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Police hunt vandals who desecrated graves at South Tyneside cemetery

Police are hunting for vandals who are reported to have desecrated dozens of graves at a cemetery.

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Dulux owner AkzoNobel to build innovation hub near Gateshead

Dulux paint maker AkzoNobel has announced plans to build a 12.6 million euro (£10.7 million) innovation hub near Gateshead, safeguarding 270 jobs.

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Family in tribute to 'loving father' killed in Borders crash

A "loving father" who died in a road crash at the weekend has been named by police.

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Police inquiry starts after child attacked on train by man

An investigation has been launched after a young child was attacked on a train by a man.

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Liam Botham overturns driving ban following administrative error

Ex-rugby player Liam Botham has successfully avoided a driving ban after an administrative mix-up.

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Jailed internet troll banned from contacting victims for five years

An internet troll who was jailed for causing "terror, fear and paranoia" has been banned from contacting his victims for five years.

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Merseyrail staff vote on industrial action as driver-only trains row spreads

Disputes over the role of train conductors has spread to another rail company as more workers vote on whether to strike.

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Cheryl breaks Twitter silence to announce happy news

Former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl has broken her social media silence but not with the announcement fans were hoping for.

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Striker Jordan Rhodes writes to young fan to explain why he left Middlesbrough

A young Premier League football fan who was left disappointed when his favourite player signed for another club has received a hand-written letter from the star explaining his decision to quit.

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Arriva Trains North workers vote on action in driver-only operation row

Workers on Arriva Trains North have started voting on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action in a dispute over the role of guards.

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Man jailed for attacking singer James Arthur with pint glass

A thug has been jailed for smashing a pint glass over James Arthur's head after the singer had a fling with his former girlfriend.

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Motorists beeped to thank me for blocking speed camera, says BMW driver

A BMW driver who deliberately parked in front of a speed camera has said other motorists beeped their horns in thanks.

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Boy, 12, nicknamed the 'Chicken Whisperer' sets up poultry club

A 12-year-old dubbed the Chicken Whisperer has founded his town's first poultry club.

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House prices rise by £15,000 in a year, official report reveals

House prices ended last year around £15,000 higher on average than when the year started, according to an official report.

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Justice Secretary warns against 'dangerous quick fix' to cut jail numbers

Prison numbers cannot be cut with "dangerous quick fix" solutions, Justice Secretary Liz Truss has said.

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Cash house purchases at highest level in a decade among landlords

The proportion of landlords paying for properties in cash has reached its highest levels in at least a decade, according to an index.

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Ant and Dec come cheek to cheek with fan's buttocks tattoo

An Ant and Dec fan who had the Geordie duo's faces sharing a plate of spaghetti tattooed across his buttocks has managed to show the bottom inking to his idols.

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Ant and Dec come cheek to cheek with fan's buttocks tattoo

An Ant and Dec fan who had the Geordie duo's faces sharing a plate of spaghetti tattooed across his buttocks has managed to show the bottom inking to his idols.

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Family of mother missing since 1998 issue new appeal to find her

The family of a mother-of-seven who went missing in 1998 have issued a fresh appeal to trace her - and introduce her to her newborn granddaughter.

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Jail for internet troll who told MP she would 'get it like Jo Cox'

An internet troll has been jailed after making anti-Semitic death threats to a Labour MP, telling her she would "get it like Jo Cox".

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