Sonia Sharma

Sonia Sharma

Sonia Sharma is our district reporter for North Tyneside and South Shields, and has been with us since 2002. She also reviews Bollywood films.

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The Donald Duckling cargo ship is detained at Port of Tyne

Donald Duckling ship crew sent home after being stranded in South Shields

The Donald Duckling ship has been detained on the Tyne since November, but are now returning home

Project Manager Lynne Biddles with the A1 improvement structure plans

A1 Western Bypass is set for multii-million pound improvements

Highways Agency wants to add a third lane between the Metrocentre and Coal House junctions

The roundabout at the Silverlink retail park

Silverlink A19 roundabout plans set to win council support

North Tyneside Council is to discuss the A19 Silverlink junction improvement scheme at a meeting

Cullercoats RNLI rescue a family from St Mary's Island, Whitley Bay

Family rescued from St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay

A mum and her two children were cut off by the tide at St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay and had to be rescued by Cullercoats RNLI

North East families struggle to pay bills following festive spending

North East families struggle to pay bills following festive spending

Report from Shelter shows one in 11 people may not be able to pay the rent or mortgage this month

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS

North Shields training centre opens new Caribbean venture

North Shields-based firm Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS) has established its first international branch in the Caribbean after gaining approval to run offshore training courses

Foster carers Colin & Alyson Alvers

Campaign to be launched to give North East children loving homes

Hundreds of children across the North East are looking for caring families to give them a good home

Marie Curie's annual Lights to Remember event at St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle

Special service held in Newcastle to remember loved ones

The annual Lights to Remember event, at St Nicholas' Cathedral in Newcastle, was organised by Marie Curie Cancer Care

Grey Street in Newcastle

Newcastle competes against European cities for cash prize

Newcastle is competing against top European cities for a jackpot of more than £4m. The cash is up for grabs as part of the Mayors Challenge

This picture was supplied by David Errington, of Greenside, who saw the aftermath of the Philippines disaster

North East people raise funds for Philippines typhoon victims

Generous North East families are helping to provide aid for victims of the Philippines typhoon disaster

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