Hundreds of mourners lined the streets in South Tyneside and released pink balloons in memory of Ava who died after being hit by a carRead the full story ›
The funeral of 4-year-old Ava Henderson, who died after being hit by a car in Jarrow on May 27 has taken place at South Shields crematorium.
Hundreds of people lined the route of the funeral procession from the Scotch Estate along John Reid Road to the crematorium.
A 4-year-old girl seriously injured after being hit by a car in South Tyneside has died in hospital.
Ava Henderson of Inverness Road in Jarrow was treated at the scene by ambulance staff and taken to the RVI, but died later that evening.
The collision happened at Amos Ayre Place in Jarrow at 7.25pm on Friday. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
A four-year-old girl has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car.
The collision happened at Amos Ayre Place in Jarrow, South Tyneside, at around 7.25pm tonight.
She was treated at the scene by ambulance staff and was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle.
Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
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A South Tyneside man has drowned in Spain - the third Briton to die off the Spanish coast in less than a week.
It is understood that 48-year-old Carl Dunlop, who worked as a bus driver, got into difficulties in the sea at the resort of Salou, south of Barcelona.
His death comes just days after two women from Birmingham were swept out to sea while on holiday in Lloret de Mar, a popular resort on the Costa Brava.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Salou, Spain, on 6th of October. We are providing support to the family at this difficult time."
The first South Tyneside Restaurant Week is underway giving diners a chance to try something new for a discounted price.
Organised by the council, it is running across the borough until Saturday October 10th, with visitors enjoying a range of special two and three course menus.
Those taking part, including restaurants in Boldon, Jarrow, Hebburn and South Shields, have each developed their own unique offering.
We hope this will encourage diners from South Tyneside and further afield to take advantage of the special offers available until Saturday and to come and sample some of the fantastic cuisine that the borough has to offer.
For a full list of those taking part, including their individual menus and prices, visit www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk
Stephen Hepburn has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Jarrow.
Service has now resumed between Jarrow - South Shields after the earlier bridge strike. Trains are running but not to timetable in this area
Northumbria Police are searching for two men after a man was stabbed in South Tyneside.
It happened at just after 5am, on Iona Road in Jarrow. The 45-year-old victim was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.
The two men are believed to have made off towards Perth Avenue after the attack.
The first man is described as 5 ft 8" tall, of a stocky build and was wearing dark clothing.
The second is described as around 6 ft 3" tall and of a slim build.