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Over 900 Jarrow and Hebburn homes without power

Northern Powergrid have confirmed that 942 homes in the Jarrow and Hebburn areas are currently without power.

They became aware of problems with the power supply around five o'clock this morning when an initial 2800 homes were thought to be without power.

Engineers have managed to partially restore power to the area, but there are still thought to be over nine hundred homes affected.

Northern Powergrid are still investigating what the source of the problem is and hopefully expect the power to be restored by 12 o'clock.

They have apologised for any inconvenience that the power cut has caused.


Paralympic Gold Post box vandalised in Jarrow

A 21-year-old man has been arrested after police received a report of vandalism in Jarrow in South Tyneside.

At 7.20am on Wednesday 12th September 2012, Northumbria Police received a report of a number of objects being graffitied around the Market Walk area including a car, a gas box and a mailbox which was painted gold to celebrate Josef Craig's gold medal at the Paralympic Games.

Police say a 21-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and is currently in police custody helping police with their enquiries.


Advance Warning - A19 Tyne Tunnel closed in both directions due to Royal Visit between A187 (Jarrow) and A185 (Willington)

Part of The Queen's Jubilee tour. Both the North and Southbound tunnels will be closed for around 15 minutes, at some point between 9.30 and 11:30. Lorries and other large vehicles should not use the tunnel after 09:30, and use one of the bridges instead.From 9:30 until 11:30 on 18th July.


Advance Warning - A185 Howard Street / Straker Street closed in both directions due to Royal Visit between B1297 Ellison Street (Jarrow) and Church Bank (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Part of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour. The A185 is closed either side of the Tyne Tunnel, which will itself be closed for around 15 minutes at some point between 09:30 and 11:30. Priory Road is also closed.From 9:30 until 11:30 on 18th July.

Two arrested after distraction burglary reports

Two men have been arrested after two reports of distraction burglaries in South Tyneside.

Two men knocked on the door of a house at Simonside View in Jarrow and asked to search for a ball that they said they'd lost in the garden.

The incident took place on June 19, one man stayed in the house while the other was outside. The couple living in the house later found cash had been stolen.

The next day the same took place except only one man knocked on the door, again it was an address on Simonside View.

Two 35-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of burglary. One has been bailed, the other remains in custody.


CCTV released of missing man

CCTV image shows Mr Cromar getting on to a bus.

Police are continuing to appeal for information about the whereabouts of 88-year-old Alexander Cromar, who was reported missing on Wednesday, 6th June 2012.

It was thought he was last seen leaving his home in Concorde Way, Jarrow, South Tyneside, on Sunday, June 3. However, police enquiries have established he was seen later that day shopping in Morrisons and Wilkinsons in Jarrow.

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