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Local news for South Tyneside, England continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

5 hrs ago | Shields Gazette

Cafe boss Billy is last man standing

SOLE SURVIVOR ... Billy Ku's Phoenix Cafe in Frederick Street is still trading, even though much of the street is earmarked for demolition. HE'S the last man standing in one of South Tyneside's most famous shopping thoroughfares - but he doesn't know how long he's got left.

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9 hrs ago | Shields Gazette

Fun day in park was great for all ages

THERE was family fun in the sun for all to enjoy as a South Tyneside beauty spot took its chance to shine. Young and old alike turned out in force as Grange Park in East Boldon held an action-packed fun day on Saturday.

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11 hrs ago | Shields Gazette

Swapping surgeries for ward walkabouts

A SOUTH Tyneside councillor is hitting the road and putting his best foot forward to meet voters on their home turf. Coun Lee Hughes, a member for the Bede ward in Jarrow, has ditched traditional council surgeries, normally held in venues such as schools and community centres, in favour of regular walkabouts.

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15 hrs ago | Shields Gazette

Neighbours will fight bid to build new home

OPPOSITION ... Jim Lawson and wife Yon are among the residents opposed to plans to build a new house in Sunderland Road, Harton Village, South Shields. A THREE-PRONGED bid to prevent the building of a four-bedroom home at the heart of one of South Tyneside's most attractive terraces is being launched.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Chronicle Live

Teenage rapist jailed for five years for attack on six-year-old boy

Jurors convicted the 16-year-old, from South Tyneside, of two charges of rape, relating to one incident last year. The teenage attacker, who cannot be named, denied his guilt, which meant the young victim had to give evidence at a trial.

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Chronicle Live

North East news LIVE: Latest 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 County Durham for Monday, 15 September 2014 The Chronicle's live breaking news blog brings you regular updates, pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the latest Newcastle and North East traffic, travel, weather, crime and council news for Monday, 15 September 2014. You can contribute to the live blog by posting your comment below, and you can also tweet us @EveningChron to share breaking news stories, pictures and opinions.

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Shields Gazette

CCTV appeal over car damage

POLICE have released CCTV footage to help trace a man after a car was damaged at a South Tyneside supermarket. The front offside door of a Renault Megane car was scratched with a sharp istrument while it was at parked in the Asda underground car park in Boldon Colliery, on June 5. Police investigating the damage have now released a CCTV image image of a man they want to speak to in order to help withtheir inquiries.

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Chronicle Live

The Wonder Stuff star joins Futurehead for Gateshead college's new lease of life

The Wonder Stuff guitarist Dan Donnelly and Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde have given Gateshead college a new lease of life. The Academy of Music and Sound, on Gateshead High Street , opened in 2010 and thanks to a new partnership with South Tyneside College features a 200-seat theatre, various recording suites, a drum studio, instrument teaching rooms and keyboard lab.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Shields Gazette

VIDEO: Council under fire over revamp of landmark White Horse

COUNCIL bosses have come under under fire after leaving residents scratching their heads over the revamp of a South Tyneside landmark. People were stunned last week when the White Horse, which was painted on the rocks at Marsden Craggs in the 1800s, disappeared.

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Mirror.co.uk

Anger as nurses face massive hikes in their parking fees which union...

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt promised discounts just weeks ago but instead some NHS bosses have ignored guidelines and ended concessions or even raised charges Just weeks after Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced a clampdown, a Sunday Mirror study has found that far from giving staff discounts on rip-off fees, many trusts are raising charges or even scrapping existing concessions. Guidelines outlined by Mr Hunt promised free or cut-price hospital parking for relatives of the seriously ill and discounts for nurses, doctors and other NHS shift-workers.

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Chronicle Live

British Legion motorcyclists ride out in tribute ride to North East VC winners

Bikers are to ride the length of the North East to pay tribute to First World War soldiers from the region who won the ultimate award for bravery. The venture on Sunday is the idea of Tynesider Steve Newton, a member of the Royal British Legion Riders Branch.

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Chronicle Live

X Factor hopeful Lola Saunders is ex-Newcastle United player's daughter

The X Factor's fish shop songstress has been revealed as the daughter of former Newcastle United player Wes Saunders. But it's not the first time the 20-year old has had a taste of life in the limelight.

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Shields Gazette

Bishop of Jarrow asked to be VIP Corrie blogger

CHEERS ... how the Bishop of Jarrow, the Right Reverend Mark Bryant, would look enjoying a drink in the Rovers Return. But a passion for the characters and events in Weatherfield has led to a South Tyneside cleric being invited to become the first clergy guest VIP blogger for the show.

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Shields Gazette

Carole aims to kick-start Lib-Dem comeback

THE Liberal Democrat candidate in the Westoe by-election in South Shields says she hopes her campaign will mark the start of a "long road back" for her party. Senior residential care worker Carole Troupe is one of five candidates who will be fighting it out to win the Westoe ward on Thursday, October 2. But the election comes at a tough time for the Lib Dems - with Nick Clegg's party leadership under question ahead of next year's general election.

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Shields Gazette

Punk veterans secure a new record deal

ROCKing ON ... South Tyneside punk band The Fiend consist of, back from left, Andy Mackie and Bri Hutchison and, front from left, Gaz Marshall, Danny Wilson and Steven Robertson. Below, their new album, due to be released later this month.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Chronicle Live

Community News in Brief: Friday, September 12

Families in South Tyneside are being encouraged to share a love of reading as part of a national TV breakfast campaign. The 'Just Read' campaign led by Good Morning Britain encourages parents and carers to take 10 minutes out of their day to read to their children.

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Chronicle Live

Consett youngster Troy Dodds takes on epic bike ride to help fellow Erb's Palsy sufferers

Brave North East youngster Troy Dodds takes on cycle challenge in order to raise cash to help fellow sufferers of nerve condition Erb's Palsy Brave Troy Dodds is taking part in a gruelling charity bike ride to raise cash to help fellow sufferers of a nerve condition. After a birth trauma Troy, now aged 10, developed Erb's Palsy which affects primary nerves that supply movement to the movement and feeling to his left arm.

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Shields Gazette

Jarrow drugs gang boss jailed for 10 years

THE South Tyneside leader of a gang involved in a 55m international drug-smuggling operation was today jailed for more than 10 years. Michael Watts, 47, was put behind bars after a trial at Newcastle Crown Court, along with eight members of his gang.

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Shields Gazette

End is in sight for families' flooding misery

FLOOD RELIEF ... Fellgate residents from left Jack Turnbull and Don Stenhouse hope a i 1 22.5m anti-flooding scheme will bring an end to problems on the estate. FLOODING misery could soon be a thing of the past for dozens of residents of a South Tyneside estate, thanks to a 2.5m scheme.

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Chronicle Live

Murder investigation launched after body of man found in field near Crook

A 22-year-old has been arrested after the body of a man was found in a field in Willington, County Durham A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found in a field in County Durham. Police made the discovery in a field to the rear of Willington High Street, in Willington, near Crook, at around 1am today when they responded to information received.

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