Wearside MP urges Transport Secretary to back Metro extensions plans

A Wearside MP has written to new Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, urging him to support plans to extend the Metro.

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Saffron takeaway is up for an English Curry Award. Left, owner Bablu Miah with staff.

Horden curry house boss hoping to ‘takeaway’ prize at awards

Bosses at an East Durham eatery are hoping to curry favour with the judges and ‘takeaway’ a prize.

Eating Out
A hole in the lane behind 159 Chester Road, Sunderland.

Investigation launched after hole opens up in Sunderland street

Council bosses are investigating a mysterious hole that has opened up in a back lane off a major Sunderland road.

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Call for coffee chains to reuse cups as 2.5billion dumped every year

Coffee shop chains must go "further and faster" to develop recyclable cups as new research reveals more than 2.5billion are thrown away in the UK every year - enough to go around the world five-and-a-half times.
Footasylum is opening a new store in The Bridges

Footasylum steps out at Sunderland’s Bridges centre

Twenty-five jobs will be created with the opening of a new fashion streetwear and sportswear shop in The Bridges.

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley 'accountable for appalling working conditions' at Sports Direct, find MPs

MPs have delivered a damning indictment of working conditions at retail giant Sports Direct and warned they could become the norm across Britain.

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The six riders from npower's Rainton Bridge site get ready for the off

Rainton Bridge workers go an Eiffel-y long way for charity

Six saddlesore workers from a Wearside callcentre have gone international to raise cash for charity.

Members of the Bluebird Car Club visit Sunderland's Nissan plant.

Bluebirds fly in to Sunderland's Nissan plant

Sunderland's Nissan plant has had a blast from the past with the return of some of the first cars it ever built.

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Sharp fall in young jobless in Sunderland but thousands are still looking for work

The number of people looking for work on Wearside fell for the third successive time last month.

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Pupils at Northern Saints Primary School are pictured with the large model of Sunderlands New Wear Crossing. Pictured (back, from left) are Headteacher Steve Williamson, Brigid McGuigan, Cllr Harry Trueman and Christine Williams.

Model pupils build bridges with Sunderland’s new Wear Crossing

A group of model Sunderland pupils has been building bridges.

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New barbers, SB x  Badblood. 
From left Ryan Smith, Danny White, Josh Robinson and Matt Lockwood

Trio of businesses breathe new life into empty city centre store

A businessman has taken over an empty city centre unit to transform it into an emporium of lifestyle outlets.

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North East employment levels have hit a record high

North East employment levels hit record high

The number of people in work across the North East has hit a record high.

Plan for Metro extension gets thumbs-up from bosses

Plan for Metro extension gets thumbs-up from bosses

Ambitious plans which could see South Tyneside get a direct Metro link to Sunderland have been given the thumbs-up by councillors.

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Vicki Manghan from day sponsors Calsonic Kansei with the winning team from St Robert of Newminster.

St Robert pupils scoop Sunderland Work Discovery prize

A 360 degree in-car camera to help drivers capture evidence in the case of an accident put a Washington school on the road to success.

The Courage Creative team  l-r standing Layla Ferdowsian, Scott Foreman and Ron Binningsly and seated Tim Murphy

Wearside design firm hopes to lift Portfolio title

A Wearside company has designs on success after becoming the latest entry in a business awards.


LEGAL EAGLE: You have rights to keep your children

A recent newspaper article highlighted a mother who, over a period of time, had 17 children removed from her care.

It was confirmed yesterday that the Londonderry is changing hands.

11 things you said about the Londonderry's future

Earlier today we reported that one of Sunderland's most iconic pubs, the Londonderry, has been sold.

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Ian Walton and fellow regulars at The Londonderry in Sunderland city centre.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Historic Sunderland pub sold and regulars told it will close

A historic Sunderland pub has been sold - and regulars say they have been told it will close within days.

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Oak Tree Farm, Doxford Park.

Sunderland restaurant pays tribute to Jamie Maclennan with new look

A popular Wearside restaurant has had a slick new makeover - and bosses have dedicated the change in memory of a much-missed employee.

Head distiller Luke Smith

Sunderland bar scoops Oscars of the gin world

Winning three Oscars of the distilling industry has proved a real tonic for a Sunderland business.

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