New ward set to open for Sunderland mental health patients

A new £4.6million ward on Wearside for older people with mental health problems is set to open to the public for a sneak preview this week.

Rebecca Lawton.

Sunderland parents of battling girl backing Halloween event to support charity close to their hearts

A Sunderland family is backing a Halloween event to raise funds for a charity close to their hearts.

Lung cancer sufferer Roger Morrison's charity stall.

Not even lung cancer can stop this remarkable Washington fundraising pensioner

A pensioner with lung cancer has launched his own charity market stall to say thanks for the precious help he’s received.

Most councils are failing to pay enough towards the cost of caring for older people in their homes, a report says. Pic: PA.

Councils accused of taking risks with OAPs' wellbeing by failing to pay enough for care

Most councils are failing to pay enough towards the cost of caring for older people in their homes, a report says.
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Revealed: Our top 10 nightmares, and what they mean

Revealed: Our top 10 nightmares, and what they mean

With Halloween just round the corner, a new survey has revealed Brits’ worst nightmares - and what they mean.


Watch MS patient Paul speak out about his battle with the condition

A man who is desperately fundraising to pay for pioneering multiple sclerosis treatment abroad has made a video appeal for help in raising the £40,000 he needs.

Jasmine Purvis with parents Jamie Harvey, dad Chris Purvis, grandad Colin Hope and her favourite player Jermain Defoe.

Red and white funeral will honour little Jasmine

A Sunderland family will stage a red and white funeral to say goodbye to a courageous little girl who tragically lost her life after battling a heart condition.

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The glass test is a good way to test for meningitis. Roll a tumbler over the skin, and if the rash doesn't fade, seek urgent medical help.

Meningitis: 10 warning signs students should look out for

Meningitis Awareness week for students runs from October 24 to 30. Here's 10 warning signs they should look out for.

Dr Yujiang Wang from the University of Newcastle holding a replica human brain showing the folds of the cerebral cortex.

Brains get slacker with age, say scientists - and it could cause Alzheimer's

Brains get slacker with age in much the same way as the skin, new research has shown.
Pascal Johnston (centre) with brother Lawrence and mum Linda.

Pioneering treatment offers new hope for Sunderland schoolboy Pascal

A pioneering treatment is offering new hope for a Sunderland schoolboy suffering from a life-shortening illness.

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Amelia Lily will speak about her experiences with type 1 diabetes.

Inside Out to take closer look at NHS diabetes epidemic

A special programme looking at the impact of diabetes across the nation will air on television tonight.

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New advice could reduce cot death risk by 50 per cent.

New advice for parents on how to reduce the risk of cot death

Babies should sleep in the same rooms as their parents for the first year of their lives - but never in the same bed - as it reduces cot death by 50 per cent.

A burning Halloween costume.

Fire chiefs warn of dangerous costumes ahead of Halloween

Fire chiefs have issued a warning about dangerous costumes ahead of Halloweeen

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Ocean Jones came second in 'A Pageant Life.'

Inspirational youngster Ocean overcomes health battles to take home pageant crown

A brave little girl from Wearside has overcome her ongoing health battles to win a crown in her first pageant.

Prescribing antibiotics is one of the things doctors have said can be a waste of time.

40 common treatments are a waste of time, say doctors

Dozens of common treatments to help with a range of ailments are of little or no use, senior doctors have said.

Jasmine Purvis sadly lost her battle with a heart conditon.

‘Her legacy will live on’ - Sunderland family pays emotional tribute to little fighter Jasmine

A Sunderland family has paid an emotional tribute to a courageous little girl who made it her mission to raise thousands for charity while battling health problems that sadly claimed her life.

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Bradley Lowery in his uniform ready for school.

Brave Bradley goes back to school despite battling cancer

Battling Bradley Lowery went back to school after his latest bout of chemotherapy.

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A new Public Health England table shows how Sunderland fares in the fast-food stakes

Revealed: Which area of Sunderland is the city's fast food capital?

A new map today reveals which area of Sunderland is the city's fast food capital.
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An x-ray of Scrappy's leg after surgery.

Handler of popular fire dog Scrappy speaks of canine’s terrifying accident while chasing a ball

The handler of popular fire dog has spoken of the moment the canine broke his leg in a terrifying accident while chasing a ball.

Kayley Paul with her daughter Jordan Carruthers (7) outside of McDonald's King Street South Shields. Picture by FRANK REID

Mum’s horror after girl picks up needle in McDonald’s toilet

An angry mum says she was stunned to be offered a happy meal at McDonald’s after her daughter found a hypodermic needle in the firm’s South Shields restaurant.

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