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Three-quarters of people would support law change on organ donation

More than three-quarters of people in the North East are in favour of a change in the law on organ donation, new figures reveal.

James Arthur

James Arthur announced for Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Platinum-selling British singer-songwriter James Arthur is the latest artist to be confirmed for this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Dr Jeremy Rushmer

Northumbria Healthcare to remove visitor restrictions

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is removing visitor restrictions on inpatient wards in Northumberland and North Tyneside, which had been imposed due to flu and norovirus.

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Home pioneers feedback app

Appleby Care Home in North Shields is one of the first in the country to use a new app-based feedback system that gives the leadership instant information about the quality of the home.

Repairs are done on the Shields ferry.

Shields ferry checks in for inspection

An iconic Tyne ferry is in dry dock for its annual inspection.

Serenity Jiu Jitsu owner Jonathan Poulter with a member.

Ex-Dragon plugs martial arts gym

A martial art gym in North Shields has gained a boost from former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis.

Miles Walton, left, and David Bavaird. Picture by RusbyMedia

Changes to structure at chamber

The man who has helped bring major investment into North Shields has stepped down from his role as chairman of North Shields Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

From left, Gary Armstrong, Keith Atkinson (Percy Park), Reuven Snowdon (TLoG representative) and Doddie Weir.

A busy afternoon for rugby legends

At a recent home game against Malton and Norton, Percy Park RFC welcomed two former British Lions in Gary Armstrong and Doddie Weir to its North Shields ground.

A resident at Eastbourne House in Whitley Bay tries virtual reality.

Memories revived with virtual reality

Residents at a Whitley Bay care home took a virtual trip down memory lane using virtual reality headsets.

Three of the apprentices, Jackson Bell, Joe Dunn and James Nicholson.

New apprentices at engineering firm

A North Tyneside engineering company is taking on new apprentices from AIS CONNECT to help fuel its expansion plans.

Roadworks planned for this week by Highways England.

Roadworks on trunk roads in the North East this week

Here's a summary of roadworks planned on the A1 and A19 in Northumberland, North Tyneside and beyond this week (Monday 19 to Sunday 25).

Motorists are being warned not to drive through floodwater.

Four out of five young motorists 'would risk lives in a flood'

Four out of five 18 to 34-year-old drivers in the North East would gamble with their safety by driving through floodwater – even though this is the leading cause of death during a flood, new figures have revealed.

Malcolm Joyce, who was a guest at the event in Buckingham Palace.

Royal recognition for charity donor

A retired dentist who gave £1million to Alzheimer’s Society was among the guests at a special event in Buckingham Palace on Monday.

Ross Welford with students at Cramlington Learning Village.

Ex-Marden pupil goes back to the classroom

One of the new stars of children’s writing has said he will continue to set stories in his native North East.

Connie and Ben blast off on an intergalactic adventure.

Connie’s year of fun comes to end

A Cullercoats girl is about to hand over the reins as head of fun at intu Metrocentre.

Huw Lewis

Nexus gives bus pass reminder

Nexus is halfway through a mail-out to 100,000 elderly and disabled people in Tyne and Wear who are entitled by law to a free bus pass.

Pictured, from left, are James Keogh from Sisk Lagan, Steven Cox, Lionel Hehir and Coun Janet Hunter.

Old surface paves way for new footpaths

Highways England is turning waste from a major road improvement in North Tyneside into new footpaths for walkers at a nearby park.

Freda Thompson and Willow Club chairman Jack Perry.

Club members hear about the bold, the brave and the bad

Homelessness, begging and vagrancy may be top of the political agenda, but they are not new problems.

Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn.

£10m budget cuts agreed by council

North Tyneside Council has agreed a budget package to protect essential services while saving more than £10million over the next financial year.

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Talk on war-time role of Fusiliers

The North Tyneside branch of the Western Front Association is holding its next meeting on Monday, February 19, at West Allotment Social Club.

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