Village becomes first to receive superfast broadband

Whitburn has become the first place on South Tyneside to benefit from a multi-million pound broadband programme.

There will be two new early-morning trains from South Shields.

‘The service is a joke’ - Metro passengers react to new timetable news

Metro passengers in South Tyneside have given a lukewarm reception to plans for a series of new early-morning commuter services.

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Bridget Phillipson, MP for Houghton and Sunderland South.

Sunderland MPs welcome early morning Metro services announcement

Sunderland MPs have welcomed announcement that new Metro services will be introduced to cater for the city’s early morning commuters.

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Emma Allan, Acting Programme Manager for Go Smarter, awards Bic director of operations David Howell with the  Platinum Accreditation Award.

Sunderland’s Bic scoops top green travel award

A Wearside business centre has hit platinum by going green.

Julie Watson from Q Interiors, Leanda French from Teesside University, project winner Charlie Dempster, and Phil Dougan from Miller Homes.

Sunderland student Charlie has grand designs for the future

Sunderland student Charlie Dempster will be showing off her design skills at a new North East housing development.

Will you be putting the Lottery on for Wednesday?

Lotto jackpot rises to £12.2million after nobody wins top prize

There will be an estimated £12.2 million jackpot in Wednesday's National Lottery draw after nobody scooped Saturday's top prize.

Have you bought the toy set?

Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns.

Traffic delays on A19 after two vehicle smash

Smash causes traffic delays on A19 in Sunderland

A two-vehicle smash on the A19 in Sunderland is causing delays for motorists.

King Street's YMCA store is in need of donations. Manager Sue Glossop-Freebody

Charity shop’s mannequins are feeling the cold due to decline in donations

A charity shop in South Tyneside is so desperate for donations its window mannequins are in the nude.

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City of Sunderland Portfolio Holder Health, Housing and Adult Services Councillor Graeme Miller (left) with Neil Milburn Barrett Homes North East Development Director at the Sunderland City Council Housing Summit at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday.

Plans to encourage housebuilders to create new homes in Sunderland

Plans to encourage more new homes in Sunderland have taken a step forward.

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Sunderland International Airshow 2016.

Sunderland Airshow cost soars £120,000 over budget – while Sunderland Live predicts £430,000 deficit

Sunderland International Airshow cost almost £120,000 more to put on than expected last year.

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Alan Patchett, director of Age UK Sunderland, who is to retire.

Age UK Sunderland chief Alan Patchett announces retirement

The man who ensures Wearside’s oldest residents have a voice and get the care they need is preparing to take retirement.

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Roadworks will be in place at Thinford roundabout.

Motorists being reminded of work starting on a major road

Drivers across the area are being reminded that roadworks are due to start on a busy County Durham road.

Herrington Interchange. Credit: Google.

Broken down lorry partially blocks A19 roundabout

A broken down lorry has partially blocked a busy roundabout on the A19.

Sunderlands Hilton Garden Inn.

WEARSIDE MATTERS: Why Sunderland has a bright future ahead

Gary Hutchinson is a name most would associate with Sunderland AFC, but the former-commercial director, who joined the club’s board in 2011 and left at the end of 2016, has been driving more than just sales of season tickets and corporate events.

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Coun John Anglin is excited about the opportunity,

Plans revealed for new £200million housing, business and leisure development in South Shields

Plans have been revealed for a new £200million development creating new housing, business, leisure and potential industrial units.

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Photographer Dean Matthews spotted this errant trampoline in Blackwood Road, Town End Farm, last night

Homes without power and travel restrictions in place as high winds batter North East

Around 300 homes across Wearside, South Tyneside and Durham are without power after high winds battered the North East.
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Boards in some Metro stations are displaying incorrect information this morning.

Metro boards were showing 'incorrect information'

Information boards in some Metro stations displayed wrong train times this morning
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The A19 southbound at the A1032 junction. Picture from Google Images.

North East traffic latest: broken down lorry closes one lane of A19

One lane of the A19 is closed southbound on Teesside.

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Stunning video shows arrival of Sunderland's new bridge pylon

The team behind Sunderland's new Wear Crossing have released a video showing the arrival of its massive central pylon in the city.
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