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Charity set up in memory of Bradley Lowery gets registration number

The charity set up in memory of brave cancer battler Bradley Lowery now has a registered number, it has been announced.

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe.

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe denies attacking or murdering any men in letter from prison cell

The Yorkshire Ripper has said he never attacked or murdered any men in a letter about two unsolved cases.
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Drunk headbutted, punched and hit firefighters as they tackled blaze in Sunderland

A drunk assaulted three firefighters in what the brigade described as the worst incident of its type in more than 20 years.

The entrance to West Rainton, at the top of Benridge Bank, where builders have plans to construct new homes.

Residents urged to visit public exhibition over surprise bid to build new homes

Residents are urged to attend an exhibition on Wednesday about a surprise bid to build a new housing estate.


The Button: Enter the BBC's new game show without leaving your house

The BBC is seeking new contestants to enter their new game show, The Button, which will see households compete for cash prizes without leaving the comfort of home.

NSPCC bosses fear child neglect problems could be far higher than reported.

Rocketing number of child neglect allegations are referred to North-East police and social services

The number of child neglect allegations referred to authorities by helpline bosses has rocketed regionally in the last five years.

Do you think cannabis should be made legal?

Vote: Do you think cannabis should be made legal?

Sir Vince Cable hit headlines yesterday as he spoke of his party's commitment to support the legalisation of cannabis.

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Police near the Stadium of Light on the day of the Sunderland vs Celtic friendly

Trainee accountant Celtic fan spared jail after suffering head injury while attacking Sunderland shop

A trainee accountant was part of a mob of Celtic fans who attacked a Sunderland convenience store before SAFC's friendly match against their team.
Good luck to everyone collecting their A-level results today.

Live: A-level results day in the North East

It's a nerve-racking day for thousands of teenagers across the country as they head off to collect their A-level results.

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The Broadway, in Houghton. Copyright Google Maps.

Teenage boys aged 14 attacked in town centre

Two teenage boys were attacked while walking in a town centre.

Lib Dems 'will continue to back the legalisation of cannabis'

New Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has said the party will continue to support the legalisation of cannabis.

Are you a Lidl shopper?

Lidl is now the UK's seventh largest supermarket

Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK's seventh largest supermarket as shoppers cope with inflation by turning to the discounters, figures show.

Grahame Morris with a member of William Hill staff and the cheque for the Bobby Moore Fund.

MP backs bookies’ campaign in aid of bowel cancer awareness

A local MP has given his support to a national charity initiative which has so far raised over £120,000.

Quyen Ngoc Nguyen.

Sunderland murder suspects remanded in custody after first crown court appearance

Two men accused of the murder of a young Vietnamese mum whose body was found in a burning car may face a trial by jury next year.

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley. Picture by Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Newcastle boss Mike Ashley's Sports Direct increases stake in Debenhams to 21%

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has again upped its stake in department store chain Debenhams.

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Funniest joke winner Ken Cheng.

How funny are the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's top 15 jokes?

Cambridge University dropout Ken Cheng is the winner of this year's Edinburgh Fringe funniest joke competition.
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Have you got one of these?

Cot mobile recalled over choking fears

A cot mobile has been recalled by its manufacturer due to fears that a part could present a choking hazard.

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Call for help with consultation on Sunderland and South Tyneside hospital plans

Charities and community groups are being urged to help vulnerable patients have their say on planned changes to health services in South Tyneside and Sunderland.

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Young tea drinkers fueling industry with thirst for variety

Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers, it seems.

Children's toy stamps issued by the Royal Mail

Stickle Bricks, Action Man and Spirograph stamps among new Royal Mail issue featuring classic children's toys

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children's toys from the last 100 years.
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