Mum’s anger as her two autistic sons are left without school places

A frustrated mother is furious after her two autistic sons have been left without school places

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The Children's Codex leaving St Peter's Church in June.

Children’s Codex has arrived in Rome

A literary pilgrimage from Sunderland has reached the final stage of its journey.

Teaching assistants protest outside the County Hall Durham.

Teaching assistants vote to strike

Teaching assistants in Durham have voted overwhelmingly to strike over cuts.

Left to right: Professor Tony Alabaster, Sue Brent, Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt and Shirley Atkinson.

A pioneering lab in Sunderland will change healthcare

A pioneering new lab in Sunderland is set to revive patient care in the region.

Marjory Jackson with Fatfield Academy pupils (left to right) Sophie Kelly, Calum Colquhoun, Lennon Fletcher, Leon Rowe and Amelia Bewick. Picture by FRANK REID

Sunderland World War Two evacuee gives children a lesson in wartime life

Students at a Wearside primary took a step back in time to experience life in wartime Sunderland - with a little help from the Echo.

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MP Sharon Hodgson with Jamie Robbins, Managing Director of H2O Publishing and Hilary Hadley, Business Development Manager at Nestle Professional.

Sunderland MP scoops award for free school meals campaign

A Sunderland MP has scooped a national award for her work on campaigning for free school meals.

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Tonstall House.

Joy at new school opening in former Sunderland High School

Parents, job seekers and wellwishers are overjoyed at the news of a new school opening up in Sunderland.

Sunderland High School.

New school to open in Sunderland creating 50 jobs

A new school is set to breathe life into a disused Sunderland building.

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The fines have been issued for kids not attending school.

Council made £55,000 in ‘truancy tax’ after parents fined for not sending kids to school

Hundreds of parents have been fined for failing to send their children to school as council chiefs crack down on truancy and unauthorised absences.

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Watch school pupils send their work to the edge of space

Pupils at a South Tyneside school took their work to new heights when they sent it off into space.

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The English language can get us all confused.

'Off your own back' and four other common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

English is a language rich with imagery, meaning and metaphor – and when we want to express ourselves we can draw upon a canon replete with beautifully turned phrases, drawing from the language’s Latin, French and Germanic roots, through Chaucer and Shakespeare right up to myriad modern wordsmiths – not to mention those apt aphorisms that English has appropriated from other languages.

Finlay Davison (3) & Joseph Matterson (2) at the Friendship Station

Sunderland youngsters learn importance of friendship

The importance of friendship was taken on board by Wearside youngsters during a special event inspired by Disney on Ice.

Youngsters from Diamond Hall Primary with teacher Chris Taylor from the new Wear Crossing, teacher Nic Charlton and Coun Michael Mordey.

Sunderland’s new bridge is a classy work of art

Sunderland’s Wear Crossing has been building bridges with its local primary schools.

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George, pictured with his sister Lucy.

'It makes him a happier little boy' - Sunderland mum's plea to help specialist school which supports her son

A mum whose son suffered a devastating stroke aged just 16 months has launched a heartfelt appeal for support for the school which has brought joy to his life.

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30th anniversary of the Arts Studio.
Users Karen Brown and Steven Gallagher with manager Barney Craggs

Sunderland charity celebrates thirty years of making people smile

“The place with the shark in the window” is celebrating a milestone birthday.

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Representing the Friends of Hylton Castle and Dene and Sunderland City Council, Cllr Denny Wilson, joins project manager of the archaeological dig at Hylton Castle, Penny Middleton, with (l-r) Melek Thatcher (5), John Askew (5), Tobi Logan (5), Frankie Jackson (5), Riley Keithley (6) and Lola Cairns (5) from the local Hylton Castle Primary school to see history being uncovered as part of the HLF funded community led cultural heritage project

Sunderland schoolchildren take part in dig at historic Hylton Castle

Children at two Wearside schools dug deep to discover more about the history of Sunderland’s only castle.

West Boldon Lodge staff prepare for the Halloween events.

Half-term Halloween event in South Tyneside will offer children ‘quiet space’

A Halloween event with a difference is taking place in South Tyneside later this month.

Bright SparkZ at St Gregory's Primary School have been awarded a good Ofsted.
Tricia Fenwick with pupils and staff

Double joy for bright sparks at South Tyneside school

Pupils and staff at a breakfast and after-school club in South Shields are having double celebrations after getting excellent marks in two major inspections.

Louisa Waine.

Young Sunderland scientist wins £80,000 grant for paint research

A Wearside chemist has been dubbed one of the most promising young scientists in the country.

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Thorney Close Teaching Assistant Lynn Patterson, who is retiring after more 40 years, receiving  gifts from The Mayor of Sunderland Coun. Alan Emerson (right) and Chair of Governors Colin Short (left) at a special assembly at the school, on Friday.

Sunderland teaching assistant retires after 41 years at the same school

School’s out for a devoted teaching assistant who has retired after more than four decades at a Sunderland school.

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