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A lovely leg of lamb from Bob’s the Hylton Road butchers

You went down the shops with a message from your mam - or perhaps to get a 50 pence wrap up.

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How do you like your pancakes?

Eight things you need to know about Pancake Day

We've been using Shrove Tuesday as an excuse to overindulge since before records began.

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The region leads the way for un-neutered pets.

North East tops national league table for un-neutered pets

The North East tops a new table for un-neutered pets with around one in four failing to receive the procedure.

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Do any of these fibs apply to you?

Top 20 health fibs we tell others - and ourselves

More than six out of 10 Brits are in complete denial about their health, according to new research.
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Dark fruits of tomato Rosella.

GARDENING: It makes economic sense to grow your own cherry tomatoes

Small and perfectly formed are the watchwords for this year’s tomatoes – all cherry varieties and in a host of bright colours, some old, some new.

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Stephenson's bakery staff in Church Street North.

Tasty memories of a popular Sunderland bakery

One of the prime shopping sites in Sunderland’s city centre is the area at the south end of the Central railway station, writes Philip Curtis from the Sunderland Antiquarian Society.

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Workers can take advantage of the way Easter falls this year.

How to enjoy 18 days off this Easter by using just nine days' holiday

With Christmas holidays now a distant memory and March just round the corner, a prolonged break from work may seem like just wishful thinking.

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Wooden handmade swing.

Gardening: 5 of the best garden gifts

Check out these fantastic gift ideas for those green-fingered folk...

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How will you eat your pancakes on Tuesday?

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!

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Your memories of a trip to Derwent Hill

Ninety two thousand of you can not be wrong.

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James Martin.

Five minutes with... James Martin: Enjoying French adventures and lots of French cuisines

Saturday mornings couldn’t be more different for James Martin, now he’s longer getting up at 5am to host Saturday Kitchen.

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Hampton Manor Hotel.

Travel review: Hampton Manor provides a treat to the taste buds

Attention all foodies! If it’s fine dining under a Michelin Star that tempts your taste buds, then pack your bags and head to Hampton Manor.

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Here's what to do if your flight is delayed due to Storm Doris. Picture: Pixabay.

Storm Doris: Can I claim compensation for a delayed flight?

As Storm Doris batters the UK, with winds expected to reach up to 87mph, we spoke to the travel experts at airFair about whether passengers facing a delayed flight due to the bad weather are entitled to claim compensation.

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Inside the new rooms at the Roker

Roker Hotel unveils new look rooms as part of £1million site investment

A landmark seafront hotel has undergone a £250,000 refurbishment of its rooms which doffs its cap to its heritage.

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A busy High Street West in 1962 looking towards Risdon's corner

You must have had a beautiful baby ... and you probably clothed it at Risdon’s

Sunderland was hit by the news that Mothercare was shutting up shop in the city after more than 50 years.

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Winter weather is predicted to return to the North East later this week.

Snow warning for County Durham motorists

Motorists are warned to expect snowfall later this week as temperatures fall later this week.

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Drivers spend an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study found.

Drivers spending five days a year stuck in traffic jams

Motorists in Newcastle and Sunderland spent five days of their lives stuck in traffic last year, a study has found.

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Counting chicken nuggets can help pre-school children develop maths skills.

How chicken nuggets can help pre-school kids learn to count

Pre-school children can be given a flying start in language and maths if their parents interact with them correctly, research suggests.
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An army of grandparents looking after their grandchildren are collectively saving parents more than 16billion a year in formal childcare costs.

Grandparents save working families £1,786 a year in childcare costs

An army of grandparents are saving parents more than £16billion a year in childcare costs.

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Sea Road in the 1960s, as remembered by Vince Jones  from Australia.

From Northants to Oz - you love a trip down Wearside Memory Lane

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