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Children in Need 2017: Your wore spots and raised lots

If you've been out and about today you might have spotted some yellow ears and mutli-coloured spots.

Offbeat
The North East press team puts its thumbs up for Bradley.

Thumbs up campaign in Bradley Lowery's memory takes social media by storm

We'll never forget his cheeky smile and trademark double thumbs up.
County Durham
The last posting dates for British troops abroad have been announced.

When are the last Christmas posting dates for troops aboard?

December is just around the corner and your Christmas shopping is well underway.

News
Will you be going along to see him this weekend?

Santa Claus to visit Beamish as part of Christmas launch

Can't wait until December to see the man in red?

County Durham
The first line-up announcement for Slam Dunk 2018 was made today.

Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday confirmed in first announcement for Slam Dunk Festival 2018

The headline act has been announced for next year's Slam Dunk Festival.
Music
The guns handed over to Northumbria Police.

Weapons handed over to Northumbria Police on first day of firearms surrender

Firearms and ammunition have been surrendered to police officers on the first day of a special campaign.

Crime
Fred lost his life on November 10.

Family's tribute to 'devoted' cyclist who has died aged 80

An 80-year-old cyclist who died following a collision has been remembered as a "devoted husband, wonderful father, grandfather, brother and friend" by his family.
Durham
Santa will be waiting to receive your letters!

When is the last date for posting your children's letters to Santa?

With less than six weeks to go until Christmas. it's time to get those all-important lists in.

News
The armed robbery took place on Villette Road, Hendon. Picture: Google Maps.

Masked knifeman steals alcohol during Sunderland shop robbery

Police are hunting a masked robber who stole alcohol and a mobile phone during a raid on a shop in Sunderland.

Crime
John Bishop will come to Sunderland in January.

John Bishop to bring sell-out tour to Sunderland Empire

Comedian John Bishop is bringing his sell-out tour to Sunderland for two nights after its success across the country.
Theatre and Comedy
Moz the Monster and his friend Joe star in this year's John Lewis Christmas advert.

Moz the Monster and friend Joe revealed as stars in new John Lewis Christmas advert

A young boy and his imaginary monster under the bed are the stars of this year’s eagerly anticipated John Lewis Christmas campaign.

News
The display enchanted families across the region.

Thousands of families embrace autumn with visit to Sunderland Illuminations

Families across the North East marked the start of the festive period with an illuminating visit to Sunderland.

Sunderland
Season 2 of Stranger Things arrived on Netflix on October 27.

Will there be a season 3 of Stranger Things?

Already binged your way through season 2 of Stranger Things?

News
Claire Foy returns as the Queen in season 2 of The Crown.

When does season 2 of The Crown on Netflix start?

It's been more than a year since The Crown debuted on Netflix to rave reviews - and now there are only a few weeks to wait until season 2 begins.

News

Welcome to Sunderland: You show off our city's sights as culture judges arrive

Sunderland certainly is a city to be proud of - and you've been flying the red and white flag as the City of Culture judges arrive.
Sunderland

The spook-tacular Halloween costumes that really gave us a scare

We really have seen it all during this year's Halloween season.

Offbeat
Simon Grayson was sacked from Sunderland yesterday.

20 things you said about Simon Grayson's Sunderland departure

Football fans have been having their say after Sunderland parted ways with manager Simon Grayson last night.
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Spooky Snaps show spirit of Halloween across the North East

You lot are pulling out all the stops with this year's Halloween costumes.
Offbeat
Lorri the cat.

'Lorri' the kitten has leg amputated after getting trapped inside lorry engine

A 10-week old kitten who had his leg amputated has found a home with the lorry driver who saved his life.
News
Bradley Lowery and Jermain Defoe pictured earlier this year.

Jermain Defoe could land Sports Personality Award for being Bradley Lowery's 'best friend'

Former Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe is among one bookies' favourites to appear on the shortlist for the Sports Personality of the Year award.

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