New speed cameras on Felling Bypass to stop motorists breaking 30mph limit through roadworks

Mobile speed cameras will be going live on the Felling Bypass today to curb drivers going too fast through ongoing roadworks.

A Chinese-made Android TV box which was recalled by the EU over fears its poor design left users at risk of electric shock. Pic: Electrical Safety First.

Could your TV streaming device give you an electric shock as well as being illegal?

Households using illegal streaming devices should unplug them immediately to avoid the risk of a fire or electrical accident, campaigners have warned.

Hutchinson's Buildings, High Street West

New restaurant plan for Sunderland city centre landmark building

New life is to be breathed into a city centre landmark building after it was bought by a new owner, having stood abandoned for years.

Dave Johns, star of I, Daniel Blake with East Durham Trust chief executive Malcolm Fallow.

I, Daniel Blake star Dave Johns backs £10,000 charity campaign

A campaign to raise £10,000 to help people struggling to make ends meet has been backed by the star of the hit film ‘I, Daniel Blake’.

Alan Patchett.

Sunderland BID: City needs to play to its own strengths

He has lived and worked in the city for more than 40 years, and as the man at the head of championing Sunderland city centre, Alan Patchett sees a bright future.

Pupils from Thornhill School tuck into their pizzas at the Roker Hotel's Italian Farmhouse.

A slice of the hotel scene for these Sunderland students

Fascinated students got a behind-the-scenes look at life in Sunderland’s hotels.

A previous Santa's Grotto in The Bridges

Will there be late-night shopping in Sunderland's The Bridges this Christmas?

Shoppers will be able to pick up gifts and supplies for the festive season at more convenient times as The Bridges announces late opening hours and free parking.
Nisa. Picture by PA

Co-op to set to takeover 3,200 Nisa stores after £137.5million deal approved

Nisa Retail members have given the green light to Co-op Group's £137.5 million takeover offer, with over 75% voting in favour of the deal.

From left to right, Gentoo Homes Mark Ferguson, Alan Hendry and
Kevin Perlish collecting the award at the ceremony in London.

Gentoo Homes picks up national award for second year running

City housebuilder Gentoo Homes is an award winner two times over.

Marty Jopson and the One Show crew at the New Wear Crossing

One Show role for New Wear Crossing

Sunderland’s magnificent New Wear Crossing will take a starring role on TV this week.

A new three-way junction will open next week

End in sight for two years of New Wear Crossing roadworks on Wessington Way

Two years of work on a major city road comes to an end next week.

Students from St Aidans Academy are pictured with Cllr Mel Speding, Sunderland City Councils Cabinet Secretary, (back left), with New Wear Crossing Communications Officer Karen Westcott, and Stephen McCaffrey, Project Director of FVB Joint Venture, which was formed by Farrans Construction and Victor Buyck Steel Construction to deliver the project on behalf of the Council.

School pupils enjoy lesson with a difference at Sunderland's New Wear Crossing

Hundreds of schoolchildren in Sunderland are being given the opportunity to visit the biggest construction project in the North East.

Nicole Vanzie of the Quality Hotel Boldon.

Boldon hotel makes it a hat-trick of Quality titles

A South Tyneside hotel has been named Quality Hotel of the Year for the third year running.

Metro has proposed new prices for 2018

Metro fare increases planned for 2018 - how much will you pay?

Metro passengers face a rise in fares in the new year - but there is good news for youngsters who use the system.

Kate Wickham with her MBE

Sunderland businesswoman Kate Wickham’s export efforts get royal recognition

A jet-setting Sunderland businesswoman has been given the royal seal of approval for her efforts to boost foreign trade.

Domolition of Peterlee's  East Durham Community College

Demolition squad moves in to clear eyesore former college site

The demolition team has moved in to clear a former college campus in the hope it will make way for a new town centre development.

Queues on the A19 following an accident.

We must not let the North South divide cost lives on the A19

If Grahame Morris hopes he can shame the government into taking action on the A19 he may find he has a long battle ahead.


The 12 predicted top-selling toys this Christmas as parents set to spend an average of £121 on each child

The latest Nerf blaster, the original Stretch Armstrong action figure and the sequel to last year's Hatchimals are the must-have toys this Christmas as British parents prepare to spend an average of £121 on each child.
More rail strikes take place on Wednesday.

What North-East train services are affected by Wednesday's rail strike?

Rail passengers face further disruption on Wednesday during the latest in a series of strikes by train staff.
Building work is forging ahead at the Beacon of Light

Do you have what it takes to work at Sunderland’s new Beacon of Light?

A recruitment drive has begun for Sunderland’s pioneering Beacon of Light facility.

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