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GARDENING: Avoid over-pruning fruit trees in winter

Following on from last week’s guide to winter pruning apple and pear trees, here’s how to fix a major problem of over-pruning – water shoots.


39 North East eateries to try during Vegan Restaurant Week as Veganuary continues

Vegans and the vegan-curious are being offered a wealth of special offers and dining options as North East eateries embrace Vegan Restaurant Week.
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The Mecca Centre in 1996.

Dave wants to know - Did Yeh Ever Gann To The Mecca?

Did Yeh Ever Gann To The Mecca? Dave Murray would love to know.

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The Chop House at The Dun Cow. Madeleine and David Gill

Sunderland’s new Chop House restaurant aims to raise the ‘steaks’

Sunderland’s newest restaurant is aiming to raise the “steaks” with its beefed-up menu.

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Greggs sausage rolls are a firm favourite with customers.

Airport passengers will be able to bag a pasty from new-look Greggs

The countdown has begun to the day passengers can get their Greggs fix once again as they come and go from the North East’s leading airport.

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Marion Young and her colleague Wang Ssu Wen with the man carrying their luggage.

One Sunderland woman’s remarkable role in China

A Sunderland woman’s remarkable journeys - to establish Christianity in China - have been documented in a new book.

John Williams

How a South Shields chef went from peeling spuds to winning a Michelin star at The Ritz

This year The Ritz in London will appear in the Michelin Guide for the first time - and it’s all thanks to a South Shields-born chef and his team. Katy Wheeler speaks to executive chef John Williams.

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Winter brassicas thrive in frost, but take months to mature.

Self-sufficiency is the dream, but be realistic

Total self-sufficiency in growing your own vegetables is the allotment holder’s dream – mine too. But I settle for the reality of having grown something fresh and tasty to pick every month in the year, augmented by market purchases to add variety.


Quidditch Premier League try-outs take place in North East

Harry Potter fans - and lovers of unusual sports - can try their hand at broomstick-based action as the Quidditch Premier League seeks new players in the region.

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An inside view of the Newcastle City Pool, where the baths were.

How the Turkish Baths played a part in a massive Sunderland bank raid

Bank robberies often make massive headlines - especially when there are large amounts of money involved.

A street in Sunderland blocked by snow.

The Sunderland winter which froze the anti-freeze in cars!

Think you’ve got it bad with modern day winters?

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Ivy Leaf FC Football Team  April 1977  old ref number 15279  local football teams

Remembering Sunderland’s dashing footballers of years gone by

This week’s delve into the Sunderland Echo picture archive has brought up some colourful kits and a lot of hair as we look at photographs of local football teams in from recent decades.

Beautiful view of Hamburg city centre  by the town hall and Alster river.

Travel review: Sampling the old and new in Beatles’ second city

"I was born in Liverpool but I grew up in Hamburg,” one John Winston Lennon once famously said – and while his city of birth has been quick to capitalise on its association with the Fab Four, Hamburg is finally making a bit of a fight back.
Tom Daley.

Interview: Tom’s Daley bread

When you picture Tom Daley, he’s probably in pair of Speedos or a Team GB tracksuit – not an apron. But the Olympic diver is showing off his culinary skills in a new healthy eating cookbook, Tom’s Daily Plan.

A Bonmarche store

Bag yourself a VIP shopping experience at Dalton Park

Fancy a shopping spree for free?

Man claims Cadbury stole his idea for Oreo creme egg

Man claims Cadbury stole his idea for Oreo creme egg

Sweet-toothed Nick Allam is claiming to have invented the Oreo Creme Egg - TWO YEARS before Cadbury put their latest creation on the shelves.

My laden Red Falstaff apple tree in October.

GARDENING: Don’t prune your fruit trees in the wind or snow

Last season was a great year for apples – make sure this year is by winter pruning your apple and pear trees – but only if it’s not windy or snowing!

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Will you be trying out turmeric this year?

17 super foods for 2017

If you can't stomach discarded bits of meat or even an insect sandwich then you might want to avoid these latest foodie trends.
Margaret pictured as a baby.

The Sunderland man who delivered his own child in the deep mid winter

We asked you for your memories of storm Sunderland winters.

An installation titled We Are Hull by artist Zolst Balogh is projected onto buildings in the city's Queen Victoria Square, marking the official opening of Hull's tenure as UK City of Culture. Credit:  Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Sunderland’s race to be City of Culture 2021 officially underway

The race for Sunderland to be crowned UK City of Culture 2021 officially begins today.

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