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Fishy tale to bike ride along Tyne

Environmental staff got on their bikes to mimic the journey of migrating fish along the River Tyne.

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Nicola Jayne Little, from Digital Sparkles.

Helpful advice on offer to businesses

A free training and networking event is being held to help businesses boost their sales and marketing strategies.

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Cullercoats RNLI lifeboat returns to sea after transferring the girl they rescued from drowning to the care of paramedics.

Teenagers saved from drowning by lifeboat crews

Three teenagers have been saved by lifeboat crews after being swept out to sea.

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Jed Grimes

Events to mark end of war

The Tynemouth World War One Commemoration Project, founded in 2011 and now Northumbria WWI Project, is planning a major exhibition of its volunteers’ work over the last eight years.

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Participants in the world record attempt for the largest number of people to simultaneously take part in the Ooops Up Side Your Head dance. Picture by Pam Hordon

Community rallies to smash world record to help Whitley Bay mother

Friends of a terminally ill Whitley Bay woman have smashed a Guinness World Record.

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The wooden drifter at Budle Bay as EA staff carry out water sampling.

Wooden drifters wash up at coast

Unusual wooden pallets continue to be washed up along the North East coastline.

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Titan the Robot will be at Whitley Bay Carnival.

Robotic star heading to Whitley Bay Carnival

A global superstar is heading to Whitley Bay to be part of the carnival celebrations.

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Emma King with Ruff Diamond Dance group

Putting North East on the dance map

A young dancer from North Shields is raising money to groove her way to America.

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Yoga Hens, set up by Angela Yildiz and Stacey Richardson, has been named North Tyneside Business of the Month.

Yoga pair’s delight at monthly award

A yoga studio set up by two former nurses has been named North Tyneside Business of the Month.

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Ark Recovery at Segedunum Roman Fort Museum and Baths, Wallsend. Picture by Paul Richardson-Chute.

Ship building makes return to Wallsend

A piece of artwork made up of driftwood has gone on display at a museum.

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Andrew McManus and his brother David in 2017.

North Shields family get on their bikes for charity

A family are gearing up for an epic challenge in memory of a lost loved one.

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The Maley family and Peter Donaghy pictured at the trek finish marker at Tynemouth Pier.

Family finish River Tyne charity trail

A North Shields family has completed the final stage of a 90-mile trek for a good cause.

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VIDEO: North Tyneside's own Royal wedding

All together now - aahh!
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Steve Furnell (right) and Dominic Munnelly, Station Director at Metro Radio, during the 74-mile run for charity. Picture by John Millard.

Metro Radio presenter’s epic run in aid of kids charity

A radio presenter put his best foot forward as he ran the length of the Tyne for charity.

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Albert (third left) getting to know the retired fishermen at North Shields, with Superintendent Peter Dade, Mission Area Officer. Picture by Liz Cummings.

New mascot on board to help North Shields fishermen

A new mascot has been netted to raise the profile of an organisation supporting fishermen.

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Apprentices excel at growing company

Apprentices excel at growing company

Wallsend-based engineering apprenticeships training provider Tyne North Training is progressing well with a number of engineering apprentices at CMR UK – part of the Global CRM Group.

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Emma Quinn's Piffy & Egg initiative will launch on August 11. Picture by Jane Coltman.

A creative way to boost mental health

Emma Quinn has come a long way after trying to commit suicide six-and-a-half months ago.

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell.

Support for grandparents

Last week Mary Glindon MP and I met with Grandparents Plus to hear some of the problems faced by kinship carers.

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Council policy ‘left scores of families out of pocket’

Dozens of families in North Tyneside will be receiving backdated financial support after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found problems with the way a council was paying support to special guardians.

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Simeon Ripley, chief executive of Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust (far right), and book fair volunteers Steve, David and Kathleen.

Thousands are expected at busy North Shields book fair

Bookworms are in for a treat with the return of a well-attended book fair.

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