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The charming Sunderland building that passing drivers checked their watches against

Buildings from Sunderland’s past often attract the interest of the Sunderland Antiquarian Society.


Why leaves on the line might delay your train journey

'Leaves on the line' might sound like an old British Rail excuse for poor punctuality, but it's a very real problem for rail operators at this time of year.
Miss Gilliat with the staff and pupils of Sunderland High School.

The first pupil register from Sunderland High School’s archives

Sunderland High School shaped many young lives in the city.


North East castle among 11 spooky places for a Halloween mini-break

For a more unusual weekend break, try a getaway in one of these ‘haunted’ hotels, castles and guesthouses which you can stay in around Hallowe'en – or any time of year.
Which gin are you?

International Gin & Tonic Day: Which gin are you?

Today, we’re allowed to get extra excited about it being hump day, because October 19 is totally dedicated to gin!

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A jazz band carnival in Sunderland in 1981.

Sunderland woman’s jazz band memories - and why they will never leave her

Elizabeth Lamb still taps away to music. It’s a fond reminder of the days when she was the bass drummer in the Sunderland Westenders.

The start of last year's race

Entries open for Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10k

The race for places in next year’s Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10K starts today.

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke is to launch a fitness clothing store in The Bridges

Katie Bulmer-Cooke’s one stop fitness shop set to kick-start Sunderland

Katie Bulmer-Cooke is limbering up to give the city’s fitness a boost.

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Wallace the lion.

How Wallace the lion who has thrilled generations ended up at Sunderland Museum

Who knows the background to Wallace the lion?

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How Jeremy Corbyn ruined my vegan caprese: An embarrassment of riches at The Bohemian

Never mind what critics fear he’s doing to the Labour party – that swine Corbyn put paid to my vegan caprese.

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Hurtigruten, the Norwegian exploration travel company has launched direct flights from Newcastle.

New flights to Norway launched from Newcastle

Those who fancy a trip to Norway will now be able to fly direct from Newcastle as Norwegian airline Hurtigruten launches new flights.
What would you order on Greggs Deliver?

Would you order a Greggs delivery?

Craving a sausage roll or a cake at your desk? Greggs could have you covered with its new delivery service.

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The English language can get us all confused.

'Off your own back' and four other common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

English is a language rich with imagery, meaning and metaphor – and when we want to express ourselves we can draw upon a canon replete with beautifully turned phrases, drawing from the language’s Latin, French and Germanic roots, through Chaucer and Shakespeare right up to myriad modern wordsmiths – not to mention those apt aphorisms that English has appropriated from other languages.

Sunderland Echo's Sunderland City Culture Bid 2021.
Editorial director Joy Yates and Managing editor Gavin Foster with news team

Echo throws its weight behind Sunderland’s UK City of Culture bid

Today the Echo is urging readers to back the bid as the campaign to make Sunderland UK City of Culture 2021 steps up a gear.

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22 pictures from a Big Night Out in Sunderland

There's nothing better than a Big Night Out with friends.

Pharmacist Jessica Thomas inside the new Pharmacy at Beamish Museum.  Picture by FRANK REID

Checking out the poisonous past of Beamish’s new additions

“Would you like any arsenic with that, Madam,” – the deadly lotions and poisonous potions of Edwardian England are brought to life in all their grim glory at the latest addition to Beamish Museum.

100 year old Hilda Bones holding her birthday card from Queen Elizabeth with her daughter Elaine Brannon. Picture by FRANK REID

Great-grandmother Hilda is second in family to celebrate 100th birthday

A Wearside great-grandmother who is ‘loved by everyone’ has celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends.

West Boldon Lodge staff prepare for the Halloween events.

Half-term Halloween event in South Tyneside will offer children ‘quiet space’

A Halloween event with a difference is taking place in South Tyneside later this month.

The books cover.

The Sunderland footballer who died a hero and lived an extravagant life

There’s a proverbial relegation six-pointer going on between Sunderland and Stoke City tomorrow in the Premier League.

Skinny bridge cityscape

Bag a bargain with 2-4-1 cruise offer for North East passengers

Fancy going Dutch this Christmas?

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