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Snow warning for County Durham motorists

Motorists are warned to expect snowfall later this week as temperatures fall later this week.

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Drivers spend an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study found.

Drivers spending five days a year stuck in traffic jams

Motorists in Newcastle and Sunderland spent five days of their lives stuck in traffic last year, a study has found.

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Margot Robbie for Nissan electric cars. Picture: PA.

Suicide Squad actor Margot Robbie revealed as new face of Nissan electric cars

Margot Robbie, star of The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad has taken a midnight race around Monaco as she is confirmed as the new face of Nissan electric cars and zero emissions.
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The Stadium of Light.

Job losses announced at Sunderland AFC as club fights relegation

Jobs are set to go at Sunderland AFC, the club has today announced.

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Natalie Bland of Station Taxis, Gemma Dishman of Sunderland BID and Federico Trulli of Angelos.

Sunderland taxi firm drive in with Restaurant Week transport offer

Sunderland’s biggest taxi firm is offering the chance for wheels after meals, with a discount for diners during Restaurant Week.

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Take a look inside Sunderland's new Sports Direct store

MMA fighter Colin Fletcher took a break from training to officially launch Sunderland's new Sports Direct store.

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MP Grahame Morris during a visit to Profound Services. Picture by FRANK REID

Construction academy is helping build bright careers

A construction academy which has helped 37 young people into employment has won the backing of its local MP.

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Will you be getting an iPhone 8? Picture: Shutterstock.

5 reasons facial recognition on the iPhone 8 would be a terrible idea

Rumours surfaced last week that the iPhone 8 will come with facial recognition software, with some analysts predicting the firm will forgo Touch ID in favour of unlocking phones via facial recognition.
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Students from Sunderland College with Keepmoat staff on-site at the fire station.

Students get a glimpse behind the scenes at Sunderland’s old fire station

Construction students have been given a glimpse of the future, thanks to regeneration specialist Keepmoat.

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Wearside firm urges customers to wrap up

A North East service company is helping customers wrap up warm with the launch of a new division.

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Sunderland schoolgirl’s messages in bottles reach Denmark

A Sunderland school pupil’s message in a bottle which she threw into the sea has journeyed more than 1,000 miles away to the Scandinavian coast.

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Sunderland's Mothercare shop is to close.

Shoppers express sadness over Mothercare's closure plans

More should be done to help our city centre thrive according to shoppers left disappointed after Mothercare confirmed it is to close its Sunderland store.
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Mothercare is to close its Sunderland store.

Mothercare closing Sunderland store after more than 50 years in city

A leading children’s company is shutting up shop in Sunderland after more than 50 years.

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Tribute after Sunderland businessman dies in forklift accident

A print company boss has died after a forklift truck accident in Sunderland this morning.
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Retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis with Andrew and Anne-Marie Calder, owners of Calders Kitchen.

Sunderland business receives backing of retail entrepreneur

A Sunderland based food producer has received a business boost from former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis.

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Do you get stressed over bills and expenses? Picture: Shutterstock.

Adults pay bills of £1.2m over lifetime

Brits will part with almost £1.2million on household bills in their lifetime, according to a new study.

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'Queen of Shops' Mary Portas.

Mary Portas warns rates rise will close a third of independent shops

The planned rise in business rates will kill off a third of independent retailers, 'Queen of Shops' Mary Portas has warned the Government.

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The new tipple is available at Asda from this week. Picture: Asda.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine 'Progrigio'

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.
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James Burgon has gained his private pilot licence.

Shop worker’s journey to becoming an airline pilot takes off

A man who started saving his Christmas cash and wages up from the age of 16 to cover the cost of flying lessons has passed his private pilot licence.

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The supermarkets we love the most - according to a survey

Waitrose, Iceland and Marks & Spencer have topped a Which? supermarket consumer satisfaction survey.

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