The blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan, says a third of people in the North East say they would join the bone marrow donor register, but are scared and confused about what is involved. Only 1 in 1000 people on the register are a match and the charity says it is nowhere nearly enough to meet demand
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Residents in Sacriston have been told to keep their windows closed due to smoke in the area.
The young couple from South Shields were killed in the Manchester terror attack. Their families say the town has shown 'amazing support'.
Three officers were attacked in South Shields on Thursday evening