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Casino ban could be extended

A ban on casinos opening in North Tyneside could be extended by a further three years.

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The tree frog that hopped out of the Woods family's suitcase.

Florida frog shock in family suitcase

A North Tyneside family had a big surprise when they were unpacking after returning home from the USA.

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Jill Armstrong, Josh Bullock, Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE, Nadine Harper and Kris Nelson with the Lego funfair.

Pupils get creative with Whitley Bay’s Spanish City

Creative students have been recreating Whitley Bay’s famous Spanish City funfair out of Lego.

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Crowds at a previous Whitley Lodge Community Spirit Summer Fair.

Community set for the return of fair

A popular fair for all the family is returning to Whitley Bay next week.

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North Tyneside Disability Forum has received �20,000 from SUEZ Communities Trust for its new look cafe.

North Tyneside charity nets £20k towards new cafe

Charity workers are overjoyed after receiving a funding boost for a new-look cafe.

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The Black Horse, in Monkseaton.

Monkseaton pub in the running for industry award

A Monkseaton pub has been shortlisted for a national award.

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Performers from Newcastle in the North East and South Africa are coming together for a show in North Shields.

Bridging the 6,000 mile gap for show

Performers from Newcastle are bridging the 6,000-mile gap between them for a special performance in North Shields.

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Inflatable Planet, which is opening in Newcastle.

UK’s biggest inflatable park set to open in North East

The biggest collection of inflatable games and challenges is set to hit the north east before being rolled out across the country.

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Charles Tombling.

Looking Back at Tynemouth

In reminiscences about his childhood in the mid-19th century, Tynemouth historian Jack Young recalled that Middle Street was the commercial heart of the village, with 18 places of business. Front Street was mostly residential.

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Council officers Paula Senior, Marcus Jackson and Michael Keenlyside raise the Blue Flag above Longsands beach with North Tyneside's Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn.

Top-notch beaches still fly the flag

North Tyneside beaches are flying the flag for high standards.

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Sterling Pharma Solutions has been given the green light to expand.

Lab chemical fears dismissed

A pharmaceutical lab has been given the green light to expand, after one councillor’s fears over the potential release of cancer-causing chemicals were dismissed.

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New chairman Coun Tommy Mulvenna receives the chain of office from Coun Cath Davis.

Tommy is the new council chairman

Tommy Mulvenna has been announced as the new chairman of North Tyneside Council for the second time, taking the chain of office from Coun Cath Davis. In his term as chairman, the Valley ward representative will be raising money to support the rollout of defibrillators in North Tyneside schools and raising awareness of the Make Christmas Special initiative. Coun Mulvenna said: “It’s a great honour and privilege to be taking over this role from Coun Davis.”

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Takdir, in Whitley Bay.

A treat for foodies as Whitley Bay Food and Drink Week returns

Restaurants, pubs and cafes in Whitley Bay are coming together to tantalise tastebuds.

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Volunteers help clean rubbish from Whitley Bay beach.

Tonnes of marine debris cleared from Whitley Bay beach

Dozens of volunteers have come together to help to clean up an award-winning beach.

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Bryan Adams.

7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Bryan Adams, Joan Baez and Spear of Destiny

Here’s our 20th round-up of 2018 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by Echo and the Bunnymen, Bryan Adams, Joan Baez and Spear of Destiny.

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Finishing touches are made to the GiAnt that will be part of the Whitley Bay Carnival parade.

Final preparations made for Whitley Bay Carnival

Finishing touches are being made to the preparations for this year’s Whitley Bay Carnival.

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Residents at Myles Court, Housing & Care 21's Retirement Housing Court in Dudley.

Complex to hold open day to celebrate £1.2m refurbishment

A retirement complex will be showing off its £1.2m refurbishment.

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Lady Elsie with Kaurul Hussain and Iftekher Khan (right) from The Shampan in Whitley Bay.

Whitley Bay restaurant is cooking up a storm for TV show

A North Tyneside restaurant is taking part in a MasterChef-style cooking competition to showcase the work of Indian restaurants in the north east.

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Cullercoats Primary School

School refurbishment to start after three-year wait

The long-awaited refurbishment of a dilapidated primary school will finally start this summer.

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Permit parking in Whitley Bay.

Parking fee objections voted down

Calls to overturn an ‘appalling’ decision over increasing parking permit fees in North Tyneside have been rejected.

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