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Council formally approves budget and 5% tax rise

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An Arabian carpetshark at Tynemouth Blue Reef Aquarium.

Sharks settle in at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef

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Enjoying the  free pop-up soft play, provided by Soft Play Mania, at the Beacon Centre in North Shields.
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Half term family fun proves a hit

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Northumbria Police and North Tyneside Council issue warnings to nuisance residents in North Shields as part of Operation Respect.

Early morning wake-up call for nuisance neighbours

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Hadrian's Wall in top 5 of England’s best-loved free attractions

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Stargazers set to benefit from new observatory in Kielder

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New plans for Whitley Bay promenade are approved

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Shop targeted for the second time in a week by armed robbers

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Young volunteers Kim Neasham and Steven Hunter interview Julie Kelly, Chair of Trustees at Meadow Well Connected.

Celebratory evening for local good causes

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Floppsie Cullens Tynemouth present a cheque for more than �8,000 to the North Shields Fishermen's Heritage Project. Picture by Alison Spedding

Fishermen memorial appeal nets two more grants

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Planned roadworks for the North East

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Passengers have had their say on seating layouts of future Metro trains.

Metro passengers have say on future designs

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Back row (left to right):- Steve Rowell, Jon Croxford, David Cocker. Front:- Richard Johnson, Nigel Featham, Lisa Davies, Nick Knox, Simon Finnie.

Bus company strengthens senior team

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Roadworks on the A1 in Northumberland last year. 
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Roadworks on the North East’s trunk roads this week

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Roadworks are planned this week.

Roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East

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Axe-wielding robber steals cash from shop

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Northumbria Police headquarters in Ponteland

Northumbria Police told to improve after failing to record 7,300 crimes including violence and rape

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Whitley Bay Metro Station
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Extra police patrols to tackle youth disorder

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Donna Teague

Reward offered for wanted North Tyneside woman

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Students impress with advert for Special Olympics

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TyneMet students with the new machinery from Nestle and Eriks.

TyneMet fine tunes engineering courses with donation

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Some of the competitors in the School Games Sportshall Athletics Finals in South Shields.

Sporty North Tyneside students strike gold

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Paul Brown, graphic designer at TyneMet, George Young, director SOS Group, and Stephen Butters, senior software, server and end user computing administrator, TyneMet.

Print deal is renewed

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Some of the Year 12 and 13 students at the St Thomas More sixth form Pink Day.

All’s rosy for sixth form fund-raiser

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Planned roadworks for the North East

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Delegate training at AISs state-of-the-art centre. Picture by Critical Tortoise.

Company opens second skills centre in Scotland

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George Shotton has opened his own art studio in North Shields. Picture by Ian McClelland.

Drawing on his hobby to set up an art studio

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Coast Kitchen and Bar Tynemouths business partners John Sproats (left) and Rachel Errington (right) with chef Rob Arnold.

New restaurant opens after £50,000 refit

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Speaker spoke for many MPs

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MPs have voted in favour of triggering Article 50 in the House of Commons. Picture by Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Working for the best Brexit

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Norma Redfearn

Funding is a real challenge

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Mary Glindon MP for North Tyneside.

Screen earlier to save lives

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Smartphone. PA picture.

Concerns over teen phone use

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Many prosecutions as a result of agency’s enforcement actions

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Volunteers and staff from Northumberland Wildlife Trust at Weetslade Country Park.

New facilities at country park

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Icy mornings may be on the cards this weekend.

A wintry weekend: Your North East forecast from the Met Office

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The Polar Vortex may cause temperatures to plummet

Why the North East could be set for its coldest winter in years

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

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New initiative looking for ‘health champions’

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The rheumatology team, winners of Northumbria Healthcares beat the board challenge, one of a series of initiatives run by the trust to support staffs mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. The team is with senior health trainer Mark Freath (back right).

Golden seal of approval for wellbeing work

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Garden Park Surgery, Howden, Wallsend

GP surgery taken out of special measures

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North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields

Urgent care centres to remain closed overnight through March

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