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Recipe of the week: Healthy peanut butter granola

Here is a recipe for healthy peanut butter granola.

George with loud bell - we always know where he is.

Gardening: The problems of a pet cat and garden wildlife

Do you, or would you, keep your cat indoors permanently to save garden animals?

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Massive crowds for the 1992 parade.

When there was no FA Cup but lots of great memories

Where were you when the lads came back from Wembley in 1992, we asked.

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Aldi’s £10 gin beats £40 rival to be named world's best

Budget supermarket chain, Aldi, has scooped one of the most prestigious awards in the drink industry to win gold at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.

The City of Norwich upriver in 1895.

On the waterfront: The Wear’s passenger steamers

This week, we focus on the Wear’s passenger steamers of the 1890s.

Rooms at the Highland Apartments

Travel: It’s compact and cosmopolitan – Inverness has something for all

As a busy person whose life revolves around routine and the familiar, for me, a break away needs to offer something completely new and unchartered.

Blacketts store in May 1972.

Who remembers Blacketts buttons at Sunderland department store?

What a store Blacketts was.

The Grand Cork Experiment, a multi-sensory experiment to prove that wine seated with a cork closure tastes better than that with a screw top. Picture issued by Oxford University

Screw cap or cork? Wine-tasting research aims to end long-running debate

Scientists could soon provide a definitive answer to the years-long debate over whether wine tastes better from a cork or screw cap bottle - and you can help.
Intex Purespa 6 person Bubble Round Hot Tub Spa.

Gardening: 5 of the best garden hot tubs and jacuzzis

We look at 5 of the best garden jacuzzis

Triple-layer berry victoria sponge, taken from Comfort: Delicious Bakes and Family Treats by Candice Brown, published in hardback by Ebury Press

Food & drink: Great British Bake Off champion Candice Brown does comfort food perfectly

Candice Brown won the Great British Bake Off last year, and now has her first book out. Let’s just say, she’s still trying to get her head around these really quite delicious facts.

Maritime Terrace going into Blandford Street in 1981.

Tasty memories of the Melting Pot and flowery shirts and pencil skirts at Sgt Peppers

It’s like it was taken yesterday! This photograph may be 36 years old, but dozens of you still remembered your favourite 1980s shops in Blandford Street.

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(L-R) Stacie Stuart, Fred Sirieix, Michel Roux, Lucy Alexander and Jay Rayner.

Mackem masterchef Stacie Stewart takes on Channel 4 taste test

A Sunderland-born chef is whetting the nation’s appetite on a show featuring the crème de la crème of the food industry.

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Debenhams new Buxom cosmetic counter. Concessions manager Ellis Brickle

Top-selling US beauty brand Buxom comes to Sunderland

Beauty is proving big business in The Bridges after shoppers were made up by the recent extension of its beauty hall.

Spicy beef stir fry.

Recipe of the week: Spicy beef stir fry

This quick and easy Asian-style recipe is one which always prove popular.

The Working Wetlands Garden at Washington Wetland Centre. Picture by Ian Henderson

Gardening: How creating a ‘rain garden’ can help tackle climate change

Gardeners are being encouraged to try ‘rain gardening’ as a way of coping with the effects of climate change at a new WWT Washington Wetland Centre garden exhibit.

Taking the plunge at Dawdon Pit Pond in August 1974.

Your memories of the pond at Dawdon Pit

Gone but definitely not forgotten. That’s Dawdon Pit pond which thousands of you recalled.

Brighton Pavilion.

Travel: Relaxing vibe and shopping heaven in ‘San Francisco’ of the south coast

Bohemian Brighton has so many things going for it that it’s difficult to know where to start.
The Old Twenty Nine Pub in High Street West in 1976.

Your memories of Sunderland pub The Old Twenty Nine

Top bands and a very distinctive floor - that was The Old Twenty Nine, and it seems you loved the place.

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An artist's impression on how the treehouses would look

Luxury treehouse rooms planned for North East hotel

A North East hotel plans to branch out - with the creation of six luxury treehouses.

Being burgled is the last thing you want while on holiday.

Will your home be secure enough when you head off on holiday?

So the suitcases are packed, tickets and passports are ready, your wallet is bursting with foreign currency and you’re ready for the off - summer holiday here you come!

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