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Chilly start to week in North East - but days ahead look better

Temperatures are expected to rise in the North East over the coming days - with conditions set to remain dry.

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Missing Hartlepool man Shaun Bate.

Missing Hartlepool man found safe and well in Newcastle

Missing Hartlepool man Shaun Bate has been found safe and well in Newcastle.

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Sunderland and Newcastle United fans come together to support brave youngsters in charity match

Football supporters put their rivalries to one side as they joined forces to support three brave youngsters.

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The campaign intended to show that not all disabilities are visible.

Tesco announces new toilet signs for those with 'invisible' health conditions

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced a change to the signage of its accessible toilets to reflect the ‘invisible nature’ of some health conditions.

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Bad luck if you break a mirror is the most common superstition in the North East.

Top 5 superstitions revealed - which one is yours?

Three-quarters of North East people have admitted they are superstitious - and their most irrational fears have been revealed.

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Ant and Dec

National Hugging Day: The top 10 celebrities Brits want to hug

If you're in a need of a cuddle today - you're in luck!

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Glen Miller, who is fund raising for the Independant Methodist Church, with Iris Ogilvie at the building.

Raiders who burgled church are branded ‘lowest of the low’

Raiders who burgled a church have been branded the “lowest of the low”.

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Walter from Breaking Bad is one of the most popular baby names inspired by Netflix shows.

Baby names are being inspired by our favourite characters from Netflix

Baby names inspired by Netflix characters are on the rise, according to new research.
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Euros are the most common currency to find stashed in a 'man drawer'.

How much foreign currency do you have stashed in your drawers?

New research suggests British men collectively keep more than £465million of foreign currency stashed away in their bedside table drawers.

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Amber died on January 8.

Ball to be held in honour of cervical cancer victim Amber Rose Cliff

A 25-year-old woman who has touched the hearts of thousands of people across the world will be remembered at a ball.
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Will you be taking a #SmearForSmear selfie this week?

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2017: Show us your #SmearForSmear selfie

A campaign aimed at encouraging more women to attend their smear tests has launched today.

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Rolls Royce, Pallion, Sunderland

Fire breaks out at Rolls Royce factory in Sunderland

Fire has broken out at the Rolls Royce plant in Sunderland this morning.

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Do you buy vinyl records? Picture: Pixabay.

Record shops will make a comeback, Rick Wakeman predicts

World renowned pianist Rick Wakeman has predicted a revival of traditional music shops after vinyl sales started to outpace music downloads.

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Nissan's Carlos Ghosn with the IDS concept car.

Sunderland Conservatives call for trust in PM after Nissan says it will ‘re-evaluate situation’ following Brexit negotiations

Conservatives have urged Wearsiders to ‘trust’ in Prime Minister Theresa May after it was revealed that Nissan will review the competitiveness of its Sunderland plant when Brexit negotiations are completed.

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Theresa May. Picture: PA.

PM 'confident' of striking trade deal with US

Theresa May has emphasised the importance of Nato and the European Union for security and said she is "confident" of striking a trade deal with the United States despite Donald Trump's "America first" strategy.

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Would you try out the ParkingPerx app if it goes on trial in Sunderland? Picture: PA.

Readers react to proposed parking scheme for Sunderland

There’s no doubt the issue of parking charges in the city is always a big talking point with Sunderland Echo readers.

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The attack happened on Wednesday.

Police appeal: Woman sexually assaulted in Sunderland attack

Police are appealing for information after a woman was attacked and sexually assaulted in Sunderland.

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Glen Miller, who is fund raising for the Independant Methodist Church, North Road, Boldon Colliery, with Iris Ogilvie a member of the church.

Thieves steal cash raised by children at Boldon church

A community has rallied round after burglars raided their local church.

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Douglas Soakell

Sunderland family fear terror campaign as dog dies in arson attack

A Wearside family say they are being targeted in a deliberate campaign after a pet dog was killed in an arson attack.

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From left to right, car owners Kevin Coombs and Mark Taylor.

‘It was a miracle no one was killed’: Car owners’ shock as tree falls in Washington street

The owner of a car crushed when an 80ft tree fell in Washington has said it was a “miracle” no one was killed in the incident.

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