Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe loves scoring goals but also loves helping young people

There is more to Jermain Defoe than putting the ball in the back of the net.

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Man dies after collision with Metro train identified

Man dies after being hit by Metro train named

A man who died after a collision with a Metro train has been named by police.
The Brexit committee in Sunderland today.

Poll: How would you vote if the EU Referendum was held today?

It's been almost six months since millions of people headed to the polls to have their say on Britain's place in the European Union.

Lindisfarne legends to stage cracker of a Christmas show

North East folk-rock legends Lindisfarne are heading back home for Christmas to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their now-legendary festive shows at Newcastle City Hall.

The poor children of Sunderland.

Sunderland’s massive efforts to help its poor

Community spirit is the cornerstone of many a neighbourhood, especially in Sunderland.

Ricky Alvarez

Sunderland v Inter Milan: Black Cats due to discover fate over £8m misfit Ricky Alvarez

Sunderland are set to find out on Friday whether they will be forced to shell out £8million for a player they do not own – former loanee Ricky Alvarez.

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Gaston Ramirez (far left) scores Boro's winner against Hull City. Picture by Tom Collins

Clayton urges Boro to build on vital Hull success

Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Clayton wants a second successive victory when the Teessiders head to Southampton on Sunday.

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Glenn Foot with trainer Dave Binns and promoter Phil Jeffries

Sunderland’s Glenn Foot targets win on route to British title shot

Glenn Foot is ready to take a Little step towards winning the British championship this Saturday.


DAY TRIP REVIEW: Feeling festive at Edinburgh's Christmas attractions

Scrooges beware – I defy anyone not to feel festive on a visit to Edinburgh’s Christmas attractions.
Yann M'Vila in action for Sunderland last season.

Sunderland fans have their say after Yann M'Vila's change of heart

Sunderland fans have been quick to have their say after Yann M'Vila had a change of heart over rejoining the club in January.

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Pools boss Craig Hignett watches his slump to a 4-0 FA Cup defeat at Port Vale. Picture by Frank Reid

We’re not doomed to failure, insists Pools boss Hignett

Craig Hignett is adamant that Hartlepool United’s season is not doomed to failure.

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Yann M'Vila in action for Sunderland last season.

Yann M'Vila's message to Sunderland fans

Yann M'Vila has thanked Sunderland fans for their support after it was confirmed he would not be rejoining the club.

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Hartlepool steelworkers left out of new Tata commitments - but hopes continue

Steelworkers in Hartlepool face a longer wait for news on their future after a meeting between Tata and union chiefs.

Keaton Jennings this morning

Durham’s new England star follows in WG Grace’s footsteps

Durham’s Keaton Jennings became just the 19th England batsman to score a century on Test debut after reaching three figures in his first innings against India in Mumbai this morning.

Victor Anichebe

Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe: Victor Anichebe is amazing

In-form Jermain Defoe has saluted the man who has been “amazing” in Sunderland’s revival.

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Mike Ashley. Picture by Pa

Sports Direct blames Brexit pound collapse as profits fall by a third to £145million

Profits at Mike Ashley's Sports Direct plunged 33.5% to £145.3 million in the first half of the year following the collapse in sterling.

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Bradley Lowery with mum Gemma, dad Carl and brother Kieran.

Messages of support for family of Bradley Lowery flood in as devastating news is revealed

Messages of support are flooding in from across the region for the family of little Bradley Lowery as they are given the news they had been dreading to hear.

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Jan Kirchhoff in training at Hetton

Jan Kirchhoff: Sunderland team-work key as Cats prepare for big match at Swansea

If Sunderland are to pull off another great escape this season it will be achieved by good old-fashioned teamwork.

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Owen William Dempsey, 26, of Pendle, Bootle, Liverpool.

Everton fan cleared of taking smoke flare into game against Sunderland

An Everton fan has been cleared of taking a flare into the Stadium of Light when his side played Sunderland earlier this season.

Dylan Simpson, with sister Ava, has turned his bedroom into Santa's Grotto to raise money for St Clares

Youngster turns his bedroom into Santa’s Grotto for South Tyneside charity

A kindhearted schoolboy has transformed his bedroom into Santa’s grotto in a bid to raise cash for charity.

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