Sneak peek inside Sunderland’s Fire Station development ahead of its opening date

Madness will be in the region this weekend

10 things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

Byron's restaurant, Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall’s Byron’s restaurant added to guide of top places to dine in the UK

Eating Out

Win: Tickets to see Elaine Paige on North East tour date


August 15, 1984: Indie legends New Order play Sunderland's Mayfair Suite


Win: Tickets to see Sunderland AFC take on Leeds United at the Stadium of Light


21 myth-busters about Sunderland’s City of Culture 2021 bid

Some of the painted rocks. Picture: Jeni McAuley.

This fun family activity is taking the North East by storm - here's how you can get involved


Stickle Bricks, Action Man and Spirograph stamps among new Royal Mail issue featuring classic children's toys


Do you recognise anyone in our Sunderland playscheme pictures?


Watch: Slideshow of retro pictures of Air Training Corps cadets across South Tyneside

George Liddle's memories of his boxing uncle Jack Wilson.

Sunderland boxing coach was “a good man” with a real gift for helping young talent

The Round Robin pub, Hylton Road, Sunderland.

They had the Jolly-est of times in 1980 in Sunderland

Retro 3

Cot mobile recalled over choking fears

Are your kids leaving home next month?

'Empty nest syndrome' when kids leave for university 'can wreck marriage'

Education 2
There are ways to avoid your children racking up big mobile phone bills.

How to avoid your kids ringing up big mobile phone bills

Would you use the app?

New app forces kids to reply to parents’ texts


Gadgets: 5 of the best air conditioners

News 1
MP for Houghton & Sunderland South Bridget Philipson joined other runners for the 7th anniversary of the Sunderland Park Run at Silksworth Sports Complex.

Wearside MP praises organisers to mark Parkrun anniversary

One of the luxury lodges.

Travel: No complaints to lodge after great Lakes break that ticks all the boxes

Airport security

One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced electronic items

Ryanair is calling for airports to limit the sale of alcohol to passengers

Airports asked to limit the amount of alcohol sold to passengers before flights

Transport 3
Budgeting well can help you make it through the holidays without blowing all your cash.

How good budgeting can help you save money for the school holidays