Roker Hotel unveils new look rooms as part of £1million site investment

Eminem will headline Reading and Leeds. Picture: PA.

Guess who's back? Eminem to headline Reading and Leeds Festivals


Oasis, The Killers and U2 tributes will wow crowds at Fake Festival

The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham. Credit Tony Griffiths, Durham Photographic Society.

Durham Cathedral honours St Bede's legacy by backing Sunderland City of Culture bid


How chicken nuggets can help pre-school kids learn to count


Take a look inside Sunderland's new Sports Direct store


WIN: A mascot place for the Sunderland v Manchester City match

intu Eldon Square - Tapas Revolution restaurant in intu Eldon Square's Grey's Quarter.

Credit: Tony Hall

REVIEW: Sneak peek at Tapas Revolution, Grey’s Quarter, Newcastle

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Your memories of a trip to Derwent Hill

A busy High Street West in 1962 looking towards Risdon's corner

You must have had a beautiful baby ... and you probably clothed it at Risdon’s

Sea Road in the 1960s, as remembered by Vince Jones  from Australia.

From Northants to Oz - you love a trip down Wearside Memory Lane


Did you take a trip to Derwent Hill?

Easington player Barry Jones (stripes), in action.

Meet the best team this coach ever managed


Eight leading North East tourist attractions to visit for free during the February half-term holidays

What are your plans for half term?

Five tips to keep the kids occupied during half term

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An army of grandparents looking after their grandchildren are collectively saving parents more than 16billion a year in formal childcare costs.

Grandparents save working families £1,786 a year in childcare costs

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Do you get stressed over bills and expenses? Picture: Shutterstock.

Adults pay bills of £1.2m over lifetime

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

Coaches Leanne Prudhoe and Andrew Marshall alongside players from Washington Juniors Ladies side, who are looking for sponsorship.

Girl player-turned-coach sets up team

Lib Dem campaigner Bailey Barker at the entrance to Barnes Park in Sunderland.

Decision to leave Sunderland parks open 24/7 sparks vandalism fears

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Workers can take advantage of the way Easter falls this year.

How to enjoy 18 days off this Easter by using just nine days' holiday

Here's what to do if your flight is delayed due to Storm Doris. Picture: Pixabay.

Storm Doris: Can I claim compensation for a delayed flight?

Winter weather is predicted to return to the North East later this week.

Snow warning for County Durham motorists

Drivers spend an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study found.

Drivers spending five days a year stuck in traffic jams

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