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Student swamped with orders for Jeremy Corbyn Toby Jug launched to help pay university fees

A Labour-supporting university student has launched a Jeremy Corbyn Toby Jug - securing 50 orders within 24 hours.
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HMS Ocean leaves Sunderland for the last time

Sunderland in talks with Royal Navy over new adopted ship after HMS Ocean is decommissioned

Sunderland is in talks about the possibility of adopting another warship after HMS Ocean retires.

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The Unison and Unite rally ahead of the meeting.

Thousands sign West Park petition as council calls for end to public sector pay cap

More than 5,000 people have backed a call for controversial proposals to build on a Sunderland park to be dropped.

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Ground-breaking vision for Sunderland’s Stadium Village reach next stage

Ground-breaking vision for Sunderland’s Stadium Village reach next stage

The potential for a ground-breaking leisure village development surrounding the Stadium of Light has reached the next stage after cabinet members at Sunderland City Council gave a draft document their seal of approval.

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Sir Vince Cable. Picture by PA

'We're not just Ukip in reverse' - Sir Vince Cable calls for wealth taxes at Lib Dem party conference

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has called for wealth taxes, as he insisted his party is not just "Ukip in reverse", caring only about Brexit.

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Chair of Sunderland Youth Parliament Tom Crawford (foreground) with Tom Newton and Rachel Krajovska

Sunderland youngsters have their say on city’s future plans

Sunderland’s young people have had their say on plans for the city’s future.

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Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, is on the road to recovery.

MP opens up about cancer fight as he thanks NHS, friends, family and Jeremy Corbyn for support

MP Grahame Morris has spoken for the first time about his cancer fight and thanked those who supported him as he battled back to health.

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The issue of public sector pay will be raised at a meeting of the full council at Sunderland Civic Centre.

Sunderland council workers set to lobby for better public sector pay

Council staff in Sunderland are to lobby a meeting which will discuss their pay.

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Former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson in action recently for England. Pic: PA.

England captain and former Sunderland AFC star Jordan Henderson steps into West Park housing battle

England football captain Jordan Henderson is backing a campaign to save the Sunderland park where he first honed his soccer skills.

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Several protests have been held outside County Hall as teaching assistants and supporters voiced concern over proposed contract changes.

'Final offer' to be put to teaching assistants in bid to end pay dispute

A new deal is to be put to councillors as they look to settle a long-running disagreement over teaching assistants' contracts.
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Almost one in four new benefit claimants not paid within six weeks

Almost one in four new benefit claimants not paid within six weeks

Ministers are under fresh pressure to pause the roll-out of Universal Credit after new figures showed around one in four new claimants wait longer than six weeks to be paid.

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It is hoped an inquiry would look at how the A19 can be made safer.

MP vows to overcome road blocks in campaign for safer A19

The MP leading the fight for A19 safety improvements has said he will not give up until the Government relents and takes up his call for improvements.

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The scene of a crash on the A19 near Seaham last month, which involved six vehicles.

A19 ‘not dangerous enough’ to receive road safety funding, say transport chiefs

Funding to make the A19 safer will not be allocated by the Government - because it is not dangerous enough.

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Campaign for parmo to get EU protected status - despite Brexit

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen has launched a campaign to secure EU-protected status for the world-famous parmo.
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Sharon Hodgson MP: I’m behind Brexit - but the Repeal Bill is an affront to our democracy

Sharon Hodgson MP: I’m behind Brexit - but the Repeal Bill is an affront to our democracy

As Parliament returns from summer recess, Brexit has dominated not only the headlines but the Parliamentary agenda too as we began the passage of the Great Repeal Bill (now known as the EU Withdrawal Bill).

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Picture by Suzanne Plunkett/PA Wire

UK will soon regret voting for Brexit, says the European Commission president

Britain will soon regret voting for Brexit, but the European Union will move on, the European Commission president has insisted.

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Sunderland Civic Centre

Call for all Sunderland council workers to see pay cap removed

The seven-year public sector pay cap is to be scrapped from next year, with ministers given “flexibility” to breach the long-standing limit of 1% on rises.

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Government scraps 1% pay cap for public sector workers

The Government is scrapping the public sector pay cap which has limited rises to a maximum of 1% for the past seven years.

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How the North East's MPs voted in key Brexit Bill

How the North East's MPs voted in key Brexit Bill

The region's MPs have had their say as the Brexit repeal bill went before Parliament.
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Clare Phillipson

Jacob Rees-Moggs’ abortion comments ‘a storm in a teacup’, says Sunderland campaigner

A domestic violence campaigner has described the row over Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg’s controversial views on abortion after rape as ‘a bit of a storm in a teacup.’

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