Tyneside

Pensioner who died in Hebburn collision named as 88-year-old Jimmy Semmence

A pensioner who died after being hit by a car in Hebburn has been named.<p>James Andersen Semmence, known as Jimmy, passed away after the collision on …

Tyne and Wear

The Prison Where Violence Has Doubled And Officer Numbers Halved Since Privatisation

At HMP Northumberland, 58% felt unsafe and 61% said it was "easy or very easy" to get drugs.<p>HMP Northumberland<p>The privatisation of HMP Northumberland …

Prison

Heroic former Northumbria Police officer gunned down in Canada laid to rest

The Canadian town of Abbotsford ground to a halt on November 19 as thousands turned out to pay their respects to a former Northumbria Police officer …

Policing

Grandad with terminal cancer celebrates Christmas early after being given months to live

A terminally ill grandad has fulfilled his wish of having one last family Christmas - by celebrating it six weeks early.<p>Anthony Smith was given …

Christmas

Thieves steal lifetime collection of rare models from Newcastle collector

A collector has had a lifetime’s worth of model cars and boats stolen when thieves raided the elderly man’s North Tyneside home.<p>Burglars broke into …

Classic Cars

Community rallies together to help Whitley Bay mum-of-three battling cancer

A community has rallied together to help a mum-of-three who has been told she has terminal cancer.<p>Julie Goulding, of Whitley Bay, was diagnosed with …

Cancer

Laws proposed to cut hunger and food poverty after price of everyday items shoots up

As inflation figures show the price of food has shot up, an MP is calling for new laws to help reduce hunger.<p>South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck will …

Human Geography

Dog walkers take note! You could be fined for letting your pet off the lead in some places

Dog owners are being warned about new rules introduced in North Tyneside as part of a crackdown on environmental crime.<p>North Tyneside Council says …

Tyne and Wear

A famous Tyneside scene from the film Get Carter - but how does this location look today?

It’s all quiet now in this Tyneside street, but for a few days in 1970 it was a hive of activity here.<p>As the gangster movie Get Carter progressed …

Film (UK)

Lottery cash to study region's pigeon and steel heritage

<b>The history of pigeon-fancying, parades, and steel in the north-east of England is to be explored thanks to a £127,000 lottery cash boost.</b><p>Redcar and Cleveland Council has been given £69,800 to work with Teesside University to study the region's iron and steel industries.<p>Creative Seed in Jarrow has …

Tyne and Wear

Three swimmers rescued from North Tyneside coast in separate call outs

Three swimmers have been rescued from the North Sea in separate emergency call outs.<p>Two women and a man have been saved on Sunday morning by the …

Tyne and Wear

BBC Blue Planet II captain from Wallsend tells of life at sea - and reveals how show is really made

It’s the awe-inspiring natural history programme that has captured the imagination of the country.<p>And while legendary broadcaster Sir David …

David Attenborough

This Northumberland school boy is now a national scooter champion

A Northumberland boy has scooted his way to success to become the UK’s number one scooter rider.<p>Nine-year-old Josh Newton began riding his scooter …

Tyne and Wear

They ran long before the Metro: Tyneside's 'lost' electric trains in 10 photographs

We return to take another look at the electric trains that ran through the suburbs of Tyneside, long before the arrival of the Metro.<p>These largely …

Transportation

This selfless cancer-stricken mum is urging people to help others as she battles terminal illness

Once crowned the Chronicle’s Mum of the Year for getting her husband and twins through life-threatening illnesses, Jenny Thirlaway was then told she …

Tyne and Wear

Why does it take so long to turn into North Shields at new Billy Mill traffic lights?

This busy junction in North Shields is causing frustration for some drivers.<p>Earlier this year, the Billy Mill roundabout was replaced with traffic …

Tyne and Wear

Alnwick Garden toilets are rated best in the country - but what makes them so special?

The loos at Alnwick Garden are certainly making a splash.<p>They were not just number two in a quest to find the best toilets in the country - they were …

Tyne and Wear

Budget 2017: The Metro and Universal Credit - 6 key messages that matter to the North East

Chancellor Philip Hammond is to deliver his Budget statement on Wednesday, November 22.<p>It will be the first Budget since the Conservatives lost their …

Brexit

Marvin Hagler named one of UK's happiest dogs on a beach - See other happy pooches and add your own

“I would describe him as funny dog, he is always making us laugh,” said Mrs Parkee, a social worker and mother-of-three.<p>“He is very loving and at his …

Tyne and Wear

Watch out drivers - mobile speed cameras can catch you out for more than going over the limit

Their aim is to monitor the speed of passing cars.<p>But mobile speed cameras have also been catching drivers in the North East for other crimes such as …

Tyne and Wear

Money for Down Syndrome charity stolen from County Durham home

The victim of a suspected burglary has spoken out about her anger and heartache after thieves stole an Audi and money raised in aid of a charity …

Down Syndrome

Offord biography

<i>To me Cyril and Rita could not have been kinder. They took me to live with them in their house in Whitley Bay until they had helped me to find</i> …

Tyne and Wear

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Stranded whales, smuggled parrots and a rediscovered salamander are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Photography

Daryll Rowe continued to spread HIV while on bail

Police have come under fire over claims they put gay men in danger when they released a hairdresser on bail, allowing him to continue a campaign to …

Crime

11 of the most remarkable stories that ever came out of Rhondda, according to this retired news man

A retired Valleys newspaper reporter has published a book of his memories while covering stories spanning almost 30 years.<p>The paperback book called …

News (Wales)

Hairdresser guilty of trying to infect men with HIV is a 'sociopath', victim claims

The 42-year-old victim said he was preyed upon by Daryll Rowe, 27, who became the first man in the country to be found guilty of intentionally …

News (Ireland)

What to watch for: Manchester United vs. Newcastle United

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Matt Ritchie of Newcastle United and Charlie Daniels of AFC Bournemouth in action during the Premier …

Soccer

Two rescued by fire crews after car flips onto roof on North Tyneside estate

Two people were rescued from an overturned car which flipped in the middle of a North Tyneside estate.<p>The black car flipped onto its roof at the …

Tyne and Wear

This Gateshead charity cheat was exposed as a thief by his own son

A trusted charity worker was exposed as a thieving cheat by his own son.<p>Philip Wood was a respected member of staff at The Soundroom - a charitable …

Cheat

Mum calls for safety measures at Hebburn Comprehensive as she reveals at third incident near school

A shocked mum has revealed her daughter was approached by a stranger outside Hebburn Comprehensive School, in the third of a series of disturbing …

Crime