was the last surviving Vaux horse:
"19.10.2016 16:41:19" shieldsgazette.com Royal Mail taking on 500 Christmas staff in the North East Job-seekers have been given a boost after Royal Mail announced 500 new Christmas posts in the North East. A welcome jobs boost coming up to Christmas...
"19.10.2016 16:36:27" shieldsgazette.com Centipede found in schoolboy's chip Here's a grim tale that certainly has legs... Pretty grim:
"19.10.2016 16:04:34" shieldsgazette.com Celebrity author David Baddiel visits new South Tyneside cultural venue A famous author and comedian has helped spread The Word about South Tyneside's newest cultural venue. The Word has had its first celebrity visitor.
Will you be going along to the official opening on Saturday?
"19.10.2016 15:31:02" shieldsgazette.com Police want people to 'discreetly' text them about incidents on trains - including smoking Police are suggesting that rail travellers should text an incident alert - if they see a passenger smoking on a train. "I wonder what the police will do when they get the text from one of this army of citizen spies? Will there be a Swat team at Watford Junction ready to follow a trail of smoke."
"19.10.2016 15:26:05" shieldsgazette.com Police investigating schoolgirl stranger incident say 'no crime committed' Police have investigated a report of a man approaching a girl as she walked to school and found no offences have been committed. Good to know she was unharmed:
"19.10.2016 15:00:44" shieldsgazette.com Network Rail offers chance to 'earn while you learn' with North East apprenticeships Network Rail has announced plans to recruit 12 new apprentices in the North East as part of an award-winning scheme. Last time they had more than 4,000 applicants.
"19.10.2016 14:16:08" shieldsgazette.com Can you help these students with their Jailbreak challenge? An adventurous student from South Tyneside is about to embark on a challenge which will see her try to get away from it all - in the name of charity. They hope to travel to somewhere off the coast of Africa, but can't spend any money!
"19.10.2016 13:39:06" shieldsgazette.com North East castle among 11 spooky places for a Halloween mini-break North East castle For a more unusual weekend break, try a getaway in one of these 'haunted' hotels, castles and guesthouses which you can stay in around Hallowe We can't guarantee you a good night's sleep
"19.10.2016 13:30:17" shieldsgazette.com Good Samaritan stung by jellyfish as he rescues man from sea off South Shields Police have praised the actions of a courageous member of the public who went into the sea to save the life of a man. What a hero!
"19.10.2016 13:27:10" shieldsgazette.com Meteor shower due to peak this week - with clear skies expected It This should be magic
"19.10.2016 13:00:23" shieldsgazette.com International Gin & Tonic Day: Which gin are you? Today, we're allowed to get extra excited about it being hump day, because October 19 is totally dedicated to gin! Be rude not to have a tipple ...
"19.10.2016 12:34:06" shieldsgazette.com Police appeal after schoolgirl approached by stranger in Jarrow Police are appealing for information after a report a man approached a girl as she walked to school. Extra officers are in the area.
"19.10.2016 12:11:12" shieldsgazette.com Sixth arrest made in connection with Jodie Wilkinson murder A sixth man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Jodie Wilkinson. An update in the case.
"19.10.2016 12:05:29" Timeline Photos Rescue package is great news for Durham CCC
"19.10.2016 12:01:20" northamptonchron.co.uk Blindingly obvious - 'alleged thief' tried to stuff 7ft blind he stole from Northampton store down his jacket Security cameras captured the hilarious moment an alleged thief tried to steal a Venetian blind from a furniture store in Northampton - by stuffing it down his jacket. I mean ...
Have you ever seen anything like this in the North East?
"19.10.2016 11:28:05" shieldsgazette.com HIGHLIGHTS: Watch Dwight Gayle's double in Newcastle win at Barnsley Newcastle United climbed to the top of the Championship table for the first time this season thanks to a 2-0 win over Barnsley last night. Gayle at the double
"19.10.2016 11:00:25" shieldsgazette.com 'Rottweiler' doctors' receptionists come under fire Some receptionists at GP surgeries in South Tyneside have been branded “Rottweilers” who hinder patients' efforts to see a doctor. Is this a fair way to describe some GPs' receptionists?
"19.10.2016 10:52:34" shieldsgazette.com Navy monitors Russian nuclear-powered vessels heading for North Sea The Royal Navy is preparing for Russia Russia's flagship aircraft carrier is part of the fleet:
"19.10.2016 09:52:02" shieldsgazette.com Rumour round-up: Chelsea linked with PSG defender, Barca keeper was Guardiola's top target, Messi to Man City link dismissed Was Lionel Messi ever really a transfer target for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City? And which two defenders are on Antonio Conte Your daily fix of transfer stories from around the world of football
"19.10.2016 09:48:32" shieldsgazette.com Fish pass helps thousands of salmon and sea trout head up the Tyne to spawn Thousands of salmon have been helped by a new fish pass as they make their way up the River Tyne in a once-in-a-lifetime journey to spawn. "It's been a long time coming, as the pass was first dreamt up when the second Tyne Tunnel was built."
"19.10.2016 09:16:29" shieldsgazette.com Mobile phone-sized device could transform stroke patients' lives A new electronic device the size of a mobile phone could transform aftercare for stroke patients and help them regain movement and control of their hands. This could change the lives of people who have had strokes.
"19.10.2016 08:41:11" shieldsgazette.com 600 jobs affected as Travis Perkins to close 'more than 30 branches' Do you know anyone employed by them?
"19.10.2016 08:00:38" shieldsgazette.com Readers share their delight over the success of Jarrow's first community market Sunday shoppers had plenty to say about Jarrow's new community market - they loved it! “It was a great day, never seen Jarrow so busy, well done everyone.”
"19.10.2016 08:00:25" shieldsgazette.com South Shields man jailed after police found him with knife A wayward son who fell out with his mother has been jailed for six months for carrying a knife. He was upset because another family member refused to lend him money, so smashed up his mum's home.
"19.10.2016 07:24:03" shieldsgazette.com Drunk woman caused crash by grabbing taxi steering wheel on main road An alcoholic woman grabbed the wheel of a taxi in which she was a passenger - causing the driver to crash. She couldn't even remember getting into the taxi.
"19.10.2016 06:51:42" shieldsgazette.com Council made £55,000 in 'truancy tax' after parents fined for not sending kids to school Hundreds of parents have been fined for failing to send their children to school as council chiefs crack down on truancy and unauthorised absences. It's an average of almost three fines dished out every school day. Is it fair?
"19.10.2016 06:15:25" Timeline Photos Morning all. Here's the front page of today's paper, on sale now.
"18.10.2016 21:20:02" Timeline Photos Marsden by James Ronnie Ryan.
"18.10.2016 21:00:21" shieldsgazette.com LEGAL EAGLE: Legal Aid for housing issues It is a common misconception that when the government brought in cuts to legal aid in 2013, the cuts wiped out access to free legal advice about all housing issues. Can you qualify for legal aid if you have housing issues? Our Legal Eagle has some advice.
"18.10.2016 20:51:11" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Newcastle are top of the Championship tonight thanks to this man.
"18.10.2016 20:06:39" shieldsgazette.com Three further arrests after the fatal stabbing of a North East woman Five men have now been arrested following the death of Jodie Wilkinson. More arrests have been made after Jodie Wilkinson died from stab wounds.
"18.10.2016 19:45:06" shieldsgazette.com What's on in the North East this Bonfire Night? The countdown is on to one of the most dazzling times of year - Bonfire Night! We've added some more displays to our list!
Let us know which one you're going to.
"18.10.2016 19:10:12" shieldsgazette.com How South Shields' captain courageous saved the lives of his crew Today we continue the story of South Shields-born Flight Lieutenant Sidney Godfrey Falconer, who was twice honoured for his bravery. He saved the lives of his crew in an air battle lasting 20 minutes - it must have seemed like an eternity.
"18.10.2016 18:31:05" shieldsgazette.com South Shields food bank receives a cash boost from U3A A charity which is helping to put food on the tables of struggling South Tyneside families has received a boost to its funds. “Christmas is a really busy time for us and we have to put more food parcels together - this money will help make things a little easier for us.”
"18.10.2016 18:13:09" yorkshirepost.co.uk Time Team's Sir Tony digs in to save archaeology A-level Sir Tony Robinson has backed a campaign to try to save A-level archaeology. Are these types of A-levels useful? Or are they right to get rid of them?
"18.10.2016 18:00:07" Timeline Photos Thanks to Diane Marie Parker for this lovely picture.
"18.10.2016 17:59:04" yorkshirepost.co.uk Church of England may scrap legal requirement to hold weekly Sunday services Rural churches with shrinking congregations may no longer be obliged to hold weekly Sunday services as t he Church of England is considering scrapping the legal requirement. It clears the way for people to "be honest":
"18.10.2016 17:59:02" yorkshirepost.co.uk Andrea Leadsom reveals food and drink export drive to boost economy A plan to increase British food and drink exports around the world could boost the economy by almost £3 billion, the Environment Secretary has said. What South Tyneside foods do you think we could export to the world?
