Boxing Day Dip saved as new home found for Sunderland’s beloved fundraiser

Sunderland’s famous Boxing Day Dip has a new home.

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Michael Stead died nine months after being attacked.

Sunderland man on trial for murder claims two others carried out fatal attack

A man on trial for murder has told a jury he watched as two other men punched, kicked and hit the victim with a hammer.

The City of Norwich upriver in 1895.

On the waterfront: The Wear’s passenger steamers

This week, we focus on the Wear’s passenger steamers of the 1890s.

Chloe Thynne, 16, was last seen at 3.15pm on Friday, July 21.

Concern grows for County Durham teen missing for nearly a week

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a teenager who has been missing for almost a week.
The shower unit installed in the West Rainton house.

Sunderland tradesman left with £3,000 bill after electric shower error

A trader who fitted an unsafe shower which a family used for weeks has been ordered to pay more than £3,000.

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Peterlee man Peter Hodgson has been found safe and well

Missing Peterlee man found safe and well

Peterlee man Peter Hodgson has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.
Sunderland will not be using the iFollow service this year

Sunderland opt against using iFollow streaming service for the upcoming season

Sunderland have decided against using the Football League's iFollow streaming service this season.
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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson.

RECAP: Sunderland AFC blog - International full-back linked, Steele talks of ‘dream’ move plus Hugill and Maja latest

Sunderland were linked with yet more new names ahead of their return to the Stadium of Light this weekend, following the double capture of Lewis Grabban and Jason Steele.

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Rooms at the Highland Apartments

Travel: It’s compact and cosmopolitan – Inverness has something for all

As a busy person whose life revolves around routine and the familiar, for me, a break away needs to offer something completely new and unchartered.

Bradley Lowery.

Celtic to donate £10,000 to Bradley Lowery Foundation ahead of game at Sunderland

Celtic FC's charitable arm is to donate £10,000 to the Bradley Lowery Foundation before this weekend's pre-season friendly at Sunderland.
Blacketts store in May 1972.

Who remembers Blacketts buttons at Sunderland department store?

What a store Blacketts was.

Galloway made his comeback from injury at Glanford Park

Sunderland defender discusses Robbin Ruiter, new signings and fitness

Brendan Galloway says Dutch goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter showed his quality at Glanford Park on Wednesday night.

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Kevin Phillips and Niall Quinn celebrate.

Revealed! The best ever Sunderland Stadium of Light XI as voted for by fans

During it’s 20-year history, the Stadium of Light turf has been graced by some of the greats of the modern era playing for and against Sunderland.
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Zoe Kazan in The Big Sick.

Cinema AND Trailer: The Big Sick - Zoe Kazan Interview

While her writing and acting roles to date have far from gone unnoticed, it’s Zoe Kazan’s starring role in upcoming hit The Big Sick that’s really set to put her on the map. She chats to Gemma Dunn
Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill (left) in action.

No new bids for Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill amid Sunderland interest

Jordan Hugill is on Sunderland's radar but Preston North End have not had any bids for the striker since Birmingham City's recent offer was rejected.

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

Sunderland v Celtic: Three key players to watch out for ahead of Stadium of Light friendly

Simon Grayson will have one more chance to assess his side before the start of the Championship season when Sunderland host Celtic at the Stadium of Light this weekend.

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Firms more worried about cyber attacks than they are about Brexit

Firms more worried about cyber attacks than they are about Brexit

Businesses are more worried about the risk of suffering cyber attacks than they are the aftermath of leaving the European Union under Brexit.

The Grand Cork Experiment, a multi-sensory experiment to prove that wine seated with a cork closure tastes better than that with a screw top. Picture issued by Oxford University

Screw cap or cork? Wine-tasting research aims to end long-running debate

Scientists could soon provide a definitive answer to the years-long debate over whether wine tastes better from a cork or screw cap bottle - and you can help.

How much could online hackers find out about you in just a few minutes?

Ever wondered how much information someone you weren’t friends with online could quick unearth about you?

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Majority of people want to keep the monarchy

Majority of people want to keep the monarchy

Ged Taylor’s letter on the Royal Family (July 7) begs the question, does he ever let facts get in the way of a rant?

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