Halloween 2016 is almost here - send us your Spooky Snaps

October has officially arrived - and that means it's time for Halloween, and Spooky Snaps!
Celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on the 19th October, Jim and Hilary Lindsay of Stitchell House Nursing Home, Greatham.

Seven decades of adventure for platinum couple

A couple are celebrating after motoring their way to 70 years of wedded bliss.

What will you get up to this half term?

19 things to do in the North East this half term

We are well and truly into the swing of the autumn season, so it's just about time for a little break.
'Pet roadkill' is among the costumes on sale this Halloween.

From pet roadkill to killer clowns: Are children's Halloween costumes becoming 'too frightening'?

Worried parents have slammed retailers including the Duchess of Cambridge's parents for selling sickening Halloween costumes for young children.
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Let's go fly a kite...

From flying kites to building a tent... have you mastered the 50 dad skills?

The top 50 'dad skills' have been revealed - but less than half of fathers reckon they have mastered them all.
More than half of mums feel their kids prefer their grandmother to them, as they spend more time doing things with them.

10 reasons why kids think their grandma is cooler than their mum

More than half of British kids prefer their granny to their own mother, according to a new report.
Lillian and George Harnett celebrate their Diamond wedding

Active couple celebrate 60 years of marriage and dancing

A couple who first set eyes on each other across a dance floor are celebrating 60 years of life together.

Families enjoyed the Peterlee Show across the weekend.

Families enjoy entertainment-packed Peterlee Show as thousands attend over weekend

Families enjoyed an entertainment-packed weekend show as the weather failed to dampen a popular event.

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'Snob' mother loses court fight to father from 'Geordie' family from 'grotty' estate

A teacher who described herself as a "snob" and said a member of her ex-husband's family spoke "Geordie" and lived on a "grotty" estate has lost a court fight over the care of her two children.
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The top 100 baby names for boys and girls have been revealed by the Office for National Statistics.

Oliver and Amelia remain the most popular baby names - but Jaxon and Aria are on the rise

Oliver and Amelia remain the most popular baby names in England and Wales for the third year running, according to official figures.
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Can you cross everything off our North East summer bucket list?

21 things to cross off your North East bucket list this summer - how many can you do?

It's hard to believe that the summer holidays have rolled around already. Don't worry though - there's plenty to keep you busy.
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First birthday for premature baby Amber Lucy Mould.
Brothers from left Kayne aged six and Frankie aged four

Family marks tot’s first birthday as they look to the future after triple threat to children

A baby who was the size of her mum’s hand when she was born four months early will mark her first birthday today.

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Kitting out the kids with new school uniforms is an annual headache for parents.

Good news for parents as Lidl set to sell full school uniform for just £3.65

School's out for summer in many places - but there's good news for parents worried about the annual uniform headache.

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Michael Hackett, grand daughter Connie and daughter Rachael, with horse Duke, that Gentoo has asked to be removed from land off Hylton Road.

Sunderland family’s appeal after beloved horse is threatened with eviction from land

A furious family have set up a petition after their beloved horse was threatened with “eviction” from his home of 20 years.

From left to right, Kevan Jackson, Brandon Price, Harvey Gill and Luke Jackson, who are to take part in a skydive in aid of two-year-old Poppy Gidneys family.

Friends set for 10,000ft skydive to raise funds for cancer-suffering Boldon toddler

Kind-hearted friends are set to make a giant leap of faith as they show their support for a cancer-suffering toddler.

IKEA has recalled the Patrull children's stair gate after several safety scares.

IKEA recalls child stairgate after series of safety scares

Furniture retailer IKEA has issued an urgent statement urging customers to stop using its child safety gates after a series of failures were reported.


Father's Day bridge protesters in Sunderland could remain for "several weeks"

Two dads staging a peaceful protest on Sunderland's Queen Alexandra bridge could be there for "several weeks", campaigners have warned.

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Sarah Jane Holst was surrounded by her family as she celebrated turning 100 at Stockton Lodge Nursing Home.

Much-loved Sarah Jane turns 100 with two sets of five generations by her side

A much-loved great-great-grandmother enjoyed a “beautiful” 100th birthday as two sets of five generations joined in the celebrations.

What type of parent are you?

Tiger, free-range... What kind of parent are you?

What’s the best way to raise your child? It’s a question that has provoked the publication of numerous books, and seen authors race to coin the next quirky name for a new style of parenting.
Celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary, John and Hazel Dawson, of Seaham.

Sixty-year journey of Seaham’s diamond couple

A couple whose relationship began by a chance encounter on the bus have marked 60 years of marriage.

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