Houghton and Hetton

Houghton and Hetton

Missing woman, 28, found safe and well

A woman who was missing has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

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Karl Bennett, 17, who died in a car accident on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

‘No charges pending’ over Karl Bennett road crash death

No one is to face charges in connection with a crash which claimed the life of a promising apprentice.

Houghton and Hetton
Loved ones to remember Liam Rogerson as his favourite pub hosts fundraiser

Loved ones to remember Liam Rogerson as his favourite pub hosts fundraiser

The friends of a man killed in a Christmas Eve tragedy will gather this weekend to ensure he gets the best send-off possible.

Houghton and Hetton

Fears over fence fall prompts action from firefighters

A crew of firefighters were called in to help a householder after his garden fence risked falling onto a busy road.

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Stewart Anderson, pictured holding granddaughter Neve Allcroft, with daughters Kelly Beston, left and Kay Allcroft.

Two charged after club death of Hetton grandad

Two men are facing charges in connection with the death of a Hetton grandad.
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Hannah Schofield.

Appeal to find missing woman, 28

An appeal has been launched to trace a missing woman.

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John Savage and Phil Pallister.

New app will turn up the heat for North East firm

A Houghton repair firm is trying out a new app aimed at transforming the way businesses organise their time.

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Tyler Woodward, 14 with his donated replacement bike after his Christmas bike was stolen. Pictured with mother Lucy Jackson and sister Kodee-Mae Jackson, 4, with dog Bella.

Teen overjoyed after stranger replaces his stolen bike

A teen’s sorrow has turned to joy after a kindhearted stranger gave him a bike to replace the one stolen by thieves.

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Slimmer Graham Elliott has lost ten stone

Super slimmer loses the weight of his wife – and now he wants others to ditch the stotties too

A super slimmer is half the man he used to be after shedding ten stone.

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Attacker drenched woman in lager after flinging her to the floor

An attacker soaked his girlfriend in lager after pushing her to the floor during a violent row.
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Station Avenue North.

Man brutally attacked confused gas engineer shouting ‘where is she?’

A gas engineer was was repeatedly punched by a stranger shouting ‘where is she’ as he was carrying out work on a house.

Houghton and Hetton
Joanna Smith with her letter from the Queen

Samaritans prison chief gets MBE in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

A Wearside woman’s commitment to helping prisoners across the North East has been recognised by the Queen.

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Car crashes into home

Car crashes into home

A community was left in shock after a car crashed into a house in Hetton in the early hours of this morning.

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Members of the community and staff at Bernard Gilpin Primary School with the defibrillator.

Primary school ready for any emergency

A Wearside school is ready for emergencies - thanks to big-hearted fundraisers.

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John and Josephine Gibson celebrate 75 years of marriage

Couple who met in WW2 air raid shelter celebrate 75 years of wedded bliss

What started as a chance wartime meeting blossomed into a remarkable 75 years of marriage for a Wearside couple.

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Liam, who was 28, died on Christmas Eve.

Your tributes to Liam Rogerson

Hundreds of tributes have been made to a beloved brother and son who died on Christmas Eve.
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Barnwell Primary School pupils donated food to Penshaw Clothing Bank, pictured with organiser Katherine Mason.

Sunderland community rallies round to help deliver Christmas gifts

The kindness of a community helped divert a Christmas crisis after people rallied round to ensure those in need did not go cold or hungry.

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Liam Rogerson who was tragically killed on Christmas Eve

Wearside man, 28, killed in Christmas Eve tragedy

A Wearside man has been killed after being hit by a car on Christmas Eve.

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Luke Hodgson (right) with fellow new Miller Homes apprentices Josh Turner, Owen Rees, and Adam Corbett

Apprentice Luke signs in at Houghton development

School-leaver Luke Hodgson is learning new lessons at Scholar’s Gate.

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Charlie Creaser new Sunderland AFC mascot

Echo gives SAFC mascot Christmas to battling six-year-old who’s helped Bradley Lowery

Selfless Charlie Creaser has been given the best Christmas gift ever - a mascot place with his beloved SAFC.

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