"18.10.2016 17:13:42" shieldsgazette.com No immediate plans to sell Sunderland AFC after initial takeover interest wanes There are no immediate plans to sell Sunderland AFC to new owners, the Echo understands. The latest from the Stadium of Light:
"18.10.2016 16:54:30" shieldsgazette.com Asbestos disease call over historic Hebburn workplace A South Tyneside family are appealing for help to establish how their father came into contact with the asbestos that lead to his death. Do you have any information about A Reyrolle & Company Limited?
"18.10.2016 16:10:05" shieldsgazette.com British Masters to be held in the North East next year Lee Westwood is to host the 2017 British Masters at Close House in Newcastle. Good news golf fans! Some of the world's greatest players will be playing right on our doorstep next year.
"18.10.2016 16:01:01" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside dance troupe pick up almost 50 trophies at competition A troupe of dancers is celebrating after bringing almost 50 trophies home to South Tyneside. Wow! What a fantastic achievement!
Were your little ones involved?
"18.10.2016 15:30:34" shieldsgazette.com Shock firework injuries video aims to hammer home Bonfire Night safety message Fire chiefs are using a video featuring horrifically-scarred victims to highlight this year “Bonfires and fireworks can be fun and exciting - but they can also cause devastating injuries."
"18.10.2016 15:00:49" shieldsgazette.com Mass dance performance to launch The Word Dancers are set to have the first word at South Tyneside's newest venue next month. Not long now until it opens:
"18.10.2016 14:30:24" shieldsgazette.com Two years on from Sunderland's 8-0 thrashing at Southampton - are they any better off? It is two years to the day since Sunderland hit what many imagined would be rock bottom in their modern history - an 8-0 thrashing at the hands of Southampton. Did you go to this game?! It's two years to the day...
"18.10.2016 14:15:00" media.giphy.com gph.is Not that we need an excuse for a treat ... it's National Chocolate Cupcake day today.
Let us know your favourite place to buy one locally & if you have a great recipe to share, we'd love to hear it!
"18.10.2016 13:44:18" shieldsgazette.com Barnsley v Newcastle United: Three dangermen Rafa Benitez's side must keep quiet Newcastle United travel to South Yorkshire tonight to face a Barnsley side without a win in any of their last five Championship games. Another big game tonight - here are the three key dangermen to watch out for:
"18.10.2016 13:35:08" shieldsgazette.com Tesco apologises over 'Jimmy Savile' marmalade Supermarket bosses have apologised after a home delivery customer received a jar of marmalade altered to read "Jimmy Savile" on the label. The jam vandal didn't even spell it correctly:
"18.10.2016 13:30:40" shieldsgazette.com These are the top pop culture Halloween costumes of 2016 Halloween costumes are increasingly being influenced by the TV shows and films we watch. Let us know if your costume is on the list!
"18.10.2016 13:29:28" shieldsgazette.com Police name woman who died after North East stabbing Police have named a woman who died after being stabbed in a North East street. This is terribly sad - our thoughts are with Jodie's family:
"18.10.2016 13:00:07" shieldsgazette.com Hebburn student enjoys day with South Tyneside Mayor A student from South Tyneside got an exclusive insight into the role of being first citizen of the borough. Rio, who is 13, spent the day shadowing our mayor.
Here's what he got up to.
"18.10.2016 12:27:44" shieldsgazette.com Warning as UK kids at risk from virus which can leave victims paralysed A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes. There is no known cure or vaccine, and cases have more than doubled in the last year:
"18.10.2016 11:45:11" shieldsgazette.com 13 arrested as police carry out human trafficking raids on Wearside Northumbria Police today made 13 arrests around the region as part of Anti-Slavery Day, which aims to tackle on human trafficking. "It's not just something that happens in other countries, it is happening right here in the North East, as these arrests demonstrate."
"18.10.2016 11:44:19" sunderlandecho.com How Jeremy Corbyn ruined my vegan caprese Never mind what critics fear he's doing to the Labour party – that swine Corbyn put paid to my vegan caprese. Our reviewer on jackfruit, Jeremy Corbyn and an embarrassment of riches at The Bohemian:
"18.10.2016 11:00:24" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside folk urged to show red card to racism People across South Tyneside are being encouraged to wear red and give racism the boot. Can you get involved?
"18.10.2016 10:54:04" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Dwight Gayle set himself an ambitious goal target before a ball was kicked this season. He's almost halfway there already.
"18.10.2016 10:24:02" shieldsgazette.com Caitlin Moran launches crowdfunding bid for more Raised By Wolves Author Caitlin Moran has launched a Kickstarter campaign to pay for new episodes of her critically acclaimed comedy Raised By Wolves. Would you put some money in to see it back on the telly?
"18.10.2016 10:17:22" shieldsgazette.com 'Five minutes could save your child's life' Northern Powergrid is urging parents to make sure their children play it safe this half-term. This is good advice - parents are being urged to make sure their kids stay safe this half term:
"18.10.2016 09:12:55" shieldsgazette.com Homeowners on Jarrow estate to foot bill of drainage works Residents in part of South Tyneside face having to pay up because the drains in their 50-year-old homes are polluting a nearby stream. "It's not our fault the drains were put in wrong when the homes were built."
"18.10.2016 08:40:50" shieldsgazette.com Rogue landlords to be banned from renting tiny bedrooms Rogue landlords will be banned from renting tiny bedrooms and licensing rules will be extended to cover flats above shops under Government plans Know anyone who lives in a shoe box? Those days are coming to an end.
Do you like these proposed new laws?
"18.10.2016 08:04:59" shieldsgazette.com Ancient Buddhist celebration Kathina to take place in former church An ancient celebration at a Buddhist temple in South Tyneside aims to give people the chance to find out more about the religion. And you're invited.
Know anyone who'd fancy going along to this?
"18.10.2016 07:33:01" shieldsgazette.com Thieves steal terminally ill man's 'lifeline' mobility scooter The family of a man with a terminal illness have hit out after heartless thieves stole his “lifeline” mobility scooter. Christopher and his family are so hurt over this horrible crime.
Please spread the word and maybe we can help him get it back:
"18.10.2016 06:44:03" shieldsgazette.com Murder inquiry after woman stabbed in North East street Northumbria Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was fatally stabbed. This is awful - let's hope those responsible are brought to justice:
"18.10.2016 06:40:11" shieldsgazette.com Drunk woman caused crash by grabbing taxi steering wheel on main road An alcoholic woman grabbed the wheel of a taxi in which she was a passenger - causing the driver to crash. The worst back-seat driver ever?
"18.10.2016 06:28:59" Timeline Photos Today's front page #northeast
"17.10.2016 21:20:06" Timeline Photos Beautiful skies over South Tyneside, taken this weekend.
Thanks to Liz Tuck for this picture.
"17.10.2016 21:00:55" shieldsgazette.com 'Off your own back' and four other common English phrases you may be using incorrectly English is a language rich with imagery, meaning and metaphor – and when we want to express ourselves we can draw upon a canon replete with beautifully turned phrases, drawing from the language's Latin, French and Germanic roots, through Chaucer and Know anyone who always gets these wrong?
"17.10.2016 18:00:54" Timeline Photos Beautiful blue skies in Whitburn!
Thanks to Alan P Thompson for sharing this.
"17.10.2016 18:00:50" shieldsgazette.com 6 unusual things to do with a pumpkin We're accustomed to seeing pumpkins with evil faces every Halloween but there are plenty of other uses for our favourite Autumn vegetable. Pumpkin ice cream? We're in!
"17.10.2016 18:00:16" shieldsgazette.com 5 things we loved about the Crystal Maze revival It may have been more than two decades since it last aired, but The Crystal Maze's one-off revival to raise money for Stand Up For Cancer was tipped as one of 2016's TV highlights as soon as it was announced. And so it proved, in what was a ridiculously Who wouldn't want to be a competitor on the Crystal Maze?
"17.10.2016 17:12:16" shieldsgazette.com Football match abandoned after spectators turned up in balaclavas and carrying weapons An amateur football match had to be abandoned after spectators turned up with weapons following a row on the sidelines. There's showing your support, and then there's this.
"17.10.2016 16:01:09" shieldsgazette.com Watch school pupils send their work to the edge of space Pupils at a South Tyneside school took their work to new heights when they sent it off into space. Now that's taking school projects to a different level!
"17.10.2016 15:42:50" shieldsgazette.com Aldi issues warning about 'hoax' voucher being shared online Aldi is warning its customers about a Spread the word.
"17.10.2016 15:30:36" shieldsgazette.com Jarrow's first market hailed as a success Business was booming at Jarrow's first ever community market What a turn out! Did you go along?
"17.10.2016 15:01:10" shieldsgazette.com South Shields judo coach and student shorlisted for top award A South Tyneside Judo instructor described as an 'inspirational' coach is set to join one of her students at a prestigious sporting awards ceremony. Congratulations you two!
