6:00 am, Thu 26 Sep 2013
A school using gardening to help teenagers with emotional and learning difficulties says the project has dramatically improved their behaviour and confidence.
in North Shields grow wild flowers and vegetables and look after chickens. Southlands School
1:21 pm, Tue 17 Sep 2013
A body has been found in a back lane in North Shields.
At around 9.40am on Tuesday September 17, police were called to the back lane in Jackson Street, North Shields.
Police and ambulance services attended and the man was pronounced dead at hospital.
The back lane was currently cordoned off while enquiries into his death are carried out.
2:51 pm, Thu 29 Aug 2013
A woman has been injured during a robbery in North Shields.
It happened around 9.30pm last night (28 August) when a man walked into a store on Darras Drive and tried to run off with a case of lager.
He was chased by a member of staff as he ran off and dropped the case of beer. He then attacked the woman, kicking and punching her, before making off.
The woman was taken to hospital to be checked over before being allowed home.
The man was in his twenties and wearing a green jacket.
Police are urging anyone who witnessed attack, or who has any information, to contact them on the 101 non-emergency number.
12:39 pm, Tue 27 Aug 2013
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted at his house in North Shields by masked intruders.
The attack happened at 6.30am on Tuesday 27 August at a house in Horsham Grove in North Tyneside when a man answered a knock at his door and found three masked men outside.
The men pushed their way into the house and then assaulted the 31-year-old, leaving him with cuts and bruises.
The men then left the house. Nothing was stolen during the incident.
The injured man was taken to North Tyneside Hospital and released after being treated.
The men were:
All wearing masks
The first man was wearing a grey hoodie, blue trousers and Nike trainers
The second man was wearing tracksuit bottoms, a dark blue hoodie and white Nike trainers
There was no description of the third man
Extra police officers are on patrol in the area to reassure the community.
Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
8:10 pm, Fri 23 Aug 2013
Iconic photographs of music legend Jimi Hendrix have gone on display in North Shields.
They are part of an exhibition at a Georgian townhouse in Northumberland Square that has been converted into a gallery.
Watch the full report below.
5:07 pm, Fri 09 Aug 2013
Rock & Roll exhibition
The photographer Gered Mankowitz toured with the Rolling Stones in the 1960s and took some iconic pictures of the group. His work is now on display in a special exhibition in North Shields.
Here he explained the ideas behind one of his favourites - when he put the band in a cage.
6:42 am, Fri 09 Aug 2013
Rock & Roll exhibition
Iconic photographs of the musician Jimi Hendrix are on display in North Shields. They form
part of a special exhibition at a Georgian townhouse in Northumberland Square, which has been converted into a gallery.
The guitarist had his own strong links to the North East, thanks to his manager Chas Chandler, who was born in Newcastle
Hendrix himself is rumoured to have busked on the streets of Newcastle as a young man - but the story has never been proven
The pictures also feature other stars including The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.
11:28 am, Mon 03 Jun 2013
An 88-year-old had his wallet stolen as he tended to a grave in a cemetery in North Shields.
The incident happened in Preston Cemetery between midday and 1.30pm on Sunday, June 2.
The man left his jacket on a bench as he tended to a grave and his wallet was stolen from it while he was distracted.
Geoff Cross, neighbourhood inspector, said: "This is a particularly disgusting crime bearing in mind the victim was attending a grave when the offender has struck.
"We had a similar incident in the park when an elderly woman was targeted. We have stepped up patrols..as a precaution..."
Anyone with information should contact
on 101 extension 69191. Northumbria Police
7:51 pm, Mon 13 May 2013
North Shields murder charge
Police have charged a man with the murder of Mantas Leonavicius, who was found dead at a house in Stanley Street in North Shields on Friday May 10.
18-year-old Eligijus Zemaitis, of Barmouth Way, North Shields, will appear at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on Tuesday May 14.