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North of Tyne devolution: Next stage begins

The ball is now rolling on the process of implementing the North of Tyne devolution deal after the three councils involved signed it off and launched a public consultation.

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Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn. Picture by Jane Coltman

Devolution deal is exciting

This has been a busy year for North Tyneside and we’ve achieved some great things with our residents, businesses and partners.

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The Forum Shopping Centre in Wallsend.

A worthwhile trade group

Small businesses across the country have just marked the annual and increasingly high-profile Small Business Saturday, which marks the importance of such enterprises to the economy.

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Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth.

Budget lacking in investment

The test of a modern budget seems to be whether it survives past the weekend before it falls apart.

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Norma Redfearn, Elected Mayor for North Tyneside.

North of Tyne devolution deal details revealed

The 815,000 people living in North Tyneside, Northumberland and Newcastle and will vote for a new directly-elected mayor who will have new powers in housing, planning and skills.

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Mary Glindon MP for North Tyneside.

Fire service faces crisis

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) faces a major crisis, which MPs from the north east are uniting to fight in parliament.

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Coun Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council, and Coun Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council, discuss the North of Tyne devolution deal at Westminster.

Council leader welcomes North of Tyne devolution deal

A devolution deal for Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside was confirmed in yesterday’s Budget.

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Unveiling of the Fiddler's Green statue in North Shields which is dedicated to fishermen who have lost their lives after leaving the port.
Alan Campbell MP
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Don’t sell out fishing trade

Consider the humble prawn, on many shopping lists and menus and the mainstay of the fishing industry in North Shields, England’s biggest prawn port.

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Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn.  Picture by Jane Coltman

Spending cuts are a challenge

As elected Mayor of North Tyneside I am committed to protecting our most vulnerable residents and safeguarding the services that you tell me are most important to you and your family.

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Remembrance service at Whitley Bay-MP Alan Campbell.
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Commitment to remember

Across our area there are many ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

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MP Mary Glindon.

Vaping helping smokers quit

I am not a smoker myself, and nor are most British people now.

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Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth.

Bill to protect the protectors

Friday is the first of 13 sitting days in which backbench MPs have a chance to change the law through Private Members’ Bills.

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Mary Glindon MP for North Tyneside.

Condition must be recognised

A local support group has contacted me to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia.

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Unveiling of the Fiddler's Green statue in North Shields which is dedicated to fishermen who have lost their lives after leaving the port.
Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Tell me what matters to you

I really enjoy meeting people from across North Tyneside and I was thrilled to see so many people at my Listen event in Wallsend in September.

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MP Alan Campbell.

Not ready for benefit change

Universal Credit was the Government’s flagship welfare policy, merging the benefits system into a single monthly payment for all claimants.

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Mary Glindon MP for North Tyneside.

Work to do on mental health

Around a quarter of all people, no matter what their background, will experience some form of mental health problem at some point in their lives, and usually through no fault of their own.

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Ronnie Campbell MP
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Following my beliefs in EU vote

It really pained me to vote against the Labour whip the other day to rebel against a party which, under Jeremy Corbyn, I otherwise support to the hilt.

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Alan Campbell MP

Government will not listen

When I was out and about in the constituency and met St Thomas More students in North Shields last week, one young man said he was pleased that parliament had voted to revoke the increase in tuition fees made earlier this year.

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MP Mary Glindon.

Tough talks can save lives

None of us likes talking about death, and especially our own.

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MP Alan Campbell

Give the public sector a break

It will be interesting to see how well the domestic tourism industry has done this summer.

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