Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, the EU referendum and US presidential election have exacerbated – rather than healed – the widespread loss of public faith in the polls induced by the 2015 general election debacle.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes

Sunderland managerial target Derek McInnes: “It would take something special for me to want to leave"

Sunderland managerial target Derek McInnes has insisted it would take "something special" for him to want to leave Aberdeen.

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Bradley enjoys Sunday dinner on the day his family was forced to deny cruel rumours that the six-year-old had died.

LADbible donates £20,000 to Bradley Lowery after publishing false death rumours

Website LADbible has pledged to donate £20,000 to Bradley Lowery's fight against neuroblastoma after incorrectly publishing a story that the youngster had died.

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Appeal after fatal County Durham tractor crash

A driver lost his life when his vintage tractor left the road in County Durham yesterday.

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Witness appeal after two-vehicle collision in Sunderland

Witnesses are being sought after a collision between two vehicles over the bank holiday weekend.

Isla Laidlaw

Isla hopes to be the golden girl at finals

A Sunderland beauty queen is hoping to paint Miss England red and white.

Richard Avenue Primary School Race for Life

Sunderland pupils put their best feet forward for charity

Children at a city primary school pulled on their running shoes for charity.

Town Centre Citroen have fund-raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sunderland car dealership raises £80k for Macmillan Cancer Care

Staff at a city car dealership have been hailed after reaching the £80,000 mark in their fund-raising for a lifeline charity.

Michelle Ord, mother of the late Aleisha Ord, at the play park.

Appeal to build new play park in memory of tragic tot

An appeal has been launched to replace a condemned play park which was created in memory of a nursery school girl who died in a tragic accident.

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Erin Farthing loved to travel

South Shields family pays tribute to a ‘spontaneous’ young woman who had a zest for life

The heartbroken family of a caring young woman are fighting to come to terms with her sudden death at the age of just 26.

Junction of the A19 with the A690 Durham Road

Death of former solider hit by car on A19 was an accident, inquest rules

The death of a former solider who was hit by a car while walking along the A19 in Sunderland was an accident an inquest has ruled.

Glenn Foot (centre) celebrates his English title triumph at the York Hall on Saturday

Capital gain for Glenn Foot as Sunderland fighter claims English title in a thriller

Great Sunderland wins in London?

Sunderland managerial target Derek McInnes despairs after Aberdeens last-gasp Scottish Cup final defeat to Celtic

Derek McInnes will take Sunderland job, if it’s offered, believes former Norwich manager

Sunderland will step up their manager search this week, with Derek McInnes still the overwhelming favourite.

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The Great North Air Ambulance.

One person airlifted to hospital following a crash in Sunderland

Emergency services were called to a crash in Sunderland today and one casualty was airlifted to James Cook Hospital.


Watch: Slideshow of Sunderland Echo retro pictures from 1999

We have taken a trip back into the last century for you with our latest slideshow of retro pictures.

Lucy Staniforth

Sunderland star admits stunning strike was ‘fluke’ as side edge win

Sunderland Ladies bounced back to winning ways thanks to a stunning piece of good fortune – and skill – from Lucy Staniforth.

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Flash flooding in Otley, near Leeds, on Saturday. Similar conditions may yet hit the North East between Sunday night and Monday afternoon.

North East braced for bank holiday weekend bout of heavy rain and even floods

Weather forecasters fear the recent sunny weather is about to be replaced by storms during the remainder of the bank holiday weekend.

Mourners look put down flower tributes at St Ann's Square in Manchester city centre. PIC: SWNS

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Terror is real so close to home

It’s been a very bad week, and there really aren’t enough words in the English language to describe the sadness caused by the events in Manchester.

An armed police officer stands on the course during today's Great Run races in Manchester.

Armed police guard course as spectators and crowds defy terrorists at Great Manchester Run

Thousands took to the streets for the Great Manchester Run as the latest large-scale event took place in the city in the wake of the terror attack.

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