"17.10.2016 14:14:05" shieldsgazette.com Readers reject town centre car park proposals Readers are up in arms over plans to axe a town centre car park to make way for an office block. You lot weren't very happy with proposals to turn a town centre car park into offices.
"17.10.2016 13:30:38" shieldsgazette.com Ched Evans wants to speak to young footballers about alcohol and consent The footballer Ched Evans, who was cleared of raping a woman after details of her sex life were put before a jury, has said there should be more education on alcohol and consent amid continuing criticism of the conduct of his retrial. “The best thing is just to be educated. And when they are drunk to think twice about it."
"17.10.2016 13:00:09" shieldsgazette.com Celebrated author Stuart Maconie sets off on Jarrow March Author and journalist Stuart Maconie is well on his way in a bid to retrace the route of the Jarrow March as part of his new book to mark the 80th anniversary of the crusade. What a way to remember.
"17.10.2016 12:52:47" shieldsgazette.com Would you order a Greggs delivery? Craving a sausage roll or a cake at your desk? Greggs could have you covered with its new delivery service. Sausage roll and a jammy biscuit, please!
"17.10.2016 12:40:12" shieldsgazette.com Jarrow care home deemed “inadequate” A South Tyneside care home is to remain in special measures after healthcare watchdog rated services as “Inadequate.” "People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care."
"17.10.2016 12:39:41" shieldsgazette.com Event - Live - Shields Gazette Is this man nearing a return? Details in our live blog
"17.10.2016 12:01:38" shieldsgazette.com Event - Live - Shields Gazette Benitez is minutes away from facing the media. News and updates to come
"17.10.2016 11:43:21" shieldsgazette.com Event - Live - Shields Gazette Rafa is set to face the media ahead of the visit to Barnsley. Updates from the presser to follow
"17.10.2016 11:01:10" Shields Gazette's cover photo Thanks to Andy Gibbins for our great new cover picture - we love it!
"17.10.2016 10:31:00" shieldsgazette.com Sex crime suspects naming ban could be in place before year's end A ban on naming sex crime suspects unless they are charged could be in place by the end of the year. It would be illegal to name someone unless they are charged.
"17.10.2016 10:01:08" Did you see the Hunter's Moon? Did you see the Hunter's Moon last night?
Thanks to Ashley Foster, Chris Naylor and Robyn Ventress for these gorgeous pictures!
Show us yours if you've got them!
"17.10.2016 09:27:02" shieldsgazette.com Rumour round-up: Two midfielders out the Arsenal exit door, Jose Mourinho talks Wayne Rooney, Chelsea & Liverpool target Porto wonderkid Portuguese youngster on the radar of Liverpool and Chelsea? Is Wayne Rooney still first choice at Old Trafford? And it looks like Arsenal might have to fight to hang on to their stars. All of today's transfer rumours, all in one place
"17.10.2016 08:59:30" shieldsgazette.com Britain to spend a frightening £310million on Halloween Money spent on Halloween is expected to soar above £300million for the first time this year - thanks to the under 35s. That's a lot of sweeties!
"17.10.2016 08:00:48" shieldsgazette.com Spooky party fun to boost funds for children's cancer charity A little girl who is battling an aggressive form of cancer has inspired a fundraising night for the charity which is supporting her fight. The event is next Saturday - and there's still tickets left!
"17.10.2016 07:30:01" media.giphy.com gph.is We can do this!
Let us know what you're using for #MondayMotivation today.
"17.10.2016 07:00:37" shieldsgazette.com South Shields man's indecent pictures led to drug charges A waiter who sent a video of his genitals to a teenage girl was later found to be dealing drugs. He will be sentenced next month.
"17.10.2016 06:42:02" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Rafa Benitez has revealed why he left Mohamed Diame out of his Newcastle starting XI.
"17.10.2016 06:30:21" shieldsgazette.com Councillor Iain Malcolm: My side of the story on South Tyneside District Hospital controversy South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm has spoken out over his stance on the issues facing the borough's main hospital. "Central to our talks was the acceptance that our NHS is in crisis."
"17.10.2016 06:06:25" Timeline Photos On your Monday front page today, Councillor Iain Malcolm has his say.
"16.10.2016 20:01:10" Timeline Photos Have you got all of the Great North Snowdogs yet?
We love you Gizmo!
"16.10.2016 18:15:00" media.giphy.com gph.is Len's ready for BBC Strictly Come Dancing - are you?
Let us know who you're rooting for!
"16.10.2016 17:00:52" shieldsgazette.com 30 pictures from a Big Night Out in South Shields Famous!
Check out if you've made our slideshow ...
"16.10.2016 16:40:25" shieldsgazette.com Flood alert issued for Tyne and Wear coast The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the Tyne and Wear coast. A warning isn't expected - but it's best to be safe.
"16.10.2016 16:30:09" shieldsgazette.com Half-term Halloween event in South Tyneside will offer children 'quiet space' A Halloween event with a difference is taking place in South Tyneside later this month. Sound like something your little ones would fancy?
"16.10.2016 15:45:06" shieldsgazette.com Hebburn drug user took car to meet dealer - then it was stolen A drug user who took someone else's car to go and buy heroin called the police when the it was stolen from him. You couldn't make it up.
"16.10.2016 15:01:02" shieldsgazette.com And your favourite retro chocolate bar is ... We asked, and you most certainly answered. Find out if your favourite is the winner!
"16.10.2016 14:00:28" shieldsgazette.com Why Rafa Benitez is refusing to look at the Championship table "We did everything that we wanted to do."
Agree with the gaffer?
"16.10.2016 12:30:32" shieldsgazette.com 'New leaf' serial thief walks free from court A serial shoplifter - with over 100 convictions - walked free from court after telling magistrates he has turned over a new leaf. He has 111 previous convictions for theft.
"16.10.2016 11:50:05" shieldsgazette.com Safety warning after man and woman swept out to sea in 'horrendous' conditions Members of the public are being warned of the dangers of drinking near the coast after two people were swept out to sea in the early hours of today. Avoid the coast if you've been drinking.
"16.10.2016 11:30:15" shieldsgazette.com Durham's Sam Lavery wows on X Factor's Motown Week Our local lass wowed the judges with her strong performance of Lionel Richie That voice!
"16.10.2016 11:00:07" sunderlandecho.com 'It makes him a happier little boy' - mum's plea to help specialist school A mum whose son suffered a devastating stroke aged just 16 months has launched a heartfelt appeal for support for the school which has brought joy to his life. Meet George.
Find out why his school needs your support.
"16.10.2016 10:40:07" shieldsgazette.com New challenge to Corbyn over Labour's anti-Semitism issue Tories claim Labour has a "very real problem with anti-Semitism" after a damning independent report said Jeremy Corbyn has failed to provide leadership in tackling the issue. "We must fight this age old hatred."
"16.10.2016 10:15:09" Timeline Photos Hiya!
Stephanie Morgan sent us this great picture of a seal pup, spotted in Hartlepool.
Let us know if you've seen any of the cute creatures while you're out and about on the coast.
"16.10.2016 09:40:12" shieldsgazette.com Exterminate! Dalek fun day enchants Sci-Fi fans in South Tyneside Sci-Fi fans were able to get up close and personal to Dr Who's greatest enemy - the Dalek - at a fantasy fair. What fun!
Were you there?
"16.10.2016 08:58:48" media.giphy.com gph.is Morning all!
Hope you have a relaxing one.
"15.10.2016 21:00:16" Timeline Photos We ❤️ our coast. Thanks to Alan P Thompson for sending this photo in.
"15.10.2016 19:48:14" inews.co.uk Rumour or real? A national picture of the 'killer' clown craze The so-called “killer” clown craze that has swept from North America to the UK has prompted police warnings and left children petrified. A handful of people have been injured in knife attacks. Childline has reported a surge in calls from young people The 'killer' clown craze continues - but how is it affecting different regions of the UK?
Colleagues at our sister title, the i newspaper, have put together a map on the sightings and the weirdest incidents so far.
"15.10.2016 19:03:51" shieldsgazette.com Melissa's becoming a panto princess for professional debut Melissa Fleming is being transformed into a princess as she makes her professional debut in pantomime. The actress, from Boldon Colliery, is set to play Cinderella. Break a leg!
"15.10.2016 18:02:58" Timeline Photos You've had your say about the 'killer clown' craze... and you're not impressed: http://trib.al/a2HkCgv
"15.10.2016 16:08:47" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Jonjo Shelvey was outstanding for Newcastle in this afternoon's 3-1 win over Brentford.
"15.10.2016 16:04:54" shieldsgazette.com Dalek day fun for Sci-Fi fans at community centre in Jarrow Sci-Fi fans were able to get up close and personal to Dr Who's greatest enemy - the Dalek - at a fantasy fair. "The turnout has been amazing once again" - Keith Lawler
Lots of youngsters got into the spirit of the Sci Fi event dressing up as their favourite characters. Were you there? What did you think of the event?
