Houghton and Hetton

Houghton and Hetton

Chipsters galore remember the Chipper Club

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


Former mining community honoured with new Ray Lonsdale statue

A new statue by artist Ray Lonsdale has been unveiled in South Hetton in honour of the village’s former mining community.

Paul Parker with Dr Jo Paterson

Houghton dad's gift for air ambulance life-savers

A Houghton biker has repaid the rescuers who plucked him to safety from a remote forest.
Tysen Carthy

Wearside offshore worker attacked and racially abused bouncer after being refused entry to nightclub

An offshore worker who launched a racially-aggravated attack on a bouncer who refused him entry to a nightclub has been fined.

Fundraising manager at St. Benedict's Hospice in Sunderland Catrina Flynn with Jamie, Paul and Oliver Connolly.

Friends’ ‘can do’ attitude honours mum’s legacy with new kit

Friends of a devoted mum who died from cancer have smashed their fundraising target and raised more than £23,500 for their local hospice.

MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, Bridget Phillipson.

Sunderland MP calls for fairer transport deal

A Wearside MP has called for a fairer nationwide deal for public transport cash.

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Newbottle Street in Houghton. Copyright Google Maps.

Town centre road closed off to traffic over loose masonry fears

Firefighters were drafted in to help stabilise and remove loose stonework in a town centre high street.

Sir Roger Moore with staff from Three Horseshoes on a visit to the area in November 2016.

James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore spotted at Houghton restaurant

Staff and customers at a Wearside restaurant were left shaken, but not stirred, after legendary James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore dropped in for a meal.

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Sunderland Street in Houghton. Image copyright Google Maps.

Coins and cash snatched as burglars raid house

A collection of commemorative coins were among the haul by thieves as they struck a house.

Wearside ‘pit pop’ band launch debut album with charity gig

A Wearside band are celebrating the launch of their debut album with a gig in aid of a charity which helped care for the lead singer’s baby son.

Lauren Ami Douglas.

Wearside mum punched and slashed with 10-inch knife in terrifying street attack

A mum has spoken of a terrifying attempted robbery when she was punched and slashed with a 10-inch knife.

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LK Barber's Lana Kennedy is offering free hair cuts to veterans in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.

Sunderland barber offering free hairdos for veterans

Veterans needing a short back and sides can get spruced up at a Wearside shop.

Gary Prescott was caught for his fourth drink driving offence.

Forklift driver banned from the roads again after admitting fourth drink-driving offence

A forklift driver has been banned from the roads again after admitting his fourth drink-driving offence.

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An image taken during the Battle of Orgreave .

Miners’ union bosses slam Government decision on Orgreave inquiry

The union which leads pitworkers in the North East has branded a Government decision not to hold an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave as an “appalling act of injustice”.

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Left to right: The Sawyer-Copus family,  Tracey, Aaron, dad Albert and Alex.

Sunderland family helping scientists in efforts to make autism breakthrough

A Sunderland family is among those helping scientists to create a breakthrough in living with autism.

The incident took place in Hetton.

Appeal after Wearside schoolboy has money snatched from hand

Police are appealing for witnesses after money was snatched from a schoolboy.

Some of the geese which make Rainton Meadows their home for the winter. Pic: Susan Hepworth.

Aerobatics and spectacular nature caught on camera as geese come in to land

Many people consider them a pleasant addition to an autumn skyline.

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A home in High Street, Easington Lane, was raided on Tuesday.

Five arrested in human trafficking probe which saw Houghton home raided

Five people have been charged as part of an anti-slavery operation which included a raid on a home in Houghton earlier this week.

Lidl has launched its latest store.

Lidl boost to town as supermarket creates 40 new jobs

A town has bagged itself a new supermarket and 40 more jobs with the launch of its Lidl store.

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This house in High Street, Easington Lane, was one of those raided this morning.

13 arrested as police carry out human trafficking raids on Wearside

Northumbria Police today made 13 arrests around the region as part of Anti-Slavery Day, which aims to tackle human trafficking.
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