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Delays on Metro after passenger takes ill

Metro passengers are experiencing delays this morning after a passenger became unwell.
Transport
Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Hospital trust falls short of targets - but is still well ahead of national average

Sunderland’s hospitals have missed two vital waiting time targets - but the city trust is still outperforming most of the country.

News
From left, Jamie Wyatt, Michael Hughes and Stephen Oliver.

Jury out in £5million tax website fraud case

A jury trying the cases of four men accused of running a scam tax return website has retired to consider its verdicts.

News
Christian Radich, one of the ships taking part when The Tall Ships Races come to Sunderland next July. Image courtesy of Sail Training International.

Grant puts culture at the ‘art’ of Sunderland Tall Ships festival

Plans for a celebration of the sea are looking even more ship shape - thanks to a £149,000 windfall.

News

Patients urged to do the 'jab dab' in flu vaccine campaign as winter weather sets in

Asthma patients have been urged to get their flu vaccines and do the "jab dab" to encourage others as medics warn of the dangers facing people with the condition.

Health
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Washington.

Police appeal after woman sexually assaulted in Washington

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Washington.
News
Families enjoy FanFest event at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light

Families enjoy FanFest event at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light

A family fun day hit the back of the net with young football fans on Wearside.

Sunderland
Some of the drinks available at Aldi.

Aldi to stock special drinks range for Halloween

Can't get enough of pumpkin spice lattes?
Offbeat
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Driver sped wrong way over Tyne Bridge in car stolen from Chinese takeaway delivery driver

A dangerous driver who sped down the wrong carriageway of the Tyne Bridge in a stolen car has been jailed for 15 months.

Crime
Wearmouth Bridge.

Woman safe after Sunderland bridge incident

A woman who was on the wrong side of the Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland is now safe, police have confirmed.

News
The team at Morrisons Jarrow dressed up for the Thriller video.

Thriller night at Jarrow Morrisons as staff create Michael Jackson parody video

Something evil's been lurking in one of our supermarkets ...
Jarrow
The number of breweries has broken through the 2,000 barrier for the first time since the 1930s, a new study reveals. Picture by: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Breweries numbers hit 2,000 for first time in 80 years amid craft ale revolution

The number of breweries has broken through the 2,000 barrier for the first time since the 1930s, a new study reveals.

Lifestyle
Where will you be watching the fireworks this year?

What's on in the North East this Bonfire Night?

Remember, remember - it's not long until the fifth of November!
Family
Lewis Cole swimming with dolphins in Florida.

Sunderland boy among youngsters treated to charity-funded holiday in Florida

A Sunderland boy with cystic fibrosis was among 200 children to be treated to a charity-funded holiday to Florida.

Sunderland
Just Cover's Michael Irwin, left, and Dale Robinson with the award.

Sunderland travel insurance firm scoops national award

A Sunderland travel insurance broker has been named Britain’s best.

News
Builder honoured for work on apprenticeships

Builder honoured for work on apprenticeships

McCarrick Construction has been honoured for its work to lay the foundations for future success.

News
The team from Identity Consult who tackled the Three Peaks Challenge.

Sunderland firm’s fundraisers hit the heights for stroke charity

Staff from a Sunderland firm has taken to the hills to raise funds for charity.

News
A British Beekeepers Association's (BBKA) survey has revealed beekeepers in England produced an average 23.8 lbs (11.8 kg) of honey per hive this year, down 2.3 lbs on last year. Picture by Katie Collins/PA Wire

Beekeepers fear for future of honeybees as survey shows steady decline in honey crop

Beekeepers have raised concerns over the future of honeybees as an annual survey showed a "steady decline" in the honey crop.

Environment
What would you say if you had one more minute?

TV ad with Mary Berry and Rio Ferdinand raises awareness about child bereavement

What would you say if you had one more minute? That is the question put to children and parents as part of a new campaign by national charity Child Bereavement UK.
Family
A branch of Ashchem in Sunderland.

North East chemists chain sold to Milton Keynes firm

A major North East chain of 15 pharmacies has been sold to a firm in Milton Keynes.
Sunderland
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