Looking to tomorrow

North Tyneside Mayor John Harrison has revealed plans for better services for older people in a Planning for all our tomorrows report.

North Tyneside Mayor John Harrison has revealed plans for better services for older people in a Planning for all our tomorrows report.

The strategy includes offering learning opportunities, tackling poverty, improving job prospects for over-50s and maintaining local post offices and shops.

Mr Harrison said: "In a time when people sometimes feel they are being written off at 50, we want to make sure we get the best out of older residents and they get the best out of North Tyneside."

Stately fete

Stately Seaton Delaval Hall will once again be the superb setting for the Parish of Delaval garden fete on July 18.

Admission for the fete, which starts at 1pm, is £1, children under 14 are free.

The colourful gardens at the Hall will also be open throughout the afternoon.

Ocean honour

HMS Ocean, Sunderland's adopted ship, has won the coveted Desmond Wettern Fleet Award for promoting the Royal Navy's interests in the media.

The award is presented annually to the ship, naval air squadron or Royal Marines unit which has done most to project a positive image of the Royal Navy.

Lost generation

Pupils at Burradon Community Primary School are ensuring the history of their school is not forgotten in their £4m new building.

Youngsters at the North Tyneside school joined in a rededication service for a historic plaque of honour previously displayed in the old school building, carrying the names of 26 former pupils who died in the First World War.

Water havoc

Firefighters saved homes in South Shields from flooding after a water main burst.

The pipe gave way at John Reid Road, in Simonside, at 6.40pm on Saturday.

Crime hammer

Police have vowed to get tough with persistent offenders and people guilty of anti-social behaviour in the Gresham area of Middlesbrough.

Officers will turn their attention to drug dealers, nuisance neighbours, car criminals and burglars in Operation Anvil, which starts today. [MON]

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