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8 min ago | Ely Standard

Tanning salon owner's advice: Done in moderation and sensibly, it...

Tanning salon owner's advice: Done in moderation and sensibly, it can be beneficial.

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4 hrs ago | Sunderland Echo

Opposition councillors bemoan 'Labour monopoly' on 'super council'

MEMBERS of the opposition claim their worst fear - a 'Labour monopoly' - has been confirmed as Sunderland's interim representation at the North East super council was agreed.

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8 hrs ago | News Guardian

Putting the brakes on the speeding drivers

Officers are responding to reports of drivers going at excessive speeds by using monitoring equipment in the Monkseaton area, including Relton Terrace, to check driving speeds at different times of the day, so they can assess the problem.

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12 hrs ago | Newsday

Man's body found in River Wear

The man has been indentified as coming from Durham but Northumbria Police said he would not be named until an inquest.

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14 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

Drug-runner embroiled in A 11m plot to flood Tyneside with cocaine has sentence cut

Jamie White, 35, had more than a year shaved off his sentence despite admitting his part in bringing a huge haul of cocaine to Tyneside Jamie White, 35, was part of a cartel which ferried the Class A drug in packs of Coca Cola and Daz washing powder.

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16 hrs ago | Sunderland Echo

Choking toddler burned throat on battery acid

A TODDLER could face further surgery after narrowly avoiding death when she choked on a battery, which burned her throat.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Shields Gazette

Red letter day for South Tyneside diamond couple

Henry, and Mary, 79, who worked in Wright's Biscuits factory, are parents to Norman Greener, 44, and grandparents to Chloe Greener, 14. "We are both disabled so we don't get out much, so as long as everything goes off all right, it should be a good day."

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Chronicle Live

Community News in Brief: Thursday, April 17

Starting on Tuesday, the No Limits Activity and Aqua clubs will be running for youngsters up to the age of 17. The sessions are part of North Tyneside Council's No Limits Project, which encourages children and young people living in the borough to become more active by increasing their levels of physical activity.

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Chronicle Live

Eldon Leisure Centre bowlers turfed out to make way for more profitable gym

Eldon Leisure Centre bowlers are being turfed out to make way for more profitable gym space after Newcastle City Council decided it had no choice but to hand over the running of the site to a firm Newcastle's Eldon Leisure Centre bowlers are being turfed out to make way for more profitable gym space after the city council decided it had no choice ... (more)

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Chronicle Live

Fury as pupils in Tyneside miss out on first choice primary school

Parents are being forced to send their children to different schools two or three miles apart after missing out on their chosen primary school Donna Hounam is unhappy that her four-year-old son Harry was not given a place at the same school as his nine-year-old sister Daisy Parents are being forced to send their children to different schools two or ... (more)

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Chronicle Live

Newcastle financial advisor Alok Dhanda denies A 600,000 scam

Financial adviser Alok Dhanda has denied claims he orchestrated a A 600,000 Ponzi scam to feed his gambling debts But forensic accountants from Northumbria Police claim he was using the money to pay off debts of more than A 1m, magistrates heard.

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News Guardian

Borough's beaches recommended for water quality following tests

Last year's dry summer has resulted in more bathing beaches than ever being "recommended" for their excellent water quality in its annual Good Beach Guide.

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News Guardian

Flood alleviation work set to start on two schemes

Alan Campbel MP and Coun Brian Burdis viewing the plans for a new scheme to help prevent flooding in the Shiremoor area with Capita Project manager Ian Whitfield and NTC Surface Water Manager Mark Newlands.

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Sunderland Echo

Sunderland students stage series of top dramas

DRAMA students are staging a series of critically-acclaimed plays at Arts Centre Washington as part of an annual month-long festival in May. The University of Sunderland students will bring seven plays to life at the venue, featuring the work of some of UK's greatest playwrights, presenting some unforgettable nights of drama.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Shields Gazette

Busy body gym challenge for cancer charity

Cheryl and Kevin Washbourne, who own Boldon Body Forge, Boldon Colliery, are organising a charity night in aid of Cancer Research UK, which about 400 people are expected to attend.

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Chronicle Live

Police talk down man who was standing on the edge of Byker Bridge

Police were at Byker Bridge in Newcastle earlier this afternoon trying to calm a man who was standing on the edge Police were at Byker Bridge in Newcastle earlier this afternoon trying to calm a man who was standing on the edge.

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Shields Gazette

Two due in court on drugs charges

A 15-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with a drug offence after a cannbis farm was found at a South Tyneside property.

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Northumberland Today

Commonwealth Games batonbearers announced for Alnwick

Batonbearers who will carry the Queen's baton when it arrives in Alnwick as part of the Commonwealth Games relay have been announced.

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Shields Gazette

Birthday row led to man's attack on girlfriend

Daniel Smith pushed his partner into metal shutters and was spotted lifting a traffic cone over his head when police arrived to deal with the dispute.

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Chronicle Live

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall gives advice to X Factor hopefuls

X Factor bosses spent the day in South Shields in search of the next big singing star with Little Mix's Jade Thirwall offering advice to hopefuls Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall stopped by The Customs House, in Mill Dam, South Shields, to chat to people waiting to sing for producers of the ITV talent show.

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