"15.10.2016 15:12:12" shieldsgazette.com Sting 'saddened and distressed' by reports of illegal immigrants working on his luxury estate Sting has said he is "saddened and distressed" amid reports that illegal migrants were discovered working on his luxury wine-producing Italian estate. The North East singer and songwriter hopes the police investigation will 'shine a necessary spotlight on unacceptable labour practices'.
"15.10.2016 14:06:40" shieldsgazette.com Half-term Halloween event in South Tyneside will offer children 'quiet space' A Halloween event with a difference is taking place in South Tyneside later this month. Know anyone who would be interested? The half-term event is designed for children who want to take part in Halloween games, but may not be comfortable taking part in mainstream activities.
"15.10.2016 13:31:50" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Unreal! That's the word Ciaran Clark used to describe his move to Newcastle. Make sure you follow our Newcastle United - Shields Gazette page for all the latest from today's game at St James's Park.
"15.10.2016 12:40:41" shieldsgazette.com Northumbria police boss says Ched Evans case shows courts have 'gone back 30 years' A former solicitor general has expressed concern about some of the evidence heard in the Ched Evans rape trial. "We've gone back, I'm afraid, probably about 30 years."
"15.10.2016 12:03:42" Dalek day at Primrose CA
"15.10.2016 12:00:35" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside mum's petition to get 'banned' taxi driver off the roads A mother whose daughter was involved with a horror crash has launched a petition to get the driver's taxi licence taken away from him. Jessica Bootes was just four when she was seriously injured in a five-car crash on the A194 near Lindisfarne Roundabout, in Jarrow, in March 2014.
The youngster, now seven, spent 11 days in a coma and was given only 48 hours to survive. She had to have
"15.10.2016 11:15:18" Timeline Photos Here's today's front page. Have you got your Gazette yet?
Find out more about the drug farm here: http://trib.al/6lf9oyi #northeast
"15.10.2016 10:34:55" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Jonjo Shelvey feels he's maturing as a footballer, and a person, under the guidance of Rafa Benitez at Newcastle. Great interview on our Newcastle United - Shields Gazette fan page.
"15.10.2016 10:18:49" shieldsgazette.com Care home residents use virtual reality to bring back memories Residents at a South Shields care home have been using virtual reality to reminisce about the good old days. We love this! What a great idea.
"15.10.2016 09:52:27" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Jonjo Shelvey feels he's maturing as a footballer, and a person, under the guidance of Rafa Benitez at Newcastle.
"15.10.2016 09:37:46" shieldsgazette.com South Shields car park may be axed to make way for more office space A town centre car park could face the axe after plans were submitted for a new office block. What do you make of these plans?
"15.10.2016 09:04:29" shieldsgazette.com Cannabis farm worth thousands discovered in empty South Tyneside pub A cannabis farm with more than 600 cropped plants has been discovered in an empty South Tyneside pub. Police are now appealing for information in a bid to catch those behind it.
"15.10.2016 08:37:27" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside man must sign sex offender register after flirting with girl online A man who kissed a teenage girl after flirting with her online has been ordered to sign on the sex offender register. “He has been threatened and intimidated. There will be big consequences in future for his employment and general prospects in life."
"14.10.2016 21:20:05" Timeline Photos A gorgeous picture from Cleadon by Alan P Thompson.
"14.10.2016 18:31:04" shieldsgazette.com Boyfriend jailed for throwing corned beef tin at partner's head because he couldn't open it A boyfriend has been put behind bars after he split his partner "You were trying, and failing, to open a tin of corned beef. That caused you frustration."
"14.10.2016 17:32:08" shieldsgazette.com The Darker Nights campaign is back - and here's how you can help Fire and police chiefs are joining forces to re-launch a campaign to crack down on troublemakers in the run-up to Bonfire night. Make sure you stay safe as the winter cuts in.
"14.10.2016 16:01:24" shieldsgazette.com First look at what new Jarrow hub could look like Here's what Jarrow's new community hub may well look like. ... thoughts?
"14.10.2016 15:45:29" shieldsgazette.com Vera Baird calls on Government to lower drink drive limit Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner is once again urging the Government to lower the national drink drive limit. Do you think the drink drive limit should be lowered?
"14.10.2016 15:30:04" media.giphy.com gph.is Thanks for the reminder, Kermit!
"14.10.2016 14:29:46" shieldsgazette.com 'Whole story around Ched Evans doesn't make for pretty reading' says Durham lecturer after not guilty verdict Highly paid young footballers with their fast cars, big houses, pampered lifestyles and celebrity status are not the ideal group to win the nation Footballer Ched Evans has been found not guilty of rape after a retrial.
A Durham University lecturer has had his say on the lives of wealthy footballers and the media scrutiny they suffer after the verdict.
"14.10.2016 14:15:07" shieldsgazette.com Emergency services and Shields Ferry crew work together in rescue exercise Emergency services took part in a training exercise by responding to a fire on board the Shields Ferry. "The safety of passengers and crew is our top priority at all times."
"14.10.2016 12:44:44" shieldsgazette.com Nissan boss 'confident UK remains competitive' after Brexit talks with May Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has said he is confident the UK will remain a "competitive place to do business", following crunch talks on Brexit with Theresa May. "I look forward to continued positive collaboration between Nissan and the UK Government."
"14.10.2016 12:36:55" shieldsgazette.com Nissan boss holding key talks with Prime Minister today over Brexit The head of Nissan is meeting Prime Minister Theresa May today to discuss the way forward following Great Britain Will you be affected by Nissan's future in the region?
"14.10.2016 12:30:34" shieldsgazette.com Jarrow comic Lee Kyle's new book details exactly how rubbish he was at wrestling A South Tyneside comedian has written a book all about how rubbish he was as a wrestler. "I sort of wrote it accidentally ..."
"14.10.2016 11:53:50" shieldsgazette.com Sir Ridley Scott gives new South Tyneside exhibition his seal of approval World-famous film director Sir Ridley Scott has endorsed an exhibition about his life and work to be premiered at South Tyneside's newest cultural venue. The superstar director says he is “proud and humbled”.
"14.10.2016 11:00:34" shieldsgazette.com Popular North East clown says pranksters are 'tarnishing' his industry Dressing up as a clown may not be the ideal pastime at the moment given the current craze for masked pranks. He's really not happy with the 'killer clowns'...
"14.10.2016 10:37:23" shieldsgazette.com Journey begins on road and land overhaul to help 3,200 workers reach new jobs Work has begun to pave way for thousands of new jobs which will bring with them an economic boost of half a billion bounds for the North East. Do you know anyone in the region looking for a job?
"14.10.2016 09:02:37" shieldsgazette.com Little Mix returning to North East arena for Glory Days tour Little Mix are coming home to the Metro Radio Arena for their Glory Days tour. Will you be getting tickets?
"14.10.2016 08:38:41" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside Council bosses asked to close taxi licence loopholes after incidents Council bosses in South Tyneside are being asked to close loopholes in taxi licensing laws. They will be told that a man who drove his car through a barrier to confront council staff after they twice refused to give him a taxi licence now has permission to drive minibuses.
"14.10.2016 08:07:22" shieldsgazette.com Double joy for bright sparks at South Tyneside school Pupils and staff at a breakfast and after-school club in South Shields are having double celebrations after getting excellent marks in two major inspections. "I'm so proud of my team – and, of course, the children we look after."
Well done Bright Sparkz!
"14.10.2016 07:58:18" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Freddie Woodman sees a clear path forward at Newcastle after making his England Under-21 debut.
"14.10.2016 07:53:07" Timeline Photos After yesterday's Beamish announcement, here's a look at how the 1950's town - complete with Aged Miners' Homes from Shields - will look.
More details here: http://trib.al/75p8RkW
"14.10.2016 07:15:54" shieldsgazette.com Council urged to speed up re-opening of South Tyneside gym A fitness fanatic has called on council bosses to speed up the repair of a key South Tyneside gym. “I've lost the ability to be able to keep fit for the last six weeks, and for a lot of people, this gym is their only way of keeping fit." Are you having a similar problem?
"14.10.2016 06:43:50" shieldsgazette.com Autistic boy terrified to leave his home after being targeted by 'idiotic killer clown' An autistic youngster is frightened to leave his home after being terrified by an “idiotic killer clown” prankster. The madness continues. How can people find this kind of prank funny? He won't even go upstairs alone in his own home.
"14.10.2016 06:22:22" Timeline Photos Today's front page of the Gazette... and the clown terror continues.
Read about it here: http://trib.al/RnFOK9f
"13.10.2016 21:20:06" Timeline Photos Our Marsden in the sunshine ... by James Ronnie Ryan.
"13.10.2016 20:15:06" shieldsgazette.com On this day in 1992, 31,000 miners lost their jobs at the stroke of a pen It has been exactly 24 years since the British coal mining industry was dealt a heavy blow when the Government announced the closure of 31 out of 50 deep coal mines across the country. A day that will go down in history.
"13.10.2016 19:16:11" shieldsgazette.com When the wraith of the Reich rained down on South Shields Last weekend a poignant service was held in South Shields to pay tribute to the people who lost their lives 75 years ago during an air raid on the town. Today we remember the day German bombs rained down on South Shields, and remember those who died. RIP.
