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Little fighter Bradley Lowery set to be mascot at Sunderland v Chelsea game

Battling youngster Bradley Lowery is set to be one of Sunderland AFC's mascots once again for next week's home game against Chelsea.

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Bradley Lowery pictured at party.

Lighting up the sky to show love for Bradley

A charity will show its support for Bradley Lowery by lighting the sky for him.

Go Karting regional champion Thomas Suggitt aged 7.

Seven-year-old Seaham racer scoops top karting title

He’s only seven, but daredevil Thomas Suggitt is already living life in the fast lane.

Bradley is given cuddles in his hospital bed by dad Carl.

Messages of support continue to flood in after heartbreaking news about Bradley Lowery

Messages of support are flooding in from across the region for the family of little Bradley Lowery as they are given the news they had been dreading to hear.

The youngster pictured while undergoing care in hospital.

Bradley Lowery’s family looks towards Christmas and reveal next steps for the little battler

Bradley Lowery’ is to be given the best Christmas possible as his parents look to give him as much time as they can following his health heartache.

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Stock picture of a hedgehog

'Horrible' brothers kicked hedgehog to death at retail park

Two brothers who kicked a hedgehog to death have been jailed for six weeks after the judge described the case as "horrible".

Pupils from Shotton Hall Primary School, Peterlee, at their stall in the town's Castle Dene Shopping Centre, taking part in the school's Make �5 Grow scheme, on Tuesday

School pupils take part in Virgin Money business challenge

Enterprising youngsters got a chance to get out of the classroom and learn all about the world of business.

Bradley is given cuddles in his hospital bed by dad Karl.

‘I honestly have no words to how heartbroken I am right now’ says Bradley’s mum as they are told he will lose his fight

Bradley Lowery’s parents have been given the news every parent dreads as they were told by doctors they only have time left with their child.


Futureheads and Field Music musicians produce Christmas track with primary pupils

Primary school pupils have created a cracker of a Christmas track after enlisting the help of a Mercury Music Prize-nominated artist.

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Durham Crown Court

Student who denies rape had played role of an accused sex attacker in training session, court told

A student nightline advisor who denies raping a drunken woman had previously played the part of an accused sex attacker in training for his role, a court has heard.

Suspected fake products seized by trading officials.

Bargain hunters warned over fake toxic cosmetics as scammers use MAC and Kylie names

Shoppers hoping to bag top names at a cut price are being warned not to be tricked into buying counterfeit cosmetics which could contain toxic chemicals or rat faeces.

Ani Sandwith

Songwriters’ Night celebrates sounds of Sunderland and Seaham

A night which celebrates songwriters from across Wearside and East Durham is set to hit the high note.

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Seaham High School students Amie Hall (left) and Maddison Pybus, who rescued a elederly man who had fallen onto the road on Stockton Road, Seaham

Schoolgirl rescuers pull elderly man from danger on road

Schoolgirl Samaritans have been praised after pulling an elderly man from a busy road.

Louisa Street, Darlington. Picture: Google Maps.

Murder probe in Darlington after woman dies - one arrested

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Darlington.

Durham's live nativity

Live nativity to be staged in Durham City

The first Christmas will be brought to life at Durham City’s annual live Nativity.

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An Echo trip to the Odeon to see Herbie Rides Again in 1974.

Chipsters galore remember the Chipper Club

There’s 21,000 reasons why you loved the Chipper Club.


Truck driver spills building materials onto busy road

This is the moment police caught a driver whose van shed building materials onto a busy road.
Maurice McShane

Child abuser back in court after victim reads Sunderland Echo report

A stalwart of the amateur dramatics scene who was locked up for abusing children has been convicted of more child sex offences.


Brave Bradley Lowery wishes supporters a Merry Christmas as he switches on festive lights

Battling youngster Bradley Lowery took the time to wish everyone in the region a Merry Christmas as switched on Durham County Council’s festive lights.

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