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Summer craft fair returns to South Shields riverside

Lindsey Grieves, of Light Source Art, with co-worker and localartist Linda Hill, displaying a range of handmade gifts during the Harton QuaysPark Summer Craft Fair in South Shields.
Lindsey Grieves, of Light Source Art, with co-worker and localartist Linda Hill, displaying a range of handmade gifts during the Harton QuaysPark Summer Craft Fair in South Shields.

A summer craft fair is making a one-day return to South Shields riverside.

The Harton Quays Park craft fair hosts over 40 stalls selling confectionary, baked goods, paintings, textiles, ceramics and handmade jewellery and gifts created by local arts people.

The fair was originally held over July as part of the South Tyneside summer festival but is returning for one day, due to its popularity with visitors and stall holders.

It takes place today (Sunday, 31st August) between 10:30am and 4pm.

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South Shields' Katy McLean captains winning World Cup side in Paris

England celebrate the win
England win the Rugby World Cup in Paris Credit: ITV News/Melissa Wright

England have won the Rugby World Cup in Paris.

The side, captained by Katy McLean, from South Shields, beat Canada 21- 9 in the final on Sunday, August 17.

Katy's dad Dave McLean spoke to ITV News while traveling back from the French capital.

He said: " It's been amazing. Absolutely fantastic.

"I've been here for the whole tournament and they're worthy winners.

"I was here when they lost four years ago so this is brilliant. I am so proud of her.

"An MBE at the start of the year, a World Cup Winner's medal now, what can we expect at the end of the year? Brilliant."

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