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Putting the new Maserati models to the test in the North Yorkshire Moors

The unmistakable snarl of the Maserati engine purred through the car as we set off on a sun-drenched drive through the North Yorkshire Moors.

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Workers' Memorial Day service held at Sunderland Civic Centre.

Sunderland service to remember those who died at work

People from across the community gathered in Sunderland to remember those who have lost their lives at work.

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Judges at the Court of Appeal in London agreed Smith's sentence was unduly lenient.

Rapist's jail term increased for historic crimes after court decides original sentence was too soft

A man who brutally raped two young girls when he was a teenager has had his 'too soft' jail term increased by senior judges.
Crime
Sunderland made a 33 million loss in the 2015/16 season

Sunderland's financial results: Worrying returns again that highlight need for recruitment improvement

Sunderland's accounts for the 2015/16 season follow the same pattern they have for a number of seasons.

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Spring scent to lift the spirits - daffodil Pacific Coast.

Why gardening can be good for your mental health

It can only be a good thing that people are talking about mental illness and health – and gardening can really help.

Lifestyle
Sunderland winger Wahbi Khazri in action against Middlesbrough

RECAP: Sunderland AFC blog - David Moyes on his future, club accounts released, injury doubts ahead of Bournemouth

Sunderland boss David Moyes says the end of the season is the time to talk about his future.
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Ellis Short

Sunderland AFC record £33million loss

Sunderland AFC's financial results 'must improve significantly,' says Ellis Short, as the latest figures show the club made a loss after tax of £33million in 2015-16.

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Ellis Short

Ellis Short admits Sunderland finances 'won't be fixed overnight' after £33m loss

Sunderland owner Ellis Short has admitted the club's financial performance won't be fixed overnight after the club announced a huge £33million loss.

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Anthony Marsh has been jailed for two years.

Woman saved from sex attacker when her dog bit him on behind

A woman was saved from a shocking sexual assault when her devoted dog bit her attacker on the bottom.

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Aston Merrygold, formerly of JLS.

Ex-JLS singer Aston Merrygold to perform in Sunderland

Chart-topper Aston Merrygold will be taking to the stage in Sunderland next month.

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Members of the steering group at the official launch of Sunderland's City of Culture bid.

All systems go as Sunderland submits its City of Culture 2021 bid

Sunderland’s bid to be crowned the UK City of Culture 2021 is in.

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Julio Arca now plays for South Shields FC

Julio Arca worried for Sunderland and Middlesbrough as Championship looms

Former Sunderland and Middlesbrough midfielder Julio Arca fears the worst for both his old clubs as they fight for their Premier League lives.
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Moyes has faced calls for his sacking by fans at the last two games

Sunderland boss David Moyes: Decisions will be taken at end of season but there's a rebuilding programme in place

David Moyes says he and Sunderland will have many decisions to make in the summer, but insists a rebuilding programme is in place.
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Gloomy forecast for Bank Holiday weekend in the North East

After a week that's seen sleet, snow, showers, chilly temperatures and some sunny spells, there's slightly better news for the Bank Holiday weekend - but not much.
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Lee Cattermole is a doubt for Bournemouth

Sunderland sweating on fitness of FOUR players ahead of Bournemouth game

Sunderland boss David Moyes is sweating on the fitness of four players ahead of tomorrow's crunch game with Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light.

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Kyle Johnson

Teenager speaks of 'living nightmare' after being shot in the head while riding on motorcycle in Sunderland

A 15-year-old boy woke up in a "living nightmare" after he was shot in the head while travelling on the back of his friend's moped by a man who was annoyed by the noise.
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Robert Oliver.

Sunderland Central Conservative candidate for General Election announced

Sunderland Conservatives have selected Robert Oliver as their parliamentary candidate for the general election for the Sunderland Central constituency.

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artwork by Ken Watts

Memorial exhibition in Washington for South Tyneside artist

A retrospective exhibition is being held in tribute to a South Tyneside painter.

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Maid Of Ace performing at Think Tank? Underground. All Pics: Gary Welford.

Review: Maid Of Ace, Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle

As unique selling points go, being an all-girl band is a pretty good start. When you're all sisters too, that's hard to beat.

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Delphine and Domingo back in the good old days.

Double act recall their days at Wetherells

The memories just keep rolling in about Wetherells – the nightclub which was a hit in the swinging ’60s in Sunderland.

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