"13.10.2016 18:29:05" shieldsgazette.com STEPHEN HEPBURN: 'Selfie king of politics' deserves to be PM Jeremy Corbyn is the selfie king of politics, as everybody knows who was lucky enough to hear and meet Labour's engaging leader when he came to Jarrow. Is Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn a man of the people? Stephen Hepburn thinks so.
"13.10.2016 18:00:43" shieldsgazette.com Bonfire Night 2016: What's on in the North East The countdown is on to one of the most dazzling times of year - Bonfire Night! Three weeks to go!
"13.10.2016 18:00:40" shieldsgazette.com Hairdressers going pier to pier to help the visually impaired A group of hairdressing pals are planning to keep in trim with a pier to pier walk for charity. Good luck ladies!
"13.10.2016 17:58:31" shieldsgazette.com Campaign crackdown on troublemakers in South Tyneside Fire and police chiefs are joining forces to re-launch a campaign to crack down on troublemakers in the run-up to Bonfire night. The Darker Nights campaign is now in its 10th year.
"13.10.2016 17:24:31" shieldsgazette.com Captain's heart problems could be cause of fatal air crash of plane due to fly to Sunderland match A fatal light aircraft crash could have been caused by the captain suffering a severe heart problem, accident investigators said. A captain's heart problems could be the cause of an aircraft crash which killed him and his crew mate.
The pair had been scheduled as one of two planes which could have brought Premier League club chairmen to the region for a Sunderland match.
"13.10.2016 16:43:10" shieldsgazette.com South Shields Removal man gives unwanted goods new lease of life A South Tyneside removal company is branching out to help link up new owners with unwanted goods. A worthwhile scheme - well done to you Dave!
"13.10.2016 16:01:50" shieldsgazette.com Britain's Got Talent auditions to seek out region's best entertainers Have you got what it takes to be hailed as the UK Fancy a chance at fame?
Britain's Got Talent's auditions are heading our way.
"13.10.2016 15:30:33" shieldsgazette.com Mum's fight with dementia prompts daughter to open dedicated centre A daughter who was touched by her mother's battle with Alzheimer's has realised her dream of opening a day centre for people with dementia. What a beautiful legacy.
"13.10.2016 15:01:06" shieldsgazette.com REVIEW: Arab Strap, The Cluny, Newcastle Arab Strap nuts from far and wide flocked to Newcastle last night as the Scots chose The Cluny to stage for their first gig in a decade. It was their first gig in 10 years. We were there. Here's a review.
"13.10.2016 14:15:05" Timeline Photos Happy #ThrowbackThursday to last year's Customs House panto!
It'll be that time again soon ... (oh yes it will!)
"13.10.2016 13:31:37" shieldsgazette.com Thanks for the memories! Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from athletics Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced her retirement from athletics. The 30-year-old heptathlete, who added a silver medal at this year Such an inspiration, always
"13.10.2016 12:56:36" shieldsgazette.com South Shields opera singer coming home for Puccini performance A songbird from South Shields is coming home to hit the high nights in a major opera. Welcome back Anne-Marie!
"13.10.2016 12:25:56" shieldsgazette.com Little Mix reveal artwork for new album Glory Days Little Mix have teased fans by sharing the artwork for their upcoming fourth album. The album hits shelves next month!
"13.10.2016 11:50:26" shieldsgazette.com Shields Ferry passengers rescued in emergency training exercise Emergency services took part in a training exercise by responding to a fire on board the Shields Ferry. “As a responsible ferry operator it is vital that we are ready to deal with emergency situations."
"13.10.2016 11:36:00" shieldsgazette.com Can you help South Shields Cub Scouts sponsor a guide dog? The 15th South Shields Cub Scouts are in need of your help to sponsor a life-changing guide dog. Have you got a helping paw for the cubs?
"13.10.2016 11:00:14" shieldsgazette.com Entertainment company cancels visit to North East children's hospital over 'killer clown' craze A clown production company has been forced to cancel an event at a children A team of entertainers who have brought joy to youngsters have cancelled their next visit to a children's hospital over the killer clown craze.
Dr Rumtumtumich, Dr Lulu McDoo and Dr Poppy Sneezitoff were due to call into the RVI.
"13.10.2016 10:30:21" shieldsgazette.com How much has been paid out in pothole claims in your area? New figures have been released this week which show just how much has been paid out in pothole claims across the region. The numbers are in.
"13.10.2016 10:20:04" shieldsgazette.com Warning after South Tyneside man died after falling asleep with cigarette Fire chiefs have issued a warning after a South Tyneside man died after falling asleep with a smouldering cigarette, Very sad.
"13.10.2016 09:52:37" shieldsgazette.com 14 products you might struggle to buy at Tesco - thanks to Brexit Ice cream, Marmite, mayonnaise!
"13.10.2016 08:17:22" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Christian Atsu's revealed his response to a summer phone call from Rafa Benitez.
"13.10.2016 06:30:30" shieldsgazette.com Beamish to rock back to '50s after winning £10million lottery grant Beamish will be rocking back the clock to the 1950s after securing a £10.9million to create a major new attraction at the County Durham museum. Great news for one of the jewels in the region's tourism crown!
"13.10.2016 06:14:13" Timeline Photos Morning all. Here's the front page of today's paper, on sale now.
"13.10.2016 05:54:24" shieldsgazette.com Murder investigation launched after woman's body is discovered A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the discovery of a woman Thoughts are with the woman's family as murder investigation is launched.
"12.10.2016 21:20:08" Timeline Photos We do like to be beside the seaside! ☀️
Thanks Martin Hope for the picture.
"12.10.2016 21:00:47" sunderlandecho.com Vote: Which is your favourite out of these bygone chocolate bars? In honour of Chocolate Week, a seven-day celebration of the fine and delicious treat, we asked you for your favourite discontinued chocolate bar. Spiras, Secrets and Marbles have been the leaders so far!
"12.10.2016 20:15:16" shieldsgazette.com Ronnie Howard murder: How the case unfolded Today's conviction of Michael Wilson started with a mass brawl at the Prince Edward pub in Prince Edward Road on May 4. It all started when a brawl broke out at the Prince Edward pub...
"12.10.2016 19:40:31" shieldsgazette.com Firefighters called to South Tyneside launderette after dirty washing sparks fire fears Firefighters were called to a launderette in South Tyneside this evening. Uh oh, someone is going to be rather disappointed when they pick their washing up.
Thankfully nobody was hurt.
"12.10.2016 19:00:00" media.giphy.com gph.is Tudor Week?!
The Great British Bake Off is going to be intense tonight!
"12.10.2016 18:30:54" shieldsgazette.com From pet roadkill to killer clowns: Are children's Halloween costumes becoming 'too frightening'? Worried parents have slammed retailers including the Duchess of Cambridge Do you think they're too extreme these days?
"12.10.2016 18:00:42" shieldsgazette.com Brexit to 'knock 10p off the National Living Wage' - but some workers can't get it anyway Brexit is likely to knock 10p off the National Living Wage next year, according to research by the Resolution Foundation. Would this have an impact on your pay packet?
"12.10.2016 18:00:36" shieldsgazette.com Snowmageddon isn't on the way, no matter what the front pages say Reports of a snowmageddon on the way may be slightly exaggerated. Don't get those snowshoes out just yet...
"12.10.2016 18:00:32" shieldsgazette.com Other famous faces who have quit reality TV shows As Will Young makes an unexpected decision to leave BBC How many of these do you remember?
"12.10.2016 17:52:08" shieldsgazette.com Police to visit South Tyneside schools targeted by 'killer clown' hit-list Police will visit South Tyneside schools listed on a Police will be visiting the schools on the 'killer clown' hit-list. But they don't think any will show up.
"12.10.2016 17:25:29" These are the men who took part in a pub brawl, during which Ronnie Howard was brutally murdered.
Full story here: http://trib.al/jz34vFn
"12.10.2016 16:41:44" shieldsgazette.com A barista explains how to make better coffee - at home Buying coffee 'to go' is a common part of many of our everyday lives, but it's also an expensive habit. Anyone for a brew? ☕️
"12.10.2016 15:49:28" shieldsgazette.com BREAKING: Ronnie Howard murderer sentenced to life behind bars A killer who murdered a dad-of-two in a pub attack has been jailed for life Michael Wilson will serve at least 16 years behind bars as he planned to 'knock out' Ronnie Howard before the brutal pub beating.
"12.10.2016 15:30:20" shieldsgazette.com East Boldon Club marks World Squash Day A day dedicated to the world of squash – which was launched in memory of victims of the America's twin tower attacks – is to be honoured at a South Tyneside club. Fancy a go?
"12.10.2016 15:01:11" shieldsgazette.com Four suspected immigration offenders arrested in North East operation Immigration operations at two North East businesses have led to four people being arrested. It happened on Saturday.
