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Sunderland MP raises concerns over SAFC sponsorship deal with shot-term loan company

A Wearside MP says SAFC's new deal with a short-term loan firm could put the club's community work at risk.
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Sunderland Civic Centre

Sunderland councillor invites public to sample food at meetings after costs row

A city Conservative has called on Wearsiders to come and sample food provided for elected councillors for themselves as a row over spending rumbles on.

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Jeremy Corbyn will face Owen Smith in the leadership contest.

640,000 expected to be eligible to vote in Labour leadership election

More than 640,000 Labour Party members and supporters will be eligible to vote in the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith, the party has said.

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The True Friends of Barnes Park hand over petition to Coun Peter Wood. From left Georgina Hammond age dnine and Gracie Cameron aged nine

Sunderland Conservatives slam councillors for spending £31,000 on Barnes Park event when security has been cut

City Conservatives have slammed councillors for sanctioning the spending of £40,000 on family events at a park at the same time as security was cut because of budget constraints.

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Sharon Hodgson.

Sunderland MP joins Jamie Oliver in slamming childhood obesity plans

A Wearside MP has slammed the Government’s plans to cut childhood obesity.

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Sunderland Civic Centre

‘It’s a disgraceful waste of money’ - readers dish out passionate response over council free food row

Echo readers have dished out passionate views after civic chiefs were blasted for splashing out almost £5,000 a year to feed councillors - as they face up to making millions of pounds worth of cuts.

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Jonathan Arnott

North East MEP Jonathan Arnott pulls out of UKIP leadership contest

North East MEP Jonathan Arnott has announced he is standing down from UKIP's leadership campaign.

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Emma Haughan's puppy Gary fell ill and nearly died, she says, due to the mess in the lane behind her house.

Sunderland pet owner believes dog mess in back lane made puppy seriously ill

A tiny shih tzu puppy is lucky to be alive after catching a deadly virus his owner puts down to dog waste in a Sunderland back lane.

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Liberal Democrat councillor Niall Hodson.

Sunderland City Council slammed for spending £5,000 on free food for councillors

A councillor has hit out at civic chiefs on Wearside for spending almost £5,000 a year on buffet food for councillors following meetings.

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Large crowds watch as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gives Sunderland speech

Large crowds turned out to watch Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as he addressed the people of Sunderland today.

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WATCH: Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith pledges £50billion for North East should he be elected as prime minister

Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith says that he would commit £50billion of investment in the North East if he was elected as prime minister.

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Jeremy Corbyn, left, and Owen Smith take part in a Labour leadership hustings at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel. Pic: PA.

Labour rivals Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith clash over leaving EU

Labour Party leadership rivals Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith have clashed over leaving the European Union in a live North East hustings debate.

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Jeremy Corbyn

Labour leader makes ‘Bank of the North’ pledge to create 100,000 jobs in region during Sunderland visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was today set to reaffirm plans to establish a ‘Bank of the North’ and to create 100,000 jobs across the north east during a visit to the region.

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PG Tips scores highly in the brands loved by Brexiteers.

These are the brands loved most by Leave and Remain voters

After the Brexit vote, we have been inundated with calls to “get on with it”. British people have been told to come together and make the best of the situation no matter which way they went during the referendum.

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Sunderland featured in a special report by Sky News.

Watch special report on Sunderland and Brexit as you give your views on Sky show

Wearsiders are still at odds about the impact Brexit will have on the region as the aftermath of the EU vote put the city in the national spotlight.

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Jeremy Corbyn could make an appearance at a forthcoming Sunderland rally

Jeremy Corbyn to make appearance at Sunderland rally

Under-fire Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been lined up to be guest of honour at a rally supporting his leadership campaign in Sunderland, this week.
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UKIP leadership candidate Lisa Duffy Front from left Stuart Agnew MEP and Richard Elvin

‘I’m no Donald Trump’ insists burka-row UKIP hopeful during South Shields visit

She’s been dubbed England’s answer to Americas’s controversial White House candidate Donald Trump for her views on the burka.

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Fisherman Arthur Mole  meets Faisal Islam, Sky News's political.

Documentary makers focus on Sunderland’s part in Brexit aftermath

Sunderland’s part in the decision to leave the EU will be put under the microscope as a documentary looks the issues facing now facing the UK.

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BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, pictured by Dominic Lipinski of PA, will feature Sunderland in her Brexit documentary.

What you are saying about BBC Brexit documentary which featured Sunderland

Plenty of Wearsiders watched a BBC show which looked at the reasons why Britain voted to leave the European Union.

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Emma Lewell-Buck

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck reveals her death-threat torment

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has revealed that she received a death threat just a week after her colleague Jo Cox was killed.

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