Houghton and Hetton

Houghton and Hetton

Hats off to npower staff as Bake Off’s Martha judges their charity cake challenge

Workmates rose to the challenge when a Great British Bake Off star turned up to judge their efforts.

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Alan Ibinson

Wearside pervert jailed for sex attacks on schoolgirls

A pervert has been put behind bars for ten years for historic sex attacks on two schoolgirls.

Jack and Peggy Allison.

Wearside couple celebrate 60 years of married life

A diamond couple have followed a family tradition as they celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss today.

Fairy Street, Hetton. Picture from Google Images.

Hundreds of pounds of damage done to cars in Wearside street

Vandals caused hundreds of pounds of damage to cars in a Hetton street.

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Hetton School new buildings

New school shows good things come to those who wait..and wait and wait

It might have taken almost a decade – but Hetton School finally has a new building.

The Dun Cow, High Street West, Sunderland

Is your favourite Sunderland pub in the Good Beer Guide 2017?

The ultimate guide to quality watering holes has hit the shelves.

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Betfred in Shiney Row was targeted in the robbery. Image copyright Google Maps.

Cash snatched from bookies in suspected armed robbery

Betting shop workers were threatened by a man claiming he was armed with a weapon as he grabbed money and fled on a bike.

Cygnet Way on Rainton Bridge Business Park in Houghton.

Houghton business park wins Northumbria in Bloom award

A Wearside business park has been recognised as part of this year’s Northumbria in Bloom awards.

The contraband cigarettes.

Pair caught with nearly 800,000 contraband cigarettes could face jail

Two men could face jail after being caught with thousands of contraband cigarettes.

Kevin Lunn.

Missing Houghton man has been found.

Northumbria Police say missing Wearside man Kevin Lunn has been found safe and well.
New look to A690 Stoneygate Junction with, from left, Sunderland City Council Copt Hill ward councillors Kevin Johnston, Mary Turton and Portfolio Holder for City Services, Councillor Michael Mordey.

Work complete on improvements at A690 accident blackspot

Work to help improve safety at a notorious accident blackspot is now complete.

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St Matthew's Church, in Newbottle, Houghton.

Newbottle church parish to make a decade of funding from late benefactor

Parishioners are celebrating a decade of funding help thanks to a late benefactor.

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Kevin Lunn.

Appeal for help to trace missing Wearside man

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing man from Wearside.

Bradley Lowery.

Charity football match raised £2,000 for brave youngster Bradley

A team of kind-hearted football fans got together to raise cash for a poorly youngster.

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Front Street, in Hetton. Picture courtest of North East Traffic News.

Two-vehicle crash in main street in Hetton

Emergency services have been dealing with a crash in Hetton.
The incident is said to have happened in Cygnet Way in Rainton Bridge Business Park.

Alleged attack on woman on Houghton business park

A police investigation has been launched after claims a woman was attacked near a business park bus stop.

Melissa Derbyshire is doing a Memory Walk in tribute to her grandad.

Melissa steps out on Memory Walk in tribute to her ‘hero’ grandad

Melissa Derbyshire is putting her best foot forward in memory of her beloved grandad.

Hetton Victory Club, Richard Street, Hetton.

Former police officer caught drink-driving after an anonymous tip-off from Hetton club punter

A former police officer was caught drink-driving as a result of an anonymous tip-off from a fellow punter in the club where he was drinking.

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Emilia Hepple.

Shiney Row schoolgirl gets 10 A* grades in her GCSEs

A Wearside schoolgirl and her family are celebrating perfect GCSE results.

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Houghton Feast Parade.

Entries open for Houghton Feast Parade 2016

Community groups are being called upon to get involved in an annual Wearside festival which is now just weeks away.

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