Take a look inside Sunderland's new Sports Direct store

The Echo gave a mascot place to Charlie Creaser earlier this year.

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


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

Eating Out

You can get a free Subway sandwich on Valentine's Day - here's how!


Pictures of fans enjoying the big gigs at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light


Ten pence mix-ups and a mean corned beef pie - what a Sunderland street that is!

Sports Direct, High Street West

WIN: £100 gift card for new Sunderland Sports Direct and USC store


Do you have what it takes to be Top Model of Sunderland?


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

Looking up Roker Ave showing Redhead & Browns and Maxfields. Photograph by the Sunderland Antiquarian Society.

Hot chip butties and sweets from Hafferty’s - all in Roker Avenue

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Joseph's toy shop in Sunderland shortly before its closure.

The toy shop which made your childhood extra special

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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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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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The beauty of Woolacombe Bay.

Travel review: The UK’s best holiday parks on the UK’s best beach!

Rock The Boat takes place on board the magnificent cruise ship Magellan.

Rock The Boat music cruise sets sail for the North East