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Boy injured by attackers.

A teenage boy is recovering in hospital after being assaulted by a gang of youths.

The 15-year-old was chased along Ocean Road and King Street in South Shields on Friday night, then kicked and punched in the head and body when the gang caught up with him in Albemarle Street.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the attack or who knows the people involved to get in touch. Anyone with information should ring South Tyneside detectives on (0191) 454-7555, ext. 65179.

Young help out

YOUNGSTERS on Wearside have delighted an elderly woman by cleaning up her garden after it was targeted by thieves.

Annie Cowie, of Bond Close, Southwick, Sunderland, had garden furniture stolen and her front garden damaged, so the young people from Sunderland City Council's Positive Futures programme worked on planters in her garden and then turned their attention to her neighbour's garden.

Vehicles display

MORE than 60 Allied vehicles from the Second World War will be on show this weekend when the North East Military Vehicle Club stages its annual rally.

The event in the grounds of the Durham Light Infantry Museum and Durham Art Gallery at Aykley Heads, Durham City, runs from 10am to 4pm over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Charity art sale

A GROUP of artists are auctioning off a selection of paintings and pictures to raise money to help treat seriously ill children.

Around 20 artists will contribute work to the sale being held at Art Works, on Newcastle's Falconer Street, on October 15, with proceeds going to the Newcastle General Hospital's Bubble Unit.

Centre boost

AN outdoor education centre which gives resources to youngsters and members of the community in Sunderland is celebrating a six-figure award.

The pounds 620,000 gift from the Big Lottery Fund will bring fitness and leisure opportunities through Sunderland City Council's expanded facilities at the centre, based in Derwent Hill, in the Lake District.

The site is set to open on September 3, and council chiefs hope to encourage as many people as possible to travel out to use the centre.

Hospital fete

A HOSPITAL is staging a fete and car boot sale to raise funds for a centre to treat the elderly and mentally ill. The Tatchell Centre's event will take place at University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton on Sept 2.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 23, 2005
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