School's off for a day

Oakleigh Gardens School in Cleadon, South Tyneside, will be closed today for electrical work.

Oakleigh Gardens School in Cleadon, South Tyneside, will be closed today for electrical work.

The one-day closure will affect 58 children, and parents and guardians have been notified.

New bridge

A new footbridge is to be built at a Gateshead Metro station to replace a 113-year-old structure.

Nexus and Network Rail will spend £1.6m to replace the Victorian iron and timber footbridge above Felling Metro station with a steel bridge which will have a ramp to the island platform and another from Mulberry Street.

Work is due to take place this summer, with the new bridge being built alongside the old one to minimise disruption to passengers.

Dog problem

Officers from Castle Morpeth Council are holding roadshows to advise people what they can do about the problem of noisy dogs.

The sessions take place next Monday at Morpeth market place and the day after outside Ponteland library.

Free tickets

Rugby league team Gateshead Thunder have joined the battle to reduce anti-social behaviour.

The team has united with the Gateshead Housing Company to offer free tickets for youngsters and their families to see games during the summer.

The offer is part of the company's effort to get young people involved in activities that keep them busy. For more information call the housing company on (0191) 433-5336.

Epilepsy help

Epilepsy Action Durham is holding an epilepsy and employment seminar on May 31 between 9.45am and 4pm at Durham County Cricket Club.

The seminar, Employers for All, is aimed at those who are living with the condition who want to know more about what support there is available in securing paid employment.

For more information, please contact Bob Dennis on (0191) 284-5892.

Fashion show

The best of the summer's fashions will be on display at a series of shows in the MetroCentre this weekend.

The shows at town square, next to the House of Fraser, start tomorrow and run until Sunday. There will be fashions on display from 25 shops in the MetroCentre, including Kate Moss at Top Shop plus brands from House of Fraser, Warehouse and Cecil Gee.


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