Messages of support for family of Bradley Lowery flood in as devastating news is revealed

Messages of support are flooding in from across the region for the family of little Bradley Lowery as they are given the news they had been dreading to hear.

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Bradley is given cuddles in his hospital bed by dad Karl.

‘I honestly have no words to how heartbroken I am right now’ says Bradley’s mum as they are told he will lose his fight

Bradley Lowery’s parents have been given the news every parent dreads as they were told by doctors they only have time left with their child.

Mature student Andy Parkin's 'Strangeways to Art' exhibition

Gangsters give ex-boxer inspiration to create wealth of artwork

An artist has taken inspiration from the criminal underworld as he straightens out his own mental health through his work.

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Make sure you store your leftovers properly this Christmas.

Sunderland residents among the most likely to contract food poisoning this Christmas

Christmas dinner! Surely, one of the best meals of the year.

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Brave Bradley Lowery wishes supporters a Merry Christmas as he switches on festive lights

Battling youngster Bradley Lowery took the time to wish everyone in the region a Merry Christmas as switched on Durham County Council’s festive lights.

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Mother Amy Agnew has made a hospital complaint over the treatment of her eight-week-old daughter Scarlett. They're pictured with her partner Steven Gardener and their other daughter, one-year-old Esmae.

Sunderland couple’s nightmare over baby daughter ‘abuse’ allegation

A Wearside couple have revealed their “nightmare” after they were wrongly suspected of abusing their baby daughter after taking her to hospital.

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Sisters Olivia Crawford (15) and Georgia Fletcher (22), wrote the single Our Superhero (A Christmas Wish)' to raise funds for Bradley Lowery.

Sisters’ Christmas song hopes to raise cash for brave Bradley Lowery

Two sisters have penned a Christmas song to raise funds for battling youngster Bradley Lowery.

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Donwell House in Washington

Wearside care home still in special measures after again being rated inadequate

A Wearside care home remains in special measures after it was again rated inadequate by watchdogs.

Paul Parker with Dr Jo Paterson

Houghton dad's gift for air ambulance life-savers

A Houghton biker has repaid the rescuers who plucked him to safety from a remote forest.
Bradley Lowery is battling neuroblastoma.

Brave Bradley Lowery dealt another health blow

The family of battling Bradley Lowery are remaining positive after medics raised concerns about his chemotherapy treatment.

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Nestle has developed a method of cutting as much as 40% of sugar in its confectionery.

Nestle develops way to slash sugar in chocolate bars by up to 40%

Food producer Nestle claims it has discovered a way to drastically reduce the amount of sugar in its chocolate bars.
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Family and friends of Michelle Massey on sponsored walk.

Tributes paid to mum-of-three who died on eve of wedding

A grieving family have paid tribute to a 30-year-old mum of three who died the night before her wedding day.

Can you recognise the symptoms?

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.
David Cook completed his 24-hour sponsored punch bag challenge

Soldier hits out to raise cash for battling boy’s research fund

A South Tyneside soldier has completed a 24-hour punch bag challenge in aid of a Sunderland youngster living with a life-limiting medical condition.

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The Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Alan Emerson, hangs a message in memory of his wife Janice.

Sunderland Mayor opens St Benedict’s Hospice dedication tree in memory of late wife

The Mayor of Sunderland left a heartfelt message to his late wife as he officially opened a dedication tree for a Wearside hospice.


How a polar vortex could spark plague of rats this Christmas

Homeowners are being urged to be on their guard as cold weather threatens to spark a plague of rats over Christmas.
Courtney Collier has been nominated for a Child of Courage Award

Brave Wearside teen Courtney up for Child of Courage award

A Wearside teen who has been in and out of hospital since the day she was born has been recognised for the inspirational way she copes with her condition.

MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, Bridget Phillipson.

Number of GPs in Sunderland falls by 25% since 2013, city MP finds

The number of full-time GPs in Sunderland has dropped by 25% since 2013, with a city MP calling on the Government to intervene.

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William Calvert helps David Cook get in shape for his big day of fundraising.

‘I’ll work out for 24 hours to help this little boy’

Super fit David Cook will punch a bag for 24 hours - to help a little boy with a life-limiting medical condition.

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