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Watch: Slideshow of glitzy memories from past Sunderland school proms

The exam slog is nearly over - meaning that school prom season is just around the corner.

The Devonia at Corporation Quay in 1967.

When Sunderland kids got to spend two weeks on a cruise ship

It’s that time of year when thoughts in schools turn to trips out for pupils.

The beautiful city of Zagreb.

Travel: Zagreb grabbed hold of my heart in whirlwind visit to a hidden gem

There are some places that are hidden gems and despite being the Croatian capital, Zagreb is often overlooked as a destination in its own right.

Our 1980 photo showing preparations for the Gang Show at the Empire Theatre.

Your 1980s memories of your youthful days

It’s amazing how many people love to take another look at their youthful days.

David Bowie at Roker Park.

June 23, 1987: David Bowie plays Sunderland's Roker Park football ground

It is perhaps easy to take pop concerts in Sunderland for granted given all the stellar names who have appeared at the Stadium of Light over the last two decades.
The author Alan Sinclair as an infant, pictured with his sister Jean.

Boyhood memories of growing up in Hendon

Thirty years ago, Alan Sinclair decided it was time to put pen to paper and write about life on Wearside.

Travel bosses have been left "embarrassed" by the huge spike in reports of holiday sickness, which they describe as "a British problem". Picture: PA.

'Food poisoning' scams could spell end to all-inclusive holidays for Britons

UK holidaymakers could be banned from all-inclusive breaks unless they stop making bogus food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

A scene from newly-digitalised 1962 documentary The Coast of Commerce.

Watch: Archive footage of North-East's coastal heritage is dusted down after more than 50 years

Archive footage of the North-East’s coastal heritage has been dusted down and made public more than half a century after it was first broadcast.

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The Boss himself at the Stadium of Light in 2012.

June 21, 2012: Bruce Springsteen rocks Sunderland's Stadium of Light

Sunderland football fans don't normally like visitors to the Stadium of Light bossing proceedings.

Former Ryhope Co-op stables worker Jim Ebinson.

The Sunderland stables which had first floor accommodation!

The magnificent working horses of Sunderland brought back so many memories for a lot of people.

Hadrian's Wall

North East walks named among UK's favourites

Some of the region's most stunning walks have been named in a list of the nation's favourites.


Do you remember taking part in Sunderland’s sports days?

It is coming up to that time of year again at school, not exams but sports day.

A general shot of a humpback whale

Travel Review: Whale watching in the North Sea

“A humpback whale? In the North Sea?!” - it may sound fishy, but this majestic species is just one of the cetaceans spotted in waters off the North East coast.

Christopher with Oliver, Jack and Lana

‘Superhero’ Dad, 28, wins Father’s Day makeover after cancer battle

Playing and laughing with his two young children, doting dad Christopher Patterson had no idea that a bout of tiredness would lead to a devastating diagnosis.

Cordon tomatoes planted in simple ring culture pots on top of grow bags.

Gardening: How to get the biggest crops from your grow bags

Grow bags are great news for gardeners with little (or no space) but there are pitfalls – here are my top tips for getting your money’s worth and the biggest crops of tomatoes, peppers ad veg out of soil in sacks.

Annual Victoria Hall Memorial service.
 Mayor Doris MacKnight, Reverend Ian Davies and consort Keith MacKnight

Sunderland falls silent to remember 183 children killed at Victoria Hall disaster

One hundred and 83 children crushed to death in a tragedy which scarred Sunderland were honoured today in a moving ceremony.


Newcastle voted nation's favourite airport

Sun-seekers should fly from Newcastle but avoid Luton, according to a poll of UK travellers.

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Watch: Our latest slideshow of images from Sunderland's past

Recognise anyone in this photograph from our archives?
Spicy beef stir fry.

Shaping Up recipe of the week: Spicy beef stir fry

This week's offering is a spicy beef stir fry with broccoli florets, spring onions, mangetout and beansprouts.

The Newcastle Road baths.

Come on in - but the water’s freezing!

They were noisy, they were often freezing cold and yet ... you loved them!

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