Latest Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead Stories
THE UK's fastest broadband is coming to Tyneside where 7,000 jobs are being created. Gateshead Council revealed today that is has joined forces with Alcatel-Lucent Telecoms to bring a super superhighway to the pounds 300m Baltic Business Quarter.
COMMUNITIES and Local Government minister Baroness Andrews yesterday toured a Tyneside urban farm. She visited Bill Quay Community Farm in Gateshead as an example of an exciting urban green space where riverside industry once dominated.
A HOAXER who staged a hi-tech bomb scare at a Tyneside call centre has admitted abducting and abusing a teenage girl after posing as a school boy.
MP SHARON Hodgson has welcomed the creation of a communications champion to help children with special educational needs. In a Commons speech the Gateshead East and Washington West MP described the Bercow Report into Speech, Language and Communication Needs as eminently sensible.
A PATIENT has been found dead in a Tyneside hospital. John McLaughlin was receiving treatment in the Tranwell Unit at Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The 25-year-old, of Woodburn Gardens, Lobley Hill, Gateshead, was discovered dead in the mental health unit on June 29.
A SCHOOL burglar has been ordered to pay compensation after a computer raid. Drunken Craig Smith smashed his way into St Joseph's RC Primary in Blaydon, Gateshead, to pay off a debt.
THIS rap star found himself at the centre of a storm of controversy when it was announced he would be the main attraction at a certain music event taking place this weekend. Tell us who you think it is and you could win a pounds 10 voucher to spend at any branch of WH Smith.
By Chris Fay SOME of the region's best teachers have been recognised in this year's North-East Teaching Awards. More than 250 pupils, parents, governors and teachers cheered the ten winners at the awards last night, which were held at the Sage music centre, in Gateshead.