More than 90,000 people have signed an online petition calling for its end, arguing its 'exploitative' and 'undignified'.Read the full story ›
Emma Lewell-Buck has written to South Tyneside Council to ask them to reconsider annual Christmas Camel ParadeRead the full story ›
Delays between Pelaw and South Shields of up to 25 mins both directions due to a train failure.
The event sees three of the animals walk through South Shields as part of festive celebrations.Read the full story ›
Services on the Shields Ferry will resume this morning after being out of action for more than a week.
The crossings were cancelled because of storm damage to the north landing. Regular crossings will begin again at quarter to seven.
An online petition has been set up to stop the camel parade in South Shields, but council bosses have defended itRead the full story ›
Police say they have identified the body of a woman found in a pond in South Shields.
Police were called on November 20 to the discovery at Temple Memorial Park.
Enquiries have been carried out and there is not believed to be any third party involvement in the death.
The body of a woman has been recovered from a pond in a public park on Tyneside.
Northumbria Police were called to Temple Memorial Park in South Shields after receiving reports of a body in the pond at around 8am on Sunday.
Emergency services attended the scene and removed the body from the water.
Enquires are now underway to identify the woman.
Officers remain on the scene and a cordon is currently in place.
A couple who have been together for 70 years will be allowed to stay in the same home following a social media campaign by their family.Read the full story ›
A South Shields runner has been nominated for a Hearing Dogs for Deaf People’s award after going to extreme lengths to raise fundsRead the full story ›