'Shameful' thief who stole Sunderland OAP's Christmas money apologises and returns her cash

A thief branded 'shameful' in a police appeal when an elderly woman's Christmas money was stolen on a Metro train in Sunderland has apologised and returned the cash.
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Ian Green with Prince Charles at the Nissan plant

Nissan's Sunderland plant in line for major honour

Nissan's Sunderland plant is in the running for a major honour to recognise its commitment to the workforce of the future.

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The Nokia 3310 is on the way back.

Iconic Nolia 31310 mobile phone is back in business after relaunch

After almost 17 years since it was originally launched, the iconic Nokia 3310 is officially back in business

Is your job next?

Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be terminated by technology

Salespeople, spreadsheet jockeys and journalists will be the first jobs to hit the scrapheap due to advances in technology, according to a leading technology expert.

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Church Street shopping centre barrier's, Seaham

Plans could mean end for town’s blue barrier bother

Decade-long calls to remove a barrier between two shopping spots could finally be answered under a masterplan to bring investment and improvements to Seaham.

Glenys Armstrong, Pat Robinson, MP Sharon Hodgson and Gentoo Group Chairman Ian Self.

Sunderland housing development is class move for old schoolmates

Two former schoolmates have rekindled a classroom friendship after 47 years apart thanks to their new homes in Sunderland.

Craig Duggan and Chelsea Tune

Chelsea in Tune for new Sunderland training role

A new creative training partnership is hoping to hit the right note with Sunderland youngsters.

Pallion junction roadworks

Danger drivers could force closure of major Sunderland road

Reckless motorists endangering themselves and others could force the closure of a city road.

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Union boss Beth Farhat is concerned by the findings.

'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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Pictured in the new Doggie Diner cafe in Middle Street, Blackhall are (l-r ) Craig Nelson, Kirsty McInnes, Adrienne Dickson franchise owner, Sue and David Nelson.

Pets can now eat out with their owners at new Doggie Diner

A new cafe which allows dogs to dine with their owners is set to go down a treat.

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A Costa drive thru could be built on Pallion Retail Park under plans.

20 jobs could be created under proposal for new drive-thru Costa cafe

Commuters and shoppers could catch a cup of Costa coffee on their trip to a retail park if drive-thru plans are approved.

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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.

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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