Boom for North East ferry services as demand grows for sea travel

Demand for UK and Irish ferry travel has grown by 4.2% this year, new figures show.

Mak’Em Smile! Hundreds of workers will be trained to ensure visitors get a happy and warm welcome to Sunderland

Mak ‘em happy when they visit Sunderland!

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Will the school holidays affect my working tax credit?

Will the school holidays affect my working tax credit?

Q. I am a lunchtime assistant in a school and I receive a reduced wage all year round because I am off during all the school holidays.


Aldi’s £10 gin beats £40 rival to be named world's best

Budget supermarket chain, Aldi, has scooped one of the most prestigious awards in the drink industry to win gold at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.


Vegan Dr Martens boots recalled due to health risk

A range of footwear has been recalled by their manufacturer due to the discovery of a restricted substance in some of the products.

Some people admit they are too tired to go to work when they phone in sick.

From blistered feet to poorly hamsters: 10 worst excuses for 'throwing a sickie'

Excuses, excuses. When it comes to calling in sick to work, employees get creative.

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The anticipated site of the new Horden station

East Durham to get new railway station after £4.4million Government funding announcement

East Durham will have a new railway station within three years after the Government announced more than £4million funding.
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More than a third of Premier League football fans watch live matches on illegal internet streams once a month

Illegal streaming of football matches doomed after new court ruling in favour of Premier League

The Premier League has been granted a court order which it says will help crack down on illegal streaming of football matches.
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Firms more worried about cyber attacks than they are about Brexit

Firms more worried about cyber attacks than they are about Brexit

Businesses are more worried about the risk of suffering cyber attacks than they are the aftermath of leaving the European Union under Brexit.

St James' Park. Picture by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Newcastle launch legal challenge over investigation into financial affairs

Newcastle United kick off a High Court challenge on Thursday over the seizure of documents by tax officials investigating the financial affairs of several football clubs.

Marsden Grotto

Marsden Grotto hotel plans run aground as planners demand environment survey

A proposal to convert an historic seafront pub into an hotel have been rocked by planners worried about wildlife.

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The A19 at Easington. Credit: Google.

Broken-down vehicle causes gridlock on A19

Traffic has ground to a halt after a vehicle broke down on the A19.

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Dr Gordon Bates carried out medicals for Barclays Bank at his Newcastle home.

Group alleging sex assaults by doctor during medical win a round of court fight

A group who allege they were sexually assaulted by a doctor carrying out medicals for Barclays Bank have won a round of their High Court damages action.

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The new Co-op store in Springwell Road

Co-op creates new jobs with £1.1million Sunderland investment

The Co-op is to create 15 new jobs with a £1million-plus investment in Sunderland.
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Kate Adie says many modern celebrity presenters are 'idiots'.

Kate Adie hits out at huge salaries paid to 'idiot' celebrity presenters

Former BBC war reporter Kate Adie has said the huge salaries paid to some celebrity presenters are "an extraordinary inflation of money".

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A Leaf on the production line at Sunderland

Nissan welcomes ban on sale of petrol and diesel vehicles

Nissan has welcomed news that the sale of new petrol and diesel veheicles will be banned from 2040.

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Mike Ashley has won his High Court battle over an alleged 15million debt. Pic: PA.

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley wins court battle over Sports Direct share deal 'struck in pub'

Newcastle United owner and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has won a High Court battle over a £15million deal allegedly made in a London pub.
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A Nissan Leaf coming off the line in Sunderland

New petrol and diesel cars to be banned in the UK from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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The aftermath of the crash in May 2015, in which three cars were written off - one belonged to David Carlton and the other two were his next door neighbours'.

Is this Sunderland’s ‘crash alley’? Families fear for lives in accident blackspot

Families say they are living in fear after a worrying number of road accidents on their street

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See new-look Stadium of Light Metro station after SAFC-inspired red and white revamp

A Metro station has been kitted out with a new look to welcome supporters visiting Sunderland AFC.

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