Sunderland Conservatives call for trust in PM after Nissan says it will ‘re-evaulate situation’ following Brexit negotiations

Conservatives have urged Wearsiders to ‘trust’ in Prime Minister Theresa May after it was revealed that Nissan will review the competitiveness of its Sunderland plant when Brexit negotiations are completed.

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Would you try out the ParkingPerx app if it goes on trial in Sunderland? Picture: PA.

Readers react to proposed parking scheme for Sunderland

There’s no doubt the issue of parking charges in the city is always a big talking point with Sunderland Echo readers.

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Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Nissan

Government ‘gambling’ with Sunderland’s future says MP after Nissan boss reveals post-Brexit ‘review’ of car plant

Nissan will review the competitiveness of its car plant in Sunderland once the final outcome of Brexit negotiations becomes clear, the Japanese company's chief executive has said.

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BT has announced a raft of price increases.

BT hikes prices for all broadband and TV customers

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of 2 April as BT announces price changes.

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Cash machine fees could be on the way after bank ATM dispute

Bank customers could soon be forced to pay to withdraw their own cash at ATM machines, following a dispute over who maintains them.


Men from North East wanted to become Butlers in the Buff

Attractive, approachable men who are also happy to bare all are being sought for a part-time job that pays around £25 an hour.

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Durham Road at Eden Vale. Picture from Google Images.

Sunderland weekend roadworks warning

Motorists are warned to expect weekend roadworks as a key route into Sunderland city centre is set to be resurfaced on Sunday.


39 North East eateries to try during Vegan Restaurant Week as Veganuary continues

Vegans and the vegan-curious are being offered a wealth of special offers and dining options as North East eateries embrace Vegan Restaurant Week.
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The ParkingPerx app in action

Revealed: the new scheme that could mean free parking for Sunderland shoppers

Shoppers are being urged to have their say on parking in Sunderland - and help try out a unique free parking scheme for the city.
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The Chop House at The Dun Cow. Madeleine and David Gill

Sunderland’s new Chop House restaurant aims to raise the ‘steaks’

Sunderland’s newest restaurant is aiming to raise the “steaks” with its beefed-up menu.

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Second-hand tyres putting drivers' lives at risk

Dangerous second-hand tyres are putting motorists' lives at risk, councils have warned - with a local authority finding one such tyre stocked to be 23 years old.
The A19 northbound at the A1231 junction. Picture from Google Images.

Woman injured as three-vehicle smash closes lane of A19

A woman has been taken to hospital after a three-vehicle accident on the A19 this morning.
Additional single lane closures are planned for the Tyne Tunnel.

Tyne Tunnel single lane closures to be extended

Motorists are being warned of extended night time single lane closures inside the Tyne Tunnel.

The A1 will be closed between J65 and J66 while the North Dene footbridge at Birtley is replaced. Pic: Google Maps.

Drivers warned of A1 weekend closures as footbridge is replaced

A busy stretch of the A1 in the North East will be closed this weekend for replacement of a worn-out footbridge.


Amazing footage as the New Wear Bridge pylon sails into Sunderland

The centrepiece of Sunderland’s new bridge – the impressive 100m pylon – has been transported to its final location on the construction site in the middle of the River Wear.
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Additional one-lane closures will be in place.

Additional one-lane closures announced for Tyne Tunnel

Extended night time single lane closures have been announced for the Tyne Tunnels over the next month.

Greggs sausage rolls are a firm favourite with customers.

Airport passengers will be able to bag a pasty from new-look Greggs

The countdown has begun to the day passengers can get their Greggs fix once again as they come and go from the North East’s leading airport.

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Yorkshire Bank in Denmark Centre, South Shields, is set to close.

South Shields bank branch set to close

A bank is to close its South Shields branch as part of a shake-up of services.

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Banking giant Lloyds has been named the most inclusive employer in the country by the equality charity Stonewall. Pic: PA.

Five North East employers make it onto most LGBT-friendly list

Several North East employers have made it onto a list of the 100 most inclusive in the country.


Pylon begins to move into place as new Wear Crossing takes shape

The magnificent centrepiece of Sunderland’s new bridge has arrived on-site.

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