Criminology students at South Tyneside College have proved they are clued up on how to help the homeless this Christmas – by launching a support appeal.

They are asking the public to donate food and non-perishable items for Christian faith-based charity Hospitality and Hope.

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Fake moustaches but genuine concern came together when staff and students at South Tyneside College showed support for the Movember health campaign.

Dozens donned pretend facial hair to back the annual month-long international initiative, which raises awareness of men’s health issues.

While wearing their moustaches they held a cake sale and a raffle in the reception of the college’s Westoe campus in South Shields.

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The North East Collaborative Outreach Programme (NECOP) has launched its FutureMe programme of activity and support to increase the number of young people from the North East progressing to higher education.

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Former England rugby union star Matt Dawson MBE provided the icing on the cake for South Tyneside College students attending a prestigious national catering event.

The 2003 World Cup winner and current Question of Sport TV show team captain spent time quizzing them about their planned future cookery careers.

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A South Shields Marine School student who put his career on hold to pay for medical care for his father has finally gained his dream qualification – proving he is an officer as well as a gentleman.

Murali Balakrishnan has passed exams at our world-leading marine school - six years after using £12,000 of savings, meant for course fees and living costs, to cover hospital expenses.

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Aspiring chefs of the future are getting ready to serve up some delicious delights as part of this year’s South Tyneside Restaurant Week (Saturday 7 - Saturday 14 October).

South Tyneside College’s catering students have created a mouth-watering menu, especially for Restaurant Week, to help demonstrate their skills and experience in the kitchen.

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