Families plead with Sunderland council to keep community ‘respectable’

This is a council cut these Sunderland residents desperately want to see.

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Sharon Hodgson inspects the abandoned Leamside Line

Wearside MP urges Transport Secretary to back Metro extensions plans

A Wearside MP has written to new Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, urging him to support plans to extend the Metro.

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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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Millfield Lib Dem councillor Niall Hodson at Kayll Road Library.

Sunderland council urged to spare remaining libraries as the service prepares for more cuts

The future of the last remaining libraries in Sunderland is to come under the spotlight after the city council revealed it is slashing the budget for the service even further.

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Angela Eagle has dropped out of the leadership race. Picture: Press Association.

Angela Eagle drops out of Labour leadership race

Angela Eagle has withdrawn from the contest for Labour's leadership in order to back Owen Smith as a "unity candidate" to challenge Jeremy Corbyn.
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Tony Blair

Relatives of Britain's Iraq War dead launch fundraising bid to take Tony Blair to court

Relatives of some of Britain's Iraq War dead have launched an online crowdfunding appeal to pay for possible legal action against Tony Blair and leading government officials.
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MPs overwhelmingly voted to renew Britains Trident nuclear weapon system. See letter

North East MPs back nuclear weapon renewal plan – but do you agree?

Labour MPs in the North East have thrown their support behind plans to renew Britain's multi-billion pound nuclear arsenal - and handed crisis-hit party leader Jeremy Corbyn another bitter blow.

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John McDonnell

Corbyn 'should face a woman,' says Shadow Chancellor on North East visit

Jeremy Corbyn should face a woman in the leadership contest, his campaign chief has said during a visit to the region.
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John McDonnell. Picture by PA.

Labour plans 'Bank of the North' to unlock £500billion for businesses: Shadow Chancellor in Sunderland to announce proposals

The Shadow Chancellor is expected to announce Labour plans to create a "bank of the North" and other national and regional lenders in an effort to "unlock" £500 billion of investment for small businesses.
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The True Friends of Barnes Park hand over petition to Coun Peter Wood. From left Georgina Hammond aged nine and Gracie Cameron aged nine

Petition handed in to call for return of Sunderland parks security

Councillors clashed as arguments continued over the decision to cut the budget for security at some of Wearside’s most popular parks.

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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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Jeremy Corbyn

Sunderland Labour Party chiefs call for calm

Labour officials on Wearside are calling for calm as the party’s leadership election heats up.

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Theresa May will become prime minister today.

Who said it: Theresa May or Margaret Thatcher?

Today Theresa May will become the UK’s first female Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher.

Janice and Alan Emerson with guest speaker Olympic swimmer Jo Jackson at the Sunderland High School speech day during their year as deputy mayor and mayoress.

Mayoress of Sunderland dies after short illness

Tributes have been paid to the Mayoress of Sunderland who has died less than two months after taking office.

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David Cameron. Picture by PA.

David Cameron: The ups and downs of his leadership as he prepares to bow out

The David Cameron era will come to a close today after he gives his last ever Prime Minister's Questions before officially clearing the way for Theresa May.

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Gordon Brown. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

Theresa May and the six other prime ministers who were never elected

Opposition parties have called for a snap general election after Theresa May has been named Britain’s next Prime Minister without a democratic vote from the public.

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Theresa May will become Prime Minister tomorrow.

Meet Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister

Britain is to have a new prime minister in the form of Theresa May, currently the home secretary. May will take office on Wednesday after the contest to become Conservative leader was unexpectedly cut short by her rival Andrea Leadsom.

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Jeremy Corbyn at the Durham Miners' Gala on Saturday.

Wearside MPs voice support for Eagle as North East colleague backs Corbyn as Labour leader

Wearside’s MPs have voiced their support for Angela Eagle after she announced her bid to challenge for leadership of the Labour party.

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Theresa May. Picture by PA.

Theresa May set to become Prime Minister after Andrea Leadsom pulls out of race

Theresa May is to be the UK's second female prime minister, after her only remaining rival, Andrea Leadsom, sensationally dropped out of the race to succeed David Cameron.
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Jeremy Corbyn at the Durham Miners' Gala.

13 things you said about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attending Durham Miners' Gala

Jeremy Corbyn became the first Labour leader in four years to attend the Durham Miners' Gala.

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