We always knew that South Tyneside was a great place and last night it was confirmed. As a sponsor of the Best of South Tyneside Awards we were overwhelmed by the courage and resilience of the people living in the borough.

The winners varied from charity fundraisers to those who sacrifice everything to help those in greater need. In both laughter and the odd tear we celebrated and roared on all those who took to the stage. A magnificent night.

Thank you South Tyneside.