The UK Independence Party says its popularity is growing in the North East after unveiling three new council members in South Shields.
The former independent councillors were welcomed by the deputy leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall.
It comes after the party finished second, after Labour, in the town's by-election last month.
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Five men have been jailed for ram-raiding a cash machine from inside a shop in Ryedale, North Yorkshire.
Children in the North or Midlands are less likely to receive a good secondary education than those in the South.
The 37-year-old woman was walking along a pathway at the end of Chiltern Gardens following a night out with family on Sunday November 29.