South Tyneside

The Herd Groyne Lighthouse in South Shields, by Steve Preston

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Putting the band back together Annie Rigby (left) and Rebecca Ball

Sunderland Arts project aims to be an instrument of change

Putting the Band Back Together encourages people to start playing their old musical instruments again

Cultural Spring project wants to create a happy map of Sunderland and South Tyneside

Artist Victoria Pratt
Bring the Happy will ask people to pinpoint the locations they associate with happy memories for the positive arts project

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

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

East Durham Creates festival to be an eye-opener

Euphonium player by Dryden Goodwin, from Skill, commissioned and produced by Forma
The first East Durham Creates festival will see over 40 performances, exhibitions and events throughout the autumn
Labour leader Ed Miliband

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

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

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
Barrie Hensby, chief executive at NEL Fund Managers

Business investor Barrie Hensby backs Journal's Pay Fair campaign

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

Appointments: Apprenticeship adds up to a successful career for Shannon

Shannon Jenkins has embarked on a one-year apprenticeship programme at the groups Newcastle Road dealership in South Shields
An ambitious youngster, from South Shields, is gearing towards a successful career in accountancy, after embarking on an apprenticeship programme
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
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.

Videos & Photos

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

The cast of Lord of the Flies, rehearse at Heaton Manor School

Final rehearsals for first-time dancers starring in The Lord of the Flies at Newcastle Theatre Royal

The home of Tony and Anne Lapping in Corbridge, Northumberland

Property gallery: Corbridge couples home is a grand design for life

 

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