Police confirm Sunderland teen's condition is continuing to improve after taking drugs

A teenager who was left fighting for his life in hospital after taking drugs is continuing to improve, police have confirmed.

The Sunderland International Airshow last year.

What's the weather going to be like for the Sunderland International Airshow?

Those coming along to the Sunderland International Airshow this weekend are being warned to expect a mixed bag of weather.
Residents campaigning to Keep Boldon Green. 
From left, Roz Hughes, Clare Newton, Jillian Duncan and Jayne Macie.

Residents’ fight goes on to Keep Boldon Green

A campaign group which is fighting to preserve a village’s greenbelt land are inviting people to add their support to a document challenging any proposed developments.

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Prime Minister Theresa May has been sent a letter by the leaders in the north over the EU negotiations.

Leaders in the north demand a place around the Brexit talks table with PM

Leaders from the North of England have demanded a place at the Brexit negotiating table with Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Davey Hopper at the Stadium of Light at the time of the row over Paolo Di Canio's appointment

Tributes paid to Durham miners' leader Davey Hopper

Tributes have been paid to Durham Miners' Association general secretary Davey Hopper, who has died after a heart attack.

WATCH: Amazing video captures dolphins swimming off Roker Pier

This incredible video captures the moment on Sunderland man spotted a school of dolphins swimming off Roker Pier.

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Coun Joan Atkinson

Councillors slam borough’s ‘flawed’ land review scheme

A trio of South Tyneside councillors say wide-ranging proposals to build on greenbelt land over the next two decades are ‘flawed’ - and should face fresh scrutiny.

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File pic: Press Association.

Developer to reveal plans of a renewable energy centre adjacent to Nissan plant

A developer is set to reveal plans of a renewable energy centre adjacent to the Nissan plant in Washington.

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Lauren Nixon and fellow residents are opposed to the council sale of land in Newbottle.

Families bid to stop sale of one of Newbottle’s last green spaces

Angry families staged a gathering at their ‘Field of Dreams’ in protest at Sunderland City Council’s decision to sell off the land.

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Local residents angry about the proposal to sell off land at Newbottle playing fields

Readers react over ‘field of dreams’ sale

Residents have reacted angrily online to the news that Sunderland City Council is looking to sell off their ‘field of dreams.’

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Andrew Hodgson

Business bosses urge Government to guarantee funding for region after Brexit

Business leaders are asking the Government to guarantee the North East will not miss out on EU-funded projects post-Brexit.

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Washington F Pit.

Would splitting from Sunderland really help Washington's fortunes? Here's what you said

A petition calling for Washington to breakaway from Sunderland and be granted its own council has sparked a mixed reaction from readers.


Sneaky squirrel steals sausage from Dicksons butchers shop

It seems the animals of a North East town are on a bit of a crime spree.

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Sneaky squirrel steals sausage from South Shields Dicksons store

It seems the animals of South Shields are on a bit of a crime spree.

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Nigel Farage, who has resigned as leader if UKIP.

Farage resigns as leader of UKIP

Nigel Farage has stood down as leader of UKIP.

Signs are going up around East Boldon as the fight continues to the villages green spaces. L-R Jillian Duncan, Rosalind Hughes, Jayne Mackin, front Clare Newton

Protest to protect East Boldon’s green spaces gathers pace

A campaign to protect green spaces from being sold-off for housing within a picturesque village is gathering pace.

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Alan Donnelly, chair of the South Shields Labour Party and former MEP.

Miliband could save the day says former MEP

The South Shields Labour Party chairman says David Miliband would be a “brilliant leader”

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EU referendum: what time will we have a result?

The polls are open and millions of people around the country will be turning out to cast their ballots before polling stations close at 10pm

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The waste dumped by Nixon and the mirror with the registration number blurred out.

Peterlee flytipper to pay over £700 after being caught out by registration number on dumped mirror

A fly-tipper was caught out when a public-spirited witness daubed a registration number on a mirror he had dumped.

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Jo Cox. Picture by PA.

'Fight against the hatred which killed her' - husband of MP stabbed and shot in alleged attack

The husband of MP Jo Cox has urged people to "fight against the hatred that killed her."
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