Preparations heating up for North East Chilli Festival

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The Boss himself at the Stadium of Light in 2012.

June 21, 2012: Bruce Springsteen rocks Sunderland's Stadium of Light

On parade at Seaburn Recreation Ground for last year's Armed Forces Day.

Sunderland all set for three-day Armed Forces celebration

Who are you voting for as the winner for Curry House of the Year?

Curry House of the Year top 10: Pick Sunderland's winner


FIRST LOOK: Inside Sunderland’s new Miller and Carter restaurant

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WIN: Family ticket for The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Theatre Royal Newcastle

Theatre and Comedy

Mr Sunderland hopes to be best man at Mr England


REVIEW: Byron’s Restaurant, Seaham Hall

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Fiume - Bonemill Lane, Washington...

Six places to treat your dad in and around Sunderland on Father’s Day

The winner will receive a �100 health and beauty prize

Nominate your community champion for a chance to win £100 Asda voucher


Watch: Slideshow of glitzy memories from past Sunderland school proms

The Devonia at Corporation Quay in 1967.

When Sunderland kids got to spend two weeks on a cruise ship

David Bowie at Roker Park.

June 23, 1987: David Bowie plays Sunderland's Roker Park football ground

Our 1980 photo showing preparations for the Gang Show at the Empire Theatre.

Your 1980s memories of your youthful days

The author Alan Sinclair as an infant, pictured with his sister Jean.

Boyhood memories of growing up in Hendon


Confused children think fish fingers are made from chicken

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Will you be getting the school uniform from Aldi?

Aldi announce school uniforms for a fiver

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Do you fancy giving the obstacle course a try?

Are you brave enough to try out this inflatable obstacle course?

Siobhan Hatch from South Shields. Picture: PA.

South Shields mum 'grateful to be alive' after paralysis caused by life-threatening nerve syndrome

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Gadget: top 5 kitchen blenders

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

Make sure you're not going to be hit with a big bill after you hire a car abroad.

Six dos and don'ts for hiring a car when you go on holiday

The beautiful city of Zagreb.

Travel: Zagreb grabbed hold of my heart in whirlwind visit to a hidden gem

Travel bosses have been left "embarrassed" by the huge spike in reports of holiday sickness, which they describe as "a British problem". Picture: PA.

'Food poisoning' scams could spell end to all-inclusive holidays for Britons

A general shot of a humpback whale

Travel Review: Whale watching in the North Sea