South Tyneside

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, national and local cycle routes, open areas and parks are the main outdoor recreational areas. The Great North Run is the world's biggest half marathon which takes place every September October, starting in Newcastle (Newcastle upon Tyne) and finishing on The Leas in South Shields. In summer there is a festival with opening street parade, street and stage entertainment and an open-top tour bus connecting various places of interest. Environment The physical environment varies


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(United Kingdom) Tyne and Wear City Region which also includes North Durham, South East Northumberland and the Tyne Valley has a population of 1,650,000. thumb Haymarket Bus Station, one of the city's two main bus stations. (File:Haymarket Bus Station.jpg) There are 3 main bus companies providing services in the city; Arriva North East, Go North East

and Stagecoach North East. There are two major bus stations in the city: Haymarket bus station and Eldon Square bus station. Arriva mainly operates from Haymarket Bus Station providing the majority of services to the north of Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside. Go-Ahead operates from Eldon Square Bus Station, providing the majority of services south of the river in Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear), and County Durham

in the old livery still used on some buses The South Division (''Go Northern Ltd.'') operates services from four depots in two counties. The division operates many trunk services as well as local services around Sunderland (City of Sunderland), County Durham and South Tyneside as well as providing National Express (National Express Coaches) services. After Vaux The Sunderland (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) restaurant firm, Tavistock, purchased the Grotto in a poor condition


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; an area that encompasses North Tyneside, Newcastle (Newcastle upon Tyne), South Tyneside and Gateshead.


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in maritime training and attracts students from around the world. Tourism is also an important and growing industry. Places of interest South Shields town centre offers high street shopping with a regular market and museum & art gallery. Arbeia Roman Fort Museum offers a reconstructed Roman fort at the Lawe Top. The seafront offers the traditional British seaside experience - fairground, parks, boating lake and miniature steam railway, amusements and arcades, hotels, bed and breakfasts


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;· Newcastle upon Tyne · North Tyneside · South Tyneside · Sunderland (City of Sunderland) West Midlands: Birmingham · Coventry · Dudley (Dudley (borough)) · Sandwell · Solihull (Metropolitan Borough of Solihull) · Walsall (Metropolitan Borough of Walsall) · Wolverhampton West Yorkshire: Bradford (City of Bradford) · Calderdale · Kirklees&nbsp


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; A 19 year old from South Tyneside (w:South Tyneside), England (w:England) has been banned from looking after animals after stealing a cat and forcing it to inhale cannabis.


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of Newcastle . The Variety Club of Great Britain (Variety, the Children's Charity) named her Writer of the Year, and she was voted Personality of the North East. ! Northumbria Coast Durham North Tyneside Northumberland South Tyneside City of Sunderland UK9006131 A 19 year old from South Tyneside (w:South Tyneside), England (w:England) has been banned from looking after animals after stealing a cat and forcing it to inhale cannabis.


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students and adults alike. The college was formerly known as the Marine and Technical College, and was founded by Dr Thomas Winterbottom (Thomas Masterman Winterbottom), a former surgeon-general in Sierra Leone. The college is still one of the largest merchant navy training colleges in the United Kingdom, and attracts students from as far afield as India and Africa. Courses are offered across the whole spectrum of marine education including navigation, operations, mechanical and electrical


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; The main newspaper rivals in the Sunderland and County Durham area include ''The Northern Echo'', ''The Journal (The Journal (newspaper))'', the ''Hartlepool Mail'' and the ''Evening Chronicle''. The ''Sunderland Star'', a free weekly newspaper printed by the ''Echo'', is also


