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LEISURE centres are offering events for the over 50s this month to celebrate an Older People's Festival. Temple Park Centre, South Shields, has swimming and gym sessions for just pounds 1 in October. Hebburn swimming pool is also offering swimming and gym classes as well as aquafit sessions.
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.
By AMY HUNT Environment Reporter A TEAM of insurance workers did their best to "insure" beaches were cleaned. Volunteers from AA Insurance donned Wellington boots and waterproofs to help the Clean Tyne Project in its busiest ever month.
RUBBISH weighing the same as three great white sharks was dredged from a Tyneside burn in a clean-up. People living near Monkton Burn, South Tyneside, took part in a tidy-up, removing waste to cut the risk of flooding and make it more attractive to wildlife.
A CARE trust's decision to not open a health centre on a housing estate has been hailed a "victory for common sense". Following a public consultation process, South Tyneside's Primary Care Trust has decided to abandon plans to locate a GP-led health centre at Cleadon Park, South Shields.
A CAMPAIGN to put South Tyneside's coal mining heritage on the map is gathering pace.
NORTH Tyneside Primary Care Trust has appointed a new non- executive director. Carolyn McKelvie joins the board of directors and will play a key role in overseeing the PCT and ensuring it meets statutory duties to deliver healthcare services and improve the health of the local population.
MAKING the most of their last weekend, thousands of families ended the summer holidays at events across the North East. Visitors experienced all the fun of the first ever eco-friendly Green Gathering in Newcastle, which took place at Exhibition Park.
TWO green festivals take place in the North East this weekend. The Newcastle Green Gathering expects between 15,000 and 20,000 people at its event in Exhibition Park today between noon and 6pm and tomorrow noon-10pm.
FIRE crews spent a night battling a blaze at a farm. Two large piles of straw and manure caught fire at Church Farm, on Earsdon Road, near Earsdon, North Tyneside, at around 7.35pm yesterday.