"12.10.2016 14:15:09" shieldsgazette.com Police officer speaks out about mental health issues to help others A South Tyneside police officer has spoken out about his battles with mental health to encourage other emergency services personnel to seek support. “But after a few years things slowly started to change. I felt like I was on an iceberg and it was slowly starting to melt."
"12.10.2016 13:30:14" shieldsgazette.com Youngsters invited to help stamp out hate crime South Tyneside Council is calling on young people to get involved with National Hate Crime Awareness Week. National Hate Crime Awareness Week runs until Saturday.
"12.10.2016 13:00:11" shieldsgazette.com Seafood Week: Top five fish tips to celebrate In a week where the nation celebrates all things seafood, we What a delicious idea!
"12.10.2016 13:00:11" shieldsgazette.com REVIEW: Footloose, Sunderland Empire, Until October 15 If you're looking to cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes, then this is the show for you. Everybody cut loose!
"12.10.2016 12:48:16" shieldsgazette.com Dust off your tartan – Bay City Rollers are heading to South Shields Dust off your tartan and get ready to Shang-A-Lang with the Bay City Rollers. Are you ready to Shang-A-Lang?
"12.10.2016 12:14:48" shieldsgazette.com Police warning as children of 10 pressured into sharing explicit images Children as young as 10 are being pressured into sharing explicit pictures and videos of themselves online, with cases reported to police "virtually every day". There's a reported case almost every day:
"12.10.2016 11:34:07" shieldsgazette.com Jury finds man guilty of murdering Ronnie Howard in brutal South Shields pub beating A killer has been convicted of murdering a dad-of-two in a pub attack Breaking news from the court:
"12.10.2016 11:02:09" shieldsgazette.com New committee formed to probe alliance between South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals Councillors in South Tyneside are to join their Sunderland counterparts in scrutinising the area's new health partnership. Does this make you feel more confident about our hospital services?
"12.10.2016 10:45:08" shieldsgazette.com Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe turned down attractive offers home and abroad to sign for Black Cats Victor Anichebe turned down “very attractive” offers from around the world to join Sunderland because he has unfinished business in the Premier League. "I was so close to going abroad, I wanted a change, but then the manager came in here and this was a good opportunity to stay in England and in the Premier League for another year."
"12.10.2016 10:29:46" He's coming ba-ack...
"12.10.2016 09:45:12" Timeline Photos Like football? ⚽️
For all of your Newcastle United news head over to our Newcastle United - Shields Gazette page.
"12.10.2016 09:34:32" shieldsgazette.com Rumour round-up: Chelsea star linked with PSG switch, Juventus keen on Arsenal midfielder, Jordan Henderson Could Brazilian Willian be on the move from Chelsea? Who wants Arsenal man Santi Cazorla and why the selection of referee Anthony Taylor has caused controversy on Merseyside. Here's your latest news.
"12.10.2016 09:30:07" shieldsgazette.com Flu nasal spray vaccine rolled out to more children - will you take your child for the immunisation? Millions of parents are being urged to get their children vaccinated against the flu. Will you be taking up the offer?
"12.10.2016 09:25:09" shieldsgazette.com Good news and bad news on injury front for Sunderland Victor Anichebe has handed David Moyes a much-needed fitness boost after Sunderland were rocked by an injury to Jason Denayer. The physio room at Sunderland must be busy!
"12.10.2016 09:15:07" Timeline Photos Have you experienced the Killer Clowns? Let us know where you saw them
"12.10.2016 09:00:05" Timeline Photos Today's weather got us feeling like ... ☔️
"12.10.2016 07:15:40" shieldsgazette.com Fears as hospital boss announces departure after championing partnership between South Tyneside and Sunderland A hospital trust chief who has “championed” radical changes to health services in South Tyneside is leaving his post – sparking further fears over their future among campaigners. He's off - but he still thinks the alliance between South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals is the best thing to do:
"12.10.2016 06:55:06" shieldsgazette.com Demolition plans to make way for new business complex in South Shields town centre The wrecking ball may soon be coming down on two former businesses as part of a town's £100million regeneration plan. Two former businesses are facing the wrecking ball to make way for this new development:
"12.10.2016 06:29:08" Timeline Photos Today's front page #northeast
"11.10.2016 22:03:19" shieldsgazette.com Shields, the Baron and Picasso's friend Recently I reported how an appeal from local film-maker Gary Wilkinson for information regarding the Italian-born aristocrat Baron Avro Manhattan had brought a response from a family friend, now living in Germany. Do you know or have you ever known someone famous?
"11.10.2016 21:20:07" Timeline Photos Thanks to Sarah Keenan for this great picture from South Shields.
"11.10.2016 20:59:54" This could well be the future. How do you feel about it?
"11.10.2016 20:15:26" shieldsgazette.com Fewer Brits taking beach holidays abroad due to terrorism fears Beach holidays have fallen in popularity due to fears over terrorism, according to new research. Have your holiday choices changed?
"11.10.2016 19:45:10" shieldsgazette.com Robot Wars gets second series after successful return Robot Wars is returning for a second series following its triumphant return to television after 12 years. Are you a fan?
"11.10.2016 19:09:10" shieldsgazette.com Filmmaker's breakthrough in piecing together South Shields Baron's story Recently I reported how an appeal from local film-maker Gary Wilkinson for information regarding the Italian-born aristocrat Baron Avro Manhattan had brought a response from a family friend, now living in Germany. A film-maker received an unexpected boost as he plans a project on a larger-than-life character who adopted South Shields as his home.
"11.10.2016 18:51:08" shieldsgazette.com Police boss issues warning to people taking part in 'killer clown' craze Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has issued a warning to people taking part in the 'killer clown' craze after a youngster was cautioned for carrying a knife. Vera Baird has a message for people dressing up as 'killer clowns'.
"11.10.2016 18:30:42" shieldsgazette.com REVIEW: Steve Mason, Riverside, Newcastle Tired, sober and rarely convenient, Monday nights are far from the prime time to stage a gig. Every now and then, though, you get a show which suits their weary vibe to a tee. Did anyone go to see ex-Beta Band man Steve Mason last night? Here's our review.
"11.10.2016 17:55:06" shieldsgazette.com Drivers warned of sharp fuel price rises as costs continue to grow There's bad news on the horizon for motorists - the cost of fuel is on the rise, with unleaded petrol now at 112.3 pence per litre. This is 0.7 pence per litre more than the previous week. Not good news for drivers' wallets and purses
"11.10.2016 17:21:04" shieldsgazette.com GP receptionists should be trained to deal more sensitively with patients Receptionists could put people off seeing their GP by asking about their symptoms, according to new research. Does an inquiring receptionist put you off making a doctor's appointment?
"11.10.2016 16:47:41" shieldsgazette.com Hebburn man arrested over A19 crash which claimed pensioner's life A Hebburn man has been arrested in connection with a road crash in which an 83-year-old retired teacher died. A Hebburn man has been questioned by police following a crash which claimed the life of an 83-year-old retired teacher.
"11.10.2016 16:33:07" shieldsgazette.com Jury sent home for evening in Ronnie Howard murder trial A jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering a dad-of-two in a pub attack has not yet reached a verdict. They will continue their deliberations tomorrow:
"11.10.2016 16:00:13" shieldsgazette.com Community pays tribute to tragic South Shields dad Luke Members of the community have come together to pay tribute to a South Tyneside man who died just weeks after being flown home for a liver transplant. RIP Luke.
"11.10.2016 15:30:45" shieldsgazette.com Vote: Which is your favourite out of these bygone chocolate bars? In honour of Chocolate Week, a seven-day celebration of the fine and delicious treat, we asked you for your favourite discontinued chocolate bar. You gave us the shortlist - and now it's time to pick the winner!
Let us know what you're choosing in the comments.
"11.10.2016 15:00:18" shieldsgazette.com Expectant mothers 'to require photo ID' as NHS hospital tackles health tourism An NHS hospital is proposing to make women show identification before providing them with maternity care in a bid to crack down on so-called health tourism in the NHS. Do you think this will help to ease the strain on our health service?
"11.10.2016 14:12:56" shieldsgazette.com 'It's not chatter, it's real people's jobs' - Sunderland MP lays into Brexit Minister over Nissan Sunderland MP Julie Elliott has laid into Brexit Secretary David Davis over Nissan What do you make of his response?
"11.10.2016 14:08:52" Newcastle United - Shields Gazette Shearer has his say on Rafa Do you agree with his thoughts on the gaffer?
"11.10.2016 13:50:42" shieldsgazette.com Jury out in Ronnie Howard murder trial A jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering a dad-of-two in a pub attack has retired to consider its verdict. Their deliberations have started.
"11.10.2016 13:37:10" shieldsgazette.com Killer Crown horror craze 'wasting police resources' as incidents tie up officers' time The "killer clown" craze has continued to spread across the UK with one force dealing with 14 reports in 24 hours. What can be done to stamp it out for good?
"11.10.2016 13:30:52" shieldsgazette.com BT shows support for new library The Word A leading communications company has thrown its weight behind a new multi-million pound library in South Tyneside. The communications company is sponsoring the FabLab within The Word.
