Tyne Tunnel Jerry the Cat with owner Jill Borsberry

Cat who sparked rescue after being spotted in Tyne Tunnel is recovering at home with owner

Chris Carson

Metro role is just the ticket for Chris

News 2
Hundreds of pre-cast concrete panels are being delivered to the construction site of the New Wear Crossing in preparation for the bridge deck to be built.

Sunderland's new bridge moves a step closer as deck panels arrive on site

News 3
Jarrow Metro Station

Elderly woman falls onto Metro tracks into path of oncoming train

The Prince Edward pub in South Shields. Picture: Google Images.

Murder probe: Two further arrests after father-of-two's death

Mark Robson

Shopped! Sunderland store owner captured burglar in the act while watching raid on his mobile phone

The Prince Edward pub this morning

Murder probe update: Man named after five arrested over fatal incident at South Shields pub

Matt Riggs

City student hammers out a new career in sport

Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM) team.

Students are powering ahead with solar cars

Arriva operates buses across Northumberland and County Durham

Sunderland transport giant plays down jobs fears

The ban will begin in the early hours of tomorrow.

11 things you're saying about an overtime ban at Sunderland's Unipres plant

Business 3
One ticket holder has scooped last night's 11.7million Lotto jackpot.

One lucky ticket holder scoops £11.7million Lotto jackpot

MP Sharon Hodgson

City MP backing scheme for blind residents


Labour celebrates election glory after hammering opposition to leave ‘last man standing’

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Labour dominate Sunderland 2016 elections – with a couple of surprises

Sunderland 8

South Shields sea-farers turn to technology to share life-saving history with next generation

Chad Proctor dumped more than five tonnes of rubbish.

Suspended jail sentence for “selfish and immature” Sunderland fly-tipper

News 5
William Stothard who was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate.

Washington boy born with cleft lip and palate is all smiles now

Health 2
An ambulance.

North East MPs bring ambulance delay concerns to the House of Commons

The ambulance service is set to be balloted.

North East MPs bring ambulance delay concerns to the House of Commons

From left, Sophie Dunleavy, Michael Dunleavy , Dan Dunleavy, Jessica Dunleavy. Front, Louisa Dunleavy.

Family tackling Great North Run for Jarrow hospice hope others will do the same

An artist's impression of the type of remote-control sub-sea vehicle which is to be named Boaty McBoatface.

Boaty McBoatface ship name torpedoed in favour of Sir David Attenborough

Chewbacca and Han Solo in Star Wars - Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

11 of our favourite quotes to celebrate Star Wars Day

Offbeat 1
School meals being served. Picture Tony Johnson

SHARON HODGSON: No child should go hungry in school holidays

Opinion 5

RICHARD ORD: People are getting tattoos for their pets

Opinion 1
Drink more water for health benefits.

SHAPING UP: Five diet secrets to getting flat abs

Health 1

LEGAL EAGLE: Worried that husband might take child abroad