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X Factor Joe to take on Joseph stage role

X Factor winner Joe McElderry is to play another famous Joseph on stage next year.

The 24-year-old, from South Shields, will wear the coat of many colours for a UK tour of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s family musical continues on its record breaking tour having sold to date an estimated 15 million tickets.

The dates and venues for the 2016 tour have yet to be revealed.

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Burgled items remain unclaimed by owners

Police are trying to reunite a range of items with their owners after they were stolen by burglars.

Officers seized the items during an investigation into burglaries in North and South Shields in 2014 which saw two men convicted and jailed.

Stolen items not claimed Credit: Northumbria Police

Some seized property was recovered and returned to victims, but many articles remain unaccounted for.

Anyone who thinks the property might be theirs, or who has any information about any of the items, is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 for the attention of PC 794 Zawodzinki.

Perrie Edwards on life after Zayn Malik: 'I'm having an absolute blast'

Little Mix appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden in the US on Monday night, in their second major interview since band member Perrie Edwards split from her fiance Zayn Malik.

Video courtesy CBS

I'm good. I'm having an absolute blast in America.

Things are going so well.

I wake up every day and I thank my lucky stars for these three girls.

– Perrie Edwards

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Fire crews rescue trapped seagull in South Shields

Four firefighters and a fire engine spent part of a busy Friday evening rescuing a Seagull in South Tyneside.

The seagull was trapped in netting on the top of a three story building on Keppel Street in South Shields.

Firefighters from South Shields Fire Station attended the scene just before 6pm yesterday, where there was an alarm caused by the bird.

The seagull was untangled and rescued by the fire service using the fire engine which had been sent from Fulwell Fire Station in Sunderland.

WATCH: Billy Ocean performs at South Shields

Thousands of people watched British singer-songwriter Billy Ocean perform at South Shields this afternoon.

The 65-year-old played a string of his hits including 'Love Really Hurts Without You' and 'When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going'.

The free event was part of South Tyneside Festival 2015.

Thousands watch Billy Ocean at South Shields

Singer-songwriter Billy Ocean performing at South Tyneside Festival 2015 Credit: ITV

Thousands of people have flocked to South Shields to watch singer-songwriter Billy Ocean perform on stage.

The 65-year-old, famed for hits including 'When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going', was performing at this year's South Tyneside Festival 2015.

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