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GARDENING: The best time to prune those fruit trees

Pruning apple and pear trees is confusing – why do it in summer and winter?

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Isaac Ord in shades.

RICHARD ORD: The burning issue of modern air travel

The jury’s still out on whether the burned out fuselage of a jet at the side of Newcastle International Airport instils confidence or induces fear.

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Sunderlands new manager David Moyes started only three players who were mainstays of the team which won its battle for Premier League survival under Sam Allardayce last season.

TONY GILLAN: Sunderland are not in a strong transfer negotiating position

I’ve got a bad back you know, so you’re lucky to have a column this week. At least I think I’ve got a bad back. You’ll have to ask my agent. Anyway, here goes ...

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Saucy Burger restaurant manager Murray Greer.

WEARSIDE MATTERS: City eateries beef up Restaurant Week

Sunderland’s first ever Restaurant Week just got saucy, as a trendy city burger bar has signed up to take part.

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LEGAL EAGLE: What can I do if sensitive information is leaked?

LEGAL EAGLE: What can I do if sensitive information is leaked?

Readers may have heard about a case which featured recently in the news concerning a woman who received £75,000 after suing the police.

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Muesli.

SHAPING UP: Five ‘healthy’ foods it’s best not to eat

It’s frustrating when your body won’t change. When the pounds won’t drop. When those extra inches won’t go away.

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Mo Farrah

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Mo is a brilliant role model

A week has now passed since we celebrated National Mackem Day and I’m still buzzing from the fantastic event that was held to celebrate it at The Royalty.

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ON THE WATERFRONT: The fate of HMS Sentinel

ON THE WATERFRONT: The fate of HMS Sentinel

It was as if the old warship planned to escape her impending fate as she rolled in rough seas off Sunderland Harbour on the morning of February 13, 1923.

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RICHARD ORD: Rio 2016: It’s “Faster, Higher, Skimpier!”

The Olympics motto is ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ .. when it comes to the male Team GB divers’ trunks they can now add ‘Skimpier’ to the maxim.

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The team of Carer Locality Leads, Helen McAdam, Debbie Ainscow, Nicola Winter, Mary Kay Duffie and Andrea Lanaghan.

WEARSIDE MATTERS: New programme cares for carers

Those who look after some of the most poorly or frail people in Sunderland are benefiting from the support of a new team offering carer support as part of an innovative city-wide programme.

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Graham oversees one of his bootcamp sessions.

SHAPING UP: Back to school and back to workout

With the school summer holidays coming to an end in a couple of weeks parents can get back into a normal routine and back to working out again.

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LEGAL EAGLE: Get advice over airshow arrest

LEGAL EAGLE: Get advice over airshow arrest

My son was arrested at the Sunderland air show – he was told to leave by a police officer and then a few minutes later he was arrested. He’s now been charged to go to court. What is this all about?

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KATIE BULMER-COOKE: A Springboard to jobs success

This week I was back over at Springboard for their open day. They put on a series of excellent workshops providing those interested in becoming an apprentice with a great opportunity to find out more about a range of career paths.

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Garlic Purple Wight.

GARDENING: Inspired by the joy of my uncle’s allotment

It’s National Allotments Week, run by the National Allotment Society, with the theme of Growing Together to emphasise its inclusive nature for all levels of society and ability – and the dangers it faces in this era of cutbacks.

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Alan Patchett and Anthony Gonzalez outside the Essence Service Centre.

WEARSIDE MATTERS: Sunderland centre welcomes dementia breakthrough

A Sunderland charity has welcomed a new screening technique that could transform dementia diagnosis.

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LEGAL EAGLE: Legal implications of surrogacy

LEGAL EAGLE: Legal implications of surrogacy

My partner and I cannot have a child naturally and want to consider surrogacy. What legal issues must I consider?

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Joe Sexton

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: A taste of Mackem heaven

This week I’ve been working on a project down in Knutsford. The other people on the team came from all corners of the country, from Cornwall and Norwich to London, Manchester, and of course me, from sunny Sunderland.

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A Cabbage White butterfly on Buddleja. Picture by RHS / Katy Prentice

GARDENING: ‘Perfect storm’ makes a bad year for butterflies

Have you noticed what a bad year for butterflies it is? There’s been a ‘perfect storm’ of a sunless summer, cool spring and mild winter, which may make 2016 the worst year for butterflies since records began in 1976.

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The former Customs and Board of Trade offices in Tatham Street

ON THE WATERFRONT: Origins of Shipping Offices

With the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Marine Office at Tyne Dock scheduled for closure next year, we look back at the organisation’s origins on Wearside.

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The guide to Eat Drink Sunderland.

WEARSIDE MATTERS: Guide to shine a light on food and drink scene

Sunderland’s food and drink scene is being celebrated thanks to a new guide that is hitting the city’s streets this week.

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