Death of teenager

A teenager died in hospital after paramedics were called to his home yesterday.

A teenager died in hospital after paramedics were called to his home yesterday.

The ambulance service was called to a property in Gardner Place in North Shields at about 1.40am. The 19-year-old male was confirmed dead at North Tyneside General Hospital at 2.45am. His death is not being treated as suspicious, but inquiries are being made by police on behalf of the coroner. An inquest will be held.

Crash victims

A WOMAN and a man were taken to hospital for treatment to back injuries after a car crash yesterday.

The pair were taken to the University Hospital of North Durham after the crash on Lanchester Road in Durham at 2pm. Four male youths refused hospital treatment.

New mayor

FORMER tenants' representative Cilla Isles is the new mayor of Blyth Valley, with long-serving councillor Gordon Knox as her deputy.

During her year in office, Coun Isles will raise money for the Headway Theatre Company in Blyth, which supports disadvantaged people through performing arts.

Coun Isles, a member of the Labour Party for 12 years, has represented Blyth's Newsham and New Delaval ward on the borough council since 2003.

WI meeting

HEPSCOTT Women's Institute, which was revived after a gap of 10 years, will hold its second meeting in the parish hall on the evening of Tuesday, June 19, when the guest speaker will be Diana Bell.

The reformed Northumberland branch held its inaugural meeting two weeks ago and anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend next month.

Get-together

THE annual joint meeting between Castle Morpeth Council and representatives of the borough's parish councils will be held at Longhirst Hall, near Morpeth, on Wednesday, June 13.

It will discuss issues of mutual interest to the two tiers of local government.

New homes

PLANS to build 12 apartments on the site of an old pit social club have been given the go-ahead.

Blyth Valley councillors have approved the proposals by Camex Ltd on part of the site of the former High Pit Social Club in Cramlington, Northumberland. A scheme for a three-storey block of 44 apartments on the site was approved last year.

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