Labour government would create four new bank holidays on patron saints' days

A Labour government will seek to create four new UK-wide bank holidays on the patron saint's day of each of the home nations, Jeremy Corbyn has announced.
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Theresa May. Picture from PA.

Tories play down talk of tax rises if Conservatives win snap General Election

Conservatives have sought to damp down speculation they are planning tax rises if Theresa May is returned to power in the general election on June 8.

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(from left) Kath Griffin, Ken Ken Bremner, Lieutenant General Robin Brims CBE, Kelly Bennett and Ben Bannerjee

Sunderland hospitals sign covenant pledging support to armed forces personnel

Sunderland’s hospitals have pledged their backing to service personnel and their families with the signing of a special covenant.

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President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani. Picture: PA.

We'd have you back if you dropped Brexit, European Parliament head tells UK

The UK would be welcomed back by the EU if it abandoned Brexit following the general election, the European Parliament's president has said.

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Sunderland has unveiled its housing strategy for 2017-2022

Sunderland's new housing vision revealed - what does it mean for you?

Sunderland's civic leaders have unveiled their housing vision for the city over the next five years - with a major need for both luxury and affordable homes.
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Theresa May and Tim Farron

When Theresa May and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron fought each other - and failed - over North East seat

The failed attempt by both Theresa May and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron to poach a seat from Labour in the North East has risen to the fore again in a row over the General Election.
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Jeremy Corbyn. Picture from PA.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley 'should worry about a Labour victory', Jeremy Corbyn warns

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to put wealth "in the hands of the people of Britain" as he turned his fire on big business and the rich in his first major speech of the general election campaign.
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Ajay Jagota is the new chairman of the South Shields Conservatives Association

Conservatives launch fight back in South Shields with new man at the helm

The new head of the South Tyneside political party branch is urging fellow Tories to come ‘out of the woodwork.’

MPs have supported the Primie Minister's call for an early General Election.

MPs vote in favour of early General Election

MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of Prime Minster Theresa May's plea for an early General Election.
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Former chancellor George Osborne is quitting Parliament.

Former chancellor George Osborne to quit Parliament at the General Election

Former chancellor George Osborne is to stand down from Westminster politics "for now" at the June 8 election.
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US President Donald Trump.

Would you comply with Donald Trump's proposed vetting rules?

Most UK citizens would refuse to comply with proposed extreme vetting rules to enter the US, a survey has found.

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Here's what you need to know ahead of the next general election. Picture: PA.

Here's what you need to know if you want to vote in the next general election

With the snap election set for June 8, here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for election day.
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Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in Downing Street, London, announcing a snap general election on June 8.

Sunderland politicians react to election call

A Sunderland MP has accused Theresa May of wasting time by calling a General Election rather the concentrating on Brexit negotiations.

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Jeremy Corbyn responds to Theresa May's decision to call snap General Election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed Theresa May's decision to call a snap election, saying his party would offer an "effective alternative" to the Tories.
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Tim Farron. Danny Lawson/PA Wire

'This is your chance,' Lib Dems tell voters who are opposed to hard Brexit

The snap general election called by Theresa May is Britain's chance to avoid a "disastrous hard Brexit", the Liberal Democrats have said.

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Theresa May announcing the General Election. Picture by John Stillwell/PA Wire

Theresa May's Downing Street statement in full after snap General Election called

Here is the full text of Prime Minister Theresa May's statement from Downing Street announcing that a General Election is to be held on June 8:

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that one million "unsung heroes" who care for vulnerable relatives would be given a 10 a week benefits boost under the first year of a Labour government. Pic: PA.

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to give one million carers an extra £10 a week

A million "unsung heroes" who care for vulnerable relatives will be given a £10 a week benefits boost under the first year of a Labour government, Jeremy Corbyn said today.

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Leazes Park in Newcastle. Pic Geograph/Newbiggin Hall Scouts.

Public parks could be handed to new charitable trust to run

People in Newcastle are being asked if they support plans to hand over their public parks to a new charitable trust to run.


POLL: Theresa May calls snap election - how will you vote?

Theresa May is has called a snap General Election for June in a surprise announcement outside 10 Downing Street.
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Former J Speeding Sailworks, Whickham Street, Sunderland.

Historic Sunderland building set to be demolished to make way for five-storey student accommodation

An historic Sunderland building is set to be demolished to make way for five-storey student accommodation.

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