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Missing Teesside man

Police on Teesside appealing for help in tracing man from North Ormesby.

47 year old Del Charlton has not been missing since 20th May.

He is described as white, 5’7” tall of slim build and short dark brown receding hair.

He has many tattoos on both his hands and arms, wears a gold hooped earring in his left ear and has a local accent.

Mr Charlton is known to have links to the North Yorkshire area as well as Cleveland.


Volunteers save Fawdon Library

Volunteers have saved the library, based at Fawdon Community Centre, after it faced closure due to cutbacks in the council's budgets.

The library will reopen on Tuesday 26 May as a volunteer-run service.

The volunteers have formed a collective called Friends of Fawdon Community Library, and will keep the facility open five days a week, Monday to Friday.

Councillor David Faulkner, who helped organise and champion the volunteer takeover, said: “Our volunteers have come together with a shared purpose to operate and develop the library, as well as promoting reading, literacy, learning and the enjoyment of books in this part of the city.

“We hope to welcome new and returning visitors to this much-loved community library, and we’d welcome anyone who wants to volunteer for us in any capacity.

“We’re grateful for the support of our landlords at Fawdon Community Centre, Newcastle Tenants and Residents Federation, and for the help of staff at Newcastle City Libraries who kindly transferred the existing book stock to us and provided helpful advice.”

The library will be open: Mondays 12pm to 5pm Tuesdays 10am to 1pm Wednesdays 10am to 1pm Thursdays 2pm to 5pm Fridays 10am to 1pm.

Further information, including membership forms, can be found on the library’s new website at

Dolphins spotted off Roker Beach at Sunderland

At least eight dolphins have been spotted off the coast of Roker Beach in Sunderland.

ITV Tyne Tees Twitter follower Nathan Askew tweeted us a picture and then emailed us this clip of one of the dolphins emerging briefly from the North Sea.

Nathan said: "The sea around Roker Pier was covered with dolphins."

Dolphins have been spotted off the coast of Roker before but it's a very rare occurrence.


North Shields FA Vase victory tour

Victorious team members of the North Shields FC squad are parading the FA Vase trophy around North Tyneside in an open-top bus tour this evening

North Shields VA Fase Winners 2015 Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The bus will travel through North Tyneside so fans can catch a glimpse of the cup and cheer on the team.

The Robins triumphed in the FA Vase final at Wembley on May 9, beating Glossop North End 2-1.

The trophy will pass several pubs in the town, including the Gunner, the Alexandra and the Spring Gardens, as well as taking in the Fish Quay.

The bus will leave the Daren Persson stadium at 6.30pm and head to Tynemouth, before heading back to North Shields and finishing at Chirton Club at 8.30pm.

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