South Tyneside

The Herd Groyne Lighthouse in South Shields, by Steve Preston

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Craig Rose and Elena Dickson, with some of the seaweed sausages, at Dicksons, in South Shields

Seaweed sausages will be floating into region's Asda stores, courtesy of Dicksons butchers

The new sausage from the South Tyneside-based butchers will start selling in regional Asda stores on April 13

Cultural Spring project has hundreds of people rushing to South Shields on Easter Sunday

Freerunners at the Rush Cultural Spring project
Rush - the latest commission from the Arts Council-funded initiative - was a colourful dance spectacular featuring 150 performers

South Tyneside butcher Dicksons forges ahead with expansion after growing sales by 8%

Michael Dickson (front), Christopher Welch (left) and Tom Wills (right) from Sintons outside one of Dicksons most recently opened shops in Cramlington
The firm which started in one small shop in South Shields now has 24 outlets, and is keen to expand itsretail side

Communities in a 'Rush' to put on Easter dance spectacular

Rush is a Cultural Spring project which will culminate in a dance spectacular in South Shields on Easter Sunday Novak have produced the video projections for the event
Groups south of the Wear are preparing to dazzle us with a performance to match last year's Great North Passion

Cultural Spring project will have people rushing to South Shields on Easter Sunday

Robby Graham shows the way for Rush volunteers
150 dancers, a water cannon and large scale video projections will all feature in Rush, a dance spectacular rooted in real people
L-R Ian Dormer, Philip Cummings and John Elliott of the North East Taxpayers Alliance with their 'White Elephant' on Newcastle's Quayside

Hilton Dawson: Combined authority is an undemocratic outrage tantamount to a fraud on the North East electorate

North East Party leader Hilton Dawson argues that the 2004 referendum result is being undermined by the North East Combined Authority

Homelessness, isolation, drug use: Government must form one plan to help North East people

MP Chi Onwurah
Three council areas in the North East sit in top 25 for people facing severe and multiple disadvantages like mental health problems and poverty

Exclusion of Teesside from North transport body is 'a mistake'

Councillor Iain Malcolm
Andy McDonald MP said it is a "sorry state of affairs" that Teesside has been sidelined in plans for Transport for the North body
Michael Dickson (front), Christopher Welch (left) and Tom Wills (right) from Sintons outside one of Dicksons most recently opened shops in Cramlington

South Tyneside butcher Dicksons forges ahead with expansion after growing sales by 8%

The firm which started in one small shop in South Shields now has 24 outlets, and is keen to expand itsretail side

Public Wi-Fi plans back on track for Newcastle and Gateshead as BT chosen to deliver project

BT WIFI
BT replace Spanish firm GOWEX who were originally chosen to deliver the free public Wi-Fi before they declared bankruptcy last year

Family run firm UK Docks wins award for reviving North East marine industry

UK Docks' John and Harry Wilson with the company's award
UK Docks, founded by Harry Wilson as Tyne Slipway and Engineering Co in South Shields in 1995, has grown into a national company
South Tyneside College principal Lindsey Whiterod with Lord Baker at the launch of Career College North East (CCNE)

UK first as Career College launches in South Tyneside

An innovative partnership in South Tyneside is set to lead the way on a new approach to skills training and further education

North East apprenticeship vacancies rise 45%

Ian Malcolm, managing director, ElringKlinger (Great Britain) Ltd
Encouraging statistics for region's skills base, but Redcar manufacturer says more must be done to encourage new entrants to industry

South Tyneside College launches pioneering engineering school

South Tyneside College in South Shields
A North college has announced the country's first engineering 'Career College' for pupils as young as 14
An overweight woman

New study shows obese people are in denial about their weight

Survey shows that fewer than 10% of those who are clinically obese accept they have a serious weight problem

Diabetes is costing the North East NHS almost £30million a year

Dr Guy Pilkington, and Deb Kelly
New figures show that the number of drugs given out to treat diabetes cost the North East NHS almost £30m in 2013/14

Financial boost for drug and alcohol recovery services in North East

Dr Roberta Marshall, Public Health England North East centre director
New government investment has been awarded to services for drug and alcohol recovery in the region

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.

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