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The Herd Groyne Lighthouse in South Shields, by Steve Preston

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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

Rural communities in the North East will have a 'strong voice' says Liz Truss

Liz Truss Environment Secretary at Hauxley Nature Reserve. Pictured with Berwick Tory candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan, left and Mike Pratt of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.
Environment Secretary says the devolution debate is not being dominated by urban concerns and rural voices are being heard in Parliament

Your World War One Heroes: See our eighth gallery of readers' family stories and pictures

Guy Murray Harbottle, of Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham, born 1892, died 1917, aged 25
273089 1st/9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry (Territorial Force)
Michael Hardy of Crawcrook, The Ryton and District War Memorials Project, tells their story: Guy Murray was the fourth son of Martha and the late William Harbottle, of 6 Watsons Buildings, Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham. Guy was a native of Throckley, Northumberland, his mother was a native of Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne. Before enlisting in the 1st/9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (Territorial Force) Guy worked as a miner at Addison Colliery. Guy was severely wounded during the Battle of Arras, France, in April of 1917. He was evacuated back to the UK and was admitted to Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow. The hospital was known as the 3rd and 4th Scottish General Hospitals, under the Royal Army Medical Corps, where wounded troops were brought from the continent by train.
Sadly Guy Murray died of his wounds on 18th May 1917. Guy was returned to his home village of Ryton on Tyne where he received full military honours during the burial service. A firing party under the command of sergeant Douglas, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, fired three volleys over the grave. The Last Post was sounded by Corporal Giles and Bugler, Bosworth. Guy's remains lie in Ryton Cemetery, Hexham Old Road, Ryton on Tyne.
Guy received the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.
Guy Murray Harbottle's burial service
To mark the centenary of the start of WW1, we have created galleries of memories and mementoes which have been passed on through generations of North East families

South Tyneside butcher Dicksons launch a seaweed sausage

Elena Dickson, marketing director at Dicksons, with Dr Craig Rose of the Seaweed Health Foundation and the new Dicksons seaweed sausages
The popular pork butcher have a new sausage on the menu. Although it's seasoned with seaweed, it has 50% less salt. Ironic? We think so

Chancellor George Osborne tells regions: If you want cash and autonomy, elect a metro-mayor

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
Other regions will have to follow Greater Manchester's example and elect a city-region mayor, George Osborne tells Parliament
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne tells regions: If you want cash and autonomy, elect a metro-mayor

Other regions will have to follow Greater Manchester's example and elect a city-region mayor, George Osborne tells Parliament

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband
Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

North East must be first in line for devolution after Scottish vote, says Hexham MP

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham
The debate about how to govern the North East is already underway as the Scottish vote looms closer
South Tyneside Business Awards 2014

Business Supplement: South Tyneside Business Awards 2014

Booming businesses and creative companies came together to see their hard work and talents recognised and commended during a celebration of success at the third annual South Tyneside Business Awards. This 8-page supplement reports on those success stories

Business investor Barrie Hensby backs Journal's Pay Fair campaign

Barrie Hensby, chief executive at NEL Fund Managers
NEL Fund Managers chief executive Barrie Hensby has seen numerous examples of business growth being slowed down by late payments

Boldon company Playlists.net acquired by Warner-owned company

Founder & chief executive of Playlists.net, Kieron Donoghue
Newcastle start-up was among the first to capitalise on the opportunities presented by Spotify and streaming music
South Tyneside College in South Shields

South Tyneside College launches pioneering engineering school

A North college has announced the country's first engineering 'Career College' for pupils as young as 14

Tables reveal how many applications were made to each school across the North East

Primary school pupils during a lesson
New figures show how the "race for a place" at state schools in the North East shaped up in 2014

North East heritage projects boosted by £90m-worth of grants

In front of the restored shop are, left to right, Linda Green, Janice and Rabbi Hyman Shein
Heritage Lottery Fund cash spent on regenerating historic shopping street, digitising archive collections and more
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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Humewood, 16 Argyle Street, Alnmouth, Northumberland

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Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham

Northumberland County Council looking to scrap 300 acres of greenbelt around Ponteland, MP claims

 

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