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North East to march against Hard Brexit this weekend

A cross-party campaign in opposition to Hard Brexit will hold a march and rally in the North East this weekend.
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Church Street shopping centre barrier's, Seaham

Plans could mean end for town’s blue barrier bother

Decade-long calls to remove a barrier between two shopping spots could finally be answered under a masterplan to bring investment and improvements to Seaham.

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West Harton Methodist Church's Angela Lishman in the King Street pop up church.

Pop-up church in South Shields town centre was a blessing

Church workers are rejoicing after hundreds of South Tynesiders visited their pop-up church - and looking forward to their next project.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour's shift to left under Corbyn a mistake, says David Miliband

Labour's shift to the left under Jeremy Corbyn is a "mistake" that will not address the challenges Britain faces, says former South Shields MP David Miliband.

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Former South Shields MP David Miliband.

Labour 'further from power than at any time in my life' says David Miliband

Labour under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership is further from power than any time in the last 50 years, says former South Shields MP David Miliband.
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Question Time host David Dimbleby. (Photo: BBC).

Question Time coming to Sunderland next month

BBC political debate programme Question Time is coming to Sunderland next month.

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Social media phone apps.

JULIE ELLIOTT: The fear of fake news impacting on political process

Fake news has become THE news in recent months – prompting heated media debates world-wide, as well as within our own parliament.

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Lord Mandelson appearing on the BBC One current affairs programme, The Andrew Marr Show. Pic: BBC.

Former Hartlepool MP Lord Mandelson warns against 'Brexit at all costs'

Peers should "not throw in the towel early" over Brexit, Peter Mandelson has said as he warned ministers they face defeats over key negotiating principles.
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Tax-Free Childcare is designed to allow more parents to get back to work.

10 things every parent should know about Tax-Free Childcare

Changes are being made to the financial support available to families, enabling more parents to go out to work.

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Ken Loach, winner of the Outstanding British Film award for I, Daniel Blake, in the press room during the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Ken Loach hits out at Government as he collects Bafta for North East-made I, Daniel Blake

Director Ken Loach condemned the Government as he accepted his Bafta award for outstanding British film.
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Any Questions? presenter Jonathan Dimbleby.

BBC programme Any Questions? set to be broadcast from Durham

A weekly BBC programme is set to air from Durham tonight.

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The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler.

North East bishop among those to speak out over lack of help for lone child refugees

The Bishop of Durham has called on the Government to do more after it was found only hundreds of lone child refugees will be welcomed to the UK.

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The vote was taken in the House of Commons in London. Photo by PA.

Brexit talks get go ahead as Theresa May is backed by MPs

MPs have given Theresa May their authority to formally begin Brexit in an overwhelming House of Commons vote.

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Sunderland Civic Centre

Sunderland council tax to rise by 5%

Households in Sunderland will be paying five per cent more council tax in 2017/2018.
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An aerial impression of the IAMP site

£90million manufacturing park for Sunderland and South Tyneside moves closer

A new £90million-plus business park on the border of Sunderland and South Tyneside has moved a step closer

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A Public Space Protection Order could be brought in for Sunderland city centre.

New powers could crack down on nuisances in Sunderland city centre

City centre nuisances in Sunderland could be curbed with the help of new powers.

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Commons Speaker John Bercow who has outlined his opposition to Donald Trump addressing both Houses of Parliament during his forthcoming state visit. Picture: PA.

Controversy as speaker John Bercow opposes Trump address to Parliament

Commons Speaker John Bercow has become embroiled in controversy after insisting US president Donald Trump should not be allowed to address Parliament during his state visit.

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Cheap alcohol is sparking health concerns

Health experts call for crackdown on cheap booze

North East health experts are calling on the Government to increase the tax on alcohol in the Spring Budget.

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What do you think of the Government's Brexit strategy?

What are the key points of the Government's Brexit strategy?

Here are the key points from the Government's white paper setting out its strategy for leaving the European Union:

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MPs have voted in favour of triggering Article 50 in the House of Commons

'Why we voted to trigger Article 50': Our Labour MPs explain why they backed Brexit Bill

Labour MPs in the North East have been giving their reasons as to why they voted in favour of a Parliament Bill to trigger Brexit negotiations.
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