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Showers and cooler weekend weather forecast as heatwave comes to an end

A cooler, wetter weekend lies before the North East after the scorching hot weather of last Saturday and Sunday.


Watch: Slideshow of glitzy memories from past Sunderland school proms

The exam slog is nearly over - meaning that school prom season is just around the corner.

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Meet the North-East man with one of the dirtiest jobs this weekend - cleaning the toilets at Glastonbury

"It's a dirty job and someone has to do it" is the phrase many disgruntled workers have heard over the years when they have been asked to complete an unappealing task.

Acorn Close was closed due to the fire. Picture by Google Maps.

Street cordoned off after scrap yard fire

A street in Sacriston has been closed due to a scrap yard fire.

Last known movements of Sunderland murder victim Robert Hutchinson captured on CCTV

Police have released footage showing the last known movements of murder victim Robert Hutchinson.

David Wilson, inset, was killed at his home in December 2014.

Jurors in David Wilson murder trial shown how police used Sunderland Echo to help trace alleged killer

Jurors have been given an insight into how detectives broke the news of a city murder to the public in a bid to catch the killer.
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Sunderland man handed criminal behaviour order following drunken rants at schoolchildren

A man has been handed a criminal behaviour order by police after repeatedly causing trouble in his neighbourhood.


Family of murdered Sunderland grandad ‘begging’ for information three years after his disappearance

The devastated daughter of a Sunderland man who has been missing for three years after he was believed to have been murdered is “begging” for anyone with information as to his whereabouts to come forward.

Damage caused by yobs.

Can you help snare yobs after three months of attacks in two parks?

Yobs have been slammed following a three-month wrecking campaign at two parks.

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey.

Sunderland among EFL clubs to make donation to Grenfell Tower disaster fund

Sunderland and their fellow EFL clubs have agreed to donate a six-figure sum to the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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David Amis collapsed in HMP Durham after smuggling a stash of illegal items.

Prisoner collapsed after smuggling phones, drugs, tobacco and metal into Durham Jail hidden in colon

A prisoner collapsed and needed emergency surgery after smuggling a stash of drugs and mobile phones into jail - hidden inside him.

Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry

Families of Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford issue touching thank you for 'amazing support'

The families of teenage sweethearts killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack have issued a touching thank you to everyone who has helped and supported them in their grief.

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New Road, Boldon Colliery. Picture from Google Images

Police fears for woman after incident in Boldon street

Police are appealing for help tracing a woman they fear may have been injured in an incident in Boldon.

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Front Street, Hetton. Picture from Google Images.

Appeal after woman is repeatedly racially abused

Police are appealing for help after a woman was repeatedly racially abused by youths in Hetton over the last week.
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Grenfell Tower

Sunderland tower block cladding sent for tests after Grenfell Tower disaster

Gentoo has sent samples of cladding from its high-rise blocks for safety testing in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Go North East is undergoing a shake-up of bus routes in Sunderland

Sunderland to Newcastle bus service axed as changes announced to Wearside routes

The Sunderland to Newcastle bus service which connected communities without Metro stations to the two city centres has been axed in a shake-up.

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A Hotpoint fridge-freezer is thought to have caused the Grenfell Tower blaze.

Hotpoint fridge-freezer identified as cause of Grenfell Tower fire

A safety alert has been issued by the Government after a Hotpoint fridge-freezer was identified as the cause of the Grenfell Tower fire.
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Dennis and Margaret Baker celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

Couple who met at dance celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

A devoted couple who met on the dancefloor have celebrated 60 years of married life.

Youngsters at Grindon Hall Christian School are already in the Christmas spirit.

Meet the bright sparks set to light up Sunderland this Christmas

Five Sunderland ‘bright sparks’ are set to light up Sunderland with their winning Christmas design.

Bradley Lowery at Scarborough Sea Life Centre

Bradley Lowery's Sea Life Centre holiday treat

Bradley Lowery's holiday treat got the seal of approval.
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