Would you stick needles in your baby to stop it crying?

Acupuncture may stop babies suffering from colic from crying too much, according to new research.
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Will you be looking for ways to save money this year?

Five really easy ways to end up with more money in 2017

January may be a tight month, but it is also one where you can take a few simple steps to have a better financial start to the year.

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The safety warning notice for Playtime Beds.

Parents urged to stop using Playtime Beds NOW after baby's death

Parents are being urged to stop using a range of cots and children's beds IMMEDIATELY after they were linked to the sudden death of a baby.

A new app has been released by Public Health England to help parents make healthy choices. Picture: PA.

English children 'consume half of daily sugar allowance at breakfast'

Sugar-laden breakfasts mean that the nation's children are consuming half of their daily sugar allowance before they even start school, health officials have warned.
Christmas is a happy occasion when people are together.

SUNDERLAND CARES: Friendships that will last a lifetime

There is no formula for friendship. It is forged in many ways – whispering at the back of a classroom, sharing gossip at the coffee machine or laughing in the pub.


How to create a Santa flight path straight to YOUR home

Air traffic controllers are preparing for the world’s most important flight of the year.

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Five toys to make your kids go 'wow!' this Christmas

There's not long now until Christmas, but are you still looking for a 'big present' to make your kids go 'wow!'?
What do you think is the most useful parenting product? Picture: Shutterstock.

The 10 baby products new parents DON'T need

It's highly likely you'll have a list as long as your arm when it comes to buying for your newborn.

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Is Santa sexist if he gives your daughter a doll for Christmas?

In the run-up to Christmas, many of us, whether we are parents or not, will want to buy a toy as a present for a little boy or girl.
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Do you see yourself as successful?

These are the top 15 signs of success for Brits

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

Has your child's name made the list?

Revealed: The top 10 girls' and boys' baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

(left) Viv Watts, Chief Executive of Hope for Kids, is presented with toys by Sainsbury's Silksworth Lane staff (left to right) Helen Williamson, Helen Brown and Rob Fraser. Picture by FRANK REID

Toys flooding in for our Christmas appeal - there is still time to give

You have already been so generous in supporting our drive to help make Christmas special for some of the most disadvantaged and special needs children in our area.

Have you been good this year? Santa Claus could be on his way ...

11 things you said about keeping the magic of Santa Claus alive

Christmas is coming - the goose is getting fat. And in just over a month, Santa Claus could be on his way!

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Big queue as Coca-Cola Christmas truck arrives in Sunderland

Hundreds of families are turning out to see Coca-Cola's festive truck after it motored into Sunderland.
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Billy pictured by our photographer at this year's Durham Gala.

In search of Big Meeting Billy: One of Durham Miners’ Gala’s most colourful characters

He was as much a part of Durham Gala as the banners and the bands.

The Coca-Cola Truck

Where and when to see the Coca-Cola Christmas truck in Sunderland and Newcastle

This year people will be able to see the Coca-Cola Christmas truck in person as it will be stopping off in Sunderland and Newcastle.
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When do you put your decorations up?

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We're not even into December and we've already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.
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Do you want to see shops closed on Boxing Day?

Poll: Do you back the petition to close stores on Boxing Day?

Scoffing leftovers with loved ones in front of a roaring fire, or hitting the High Street in search of post-Xmas bargains - what will you be up to this Boxing Day?

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Battle of the Christmas adverts 2016: Which is your favourite?

With less than six weeks to go until Christmas Day, the annual round of festive adverts are now in full swing.

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