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'North East workers clock up nearly £730m of free overtime per year'

North East workers gave their employers £729million of free labour in unpaid overtime last year, says the TUC

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Sunderland Empire unveils new look bar and bistro as part of £500,000 renovation

Sunderland Empire theatre-goers will be able to wine and dine at the venue from next week ahead of seeing a show.

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Nissan's plant unveils new £37million press

Nissan's new £37million press is up and running.

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Royal Mail announced that the price of stamps is set to increase. Picture: PA.

Price of stamps set to increase by 1p

The price of stamps is to increase, Royal Mail has announced.

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Artist's impression of how the new Barratt Homes development on the site of the former Cherry Knowle Hospital will look.

Here’s how 1,300 jobs could be created on site of former Sunderland hospital

This is how a proposed housing development set to create more than 1,300 jobs could look on a former Sunderland hospital site.

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Make sure you don't fall victim to the scam.

‘Can you hear me?’: Residents warned to hang up on new phone scam

People in the North East are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK.

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Seaburn seafront

Have your say on Sunderland seafront plans

Seaburn needs you!

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Visualisations of the dual carriageway which will be built as part of phase 3 of Sunderland's Strategic Transport Corridor (SSTC).

Pictured: The road to the future of Sunderland

These are the first visualisations of the road to the future of Sunderland.
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Have you ever been fired?

What NOT to do if you get sacked

Been given the sack? Most of us might would want to drown our sorrows in the local boozer, but think again before ordering that second drink because being fired can unleash a world of negativity.

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Here's what to do if your flight is delayed due to Storm Doris. Picture: Pixabay.

Storm Doris: Can I claim compensation for a delayed flight?

As Storm Doris batters the UK, with winds expected to reach up to 87mph, we spoke to the travel experts at airFair about whether passengers facing a delayed flight due to the bad weather are entitled to claim compensation.

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Chester Road. Credit: Google.

Power cut shuts down Sunderland traffic lights

A power cut has shut down traffic lights in Sunderland.

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New venue aims to be ‘best restaurant in Sunderland’

A chef who’s worked in some of the region’s top kitchens is helping city students to cook up a storm in Sunderland’s newest restaurant.

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The incident happened on the A19 southbound near the A689 turn off. Image copyright Google Maps.

One horse hit by vehicle after ponies run loose on A19

Four horses caused a closure on the A19 after they got loose from a field near Hartlepool.

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What's the toughest interview question you've been asked?

'What am I thinking right now?' - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing.

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The three new apprentices to join JB Skills Training are, from left, Aiden Bosher, Natheniel Karim and Sophie Gray.

Wear In campaign showing a growth in apprentices

This week is just the fifth week of ten of the Wear In Wednesday campaign and already the venture between JB Skills Training and the Sunderland Echo is having a positive impact.

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Sunderland students at last years Work Discovery Week launch.

Top sponsors for Sunderland students event

Leading firms have pledged support for a scheme which improves the employability of young Sunderland people.

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Sunderland fans' anger as club confirm redundancies

Sunderland fans have reacted with anger after the relegation-threatened club confirmed that staff are facing the axe.
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Winter weather is predicted to return to the North East later this week.

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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