Nissan set to decide whether Sunderland plant will build new Qashqai

Nissan will decide next month whether its Wearside plant will build a third generation of the best-selling Qashqai, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn has revealed.
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The Sun front page reporting calls for Gary Lineker to be sacked by the BBC.

Gary Lineker Twitter storm poll: Did Match of the Day host cross the line?

Gary Lineker has admitted his comments about child refugees had led him to get "a bit of a spanking" - but is confident his TV presenting job is safe.
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HMS Duncan (centre), observing Russian Kirov Class Battlecruiser (left) and Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which are part of a Russian task group, during transit through the North Sea.

Royal Navy monitors Russian warships passing North East coast

The Royal Navy has been monitoring a Russian war fleet as it entered British waters and passed through the North Sea.
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Sunderland from the sky

Why Sunderland should look to Hull for cultural inspiration

Hull was once the punchline for jokes. “From Hell, Hull and Halifax, good Lord deliver us,” pleaded a 17th-century verse that helped create a negative view of the city for the next 400 years. More recently the city was voted the second most undesirable place to live in England, and took the top – or bottom slot – in the book Crap Towns. But the mantle of UK City of Culture 2017 has changed the city’s image and how it is perceived. Could the same accolade change the way Sunderland is viewed regionally, nationally and internationally? asks Rob Lawson.

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Michael Dugher questioned why pharmacies were being closed.

JULIE ELLIOTT: Pharmacies are front-line health services and should be saved

This week saw FA chairman Greg Clarke appear before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee – where he was asked to launch an independent inquiry into allegations of corruption within the game.

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First 100 days of Theresa May: How new PM has broken away from David Cameron's path

In her first 100 days as Prime Minister, Theresa May has broken away from David Cameron's policy agenda in several key areas.
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Lib Deb Coun Niall Hodson outside Sunderland Central Library.

Closure date set for Sunderland’s City Library

Sunderland City Council has called time on the City Library in Fawcett Street – setting its closure date for November 19.

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Austerity programme means Sunderland City Council will have £590 less to spend per household by 2020

Sunderland City Council will have £590 less to spend on households by 2020 as the authority prepares to slash another £74million from its budget.

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Coun Paul Watson.

Sunderland ‘did not reject’ Government’s devolution deal – Council leader speaks out in face of criticism

Sunderland City Council leader Paul Watson has hit back at claims the authority has rejected a devolution deal worth millions.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

New challenge to Corbyn over Labour's anti-Semitism issue

Tories claim Labour has a "very real problem with anti-Semitism" after a damning independent report said Jeremy Corbyn has failed to provide leadership in tackling the issue.
Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn. Picture: Press Association.

Nissan boss 'confident UK remains competitive' after Brexit talks with May

Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has said he is confident the UK will remain a "competitive place to do business", following crunch talks on Brexit with Theresa May.
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The mine closures had a devastating impact on North East communities.

On this day in 1992, 31,000 miners lost their jobs at the stroke of a pen

It has been exactly 24 years since the British coal mining industry was dealt a heavy blow when the Government announced the closure of 31 out of 50 deep coal mines across the country.

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The move is understood to have hit online sales rather than products in Tesco stores. Picture: Press Association.

14 products you might struggle to buy at Tesco - thanks to Brexit

One of the world's largest consumer goods manufacturers has been accused of "exploiting consumers" amid the falling value of the pound after a pricing row with Tesco left the supermarket low on household items such as Marmite, Flora and Persil.

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Question Time host David Dimbleby. (Photo: BBC).

BBC Question Time is set to return to Hartlepool

Question Time is coming back to Hartlepool.

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A vigil held by campaigners at South Tyneside District Hospital

New committee formed to probe alliance between South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals

Councillors in South Tyneside are to join their Sunderland counterparts in scrutinising the area’s new health partnership.

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Nissan. Picture by PA

'It's not chatter, it's real people's jobs' - Sunderland MP lays into Brexit Minister over Nissan

Sunderland MP Julie Elliott has laid into Brexit Secretary David Davis over Nissan's future in Sunderland during a debate in Parliament.
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Fresh calls for lowering the drink-drive limit

Road safety and health experts along with the emergency services have called on the Government to lower the drink-drive limit in England and Wales.

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MP Sharon Hodgson.

Wearside MP Sharon Hodgson 'honoured' after returning to shadow cabinet - three months after resigning

Wearside MP Sharon Hodgson has vowed to "hold the government to account" after taking up a new shadow ministerial role.

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Sharon Hodgson

New shadow ministerial post for Wearside MP Sharon Hodgson

Wearside MP Sharon Hodgson has a new shadow ministerial role - three months after resigning from Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet.

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Council leader Iain Malcolm.

Readers speak on South Tyneside Council leader’s role within NHS trust

Readers have been quick to have their say after it was revealed a council leader who is being challenged to back a campaign to save hospital services earns up to £15,000 as a director of the Trust at the centre of the dispute.

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