"11.10.2016 13:00:22" shieldsgazette.com Readers' backing for Tesco plans to fine those who wrongly park in disabled and parent and child bays Tesco's decision to introduce fines for people who wrongly park in disabled or parent and child bays at its stores has been made with a largely positive response. The decision has certainly provoked plenty of responses - you can have your say and vote here
"11.10.2016 13:00:21" shieldsgazette.com Fresh calls for lowering the drink-drive limit Road safety and health experts along with the emergency services have called on the Government to lower the drink-drive limit in England and Wales. Does this make sense to you? Or is it a step too far?
"11.10.2016 12:38:10" shieldsgazette.com Benefits Street man dies in road where the TV show was filmed A man who appeared on Benefits Street has been found dead on the street where the Channel 4 show was filmed. A sad end to what were a tough final few years for Lee:
"11.10.2016 12:21:15" shieldsgazette.com Outlawed drugs are putting people's lives at risk say ambulance chiefs Ambulance chiefs have warned people they are risking their lives by taking what were Seizures, shortness of breath and foaming at the mouth are only some of the symptoms you could experience after taking a former "legal high".
"11.10.2016 12:00:24" shieldsgazette.com North East rock star Sting pays tribute to the A1 road to fame as he picks up music icon award Sting has paid tribute to a motorway for carrying some of Britain Sting's written a song about the A1. Okay...
"11.10.2016 11:53:07" sunderlandecho.com Pool shut down over 'hygiene incident' - deep clean operation underway The main pool at a leisure centre has been closed for the day after a deep clean operation was launched following an incident. We can read between the lines...
"11.10.2016 11:00:20" shieldsgazette.com Spread the Word - it's nearly time for the new South Shields library to open Have you ever wanted to star in your own movie, listen to a story under the sea or print your own design? Take a look inside ...
"11.10.2016 10:55:09" shieldsgazette.com Samsung stops Galaxy Note7 production after halting sales over safety concerns Samsung has stopped production of its Galaxy Note7 smartphone, a day after halting sales because of concerns over consumer safety. Know anyone with one of these?
"11.10.2016 09:59:11" shieldsgazette.com Newcastle-Gateshead wins competition to host 'Great Exhibition of the North' A competition to host the so-called Great Exhibition of the North has been won by Newcastle-Gateshead. Does this float your boat?
Do you think we'll benefit from these goings on up river?
"11.10.2016 09:21:18" shieldsgazette.com Ex-Sunderland star Jordan Henderson will captain England tonight Wearsider Jordan Henderson will captain England tomorrow after Wayne Rooney was dropped to the bench. What an honour! Good luck Jordan Henderson.
"11.10.2016 08:47:45" shieldsgazette.com Readers speak on South Tyneside Council leader's role within NHS trust Readers have been quick to have their say after it was revealed a council leader who is being challenged to back a campaign to save hospital services earns up to £15,000 as a director of the Trust at the centre of the dispute. What did you think?
"11.10.2016 08:12:10" shieldsgazette.com Wahbi Khazri says Sunderland can turn season around Wahbi Khazri admits Sunderland's points tally is not good enough but insists there is no reason to panic. Wahbi Khazri on how Sunderland aim to turn their season around:
"11.10.2016 07:55:11" shieldsgazette.com Police issue warning about bad batch of drugs after six 'legal highs' users end up in hospital Police are warning the public about the dangers of taking the drugs formerly known as "So far we have not received any reports of a life-threatening reaction to these drugs, but we are concerned that people could be putting themselves at risk."
"11.10.2016 07:22:59" shieldsgazette.com Delays expected following two-vehicle smash on A19 Motorists heading north could face delays this morning following a two-vehicle collision on the A19. Some important information if you're heading north this morning...
"11.10.2016 07:15:03" Timeline Photos Thanks to Allan Fada for this gorgeous photograph.
It's cheering up our Tuesday!
"11.10.2016 06:54:18" shieldsgazette.com South Shields dad dies after collapsing on holiday and battling infection A man from South Tyneside who was flown home from holiday for a liver transplant has lost his battle for life. What an awful tragedy. RIP Luke.
"11.10.2016 06:21:50" Timeline Photos Morning all, here's the front page of today's paper, on sale now.
"10.10.2016 21:59:57" shieldsgazette.com Man arrested in fraud probe into fake ticket sales for gigs and events A man is being questioned as part of an investigation into reports of false online ticket sales for concerts and other events. A man is being questioned tonight as part of a probe into fake ticket sales.
Northumbria Police says officers have taken a series of calls tonight from people who said they bought the tickets online, only to find out they weren't real.
"10.10.2016 21:20:03" Timeline Photos Look at the colours in this lovely photograph by our reader Joy Workman.
"10.10.2016 21:00:27" shieldsgazette.com Missing Type campaign brings a flood of new blood donors Hundreds of people in the North East were among thousands around the country who have signed up to become blood donors after a national campaign. Do you know anyone who would like to help?
"10.10.2016 20:15:08" shieldsgazette.com Killer clowns aren't funny. Scaring children is depraved I like a good scare. It "Some of these incidents may be exaggerated. Some may not have happened and be Twitter talk or Facebook folklore. But anyone who finds it fun to scare the most vulnerable people in our society is nothing short of depraved."
- Mark Thompson, Head of
"10.10.2016 19:42:40" shieldsgazette.com 'I'm not ashamed anymore', Sophie tells her story on World Mental Health Day On October 10, World Mental Health Day is recognised across the globe. Meet Sophie. On World Mental Health Day, she's told us her story.
"10.10.2016 19:11:52" shieldsgazette.com When Ant and Dec where PJ and Duncan – did you catch them performing at these? Today Ant and Dec are two of our best known and most liked TV hosts. Let's get ready to rummmmbbbbllllleeee...
"10.10.2016 18:31:03" shieldsgazette.com What's your favourite pub in South Tyneside? We are looking to find South Tyneside's best pub of 2016. You have until next Friday to vote in Pub of the Year!
"10.10.2016 17:47:45" shieldsgazette.com Tesco to 'fine' those who wrongly park in disabled and parent and child bays Tesco is to introduce fines for people who wrongly park in disabled or parent and child bays at its stores. The right thing to do?
"10.10.2016 17:03:52" shieldsgazette.com Bonfire Night 2016: What's on in the North East The countdown is on to one of the most dazzling times of year - Bonfire Night! In case you're looking for somewhere to watch the fireworks ... ✨
"10.10.2016 16:31:52" sunderlandecho.com 'Killer Clowns aren't real clowns, they're just idiots in costumes' - performers defend their profession amid horror craze Circus entertainers have defended their profession as the Killer Clown craze sparks outcry in the North East. ”Children have nothing to fear from real clowns. They only want to make people smile. These people are nothing to do with us."
"10.10.2016 16:01:12" shieldsgazette.com Jarrow charity event celebrates 10th anniversary by smashing £100,000 fundraising target An annual fundraising event has smashed its £100,000 target for the year. Just wow!
"10.10.2016 15:23:06" shieldsgazette.com Jury in park 'sex assaults' case told of 'major errors' by translator A jury has been shown two "major" errors in interpreting the police interview of one of three Syrians accused of sex assaults on two 14-year-old schoolgirls in a park. There are some big differences between what was said, and what was translated:
"10.10.2016 15:01:03" shieldsgazette.com Chocolate Week 2016: Which chocolate bar do you wish they would bring back? What was your favourite chocolate bar that you can't buy anymore?
"10.10.2016 14:15:19" shieldsgazette.com South Shields charity cyclists back hospice A group of South Tyneside cyclists took on a tour of the Netherlands to raise over £1,000 for charity. They raised more than £1,000.
"10.10.2016 13:59:09" shieldsgazette.com South Shields man tells of being 'devastated' by pub fight death A man on trial for murder told a court he was "Never for one second when I hit him did I expect to cause him serious injury".
"10.10.2016 13:30:07" shieldsgazette.com World Mental Health Day 2016: How to look after your mental health Across the globe today, people are being encouraged to join the conversation about mental health. These tips are from the Mental Health Foundation.
"10.10.2016 13:11:08" shieldsgazette.com Exploding E-Cigs warning: Doctors report rise in injuries from e-cigarettes Doctors are calling for tougher regulation on imports and more guidance for smokers as the number of e-cigarettes exploding increases. “He had full thickness burns on his left hand and soot was deeply embedded. It singed his lips and tongue."
"10.10.2016 12:56:10" shieldsgazette.com Boldon named in UK curry capitals top ten Boldon has been named among the UK Thanks to the love of one particular dish:
"10.10.2016 12:35:07" shieldsgazette.com UK butterfly populations plummet Britain And no one knows why:
"10.10.2016 12:00:45" shieldsgazette.com Sunderland supporters want to hear me tell the truth says David Moyes David Moyes will always tell it as it is – no matter what the situation is at Sunderland. “I would rather come out and tell the truth. I would rather not kid the supporters."
