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Watch the moment a brave Sunderland shopkeeper wrestled with a knifeman during a terrifying store robbery

Sunderland

See timelapse footage and aerial shots as work completes on New Wear Crossing bridge deck

Sunderland
Mowbray Park, one of the areas of Sunderland covered by the order.

Sunderland's leaders launch all-out crackdown on begging, booze, bin-raking and dog problems

Crime
Bradley Lowery with Sunderland AFC striker Jermain Defoe.

Bradley Lowery too ill to see 'best friend' Jermain Defoe after taking turn for the worse

News

Two men taken to hospital after car smashes into lamp-post on A19

News

300 new homes to be built in Sunderland - where will they be?

Politics

‘Love not leave’ or ‘destiny in our hands’ - Brexit continues to divide Wearside

Sunderland

Bridge of highs! See how the New Wear Crossing is shaping up

Business
Five-year-old Elsie Crone who has made a banner in an effort to save Bunny Hill Library from closure.

Meet the five-year-old fighting to save her Sunderland library

Sunderland

Parents are generous, but they can’t plug Sunderland’s £14million education shortfall

Part of busy Sunderland road closed due to resurfacing work

News 4
The blue steel temporary nose of the bridge deck

New Wear Crossing bridge deck could be extended this weekend

News 5
South Hylton Metro station.

Man simulated sex with handrail and pulled trousers down in front of teenage girls on Sunderland Metro train

Sunderland
Coun Michael Mordey.

One of Sunderland's busiest roads to be resurfaced at the weekend

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The A19 southbound in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Drivers face delays after crash on A19 in Sunderland

News

Murder accused in court after man dies following disturbance in Hartlepool

Crime

Watch the moment a brave Sunderland shopkeeper wrestled with a knifeman during a terrifying store robbery

Sunderland
Nearly 130 motorists were caught without a seatbelt in the week-long crackdown.

Nearly 130 motorists caught without seatbelts in week-long crackdown

Crime
Newcastle Crown Court.

Judge spares homeless "pitbull-type terrier" from destruction after it bit two passers-by

News 1

Richard Ord: Why GCSE exams should be held in winter

Opinion
The school is facing a funding crisis.

‘Disgraceful’ - what you said about school asking for £10 a month from parents

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Principal Alan Hardie has written to parents and carers asking for financial help for Whitburn Church of England Academy.

School asks parents for a tenner a month as it faces a funding crisis

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Schools in 'crisis'

Parents are generous, but they can’t plug Sunderland’s £14million education shortfall

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From left; Julie Collins, Jonathan Brash, and Maureen Bunter of Hartlepool Sixth Form College, and Ellen Thinnesen, Rob Lawson and 
Nigel Harrett, of Sunderland College.

Hartlepool Sixth Form College and Sunderland College in merger talks to create a ‘super-institution’

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300 new homes to be built in Sunderland - where will they be?

Politics
Jermain Defoe.

Eight places in Sunderland and around Jermain Defoe can go after turning vegan

Sunderland
Little Mix, one of the acts whose tickets will be included in the scheme.

Amazon Prime launches priority gig ticket scheme - with Little Mix among first artists available

Music
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Six ways to lower your fuel consumption

Business

Poll: Have your say on Article 50 as leading Brexit figure writes open letter to Echo readers

News 5
The Gentoo site at Broomhill, in Hetton

300 new homes to be built in Sunderland - where will they be?

Politics

‘Love not leave’ or ‘destiny in our hands’ - Brexit continues to divide Wearside

Sunderland 10
Mowbray Park, one of the areas of Sunderland covered by the order.

Sunderland's leaders launch all-out crackdown on begging, booze, bin-raking and dog problems

Crime 7
Five-year-old Elsie Crone who has made a banner in an effort to save Bunny Hill Library from closure.

Meet the five-year-old fighting to save her Sunderland library

Sunderland 4

Wearside wildlife club picks up national award

Environment
Firefighter rescuing a dog from a cliff side sink hole.

Dog owners urged to take the lead on cliff safety

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Local councils are being urged to ban releases of balloons and sky lanterns on their land after balloon litter on beaches rose by more than half in a year. Pic: PA.

Conservation group urges councils to ban balloon and lantern releases

Environment 4
Plastic bottle recycling, Coun Peter Wood

Politicians lack the bottle to introduce cashback recycling scheme in Sunderland

Sunderland

Bradley Lowery too ill to see 'best friend' Jermain Defoe after taking turn for the worse

News 4
Sharon Hodgson MP.

Sunderland MP calls on Government and companies to provide better access to vital drugs

Health
Award winners celebrate at last year's event.

Best of Health Awards: Last chance to nominate your health heroes

News
The proposal is set out in a consultation that runs until April 17. Picture: Pixabay.

Plans to make Viagra available over the counter unveiled

Health
Travel vaccinations are one of the items which could be stopped. Picture by PA.

GPs may be stopped prescribing 'low-priority' items under major NHS costs

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Self-service checkouts are one of people's top wastes of time.

From cold callers to self-service checkouts - life's 50 biggest wastes of time

News
Do you fancy appearing on this new dating show? Picture: Pixabay.

Could your bridal party be on new TV show Always The Bridesmaid?

News

New 12-sided £1 coin to edge out old round pound

Business

British law too soft on criminals

Your Say

Tory councillor in denial over health service decline

Your Say

Say goodbye to deadly enemy - the fag

Your Say

Sunderland Council making the wrong choices

Your Say 1
Brad in the sun

Richard Ord: Why GCSE exams should be held in winter

Opinion
Pupils have discovered which secondary school they will be attending

Begging bowl schooling will only widen gap between haves and have nots

Sunderland
Courts can grant a non-molestation order

Legal Eagle: Seeking protection from court

Opinion
Courts can grant a non-molestation order

Legal Eagle: Seeking protection from court

Opinion