Tyne and Wear


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Tyne and Wear,

former metropolitan county, NE England. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization, the county embraced the Newcastle upon Tyne conurbation and comprised five metropolitan districts (metropolitan boroughs): Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle upon Tyne,
city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 199,064), NE England, on the Tyne River. The city is an important shipping and trade center. The famous coal-shipping industry began in the 13th cent.; coal, however, was exceeded by wool exports until the 16th cent.
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, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, GatesheadGateshead
, metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 91,429), NE England, on the Tyne River opposite Newcastle upon Tyne. Service industries, light engineering, paints, refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning equipment, ordnance, and wire and cable are among the city's industries.
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, and SunderlandSunderland,
city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 195,064), NE England, at the mouth of the Wear River. The city was established as a shipbuilding center and a coal-shipping port in the 14th cent; shipbuilding ended in the 1980s, and coal mining in the 1990s.
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. Tyne and Wear was abolished in 1986, and the districts became responsible for all services except police, fire, and civil defense, which are supervised jointly. It remains a ceremonial county under the Lieutenancies Act.

Tyne and Wear

a metropolitan county of NE England, administered since 1986 by the unitary authorities of Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, and Sunderland. Area: 540 sq. km (208 sq. miles)
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Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Community Safety, Chris Lowther of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has an important role in national resilience in England and Wales.
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On the reserve boards, Ryan Branley bounced back from being left out of the main squad with a superb 18.5 average TYne and Wear's next fixture is on March 24 when Durham travel to Teams Club.
There is a real attempt to achieve co-ordination which is sorely lacking in Tyne and Wear. Within the arrangements for London the three major bus operators in this region - Go Ahead, Arriva and Stagecoach - all appear to be operating profitably, surely evidenced by the increasing numbers of bus passengers in London.
TYNE and Wear travelled to Humberside for round four of the NYDO Youth League.
Tyne and Wear Heritage Open Days (HODS), which runs from September 11-14, is the biggest regionally-organised event of its type in England.
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