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 number of red squirrels in the North East has risen

Study sees rise in the number of red squirrels in the North East

Conservation workers have told of their delight after a new report revealed that red squirrels were being seen at more sites across the North East

Sheridan Voysey, the Rev Paul Child and DJ Konz

Monkwearmouth churches give warm welcome to pilgrims

Churches in the North East gave a warm welcome to two Christian pilgrims embarking on a 100-mile journey across the region

Police at the scene on Mark's Lane, West Rainton and (inset) John Anthony Hall updated

Investigation after body found in West Rainton taken over by Northumbria Police

The investigation into the death of County Durham man John Anthony Hall has been taken over by Northumbria Police

An artist’s impression of the new sports development at the school

Newcastle Royal Grammar School to build new sports facilities

The Royal Grammar School in Jesmond will get a new swimming pool, sports hall, fitness suite and aerobic dance studio

Gemma Finnigan (inset) and police at the scene of the incident in Boldon

Man appears in court charged with murder of Boldon woman

Gemma Finnigan, 24, was found dead at her home in Church View, Boldon, South Tyneside, on Friday. Daniel William Johnson, of the same address, was arrested and charged with her killing

George Clarke with the lego-building team at Durham Cathedra

TV architect George Clarke backs efforts to make Lego version of Durham Cathedral

TV architect George Clarke has given the thumbs-up to volunteers helping to make a Lego version of Durham Cathedral

Fit Factor group take on the Great North Run

After shedding the pounds, our Fit Factor contestants are ready for a new challenge - the Great North Run

'Tony The Fridge' stops to pose for a photograph outside of Buckingham Palace

Tony The Fridge ends epic 1,009-mile charity run

Charity runner Tony 'The Fridge' Morrison carried out a huge running challenge over 40 days in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Crowds flock to weekend of North East fun

Officials estimated that more than 15,000 people attended the 121st Glendale Show near Wooler in Northumberland yesterday

North East landmarks turned into cakes for EAT festival

Tyneside was recreated in Victoria sponge, icing and flaky pastry as bakers turned out edible version of Newcastle and Gateshead’s best-known buildings

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