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Anna Richardson and models

RICHARD ORD: Ban this filth! Erm, if it is filth, that is ...

Flicking through the TV channels this week I stumbled upon Naked Attraction, a new dating show in which, get this, all the contestants are naked!

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LEGAL EAGLE: Aftercare services may be free

LEGAL EAGLE: Aftercare services may be free

A person can be detained in hospital (‘sectioned’) under the Mental Health Act due to concerns about their mental health. In order to be sectioned the Mental Health Act requires that the person must be suffering from a mental disorder that requires treatment in hospital and that they should be detained due to risks to their own health and safety or for the protection of others.

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Roker sea front

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Hoping for lots of summer sun

We’ve got sunshine and school is out for summer, meaning I’ve totally got that holiday feeling.

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Garlic bulbs.

GARDENING: Get your garlic dried out to last into winter

It’s garlic harvesting time and it’s important to dry your crop out so it lasts well into the winter. However, this has not been a good year – my Topinky Wight crop has very small bulbs, due to an attack of rust.

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ON THE WATERFRONT: How rail shaped the docks

ON THE WATERFRONT: How rail shaped the docks

This week, we conclude the story of how the railways shaped the East End’s landscape in reaching Sunderland’s South Docks.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

SHARON HODGSON: City’s voice must be heard in Brexit talks

In my last column for the Sunderland Echo, I wrote about the need for us to get the best deal possible out of the EU exit negotiations and the importance of local elected representatives listening and learning from the referendum vote to ensure the voices of the people of Sunderland are heard loud and clear in the coming months and years ahead.

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The 'enjoy your day off' starter kit

RICHARD ORD: Nowt like a list to beat the daily grind

What’s an ankle grinder?

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Brian Hamilton, who has been using the Essence Service run by Age UK Sunderland.

WEARSIDE MATTERS: Essence support changing lives in Sunderland

A pioneering service that delivers life-changing support to those living with dementia and their carers has been praised by a Sunderland couple.

Health
Family.

LEGAL EAGLE: You have rights to keep your children

A recent newspaper article highlighted a mother who, over a period of time, had 17 children removed from her care.

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Protein shakes.

SHAPING UP: Protein shakes for getting lean

There’s a huge misconception that protein shakes are only for wide-shouldered body builders who want to increase their size.

Health
The last time I had an itch I ended up doing The Apprentice

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: New business, big challenge

Wow what a week it has been! Last Tuesday saw the launch of my brand new business The National Fitness Network.

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Suncherry Smile tomatoes.

Getting the best crop from your tomatoes

The dull summer has really slowed down the tomatoes, with a surfeit of leaf growth and poor setting of the first truss.

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Former Prime Minister David Cameron talking to NHS staff

BRIDGET PHILLIPSON: Leave campaigners must honour their funding promises

Last month our country voted to leave the European Union. This was not the result I wanted, but one which I respect. The big question is what comes next.

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