3 hrs ago
Waging war on payday lenders
The move comes as the Citizens Advice Bureau in South Shields says the number of people approaching it with debts resulting from payday loans has doubled in the last two years and the average amount owed is A 1,610.
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7 hrs ago
Roof repairs under way for 200 homes
RESIDENTS of the Hebburn North ward are now feeling happier about the roofs over their heads, thanks to a revamp scheme.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Crime News in Brief: Monday, March 10
An ambulance was called and he was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary with an injury to his hand and facial bruising.
New play will mark pit disaster
Friday, June 28 will mark the 175th anniversary of the St Hilda Colliery disaster in South Shields, when an explosion claimed the lives of 51 men and boys - the youngest just nine years old.
Parents launch petition for safe school crossing
The group fears that pupils at Laygate Community School, in South Shields, are in danger after a woman was hit by a car on a zebra crossing outside the school earlier this week.
Friends of murdered Peter McMahon want answers
Killer Sharon Swinhoe battered 68-year-old Mr McMahon to death with the help another boyfriend before gouging his eyes out and later hiding his body in a freezer stashed in a flat in Elswick, Newcastle.
Tributes paid to Lemington man Jamie Belshaw as woman charged over his death
The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and Durham for Monday, 10 March 2014.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
South Tyneside serial thief jailed for eight months
A SERIAL offender was told he has had "every opportunity" to reform by a court judge who locked him up for more than eight months for his latest crime spree.
Adam achieves his England goal
IT was a case of try, try and try again for a talented young footballer from South Tyneside who has been selected to represent his country.
Crash girl's mum slams web slurs
THE mother of a little girl who was seriously injured in a five-vehicle smash in South Tyneside has hit out at people who have made comments about the accident on social media.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Police CCTV operators facing the axe in Sunderland
The Echo understands the jobs of those monitoring the city centre are under threat in the face of A 46million cuts that could also see the closure of the city centre police station.
Outdoor centre set for A 325,000 'green' facelift
OUTWARD BOUND ... Coun Joan Atkinson with Ian Thurlbeck of Sport England. Inset, Thurston Outdoor Education Centre in the Lake District.
Shop thief is back in court again
A SHOP thief still awaiting sentencing after stealing more than 1,000 of goods from a South Tyneside store has been back in court over two more raids.
Thief stole A 2,500 from his dad's ex to spend on drugs
A MAN has been jailed for stealing 2,500 of savings from a former girlfriend of his father to spend on drugs.
Live: Breaking news updates from Newcastle and the North East
The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and Durham for Friday, 07 March 2014 The Chronicle's live breaking news blog brings you regular updates, pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the latest Newcastle ... (more)
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Darlington and Stockton Times
Super-council for North-East set to be launched in April, Government says
THE group pushing for a North-East super-council has welcomed news that it will be set up this spring.
Community News in Brief: Thursday, March 06
The prints, some made by animals and others possibly by humans, have been preserved in a newly exposed area of peat bed at Druridge Bay.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
'Cowboy' builder fined A 5,000 over extension which needs demolished
A COWBOY builder has been hit with a 5,000 fine after an "appalling catalogue'"of building regulation breaches left a couple's new kitchen extension needing to be demolished.
Couple plan civil action against 'cowboy' builder
Paul Newbrook was fined A 5,000 at South Tyneside Magistrates Court yesterday after a botched job on a kitchen extension at the home of John and Caroline Collins.
Maximo Park forced to reschedule tour dates due to singer's emergency operation
North East rockers Maximo Park have been forced to reschedule dates on their upcoming tour so front man Paul Smith can undergo an operation North East rockers Maximo Park have been forced to reschedule dates on their upcoming tour so front man Paul Smith can undergo an operation.