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Sunderland planning officers defended after claims of bullying over Seaburn development

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Sunderland Echo Christmas Toy Appeal with children from Sunningale School and Hope 4 Kidz apprentice Shannon Crowden.

Toy appeal: How an extra gift from you could make a child’s Christmas

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Coleman gives his support to the 'For Bradley' campaign

Chris Coleman warns Sunderland players 'you're in or you're out' and says 'nothing good came from a comfort zone'

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A photo tweeted by @NECATraffic showing a build up on the A690 towards Sunderland.

Two vehicle collision causes queues on A19

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See how this popular hotel could look after expansion work

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Sunderland boxer Josh Kelly shows off his ‘Pretty Boy’ modelling skills in JD Sports Christmas advert

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240,000 flock to Durham’s Lumiere spectacular

Arts

Football fans snap up Bradley Lowery Sunderland shirt

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Durham Police chief constable Mike Barton.

Addicts who deal heroin and cocaine to fund their drug use may not face court under new scheme

Crime

Sunderland BID: City needs to play to its own strengths

This is what you can do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

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Sunderland man caught with heroin after clocking up drug debts

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Those who deal in heroin to feed their own habit could avoid going before a court if they agree to take a four-month course under the scheme backed by Durham Constabulary.

Your views on controversial plan to divert drug addicts who deal from prosecution into treatment

Crime
Hospice shop fire.

Arson attack on charity shop leaves hospice £24,000 out of pocket

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Virgin Trains puts 300,000 half-price East Coast tickets up for sale

Transport
A photo tweeted by @NECATraffic showing a build up on the A690 towards Sunderland.

Two vehicle collision causes queues on A19

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Delays on Metro after train withdrawn from service

Transport

Nursery children get surprise visit from Pudsey Bear on Children in Need Day

Education
MP Sharon Hodgson with the Christmas card winners.

Wearside youngster wins MP’s Christmas card competition

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Ellen Thinnesen, principal at Sunderland College.

Sunderland College clinches top award

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Reverend Canon David Glover has been honoured by being appointed as a Chaplain to the Queen (QHC).

Clergyman is called up to become Queen's chaplain

Washington

Virgin Trains puts 300,000 half-price East Coast tickets up for sale

Transport
Artist's impression of IAMP overhead view looking south to the River Wear

£300million IAMP development to create more than 5,000 jobs moves a step closer

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A photo tweeted by @NECATraffic showing a build up on the A690 towards Sunderland.

Two vehicle collision causes queues on A19

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Will you be on the hunt for Black Friday bargains?

Why Black Friday ‘deals’ aren't always what they seem

Business

Region’s leaders turn out to pay respects to late Sunderland City Council leader

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Sunderland Civic Centre.

Sunderland’s children’s services continues to improve, says watchdog

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Sunderland Civic Centre, where children's services are based.

Political rivals in war of words over ‘Question Time’ at Sunderland Council meetings

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Adrian Tait has organised the event with his wife Joanne.

Wartime-themed event set to raise funds for veterans

East Durham

Children should be banned from drinking energy drinks over dangers of mental health problems and kidney damage, say researchers

Health
Pallion Health Centre, where Hylton Medical Group is based.

Sunderland GP practice turns around its fortunes after being in special measures

Health
Simon Miller

Former Sunderland soldier goes on run for armed forces charity

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A thumbs up from Bradley Lowery.

Bradley Lowery’s mum says he would be thrilled with new Sunderland AFC fundraising campaign and shirt

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Families taking part in a previous Bliss walk held in Barnes Park. This year it take place in Silksworth.

Families walk together in show of support for prem babies

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Sunderland residents urged to help Clean the Dene

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Hot weather at Seaburn beach

Sunderland beaches get ‘excellent’ rating in water quality tests

Environment
The Earth. Picture by PA

'Warning to Humanity' - scientists issue grave alert over perils facing the Earth

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Venus and Jupiter are set to conjoin.

Venus and Jupiter are set to conjoin - but when can you see it?

Environment
Litter louts could be fined by a private firm if the idea by Sunderland City Council's Conservative members is backed.

Private firm should issue litter fines say Sunderland’s Tories

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Police and council officers on patrol in Southwick recently.

Letter of the week: Three reasons for recent trouble on Sunderland streets

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Sunderland owner Ellis Short.

Letter of the week: 'I honestly feel sorry at times for Sunderland owner Ellis Short'

Your Say
Our writer questions where the money to rebuild Sunderland railway station will come from.

Letter of the week: Not a good time to build a new Sunderland railway station

Your Say
Our writer has a radical idea to help the Sunderland Ladies team, right.

Letter of the week: Sunderland's players should donate wages to save Ladies team from relegation

Your Say

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Sometimes you have to be a little selfless and put yourself out there

Opinion
Our Benefits Expert answers your questions about what to claim.

Which benefits can you claim for a family member who has had a stroke?

Opinion
Graham Low doing his 15 minutes 15 core exercises.

Five reasons to strengthen your core

Opinion
Our columnist urges people to think carefully before buying a gift card.

Can you guess what percentage of gift cards get lost or expire without use?

Opinion
Meconopsis Lingholm (Himalayan blue poppy). Picture by: Plant World Seeds

Gardening: Get free seeds with Plant World Seeds’ new catalogue

Lifestyle
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating 70 years of marriage today.

Queen and Duke star in new portraits to mark 70th anniversary

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Children in Need 2017: Your wore spots and raised lots

Offbeat
The last posting dates for British troops abroad have been announced.

When are the last Christmas posting dates for troops aboard?

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Will you be watching Children in Need tomorrow?

Everything you need to know about Children in Need 2017

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