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Hundreds of fake Viagra tablets seized during police raid

Northumbria police seized £30,000 worth of counterfeit goods during a house raid.

Nissan's Sunderland plant

Sunderland Qashqai deal worth £30billion to North East

Nissan’s new Qashqai is the £30billion car.

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A GP writing out a prescription. Credit: PA.

Sunderland and East Durham top list of highest number of antidepressant prescriptions in England

More antidepressants are prescribed to residents of a County Durham village than anywhere else, according to new statistics.

Nissan workers Conner Pollard and Mark Holder (R) after Qashqai and X-Trail announcement

Sunderland Nissan deal means ‘job security for 10 years’

Staff at Sunderland’s Nissan factory are in no doubt about the importance of winning the rights to build two new models on Wearside.


Chinese gangsters forced taxi driver to set up drugs farm in abandoned Italian restaurant

A taxi driver was forced to lease a closed-down restaurant building so it could be converted into a large scale cannabis farm.
Emma Lewell-Buck.

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck reveals nightmare time as social worker in Sunderland

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has told of how a nightmare introduction to child protection social work in Sunderland "broke" her.
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Trick or treaters. Pic: PA.

Is Sunderland the stingiest city for Halloween?

Along the festive fuss these days, many children are hoping to fill their pockets with goodies when trick or treating around their neighbourhoods.

Nuna Rebl i-Size child car seat in rearward-facing mode and right, image of the Nuna Rebl seat base when it broke, sending the seat backwards in some of Which?s frontal-impact tests. Images courtesy:

Product recall demanded on child’s car seat as customers urged 'don't buy'

Campaigners are demanding a recall of the Nuna Rebl i-Size car seat after it failed the Which? safety tests.

Take a look inside Wearside’s new ward for mental health patients

A new £4.6million ward caring for older people with mental health problems across Wearside and South Tyneside will open its doors to patients next week.


Nissan must have had 'very strong assurances' on the single market before making Sunderland decision, claims Tony Blair

Nissan must have been given "very strong assurances" on access to the single market before boosting its UK car production, former prime minister Tony Blair has insisted as the Government said it did not wave a chequebook at the giant multi-national.

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20 things which make a perfect shopping day

20 things which make a perfect shopping day

The ideal shopping trip will last three hours, involve trying on six items and cost £118, according to new research.

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Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Nissan

Should we care if Nissan's wheels have been oiled over the Sunderland plant?

Nissan’s wheel of fortune has turned full circle and Sunderland has hit the jackpot, but should we care how the wheels are being oiled?
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Youngsters get a hands-on experience of firefighting

Youngsters get a hands-on experience of firefighting

Six young people from the UK Youth Parliament (North East) were given a glimpse into life as a firefighter this week.

Halloween pumpkin

Will your Halloween pumpkin be one of the 600,000 which just go to waste this year?

New research has revealed the shocking number of pumpkins set to go on waste in the North East this Halloween.

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3 Pumpkin recipes to try this Halloween

3 Pumpkin recipes to try this Halloween

Pumpkins are not just Halloween decorations, but are a tasty and versatile vegetable which can be cooked in lots of delicious ways.

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10 new holiday destinations you might want to explore in 2017

10 new holiday destinations you might want to explore in 2017

Bored with beach holidays and sick of city breaks? There’s much more to travel than package holidays.

The event is designed to give young people aged between 11 and 18 the opportunity to showcase their talents.

Teenage band proves Wearside has talent by winning annual contest

Youngsters proved Wearside has talent after a teenage band won an annual competition.

EDO concert organisers Dave Tomson, Karen Riddle and Jonathan Caudle

GPs will hit the high note to help North East cancer patients

A South Shields GP will be swapping her stethoscope for a clarinet to raise the roof at Sage Gateshead.

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Stadium of Light

Remembrance Silence to be observed at Stadium of Light before Sunderland v Arsenal game

Players, officials and supporters will observe a period of silence ahead of Sunderland AFC’s Premier League game against Arsenal on Saturday, in recognition of the country-wide Remembrance Commemorations.

How dogs are really affected by fireworks – and what you can do to help

Whether it’s Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving, or just an everyday celebration, every winter, as soon as the clocks go back, the fireworks begin
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