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The storms which brought chaos to Sunderland in 1968 and 1983

In the 20th century, hurricane force gales seldom hit Wearside but when they did the city experienced widespread damage.

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Ida Cook and sister Louise.

Sunderland’s ‘Schindler sisters’ honoured with blue plaque for heroism saving Jews from Nazis

Two Sunderland heroines who saved Jews from Nazi persecution are to be honoured in style in the city.

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Sunderland University is seeking nude models.

Nude models needed to pose for Sunderland University art students

Are you prepared to show naked ambition when looking for a new job come 2017?

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Nine ways to keep your pets safe and happy over Christmas

Nine ways to keep your pets safe and happy over Christmas

It is not just humans who can get excited over Christmas.

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The poor children of Sunderland.

Sunderland’s massive efforts to help its poor

Community spirit is the cornerstone of many a neighbourhood, especially in Sunderland.

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DAY TRIP REVIEW: Feeling festive at Edinburgh's Christmas attractions

Scrooges beware – I defy anyone not to feel festive on a visit to Edinburgh’s Christmas attractions.
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The Great North Snowdogs auction

Sunderland and South Shields Snowdogs help to raise £250,000 for charity

The Great North Snowdogs have taken their final bow-wow – raising more than £250,000 for children with life limiting conditions in the North East.

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Do you see yourself as successful?

These are the top 15 signs of success for Brits

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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The 1964 Sunderland backroom staff. From left to right, Alan Brown (Manager), George Crowe (Secretary), Eddie Marshall (Assistant Secretary), Jack Jones (Trainer), Arthur Wright (Trainer), Bill Scott (Youth Team Trainer), Johnny Waters (Physio), Charlie Ferguson (Chief Scout), and Jack Dryden (Groundsman).

The days when you watched the match, got the bus and still had change from two shilling

A recent Echo behind-the-scenes look at Roker Park sparked loads of interest from readers and former Sunderland AFC staff alike.

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An Echo trip to the Odeon to see Herbie Rides Again in 1974.

Chipsters galore remember the Chipper Club

There’s 21,000 reasons why you loved the Chipper Club.

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Make sure you store your leftovers properly this Christmas.

Sunderland residents among the most likely to contract food poisoning this Christmas

Christmas dinner! Surely, one of the best meals of the year.

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The opening of the exhibition at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Picture: North News.

Anarchy in Sunderland? Punk exhibition opens at city museum

Sunderland has remembered its punk roots with the launch of a British Library exhibition in the city.

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Zinnia Sombrero. Picture by Mr Fothergill's

GARDENING: The borders barmaid – my pick of the bunch

Those blousey, overblown barmaids of the borders, Zinnias, have been named Flower of the Year by Fleuroselect, so I took a more detailed look at this popular flower.

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Sunderland Ladies.

When Canada laid down the football gauntlet - and Sunderland’s ladies replied

The strength of women’s football on Wearside is well known.

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The Stadium of Light

Your chance to lead Sunderland heroes onto the pitch at SAFC vs Chelsea

Does your little one fancy joining their heroes on the pitch at the Stadium of Light?

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Porlock Weir.

Travel review: Moor the merrier in Exmoor

Can’t decide between moorland and coast for your next holiday destination? Are you looking for a place that has castles, family attractions and stunning scenery right on the doorstep?

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Rick Stein.

Rick Stein's simmering with enthusiasm in new book

Rick Stein’s latest foodie mission, Long Weekends, is all about enjoying life’s simpler pleasures.

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Dingle Garden, Powys.

6 places to de-stress with a winter walk this Christmas

Take a break from Christmas shopping, list-making and party planning by enjoying the best of winter gardens nationwide.

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Nestle has developed a method of cutting as much as 40% of sugar in its confectionery.

Nestle develops way to slash sugar in chocolate bars by up to 40%

Food producer Nestle claims it has discovered a way to drastically reduce the amount of sugar in its chocolate bars.
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