South Tyneside

Picture: Northumbria Police.

Police appeal: Is this yours?

Police are releasing photographs of a number of pieces of silverware in an effort to trace the owners. On September 28, these items were sold as scrap to a jeweller’s in Newcastle. The seller was a woman who told the shop she was from the Durham area. The shop notified the […]

Screen grab: Equality Now report.

One woman in every 1000 undergoes FGM in North East

Almost one woman in every 1000 in the North East has undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a new research. The research, published yesterday by City University London and human rights organisation Equality Now, has shown the FGM is practiced in “virtually every part of England and Wales”. While people […]