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Hundreds turn out for funeral of 4-year-old Ava

The funeral procession travelled from the Scotch Estate to South Shields Crematorium

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.

4-year-old girl dies after being hit by car

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.

4 year-old girl seriously injured after being hit by car in Jarrow

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.


South Tyneside man drowns in Spain

Salou, Spain Credit: ITV News

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.

Carl Dunlop Credit: Facebook

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."

Diners tuck in to first South Tyneside Restaurant Week

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.

– Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council

For a full list of those taking part, including their individual menus and prices, visit

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