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Looking back at West Park

In 1684 Maudlin Pitts was leased to Henry Hudson to quarry magnesium limestone and over the next 200 years the quarry was extended.

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The game Toilet Trouble is predicted to be popular this Christmas.

These are the predicted must-have toys for Christmas 2017

Industry experts have predicted the top 12 must-have toys for Christmas 2017.

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The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game.

Harry Potter version of Pokemon Go set to be launched

Muggles will have the opportunity to explore JK Rowling’s wizarding world with a Harry Potter-themed augmented reality game by the creators of Pokemon Go set to be launched next year.
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Generations of Tynesiders commemorated Trafalgar Day by honouring their local hero - Cuthbert, Admiral Lord Collingwood.

Looking Back at the Collingwood Monument

Generations of Tynesiders commemorated Trafalgar Day by honouring local hero, Cuthbert, Admiral Lord Collingwood. His monument, erected at Tynemouth in 1845, was the centre for civic celebrations.

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Kath Eyre, President of Tynemouth Inner Wheel, with Nightstop volunteer host Hazel Howliston and Nightstop NE advisor Deborah Legg.

Tynemouth club offers housing help

A North Tyneside women’s group will be lending a hand to people in housing crisis.

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Whitley Bay was home to a number of football teams in the early 1900s. Whitley Wednesday, Whitley Amateurs, and Whitley Rovers all played in local district leagues and Whitley Athletic AFC, seen here, were members of the Northern Amateur League.

Looking Back at Whitley Athletic AFC

Whitley Bay was home to a number of football teams in the early 1900s. Whitley Wednesday, Whitley Amateurs and Whitley Rovers played in local district leagues, and Whitley Athletic AFC, pictured, were in the Northern Amateur League.

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Pregnant pause ends with hurrah for Harry

​​Lip balm. Check! Water spray. Check! Fan. Check! Snacks. Check! Drinks. Check! Drugs. Check!
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Seen in 1933, Sergeant Burn and Constable King crew the first motor launch acquired by the River Tyne Police force in 1928.

Looking Back at The River Tyne Police

On August 4, 1845, John Stevens was appointed Superintendent of The River Tyne Police.

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Cullercoats Men's Club present a �100 cheque to Shelterbox. Pictured are John Taylor, Jonathan Ewan (Shelterbox), Ray Kelly and Nigel Bryant.

Stirring tales of a naval hero and his rise to the top of the fleet

The life of a naval hero has been brought into focus for Cullercoats Men’s Club.

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Acc 44034 Tyne Tunnel

Looking Back at the Tyne Tunnel

There was first talk of a vehicular tunnel between Wallsend and Jarrow in 1953. However, due to concern by residents and government objections to the plans, the construction was delayed.

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New Whitley Bay Rotary president John Clarkson receives the chains of office from outgoing president Brian Royce.

New president for Whitley Bay Rotary

A new president has been elected at Whitley Bay Rotary Club.

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Talk of adding a pier at Whitley Bay was a popular topic of conversation in the early 1900s. In 1907 the Whitley Seaside Chronicle and Visitors Gazette ran a series of articles on the topic that included proposed architectural plans for a 600 foot long pillared structure.

Looking Back at Whitley Bay ‘Pier’

Talk of adding a pier at Whitley Bay was a popular topic of conversation in the early 1900s.

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In the 1860s Wesleyan Sunday School teachers took rooms in the Bull Ring and in an old flour mill in Collingwood Street. They built a new church at the corner of Lawson Street in 1871, but it was soon too small.

Looking Back at the Wesley Church

In the 1860s Wesleyan Sunday School teachers took rooms in the Bull Ring and in an old flour mill in Collingwood Street. They built a new church at the corner of Lawson Street in 1871, but it was soon too small.

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The Staith House pub and restaurant at North Shields.
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North Shields fish restaurant lands a top-five nomination

A North Shields fish restaurant has landed another accolade to add to its catch.

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Howdon Royal British Legion football team, 1925.

Looking Back at Northumberland Amateur Cup

This photograph of Howdon Royal British Legion’s football team is captioned: “Winners NFA Amateur Cup, NAL Champions. Finalists NAL Charity Cup; Tyne Charities Shield.”

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A crowd gathered outside 2 Middle Street, Tynemouth on the 8th of September 1906, to watch Mr Roland Philipson open the Mens Reading Room.

Looking Back at Tynemouth Reading Room

A crowd gathered outside 2 Middle Street, Tynemouth, on September 8, 1906, to watch Mr Roland Philipson open the Men’s Reading Room.

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Good news for single-parent holidaymakers.

Virgin Holidays becomes first to abolish extra charges for single parents

Virgin Holidays has become the first to abolish stealth hotel charges for single-parent families to a string of long-haul destinations.

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Riders at Murton Equestrian Centre.

Horsing around for funds

A charity fundraising day will be the mane event at a North Tyneside riding school this weekend.

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Sue Hart hands over the president's chain of office to Kath Eyre at Tynemouth Inner Wheel Club.

New president for Tynemouth Inner Wheel

There’s a new leader at the helm of a North Tyneside women’s group.

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Gregg's Cafe, 12 Saville Street West.

Looking Back at Saville Street West

Possibly the first occupant of 12 Saville Street West was William Graham Yeats, importer and commission agent. He had opened a fruit shop by 1875.

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