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in maritime training and attracts students from around the world. Tourism is also an important and growing industry. Places of interest South Shields town centre offers high street shopping with a regular market and museum & art gallery. Arbeia Roman Fort Museum offers a reconstructed Roman fort at the Lawe Top. The seafront offers the traditional British seaside experience - fairground, parks, boating lake and miniature steam railway, amusements and arcades, hotels, bed and breakfasts, caravan and camping sites, restaurants, amphitheatre, outdoor live entertainment, promenades, Groyne lighthouse and the mile-long South Pier. On the coast road to Whitburn, Marsden Rock, a limestone sea stack colonised by sea birds, is a longstanding tourist attraction. Less famous is the nearby Souter Lighthouse, the first in the world to be generated by electricity, and the secluded Jackie's Beach is a welcome change from the busier beaches of Marsden. Much of the coastal scenery in this area was until two decades ago dominated by the spoil heaps and pithead winding gear of the collieries, but those are now gone and the area's natural beauty has been restored. The Customs House (The Customs House, South Shields) Arts Centre,situated in the Mill Dam conservation area hosts theatre,cinema, art gallery and restaurant and is open 363 days a year. Bede's World, the Tyne Pedestrian Tunnel, the refurbished Viking Shopping Centre, and J Barbour factory outlet at Jarrow are also of interest. Westoe, Harton, Cleadon, East Boldon, Monkton and Whitburn are typical suburban villages offering traditional pubs, building styles and small shopping boutiques. There is a cricket ground at Whitburn village and another 2 located in Westoe. Hebburn riverside is surprisingly green and open with views to the busy shipyards across-river at Wallsend. South Shields Sailing Club, Temple Park Leisure Centre, Gypsies Green and Monkton Stadium, Hebburn Swimming Pool, national and local cycle routes, open areas and parks are the main outdoor recreational areas. The Great North Run is the world's biggest half marathon which takes place every September October, starting in Newcastle (Newcastle upon Tyne) and finishing on The Leas in South Shields. In summer there is a festival with opening street parade, street and stage entertainment and an open-top tour bus connecting various places of interest. Environment The physical environment varies greatly in a small area: from industrial areas like Port of Tyne to business parks at Monkton and Boldon; traditional 'back to back (Back-to-back houses)' terraces to suburban housing; the River Tyne to the harbour, river entrance and open sea at Littlehaven; Marsden Quarry to the Great North Forest. EcoCentre at Hebburn is a building constructed from recycled materials, self-reliant in power generation by means of its own wind turbine and is efficient in waste management. The weather is variable and typical of a Maritime Climate. Transport The A194(M) (A194 road), A19 (A19 road) and other trunk roads link South Tyneside to the national road network. The Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail system connecting the area with the rest of the Tyne and Wear conurbation, including Sunderland and Newcastle Central Station and Newcastle International Airport. The Tyne Road and Pedestrian Tunnels (Tyne Tunnel) traverse the river between Jarrow and Howdon. A pedestrian ferry (Shields Ferry) also serves the towns of North and South Shields. The Port of Tyne situated at Tyne Dock is a growing terminal handling large volumes of freight, including exports from the Nissan (NMUK) car plant in Washington. People Well-known South Tynesiders include author Dame Catherine Cookson, former three times Prime Minister of New Zealand Sir William Fox (William Fox (politician)), actress Dame Flora Robson, Monty Python actor Eric Idle, Hollywood director Ridley Scott, waxed jacket inventor J Barbour (J. Barbour & Sons) and athlete Steve Cram. Author Lewis Carroll was inspired to write 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass' by local residents he met when staying in Whitburn (Whitburn, Tyne and Wear). Singer Joe McElderry who won the 2009 X Factor also comes from the area as well as two members of 2011 X Factor winners Little Mix, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards. South Shields is the only town to have two X Factor winners from its area. Ginger (Ginger (singer)) of British rock heroes The Wildhearts is from South Shields. New to the scene comedian, Chris Ramsey is also from South Shields. Twinned cities South Tyneside is twinned (Town twinning) with Épinay-sur-Seine, France; Noisy-le-Sec, France; and Wuppertal, Germany Climate Climate in this area has mild dfferences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb (Köppen climate classification#GROUP C: Mild Temperate mesothermal climates)" (Marine West Coast Climate Oceanic climate). Climate Summary for South Tyneside, UK A 19 year old from South Tyneside (w:South Tyneside), England (w:England) has been banned from looking after animals after stealing a cat and forcing it to inhale cannabis.

South Tyneside

'''South Tyneside''' is a metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear in North East (North East England) England.

It is bordered by four other boroughs - Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead to the west, Sunderland (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) in the south, and North Tyneside to the north. The border county of Northumberland lies further north. The borough was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the County Borough of South Shields along with the municipal borough of Jarrow and the urban district (Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland))s of Boldon and Hebburn from County Durham.

South Tyneside forms part of the Tyneside conurbation, the sixth largest in the United Kingdom, with a geographical area of is at its southern boundary.

The main administrative centre and largest town is South Shields. Other riverside towns are Jarrow and Hebburn, while the villages of Cleadon, Whitburn (Whitburn, South Tyneside) and The Boldons border the South Tyneside green belt which borders Wearside to the south at Sunderland.

South Tyneside is represented by two Members of Parliament (Parliament of the United Kingdom) with two constituencies at South Shields and Jarrow (which also serves Hebburn and the Urban Fringe villages).

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