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Sunderland businessman faces jail after admitting 11 child sex offences

Are you backing the 2021 Culture bid? Picture: Getty Images.

Why Sunderland should be crowned UK City of Culture 2021

The offence happened at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Yob jailed for spitting on prosecutor during court hearing

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Music fans queue for tickets to Take That star Gary Barlow's Sunderland concerts


'Man with van' convicted after failing to provide assistance in fly-tipping probe


Sunderland chefs named amongst best in the country for Italian food

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Echo readers have largely backed Northumbria Police.

Police backed by readers as stats show force is improving

Hacienda Classical was staged in Herrington Country Park in 2016.

Let's Rock the North East retro festival to take place in Sunderland next year

Brentford manager Dean Smith.

Brentford v Sunderland: Black Cats attacking threat causes concern for Bees boss

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Sunderland's Aiden McGeady.

Simon Grayson on Brentford, defending set-pieces and why he wants more from Aiden McGeady

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Duncan Watmore

Duncan Watmore comeback going to plan as Simon Grayson weighs up back-to-back starts

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Maja has started his comeback from injury

Sunderland U23 boss gives update on Josh Maja after late injury withdrawal

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Axe Jason Steele, recall Lamine Kone, drop Lee Cattermole? Sunderland fans on Simon Grayson's BIG selection issues

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Everton U23 0-1 Sunderland U23: How did Paddy McNair and other first team challengers get on?

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Simon Grayson on his future, Martin Bain and where this Sunderland squad should be in the Championship

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Sunderland striker joins Harrogate Town on month-long loan deal

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No excuses for Simon Grayson not to freshen up Sunderland’s stale style of play

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David Preece: Sunderland are in trouble – but the time to worry is when they go paintballing

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Sam Smith

Sam Smith announces North East tour date

Distiller Luke Smith

Bottoms up: Sunderland distillery launches autumn-inspired gin

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Sir Cliff will return to the North East next year. Picture: PA.

Cliff Richard to visit North East on 60th anniversary tour


How to make the perfect steak with Miller & Carter Sunderland

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Chambers pictured in 1987.

Can you believe it’s 30 years since Sunderland nightclub Chambers opened?

Peter Hook

Peter Hook on the Hacienda, New Order and setting sail with the North Sea Sounds DFDS cruise