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Woman punched and robbed in underpass in Jarrow

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.

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New pacemaker helps South Tyneside patients

Dr Mickey Jachuck with Brian and Maureen Marley. Brian was the first patient at South Tyneside District Hospital to receive the pacemaker

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.

Thousands turn to show support for military

Thousands turn out in in South Shields to show their support for military Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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.

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5000 jobs heading to Sunderland and South Tyneside

The City Deal includes plans to develop an International Advanced Manufacturing Plant on land near the Nissan site.

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.

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