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Gloomy skies could scupper North Tyneside's view of partial eclipse today

Overcast skies in North Tyneside are set to block the view of a partial solar eclipse just before sunset tonight as the moon appears to take a 'bite' out of the sun.
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Council crackdown on dog fouling and street drinking in North Tyneside

North Tyneside Council wants to use new public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) to clampdown on irresponsible dog ownership and drink-fuelled antisocial behaviour.

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Jordan Workman with his mother at Buckingham Palace.

Air cadets collect awards at Palace

Two Longbenton Air Cadets have received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from the Countess of Wessex.

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North East Marine Works. Dot's grandmother Nanny Alice Nelson was the North East Marine Works goalkeeper and was a munitions worker during the war. She's the tall one at the centre of the back row.

What did you do in the war?

It can’t have escaped the notice of many that the football season has started.

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Mary Glindon MP at Forest Hall Young People's Club.

North Tyneside MP onside with Forest Hall football

North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon has praised the work of Forest Hall Young People’s Club after paying a visit to see its new facilities. Forest Hall is a Charter Standard Community Football Club run almost entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers. It recently secured a £4,000 grant from The Banks Group’s Banks Community Fund which has been used to purchase two new sets of goalposts that have now been brought in time for the new football season.

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Chris Hartley with his partner and employee Luisa Dorward.

North Tyneside fitness entrepreneur bulks up business

A North Tyneside fitness entrepreneur is set to expand his health and fitness business for the second time in a year.

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The Forum Shopping Centre in Wallsend.

Training in taming kids’ tantrums

Security staff at The Beacon and Forum Shopping Centres in North Tyneside will receive training in tantrum taming this summer.

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Inventor Mark Costigan

IT tool by Wallsend inventor is winning global plaudits

A device invented by a North Tyneside entrepreneur to safeguard against human error in the IT industry is winning praise from all over the world.

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Care home residents enjoying the beach.

Beach huts hired for North Tyneside care residents

A North East residential care provider has hired out beach huts as part of its summer activities aimed at improving quality of life for dementia sufferers.

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YMCA North Tyneside has been shortlisted for YMCA of the Year.

YMCA North Tyneside needs your vote after being shortlisted for national award

The North Tyneside branch of a leading youth charity is calling for the local community’s support to vote for it for a prestigious national award.

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Some of the volunteers from the Art with a BIG Open Heart Exhibition, which raised �2,684 for Save the Children Yemen Appeal.

North Shields art exhibition raises £2.5k for children’s charity

An art exhibition in North Shields has raised more than £2,500 for a children’s charity.

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One of the flooded areas near Langley First School after recent rain.

Tory councillors oppose North Tyneside Local Plan

Conservative councillors in North Tyneside have slammed the council’s Local Plan that gives the green light to build 3,000 houses in the Monkseaton and Shiremoor area.

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Alan Campbell MP visiting Longsands beach to learn more about the Swim Safe programme.

Tynemouth MP visits Swim Safe team at Longsands

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell visited the Swim Safe team at Longsands, to find out more about the life-saving initiative.

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Soldiers playing a Christmas Day football match during the First World War.

Sportsmen and the First World War

The North Tyneside branch of the Western Front Association is to hold its next meeting on Monday, at West Allotment Social Club on Benton Road.

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Age UK North Tyneside chief executive, Alma Caldwell.

Charity’s bid to combat loneliness

Age UK North Tyneside is on a mission to combat loneliness through its befriending service.

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Youngsters from the Children's Choice nursey in Monkseaton with staff Stephanie McBlain and Connor Moyle and their new first aid equipment.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

First aid training for all at Monkseaton nursery

A nursery in Monkseaton has received help from a North East charity to buy its own defibrillator as part of first aid training for staff and children alike.

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Two men charged with murder of Killingworth woman found in burning car

A woman whose body was found in a burning car in a North East street was from Killingworth, police have revealed.

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Members of the Friends of the Spanish Battery outside North Tyneside Council, with Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell, Coun Sarah Day and Friends chairman Bill Corrigan. Picture by Mark Husmann

Concerns raised over Spanish Battery cycle hub plans

Concerns have been raised over plans to build a cycle hub at the Spanish Battery in Tynemouth.

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Past president Brian Royce, Rotarians Martin Macray, Alan Storey and headteacher Jill Burrell pictured with Apple Tree Gardens First School pupils.

The apple of Whitley Bay first school’s eye

Whitley Bay Rotary Club has presented a first school with a purpose-built circular garden seat for the playground.

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