Plans have been revealed for a multi-million pound revamp of one of our biggest seaside towns.
Councillors say South Shields will get new shops, a new library and cinema, despite the economic downturn and savage cuts to council budgets.
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42-year-old Barry Solomon was found dead at an address in Kemble Square on Saturday night.
The Red Arrows have taken to the skies across the county today as one of the final training exercises in the UK before they head to Greece
Defender Matthew Bates is in charge for the final two games for Hartlepool to try and halt their slide out of the Football League