South Tyneside

The Herd Groyne Lighthouse in South Shields, by Steve Preston

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From left, Keith Rawlings, Keith Rumney, Colin Patterson and Bob Murphy of Peter Johnson Funerals with the company's new fleet of Mercedes Vianos, replacing traditional hearses

Peter Johnson Funerals rejects traditional hearses in favour of Mercs

Funeral director says silver vehicles offer value for money as well as high levels of comfort

A&P Group's Tyneside shipyard to work on submarine sections for BAE Systems

A&P's Tyne facility will work on sections for a BAE Systems submarine
The ship repair and conversion specialist's Hebburn facility will undertake a £3m contract from the defence manufacturer

South Tyneside's Barbour boosts sales to £152m

Dame Margaret Barbour
Strong performance at Barbour led to a £9m dividend payout for shareholders

First look: Opus Building Services completes student complex on former site of Tyne Tees TV

Another newly-built student accommodation development is open in Newcastle, having been completed by Opus Building Services

Unprecedented bid to sell North East at inward investment event

Fergus Trim, Development Director, Quorum Business Park
Public and private bodies from across the region come together for the first MIPIM event in the UK
Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham

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

The debate about how to govern the North East is already underway as the Scottish vote looms closer

North East children exceed national expectations at Key Stage Two

First school children in class
Children in the North East are outperforming the rest of the country by the time they leave primary school, new figures show

Free schools leaving thousands of pupils to be taught in oversize classes, claims MP

A picture of school children in a classroom
Labour MP Ian Mearns blames "free schools" for dramatic increase in North East primary pupils in oversize classes
From left, Keith Rawlings, Keith Rumney, Colin Patterson and Bob Murphy of Peter Johnson Funerals with the company's new fleet of Mercedes Vianos, replacing traditional hearses

Peter Johnson Funerals rejects traditional hearses in favour of Mercs

Funeral director says silver vehicles offer value for money as well as high levels of comfort

A&P Group's Tyneside shipyard to work on submarine sections for BAE Systems

A&P's Tyne facility will work on sections for a BAE Systems submarine
The ship repair and conversion specialist's Hebburn facility will undertake a £3m contract from the defence manufacturer

South Tyneside's Barbour boosts sales to £152m

Dame Margaret Barbour
Strong performance at Barbour led to a £9m dividend payout for shareholders
In front of the restored shop are, left to right, Linda Green, Janice and Rabbi Hyman Shein

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

Heritage Lottery Fund cash spent on regenerating historic shopping street, digitising archive collections and more

North East schools forced to divert money to cover shortfall on free school meals

Children at Red Rose Primary School in Chester-le-Street enjoy their free school meals
North schools divert money from other budgets to ensure the Government's promise of free school meals can be delivered

North East children exceed national expectations at Key Stage Two

First school children in class
Children in the North East are outperforming the rest of the country by the time they leave primary school, new figures show
Dr Guy Pilkington, and Deb Kelly

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

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

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

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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