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Sunderland's National Glass Centre makes list of Britain's top free attractions

Ahead of the May Day bank holiday, a survey has found the top 50 free attractions across Britain.


Watch world-famous Flying Scotsman celebrate past, present and future of our railways

World-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman travelled alongside three modern trains to celebrate the "past, present and future" of Britain's railways.

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The apple tree I grew from a pip when was a child - a little too close to the house ...

Gardening: Prime time to plant trees – but beware the dangers with roots

It’s the prime time of the year for new gardeners to plant trees and shrubs – but do you know some root systems can damage your home?

Waiting for the catch to come in.

The hawkers who sold their wares in Sunderland

Today street sellers are rarely seen in Sunderland.

Gardening: Five of the best hanging baskets

Gardening: Five of the best hanging baskets

We look at 5 impressive hanging baskets for spring and summer....
This month's Delicious.Magazine

Food & drink: Cook's tip: clever bread

When coating food with breadcrumbs, it’s all too easy for sticky clumps to form on your fingers.
The last shift at Wearmouth Colliery, taken on Friday, December 10 1993.

Remembering the last days of Wearmouth Colliery

The last days of Wearmouth Colliery brought back many memories for Echo readers.

Jessica tries her hands at making a Pink Princess Smoothie.

Shaping Up: Try this recipe for a Pink Princess Smoothie

Here’s a quick and simple smoothie recipe that you can try with your kids.

Wheatsheaf junction in 1951 showing The Cora.

Getting into the Cora to watch Flash Gordon

Until the 1960s just about every suburb of Sunderland could boast its own picture hall.

The Grand Hotel in February 1971.

Myrtle, 96, looks back on the grand old days of a Sunderland hotel

Myrtle May Wild has our utmost thanks.

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How Sunderland has marked Easter over the years

Today is Easter Monday – the Christian festival and holiday which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, the third day of burial after his crucifixion.

A slug. Picture by RHS/Andrew Halstead

Gardening: Slugging it out with unwanted visitors

It’s a no-brainer that slugs and snails topped the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Gardening Advice Service’s top pest of the year list last year.

Healthy cashew cream eggs.

Recipe: Healthy cashew cream eggs

These are much easier than they look to make. Plus, they have the benefit of making you feel good when you eat them.

Do you and your partner have a 'date night'?

The importance of parents’ date nights

As a dad of two daughters with all the fun, craziness and noise they produce, I often find myself looking forward to the silence.

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Harry Styles has gone to number one.

Ed Sheeran is no Bryan Adams as Harry Styles knocks him off the number one singles spot

One Direction's Harry Styles has ended Ed Sheeran's chart domination just weeks before Sheeran would have been able to claim a new record.

Northern rail users face more strike action later this month.

Bank holiday weekend train strike misery for Northern rail users

Rail users face bank holiday weekend misery after union bosses announced a fresh one-day strike.
The Grindon Mill.

Your memories of the Grindon Mill

We raise a toast today to the 37,000 Echo readers who spotted our social media post about a former Sunderland pub.

Children should be encouraged to learn the value of money from an early age.

Why making your kids money-savvy from a young age adds up

Money skills are a vital part of everyday life – and new research underlines why it pays to start learning from an early age.

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Some modifications to vehicles are more obvious than others.

Modifying your motor doesn't have to ramp up your insurance

Our love affair with cars is stronger now than it’s ever been. But what we drive (or want to drive) can represent a big expense.

Singer Kate Bush played Sunderland in 1979.

April 12, 1979: Kate Bush plays Sunderland

She may at the centre of an ongoing row over whether or not she turned down America's prestigious Coachella music festival.

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