Sunderland thrill seekers get ready to take on pool’s mega inflatable challenge

Do you think you could tackle this crazy obstacle course?

Peterlee Community Hospital.

Change to parking charges at Peterlee Community Hospital

New parking charges have come into force at a Peterlee Community Hospital after complaints by patients and residents.

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Darren Powell (left) and Neil Birkenshaw, with Bradley's banner outside Leeds United's Elland Road ground.

Charitable footie fans set to bring Bradley Lowery banner to Stadium of Light

A star-studded banner in honour of little battler Bradley Lowery is set to appear at the Stadium of Light as the Black Cats play their last home game of the season.

Would you get a McDonald's home delivery?

McDonald's to trial home delivery service in the UK

McDonald's is to roll out a long-awaited home delivery trial as UK consumers continue to embrace the rapidly expanding market.

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The nation's obesity crisis is getting worse. Picture: Pixabay.

Obese children ‘four times more likely’ to develop Type 2 diabetes

Obese children are at four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, warns new research.
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Bradley Lowery.

How you can show your support with lasting tribute to battling Bradley Lowery

A tattooist inspired by the strength of Bradley Lowery has designed some artwork in his honour.

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Do you think treats do more harm than good?

Comfort eating bad for children

Mums who give young kids chocolates and sweets when they're upset could be increasing their risk of becoming obese or suffering eating disorders, scientists warn.
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Former referee Uriah Rennie and football star Robbie Savage

Stars line up to beat dementia

A dementia charity is calling on people in South Tyneside and Sunderland to unite in the fight against an illness which is set to become the 21st century’s biggest killer.

Total Fitness Tribe's Luke Harrison encouraging members to smash their scales.

Fitness fans in South Tyneside smash up scales in unique health event

Fitness fans had a smashing time during a bid to promote a healthy attitude to life.

Members of the Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign group on a recent rally.

Campaigners prepare to fight health bosses over plans for South Tyneside District Hospital

Campaigners are gearing up for the next round in their fight against plans which will shape future health care in South Tyneside.

Kebabs are one of the foods people admit they know is probably bad for them - but they eat anyway

The science behind why we can't stop eating kebabs

The food we like eating - even when we know it's bad for us - is all down to our genes, suggests a groundbreaking new study.

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South Tyneside District Hospital is at the centre of the inquiry.

Health trust apologises for distress caused to families over stored organs

The chief of an NHS trust found to be keeping organs and tissue from police investigations without the knowledge of families has issued an apology.

Obesity has overtaken smoking as a cause of premature death.

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.
North East Autism Society's Walk for Autism, Herrington Country Park, Sunderland.

Walkers step out in Sunderland to raise awareness of autism

Hundreds of people put their best foot forward to raise cash and awareness of autism.

Andew Oxley and Stacey Eggleston cuddle their 'momo' twins Jenna and Jayda.

Meet the ‘miracle’ Sunderland twins born to a one in 94,000 chance

A set of ‘momo’ twins have become tiny celebrities at Sunderland hospital.

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Richard Wilson competeing in a run in Thirsk. Photo by Karen Newton.

Sunderland grandad fighting cancer begins five marathons in five days with London Marathon

A grandfather will mark five years since he was diagnosed with cancer by tackling a five-fold marathon challenge.

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(from left) Kath Griffin, Ken Ken Bremner, Lieutenant General Robin Brims CBE, Kelly Bennett and Ben Bannerjee

Sunderland hospitals sign covenant pledging support to armed forces personnel

Sunderland’s hospitals have pledged their backing to service personnel and their families with the signing of a special covenant.

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Which marathon is on your bucket list? Picture: Shutterstock.

Not running the London Marathon? Try one of the other 22 most popular marathons in the world

With the London Marathon coming up this weekend, new research has found the world’s other most-run marathons, how much it costs to run them, and what they offer, both on the course and off it.
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