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Why Sunderland should be grateful to Europe - by MP Julie Elliott

Anyone who lives in Sunderland knows just how important the Nissan plant is to our city. Nearly 7,000 Wearsiders work there.

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Why every household in South Tyneside could be £875 worse off by 2020

Why every household in South Tyneside could be £875 worse off by 2020

Residents across South Tyneside are being warned to brace themselves for further cuts as future council funding is set to be slashed by the Government.

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Sunderland Civic Centre

Sunderland council chiefs admit ‘alarming’ difficulty in finding new social workers

A recruitment target to boost the number of permanent social workers to help turn around the performance of children’s services department is falling well short of its 10 a month target, council chiefs have revealed.

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Julie Elliott

Sunderland MP welcomes axing of firm accused of wrongfully stopping tax credits payments

A Wearside MP has welcomed news a firm accused of wrongfully cutting tax credit payments has had its contract terminated.

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Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as Labour leader on Saturday.

Here's how many of you think Jeremy Corbyn can win the next election for Labour ...

After Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as leader of Labour this weekend, we asked you if you thought he could lead his party to victory in the next general election.
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton met for the first presidential debate last night. Picture: AP Photo/Matt Rourke.

How the world reacted as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed

The world was watching - and tweeting - as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed face-to-face for the first time.

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South Shields MP opens heart over gran’s dementia battle

South Shields MP opens heart over gran’s dementia battle

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has opened her heart over her family’s battle with dementia

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Durham County Council wants a public inquiry into policing at Orgreave in 1984.

Council demands public inquiry into policing of Orgreave picket lines during Miners Strike

Durham County Council has demanded a full public inquiry into the policing of picket lines outside the Orgreave coking plant in 1984.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Hartlepool MP calls for end to ‘nastiness’ in Labour Party following Jeremy Corbyn re-election

Hartlepool MP Iain Wright has congratulated Jeremy Corbyn on being elected as Labour leader once again, adding that he hopes the “nastiness” he has seen in the party will now come to an end.

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Jeremy Corbyn visits Sunderland.

Sunderland MPs congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on being elected Labour leader

Wearside MPs have congratulated Jeremy Corbyn on being elected as Labour leader and urged him to unify the party as part of a bid to get back into power.

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Jeremy Corbyn, pictured with deputy Tom Watson. Picture: Press Association

Vote: Can Jeremy Corbyn win the next general election for Labour?

Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as Labour leader this weekend - but do you think he will lead the party to success in the next general election?
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Sharon Hodgson

Sunderland MP urges Labour members not to quit after Jeremy Corbyn wins leadership election

A Sunderland MP is urging Labour members not to resign from the party after the reelection of controversial leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn romps to victory in Labour leadership election

Jeremy Corbyn has urged Labour to "wipe the slate clean" after he was re-elected as party leader following a bitter campaign which saw him defeat challenger Owen Smith.
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The launch nigt of last year's Sunderland Illuminations.

Council defends Sunderland Illuminations park entry charge

Council bosses have defended a decision to charge for access to a city park during this year’s Sunderland Illuminations.

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Lord O'Neill of Gatley, the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, who has resigned from the Government. Picture by PA.

Northern Powerhouse champion digs Theresa May as he quits Conservatives

One of the architects of the so-called Northern Powerhouse project, Lord O'Neill, has resigned from the Government and quit the Tory benches in the upper house.

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The Halifax has looked at the average age of first time buyers and how much their home costs across the country.

Average age of North East's first time buyers stands at 29

First-time buyers in some parts of the country can expect to wait up to seven years longer to get on the property ladder than those in other areas, a report has found.

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Tracy Brabin is among the short-listed Labour candidates hoping to be selected to replace Jo Cox today. Picture: Press Association.

Ex-Corrie actress Tracy Brabin among short-listed candidates to replace Jo Cox

Former Coronation Street actress Tracy Brabin is among the short-listed Labour candidates hoping to be selected to replace Jo Cox today.

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John Coyne Watt served during World War Two.

Family’s tribute as Second World War veteran Jack dies

A family has paid tribute to a much-loved Wearside World War Two veteran, who has died at the age of 95.

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The front of Joplings, photographed shortly before its closure.

Designers hope hotel plan for Joplings site will still check out

Designers are hoping a £10million plan to transform the former Joplings department store into a hotel will still check out.

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David Miliband. Pictures by PA.

Labour are 'unelectable' under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, says David Miliband

David Miliband has claimed the Labour Party has not been further from power since the 1930s as part of a stinging attack on Jeremy Corbyn.

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