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The Herd Groyne Lighthouse in South Shields, by Steve Preston

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Alison Davison from Morpeth Northumberland whose husband Glenn died from familial Alzheimer's

Dementia cases rise in the North East - with some areas having the highest rates in England

New figures have revealed that some parts of the North East have the highest rates of dementia diagnosis in England

Antiques discovery reveals Jarrow's tragic pit past

Rod Meek, from Anderson and Garland, in Westerhope, with the glasses to be auctioned.
Glasses find marking pit horrors in South Tyneside go up for sale at Newcastle auctioneers

Gallilford Try secures £11.5m for hundreds of affordable homes

Galliford Try Partnerships North has secured an £11.5m Affordable Homes Programme grant
AHP grant will benefit communities throughout the region

Tyneside care home operator creates 100 jobs in Wakefield

A computer generated image of what Holyrood House will look like
Crown Care, the care home division of Tyneside-based Ladhar Group, has opened a luxury home in Wakefield

Jason Cook has put Hebburn behind him and is hitting the road

Comedian Jason Cook - looking shattered!
Comedian and Hebburn creator Jason Cook talks about his forthcoming stand-up tour
Front, Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn and AH Engineering production supervisor Andrea Birks; back, from left, Gerard Hiscock of Watergate; Hebburn councillor John McCabe; Paul Briggs of Watergate; and AH Engineering director Chris Clarke

Flood barrier firm aims high after product tests

Hebburn company Watergate Flood Solutions plans to grow significantly after creating high quality flood defences for homes and small businesses

Hunger and food poverty are sweeping the North East, inquiry into the problem heard

MP Frank Field visiting the South Tyneside Churches Together KEY Project
The Bishop of Jarrow Mark Bryant said it is "undoubtedly true" the church is providing services the welfare state should be

Tyne shipyard at a standstill as workers watch naming of HMS Queen Elizabeth

The Red Arrows perform a flypast over HMS Queen Elizabeth in Rosyth Dockyard, Fife
A&P in Hebburn build the flight deck and hanger for the new Queen Elizabeth II class aircraft carriers
Galliford Try Partnerships North has secured an £11.5m Affordable Homes Programme grant

Gallilford Try secures £11.5m for hundreds of affordable homes

AHP grant will benefit communities throughout the region

Tyneside care home operator creates 100 jobs in Wakefield

A computer generated image of what Holyrood House will look like
Crown Care, the care home division of Tyneside-based Ladhar Group, has opened a luxury home in Wakefield

Siemens' jobs boost is the start of a 'rail renaissance', manufacturers claim

Siemens Lead Craftsman Brian Shotton, at the Hebburn Plant, talks to Baroness Kramer during her visit.
A 'rail renaissance' is underway in the North East as parts for the new London Thameslink trains go into production today
University students

North East university applications flatline as national average grows

The North East is falling behind the rest of the country in getting young people to university, new figures show

Jobs are there - we just need the right recruits say North manufacturers

Apprentices at BEL Valves
The region's makers are facing a recruitment ‘crunch’ as school leavers and graduates fail to meet the needs of the industry

South Tyneside Professional and Vocational College students learn from successful dealership

Nicole Gallagher had various jobs after studying at college but took up an apprentice programme to become a mechanic
Esh facilitates group enjoyed a two-hour visit to Benfield Ford’s new £5.8m outlet on Newcastle Road, Sunderland
Dr Roberta Marshall, Public Health England North East centre director

Financial boost for drug and alcohol recovery services in North East

New government investment has been awarded to services for drug and alcohol recovery in the region

North East patients turned away as GPs face increasing demand for services

Patients asking for an appointment with their GP are being turned away
NHS figures show that 10% of patients who tried to get an appointment in West Newcastle last year were unable to see a GP on the day they wanted

Weight loss leads to clean sweep of health for Tyneside council workers

South Tyneside Council colleagues L-R Ian Ellis and David Bloomfield, who have lost a mountain of weight between them
Four South Tyneside Council employees have lost a huge amount of weight by healthy eating and exercise

About South Tyneside

All the latest news and information about the Metropolitan Borough of South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear. South Tyneside is bordered by Gateshead to the west, the North Sea to the east, the River Tyne to the north and Sunderland to the south. The area includes the towns of South Shields, Jarrow & Hebburn and villages of Cleadon, Whitburn & The Boldons.

Videos & Photos

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Messages of congratulations pour in for Northumberland runner Laura Weightman

Winter Dawn over Hadrian's Wall, by Wayne Brittle. Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.

Race for Heathrow Airport advertising: 11 glorious pictures of Hadrian's Wall

Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport urges more support for North East in £1m Heathrow competition

 

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