"10.10.2016 12:00:41" shieldsgazette.com Law tightened to clamp down on internet trolls, sexting and doxxing Internet trolls who create derogatory hashtags or post humiliating photoshopped images online could face prosecution under new legal guidelines. "Ignorance is not a defence and perceived anonymity is not an escape. Those who commit these acts, or encourage others to do the same, can and will be prosecuted."
"10.10.2016 11:47:26" shieldsgazette.com Newcastle United footballer Rolando Aarons arrested in nightclub brawl Newcastle United player Rolando Aarons was one of nine people arrested after an early-hours brawl broke out at a bar. Here's the latest on the mass brawl at Livello's.
"10.10.2016 11:33:17" shieldsgazette.com Man arrested after report of rape in South Shields A man has been arrested after reports that a woman was raped in South Shields town centre. It reportedly happened in Ocean Road in the early hours of Sunday.
"10.10.2016 10:30:21" shieldsgazette.com Rafa Benitez: No problem with working relationship with Newcastle United hierarchy Structural and communication problems with the Newcastle United hierarchy are a thing of the past, according to Magpies boss Rafa Benitez. Structural and communication problems are a thing of the past, says Rafa Benitez:
"10.10.2016 09:59:42" shieldsgazette.com Steve Howey: Time for Newcastle United players to stand up and be counted The time is now for Newcastle United to stand up and be counted – that's the view of former Magpies defender Steve Howey, writes Liam Kennedy. “Looking at the team they've got to stand up and say 'yes, we are the favourites, we need to show everyone why'"
"10.10.2016 09:32:57" shieldsgazette.com North East MPs back in Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet Three North East MPs have been re-appointed to Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet. They all stepped down from the shadow cabinet back in June.
"10.10.2016 08:59:45" shieldsgazette.com Royal Mail urged to take precautions against bulk mail scam schemes Royal Mail has been accused of allowing fraudulent letters to be sent en masse to vulnerable recipients. "Just as newspapers would never intentionally publish advertisements that promote defective goods or illegal activities, Royal Mail never knowingly handles scam mail."
"10.10.2016 08:57:41" Shields Gazette's cover photo Thanks to James Ronnie Ryan for our new cover photograph.
"10.10.2016 08:29:05" shieldsgazette.com Kind-hearted Cleadon pupils pick up awards Kindhearted schoolchildren have been praised by police for going out their way to help others. Well done you two!
"10.10.2016 08:00:01" media.giphy.com gph.is We can do this!
Hope everyone is coping with the #MondayBlues today.
"10.10.2016 07:49:59" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside council leader urged to back hospital campaign A council leader who is being challenged to back a campaign to save hospital services earns up to £15,000 as a director of the Trust at the centre of the dispute. He earns up to £15,000 a year as a director of the Trust - now he's being urged to back a campaign to save hospital services.
"10.10.2016 07:00:15" shieldsgazette.com Teenage X Factor hopeful Samantha Lavery sails through first week of live finals North East singer Samantha Lavery has sailed through the first week of X Factor live finals. Well done, Sam! We're rooting for you!
"10.10.2016 06:31:05" shieldsgazette.com New plan to make South Shields cliffs safer A potentially lifesaving idea to stop people falling from the cliffs in South Tyneside has moved up a gear. Cliff Angels has so far attracted 3,600 people who want to help stop tragedies.
"10.10.2016 06:06:55" Timeline Photos Morning all, here's the front page of today's paper, on sale now.
"09.10.2016 17:00:29" youtube.com John Lennon - Imagine Video clip He would have been 76 today. Happy birthday John Lennon.
"09.10.2016 16:16:44" shieldsgazette.com Nine arrested as man suffers facial injuries in nightclub brawl Police are appealing for information after a large-scale disturbance at a Tyneside nightclub. Were you out on the Quayside last night?
"09.10.2016 16:00:09" shieldsgazette.com Vote now for your South Tyneside Pub of the Year 2016 We are looking to find South Tyneside's best pub of 2016. Have you voted yet as we try to find South Tyneside's Pub of the Year for 2016?
"09.10.2016 14:36:49" shieldsgazette.com Glastonbury Festival tickets sell out in under an hour despite website issues Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out in less than an hour, as the website selling them struggled under the weight of massive demand. Did you try to get tickets for Glasto 2017? Any luck?
"09.10.2016 13:49:07" shieldsgazette.com REVIEW: Jason Cook's Comedy Club, The Customs House, South Shields Jason Cook's Comedy Club celebrated its first anniversary and it's certainly a night I'll never forget. Tears and laughter as comedy club celebrates its first birthday.
"09.10.2016 12:51:28" shieldsgazette.com Man rescued by lifeboat after midnight swim across the River Tyne A man was pulled from the Tyne by a lifeboat crew early today after swimming across the river from South Shields. He was detained by police after sparking a midnight search of the river.
"09.10.2016 10:23:31" shieldsgazette.com Stars praise Samantha Lavery after X Factor live show Teenage singer Samantha Lavery's X Factor adventure looks set to go on after her appearance in the first live show. X Factor fans - did North East girl Sam do enough in last night's live show to progress?
"08.10.2016 20:37:35" Timeline Photos Thanks to Peter Longstaff for this great pic. We hope you're all having a lovely weekend.
"08.10.2016 19:26:20" shieldsgazette.com What's the difference between 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit? Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been keen to reiterate that “Brexit means Brexit”. But, despite her insistence, at least two types of Brexit are being discussed: “hard” and “soft”. They relate to the type of deal that the UK negotiates with the The battle lines have been drawn between those in government who want a clean or “hard” exit and those who want to preserve, above all else, membership in the EU's single market – a “soft” exit. What should we do?
"08.10.2016 18:03:23" It was World Smile Day yesterday, so we thought we'd ask you to share a bit of your happiness. These are some of the fantastic photos we were sent in.
"08.10.2016 16:31:09" shieldsgazette.com X Factor wildcard Samantha Lavery representing North East on live show tonight Teenage X Factor hopeful Samatha Lavery, who was only saved from exiting the TV talent show by a We'll be watching and supporting Samantha!
"08.10.2016 16:00:04" shieldsgazette.com Thousands join together to raise cash for dementia charity and remember lost loved ones Thousands of people joined together in South Tyneside to remember the loved ones they've lost to dementia. Such an inspirational event. Well done to everyone who took part.
"08.10.2016 14:53:53" shieldsgazette.com A19 closed for nearly two hours after car flips over - two taken to hospital The A19 southbound was closed for almost two hours after a car flipped over. Heading south today has been hard work due to this crash.
"08.10.2016 13:39:51" shieldsgazette.com South Shields MP forced to withdraw from charity event after threats South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck was forced to pull out of a charity event after receiving threats. “I'm not going to avoid going out in public and attending events in my town because of it. I wanted to go along today, it wasn't my decision.”
"08.10.2016 13:04:44" shieldsgazette.com Hebburn couple were determined not to miss out on charity walk – from 5,000 miles away A Hebburn couple on an anniversary trip to Las Vegas are today set to join their family on a charity walk – from more than 5,000 miles away. Thousands of people have been doing the Memory Walk in South Shield, and this couple are determined to do their bit while abroad - along Las Vegas Boulevard!
"08.10.2016 12:27:46" shieldsgazette.com Wearsider Jordan Henderson says England suffered with 'mental block' Wearsider Jordan Henderson still winces when Iceland is mentioned, but he hopes the pain of letting the country down at Euro 2016 can fuel a brighter future for England. "Everyone is human. Sometimes people think we are machines and they can just chuck everything at whoever the manager is and criticise. But, at the end of the day, I can tell you we do care. In that dressing room afterwards, it wasn't a nice place to be."
"08.10.2016 11:20:49" shieldsgazette.com South Shields dinner lady serves up new novel – and it's a spicy one! A dinner lady is hoping to once again capture the imaginations of readers with a sequel to her first erotic novel. Oh my!
"08.10.2016 10:13:42" shieldsgazette.com REVIEW: Twin Atlantic, Newcastle University What. A. Show.
Did you head along to see Twin Atlantic?
"08.10.2016 09:57:00" People have come from all over the North East to take part in the Alzheimer's Society South Shields Memory Walk which is setting off from Bents Park this morning.
"08.10.2016 09:37:56" Photos from Shields Gazette's post Thousands of people have gathered in Bents Park for the Alzheimer's Society South Shields Memory Walk.
"08.10.2016 09:28:57" shieldsgazette.com South Shields mum's agony as late son's pet mauled to death by a dog A South Tyneside mum is facing fresh heartbreak after her late son's cat was mauled to death. "She was like my last link with Anthony."
"08.10.2016 08:40:24" shieldsgazette.com South Tyneside schools targeted in 'killer clowns' craze Three schools in South Tyneside have been targeted by so-called 'killer clowns'. They've made a 'hit list' that includes three of our schools.
"08.10.2016 08:09:19" Timeline Photos Good morning! Here's the front of today's Shields Gazette.
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"07.10.2016 21:20:05" Timeline Photos So striking. Thanks Andy Gibbins.