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Danger driver caught after travelling 300 metres along Sunderland footpath in van

A danger driver caused a public risk when he travelled 300m along a pedestrian footpath in a van.
Crime
Ivy Leaf FC Football Team  April 1977  old ref number 15279  local football teams

Remembering Sunderland’s dashing footballers of years gone by

This week’s delve into the Sunderland Echo picture archive has brought up some colourful kits and a lot of hair as we look at photographs of local football teams in from recent decades.

Retro
Wise Men Say

Wise Men Say: No easy answer to the reality of Sunderland’s troubles

If only it was as simple as turning on Football Manager to sort out Sunderland’s problems.

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Hannah Schofield.

Missing woman, 28, found safe and well

A woman who was missing has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

News
Ethan Robson

Sunderland boss David Moyes rules out loan deal for midfield prospect

Sunderland are set to disappoint a host of interested clubs by refusing to let young prospect Ethan Robson go out on loan this month.

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Sunderland Harrier Len Christopher produced an impressive run

Sunderland Harriers secure golden double in Cathedral Cross Country Relays

Sunderland Harriers had much to cheer in the popular Durham City Harriers’ Cathedral Cross Country Relays at Maiden Castle yesterday.

Athletics
Amber Rose Cliff.

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Support the Amber petition

I couldn’t write this week’s column without giving a special mention to the beautiful Amber Rose Cliff, who sadly passed away last week after battling cervical cancer.

Opinion
Asian magician Ning is set to wow audiences during the South Tyneside International Magic Festival

Asian magician Ning is set to wow audiences during the South Tyneside International Magic Festival

Leading Asian magician Ning: Mind Magic Mistress has been confirmed to appear at this year’s South Tyneside International Magic Festival.

News
Cultural Spring celebrates three years of projects and £1million funding for future

Cultural Spring celebrates three years of projects and £1million funding for future

A live show will celebrate the first three years of a popular arts project.

News
Cilla Black statue. Picture by PA

Statue of Cilla Black unveiled in Liverpool

A bronze statue of Cilla Black has been unveiled in her home city of Liverpool.
Offbeat

Britain's oldest Olympian celebrates his 100th birthday

A whisky every evening is the key to a long life, according to Britain's oldest living Olympian who is celebrating his 100th birthday.

Olympics
Emma Allan, Acting Programme Manager for Go Smarter, awards Bic director of operations David Howell with the  Platinum Accreditation Award.

Sunderland’s Bic scoops top green travel award

A Wearside business centre has hit platinum by going green.

News
Julie Watson from Q Interiors, Leanda French from Teesside University, project winner Charlie Dempster, and Phil Dougan from Miller Homes.

Sunderland student Charlie has grand designs for the future

Sunderland student Charlie Dempster will be showing off her design skills at a new North East housing development.

News
Ndong and Khazri were in action over the weekend

Sunderland AFC news round-up: Black Cats 'put off' by Leeds United price tag, could AFCON stars return before Spurs?

The fall out to Sunderland's weekend defeat continues as the January rumour mill picks up pace. Here's your main Sunderland headlines from around the globe

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UK mothers 'among worst in world' for problems caused by drinking during pregnancy

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy.

Health
Will you be putting the Lottery on for Wednesday?

Lotto jackpot rises to £12.2million after nobody wins top prize

There will be an estimated £12.2 million jackpot in Wednesday's National Lottery draw after nobody scooped Saturday's top prize.

Business
Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone can only watch despairingly as Stoke's opening goal hits the back of the net. Picture by Frank Reid

Phil Smith’s SAFC Analysis: Sad Sunderland looking ill-equipped for the challenge ahead, physically and technically

The tone was set from the first whistle.

Sunderland AFC 2

Pictures as hundreds turn out to bid farewell to Amber Rose Cliff

Hundreds turned out to big farewell to Amber Rose Cliff, the young woman claimed by cervical cancer who sparked a campaign for a change in smear test age.
News

Funeral service held for ‘vibrant’ Amber Rose Cliff as cervical cancer campaign continues

Hundreds of mourners gathered to remember a “vibrant girl” whose fight against cancer has sparked a national campaign for change.

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Sunderland RCA boss Martin Swales

Northern League: RCA boss backs decision to abandon Benfield match, even though his side were leading

Sunderland RCA boss Martin Swales admitted that the right decision was made to abandon Saturday’s Ebac Northern League First Division game at Newcastle Benfield.

Non-League
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