It is one of the most under-used maternity units in the country and the subject of two serious investigations into standards of care.
But the trust that runs Berwick Maternity Unit says it will remain open. Despite today's announcement, it is not clear what kind of facility it will provide
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South Tyneside Comedy Festival, based at The Customs House in South Shields, is coming back after its first year in 2016.
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