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£15million Sunderland academy opened

It has been three years in the building, but a Sunderland academy has finally been officially opened.

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Pupils at St Anne's RC Primary School in Sunderland wear their favourite colours with pride for Bradley Lowery.

Sunderland pupils show their colours in tribute to Bradley Lowery

Youngsters at Sunderland schools have showed their true colours in respect of Bradley Lowery.

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The proportion of firsts handed out by UK universities has soared. Picture: PA.

How many first-class degrees are being awarded by North East universities?

The proportion of firsts handed out by UK universities has soared, with a third of institutions now grading at least one in four degrees with the top honour.

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Comedian Rory Bremner officially's opens Ashbrooke School.  From left Witherslack Group CE Phil Jones,  headteacher Derek Cogill and Rory

Comedian Rory Bremner opens new Sunderland special school

Sunderland’s newest school for children with special needs was officially opened by Rory Bremner.

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Margaret Temple who plans to set up her own plastering company.

Former care worker cements new career as one of region’s first female plasterers

A talented student has become one of only two qualified female plasterers in the North East.

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The announcement was made today. Picture: PA.

State pension age to rise to 68 seven years earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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Kate Row Buck (9) from St Josephs Primary Murton looking t the art work created by herself and fellow pupils on display at St. Bede's school Peterlee. Picture by FRANK REID

School pupils’ artwork created as part of Venerable Bede project goes on display

Budding artists got the chance to have their work put on display for hundreds of people to see.

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Programme leader Kim Drady with Chelsea Parker, receiving her award from Caterpillars Chris Fairs.

Chelsea graduates to new role at Caterpillar plant

Award-winner Chelsea Parker has engineered a permanent role at Peterlee’s Caterpillar plant.

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Proms 2017: 41 pictures from The Academy at Shotton Hall

Thousands of students across the region have been getting their glad rags on to see in the end of the school year in style.
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Pupils with Johnston Press North East's managing editor Gavin Foster, left, and communities content reporter Peter French, right.

Budding journalists create own newspaper in partnership with Echo

Budding reporters were given an insight into the world of journalism as they produced their own newspaper in a special partnership with the Echo.

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Carrie Anne Lawler hopes to win Halfords bike helmet of the future competition.

Can you help this Sunderland youngster win bikes for her classmates?

A Wearside youngster is hoping to win a national competition which would see her classmates receive brand new bikes.

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Proms 2017: 16 pictures from Boldon School

Thousands of students across the region have been getting their glad rags on to see in the end of the school year in style.
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Families graduate from Foundation of Light learning programme at home of Sunderland AFC

Families from across Sunderland have enjoyed a day of celebration at the home of Sunderland AFC after graduating from an education programme.

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Proms 2017: 19 pictures from St Bede's

Thousands of students across the region have been getting their glad rags on to see in the end of the school year in style.
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Proms 2017: Pictures from Washington School

Thousands of students across the region have been getting their glad rags on to see in the end of the school year in style.
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Proms 2017: 22 pictures from Dene Community School

Thousands of students across the region have been getting their glad rags on to see in the end of the school year in style.
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Actress Brenda Blethyn attends the Sunderland University graduation ceremony at the Stadium of Light Picture: DAVID WOOD

Star of North East detective drama gets honorary degree from Sunderland University

The star of detective drama Vera has been presented with an honorary degree from Sunderland University in recognition of her illustrious career.

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(front) June Apps, Moira Cuddeford and Lynne Clewes with past pupils from Bede Grammar School for Girls.

Global reunion as former Sunderland schoolgirls return to class 50 years after it closed

A Sunderland school which closed 50 years ago has thrown open its doors to past pupils for a trip down memory lane.

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Children at Redby Academy celebrate success.

Sunderland school gets glowing Ofsted report

A Sunderland school is now firmly back on form after gaining a glowing report from education bosses.

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