Doctors in South Tyneside have begun fitting a new type of pacemaker which can be monitored, even if the patient has travelled abroad.Read the full story ›
A woman was treated in hospital for a suspected broken nose after she was threatened with a brick, punched and robbed as she walked through Jarrow.
The woman and a man were walking through an underpass by the Crown and Anchor pub, when a man threatened them with a masonry brick and demanded money.
He pulled a handbag from the woman's shoulder, containing her mobile phone, bus pass and glasses, and then ran off, before returning to punch her in the face with his fist.
The attacker is described as white, in his twenties and slim, wearing a dark jacket with a hood. Police want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack, which happened at about 12:20pm on Saturday, 20th June.
South Tyneside heart patients are among the first in the North East to be given a new type of pacemaker, which allows doctors to monitor them remotely at all times, anywhere in the world.
Doctors at South Tyneside District Hospital have implanted the devices, which transmit alerts if any problems arise, in the first two patients.
One recipient said, 'I was always panting for breath before but now I’m as fit as a butcher’s dog.'
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust will offer this technology to more patients in the future.
Hundreds of motor bikers arrived at South Shields seafront ahead of armed forces day event this morning.
Thousands turned out to pay tribute the British armed forces in South Shields this morning.
National Armed Forces Day takes place next weekend, but today was a chance for those on Tyneside to show support.
South Tyneside's Mayor Fay Cunningham inspected the troops.
Police are appealing for information after chickens were stolen from a South Tyneside farm.
It happened on May 19, at Bow Meadows Farm, in East Boldon.
Offenders gained entry to the secure chicken pen at the farm and took five special breed chickens.
The official signing of the Sunderland City Deal in partnership with South Tyneside has taken place.Read the full story ›
The official signing of a deal that could help to crate 5000 high tech manufacturing jobs takes place later today. Sunderland and South Tyneside have been awarded City Deal status, unlocking millions of pounds of Government money.
South Tyneside Council has been advising shoppers how to avoid being taken for a ride online, on the phone or on the doorstep.Read the full story ›
Nineties acts top the bill at South Shields' Sound Waves Festival in 2014 - plus one-off concerts by B*Witched, 10cc and Heather Small.Read the full story ›