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Mum’s heartbreak after doctors find Bradley Lowery has new tumour

Bradley Lowery’s family have been delivered a devastating blow with the news a new tumour has been found by his doctors.

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What could £15m Lottery winners spend their new money on?

Lottery jackpot winners Paula Barraclough and Lorraine Smith now have £15million to spend between them on whatever they want.

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The t-shirt.

Petition launched to return 'racist' Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after customer's complaint sparks ban

A petition has been launched to return a "racist" Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after a complaint saw the garment pulled from shelves.

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Drivers have been urged to take care on major routes across the region because of Storm Doris.

North East drivers told to prepare for Storm Doris over severe weather warning on major roads

Motorists are being asked to get ready for severe weather by Highways England as Storm Doris begins to take hold.
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The incident happened on the A19 southbound near the A689 turn off. Image copyright Google Maps.

One horse hit by vehicle after ponies run loose on A19

Four horses caused a closure on the A19 after they got loose from a field near Hartlepool.

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Many nurses feel they are too busy to give dying patients high-quality care, a new poll suggests. Picture: PA.

Two-thirds of nurses struggle to find time to care properly for the dying

Many nurses feel they are too busy to give dying patients high-quality care, a new poll suggests.

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Best friends celebrate after scooping £15million Lotto jackpot

Two best friends from Sunderland are celebrating today after scooping the £15,342,900 jackpot in last Saturday’s Lotto draw.

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Keith Newbold was attacked in the Haymarket area of Newcastle, pictured. Dean Jones, top, was one of the gang who attacked him, while Sean Kelly, below, admitted handling his stolen bank card.

Man 'gutted' in knife attack after refusing to give cash to beggars

An innocent man was "gutted" in a brutal stabbing attack when he refused to hand over cash to beggars who approached him after a night out.
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Noisy neighbours can be annoying.

Revealed: North East areas with most noise complaints recorded

Research has revealed there were more than 12,100 noise nuisance complaints across the North East last year with some surprising areas topping the noisy neighbourhood chart.

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�15,342,900 Lottery winners Lorraine Smith (lolly) (left) and Paula Barraclough (polly). Picture by FRANK REID

Why Sunderland is one of the luckiest cities for National Lottery jackpot wins

Best friends Paula Barraclough and Lorraine Smith are the latest in a long line of Wearside Lottery winners.

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Hadrian Street in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Man charged with aggravated burglary in Sunderland

A man has been charged with aggravated burglary.

Crime
What's the toughest interview question you've been asked?

'What am I thinking right now?' - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing.

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird.

Sexual history being used to 'ambush' alleged rape victims, says police chief

Alleged rape victims are being "ambushed" with their sexual history at trial, Northumbria's crime chief has warned.

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Pam Ayling with her granddaughter Lucy Ayling who are taking part in the  Muddy Mayhem Challenge.

Muddy Mayhem fitness challenge will be a family affair for Pam

Three generations of a family are gearing up to take on an epic fitness challenge ahead of their milestone birthdays.

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The three new apprentices to join JB Skills Training are, from left, Aiden Bosher, Natheniel Karim and Sophie Gray.

Wear In campaign showing a growth in apprentices

This week is just the fifth week of ten of the Wear In Wednesday campaign and already the venture between JB Skills Training and the Sunderland Echo is having a positive impact.

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Convicted killer Michael Luvaglio, who maintains his innocence.

Convicted killer’s appeal over ‘Get Carter’ murder rejected

A new bid to challenge a 1967 conviction for a murder that inspired the classic crime thriller Get Carter has been rejected by the High Court.

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Storm Doris is on the way.

Storm Doris is on the way, bringing snow, rain and gale-force winds

Gusts of up to 80mph are expected hit the UK as Storm Doris arrives from the Atlantic, the Met Office has warned.
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Sunderland students at last years Work Discovery Week launch.

Top sponsors for Sunderland students event

Leading firms have pledged support for a scheme which improves the employability of young Sunderland people.

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Residents Rita Brown, left, and Mary Hird, right, with staff member Natalie Heffner.

Sunderland care home gets taste of the 1950s with new diner

Residents of a Sunderland care home are taking a step back to the 1950s – thanks to a specially-created diner.

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Sunderland women and children’s lives could be put at risk by funding cuts, warns charity

Campaigners fighting to save a ‘vital’ domestic violence charity in Sunderland have handed over a petition with thousands of signatures amidst fears that the lives of thousands women and children could be at risk.

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