Saturday May 11
Shoots of recovery for Tony
A SOUTH Tyneside man is seeing the green shoots of recovery after his life was put on hold by major surgery.
Saturday May 11
Gang staged cash-for-crash insurance scam 'accident' on spoof stag do
THIRTEEN members of a 'cash-for-crash' gang who staged an accident during a spoof stag do have walked free from court.
Saturday May 11
Metro Radio star drops in on hospital radio presenter
Metro Radio's Brian Moore called into the Hospital Radio South Tyneside studio as a guest on David Johnson's request show.
Fri May 10, 2013
Fan banned over firework at Newcastle-Sunderland derby
A SOUTH Tyneside man has been banned from Sunderland football matches after lighting a firework at the recent Tyne-Wear derby.
Thu May 09, 2013
Ousted OAPs move to their new home
ALL CHANGE ... Evelyn Keedy and Diane Hiscock, front, at Jarrow Community Centre, pictured left, after the move from Queens Road Day Centre, right.
New hope for victims of killer disease
Thanks to legislation announced yesterday in the Queen's Speech, some 3,500 UK sufferers previously unable to claim for the "deadly dust" will receive payments for the killer disease.
Tue May 07, 2013
VIDEO: Sun shines on the bank holiday
Thousands flocked to Bede's World to celebrate May Day in style and the good weather meant it was busy on South Shields seafront.
'Keep my husband's killer locked up' pleads widow
Tracey Ritson was devastated to learn that Steven Black, of Kenton, Newcastle, who was jailed for seven years last February for knocking down her Good Samaritan husband Michael Ritson, has been moved to an open jail.
Mon May 06, 2013
Mayor helps Cadet fundraisers
CASH BOOST ... from left, Colonel Chris Tearney, Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Eileen Leask, Mayoress Coun Olive Punchion, Lieutenant Andy Bex and Jarrow Detachment Instructor Kristopher Dods.
The twists and turns of South Shields by-election
Emma Lewell-Buck became South Shields' first female MP after winning the by-election caused by David Miliband's departure.
'Inspirational' mum loses cancer battle
Roseann Potts has been described by those who knew her as an "amazing woman" as, while trying to overcome the disease herself, she continued to give hope to others.
Relief work done at flood-hit graveyard
Graves at a flood-hit South Tyneside cemetery have been safeguarded after a new drainage system was put in place.
New Jarrow restaurant serves up jobs
OPEN FOR BUSINESS ... Martino s restaurant at Jarrow Civic Hall. From left, owners Wendy Donkin and Fiona Leng, with head chef Shane Taplin.
Carry on laughing as club turns two
The gig, at Hedworth Hall in Dean Road, South Shields, will feature Jarrow comic Seymour Mace and Show Me The Funny winner Patrick Monahan.
Sat May 04, 2013
Fordley Primary School in Dudley celebrates 'outstanding' Ofsted report
This is the highest accolade the education watchdog can award and it shows a remarkable improvement by the school, which was rated "satisfactory" at its last inspection two years ago.
Community news in brief: May 4
A summary of community news in South Shields, Alnwick, Jarrow , Durham, Ashington, Ponteland, Gateshead, Chester-le-Street and Low Fell Heritage buffs are invited to learn more about South Shields Market Square and Old Town Hall at a special open event to celebrate Local History Month.
Busy Bank Holiday for travel forecast as spring arrives
Newcastle International Airport is expecting double the number of passengers over the Bank Holiday as thousands jet off in search of sunny weather Those who stayed at home during dismal Easter weather will finally celebrate the sunshine by taking a trip out, creating possible delays on the region's transport systems.
Widow's anguish as the killer of her children's father could be freed
Widow Tracey Ritson has told of her anguish as her husband's killer could soon be freed after winning his appeal Grieving Tracey Ritson told of her anger after her husband's killer was moved to an open prison a year after being jailed.
Workers take to Tyne Bridge for charity
Workers from Barbour, in South Tyneside, will leap from the Tyne Bridge as part of an annual zipwire fundraiser in aid of St Clare's Hospice in Jarrow.
Fri May 03, 2013
Why the joke's on the husband who dumped Sarah Millican - the 2.5million new queen of comedy
Check. Cramped terrace home in a down-at-heel but close-knit community? Once upon a time...but not any more.