Check elderly’s electric devices

As winter envelops us, many older people resort to portable electric heaters and blankets to keep warm and cut energy costs.

Alan Campbell MP

We need fair rules in Brexit

Parliament returned after the recess with major headaches for the government over the NHS and the resignation of ‘Our Man in Brussels’.

Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn at the official opening of Whitehouse Primary School in North Shields .
Picture by Jane Coltman

Council will focus on value

I hope you have all enjoyed the Christmas festivities and are looking forward to 2017.

Mary Glindon MP for North Tyneside.

Social care is beyond politics

The new year brings huge new problems, such as how to deal with Brexit, but we should not forget some of the older issues we face.

Alan Campbell MP.

Issues require more direction

I intend to stay up until midnight on Saturday, not just to see in the New Year, but to make sure the Old Year leaves.

Ronnie Campbell

Is health service going private?

Margaret Thatcher once famously declared that the NHS is safe in Tory hands. Well we have seen what has happened through successive Tory governments.

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MP Mary Glindon.

Help posties to best serve us

As we buy Christmas gifts and cards for our loved ones and friends, I ask that you spare a thought for the army of postmen and women who deliver them.

MP Alan Campbell.

Public services need funding

In the week of the Autumn Statement, funding for public services is once again at the forefront of parliamentary debate.

Mary Glindon MP for North Tyneside.

Show respect for shop staff

The countdown to Christmas has already started and will get frenetic as the big day approaches for us to recharge our batteries, sometimes with the spirits we have bought in the shops, and with our families.

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North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon shows her support for National Adoption Week.

MP focuses on adoption

MP Mary Glindon has been showing her support for adoption.

Alan Campbell MP

In tribute to all who served

Like millions of others this weekend I will be attending Remembrance Services in honour of those who gave their lives in war.

The area off Rake Lane that has been earmarked by North Tyneside Council for future development. GM022216

Inspector to hear views on local plan

Campaigners against proposals to build thousands of new homes on open fields are preparing for their final battle.

Alex Cunningham MP, far right, at a recent conference on tobacco and alcohol.

Call for Government to publish tobacco plan

Calls from a group of MPs for the Government to publish its promised new Tobacco Control Plan without further delay have been welcomed by campaign group Fresh.

The mine closures had a devastating impact on North East communities.

On this day in 1992, 31,000 miners lost their jobs at the stroke of a pen

It has been exactly 24 years since the British coal mining industry was dealt a heavy blow when the Government announced the closure of 31 out of 50 deep coal mines across the country.

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How should the UK leave the EU?

What’s the difference between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ Brexit?

Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been keen to reiterate that “Brexit means Brexit”. But, despite her insistence, at least two types of Brexit are being discussed: “hard” and “soft”. They relate to the type of deal that the UK negotiates with the EU. A significant reason for the delay in triggering the Article 50 process of withdrawal is to give the government time to work out what deal it wants and what position to take in its negotiations with the EU over leaving.
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UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott

North East MEP stands down from UKIP leadership race

Jonathan Arnott, UKIP's MEP for the North East, is standing down from the party’s leadership campaign.

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Mayor Norma Redfearn.

Regeneration is happening for town at last

I’m delighted to announce that the regeneration of Wallsend is well and truly on track.

Jeremy Middleton CBE, who is standing as an independent candidate for the North East Mayor.

Mayoral hopeful: I won’t take salary or expenses if elected

North East mayoral candidate Jeremy Middleton has announced that, if elected, he would refuse any salary offered to him for the role along with any expenses.

A polling station on Holy Island.

Northumberland votes Leave as Brexit victory is confirmed

Voters in Nothumberland have come out in support of Vote Leave.

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Jonathan Arnott

North East UKIP MEP hails victory in EU Referendum

UKIP's most prominent politician in the region has hailed victory as Britain heads towards Brexit

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