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4 min ago | Chronicle Live

New South Tyneside group aims to support parents of premature children

Mums of miracle children are offered support through new group set up at St John's Church Hall, Canning Street, in Hebburn Now the parents of the premature children have formed their own special group in a bid to support each other and share their stories. The Buddy Group has been set up for mums and dads whose babies have been cared for by the Tiny Lives charity.

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4 min ago | Shields Gazette

Victoria Cross war hero is remembered

VC MEMORIAL ... South Tyneside Mayor, Coun Fay Cunningham, left, with DLI Association bugler Kevin Smith, Royal British Legion rider Andy Bridger and Mayoress Stella Matthewson at Private Thomas Young s statue. Below, the brave VC winner.

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1 hr ago | Shields Gazette

Man sent picture of his ex's genitals to her mum in drunken revenge

A MAN who sent an obscene picture of his ex-girlfriend to her "horrified" parents in a drink-fuelled revenge attack has been told he narrowly avoided jail. Christopher Todd, 22, of Langford Drive, Boldon Colliery, forwarded a photograph of the victim's private parts to her mother's mobile phone - along with an abusive text message - to get back at her after she accused him of assaulting her.

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1 hr ago | Shields Gazette

'Computer blunder has left us in limbo'

A FORMER postmaster from South Tyneside who is caught up in a 57,000 accounts row says he has been left in limbo as the fight goes on to claim back his cash. Kevin Carter and his wife Julie, who is registered disabled, were forced to re-mortgage their home after being told they owed the Post Office thousands of pounds.

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3 hrs ago | Shields Gazette

UKIP candidate has backing of opposition leader

THE leader of the opposition on South Tyneside Council has backed a UKIP candidate who is fighting a by-election in the borough next month. George Elsom, independent councillor for Cleadon Park, has announced his support for Norman Dennis's attempt to win the Westoe ward on Thursday, October 2. Coun Elsom says the Westoe ward has a strong tradition of electing independently-minded candidates and he believes that will continue if Mr Dennis, who has pledged to vote on his conscience rather than party lines, wins the support of voters.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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