Young people across South Tyneside are being reminded they need to be registered to be able to cast their vote on Election Day, this May.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for information about a distressed woman in South Tyneside.
The woman, who appeared to be in a dazed state, was seen on Whitburn Golf Course at 4.30pm on Thursday, January 21. She was seen walking towards the quarry between Quarry Lane and Lizard Lane, near to Lizard Lane Caravan Park.
Police and Mountain Rescue searched the area but could not find the woman.
Officers are keen for anyone who may know who this woman is, or who was in the area at the time and may have any information that can help, to get in contact.
The woman was wearing a light coloured dress, black tights with a seam down the back, a hat with a rim around it and a scarf covering her face.
Superintendent Sarah Pitt said:.
If anyone was in the area of the quarry and the golf course and thinks they saw the woman or has any other information that can help us identify who she is and where she is now we would urge them to get in contact with us immediately."
Police are searching on South Tyneside after receiving reports of a man acting suspiciously in Chichester Road in South Shields.
The man is described as 5ft 10ins tall, with grey hair and grey stubble. He was wearing a short tan-coloured jacket.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police has said:
Police were called to Chichester Road at 11am this morning after reports were made of a man acting suspiciously. Officers are currently carrying out inquiries in the area."
- Anyone with information should call 101.
Young people in South Tyneside can look forward to using a new outdoor play area over the Christmas holidays.Read the full story ›
Thousands of people came out this evening to watch the annual Camel Parade in South Shields.Read the full story ›
Emergency services used riot shields for protection when they were called to free a horse that became trapped in barbed wire.
Fire crews from Shields, Hebburn and Marley Park were called to Bridle Path in East Boldon, South Tyneside, shortly before 8am on Sunday, November 8th.
Firefighters used ropes to steady the animal and riot shields before freeing it with wire cutters.
The horse was treated at the scene by a vet as it was suffering from a laceration to the abdomen.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in which two men claimed to be police officers.Read the full story ›
A South Tyneside man has drowned in Spain - the third Briton to die off the Spanish coast in less than a week.
It is understood that 48-year-old Carl Dunlop, who worked as a bus driver, got into difficulties in the sea at the resort of Salou, south of Barcelona.
His death comes just days after two women from Birmingham were swept out to sea while on holiday in Lloret de Mar, a popular resort on the Costa Brava.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Salou, Spain, on 6th of October. We are providing support to the family at this difficult time."
Six cars have been damaged in a street in South Tyneside after yellow paint was sprayed or splattered onto the vehicles.
The damages happened between 7.30pm on Saturday October 3 and 9am on Sunday October 4 in Bede Terrace in East Boldon.
Extra patrols are in the area as police speak to people to gather information, officers will also be offering residents reassurance and providing a visible deterrent to further offences.
The new Chief Executive of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, Steve Williamson, has pledged to lead the organisation in improving the health of local people.
Mr Williamson has taken over from Lorraine Lambert, who retired after 36 years, 18 of those as Chief Executive in South Tyneside.
Lorraine is a hard act to follow but, as a result of her efforts working with our fantastic staff over the years, the Trust is in a strong position going forward to deliver an exciting agenda of integrated health and social care development and I look forward to building upon her great legacy."