Houghton and Hetton

Houghton and Hetton

Appeal after woman is repeatedly racially abused

Police are appealing for help after a woman was repeatedly racially abused by youths in Hetton over the last week.
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Five generation family. From left mother Danielle Kellett, great gran Pat Hylton and nana Victoria Hylton. Front great great gran Nancy Mowbray with baby Poppy Lathan

Meet the five generation family celebrating the arrival of baby girl

A Wearside family have been raising a glass following the birth of a baby girl which means they now span five generations.

South Northumbria Magistrates' Court

Thief ‘spent thousands on cocaine’ after scoring £7k in chance bag theft

A chance theft from a car netted a drug user £7,000 in cash.

The scene of Friday's crash.

Man suffers serious injuries as Land Rover overturns at bottom of Penshaw Monument

Police are dealing with a "serious collision" after a Land Rover overturned on Chester Road.
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Alan King, left, alongside Jordan King outside Peterlee Magistrates Court at an earlier hearing.

Man pleads guilty to affray in connection with incident which saw devoted grandad die

A man has pleaded guilty to affray in an incident which saw a devoted granddad die.

Second annual Dragonboat Race and Festival.
Event organiser Fiona Harnett

Hetton Dragonboat Race and Festival to roar back to life

Dragons are set to take flight as a popular community festival makes a return.

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Seaham Road

Three accused of manslaughter after man's death in alleged hit and run

Three men have been charged with manslaughter following the death of a 42-year-old man in an alleged hit and run.

Bobbi Bowman (13) who won Golden Gloves title for her age at a recent event in Manchester.

Schoolgirl boxer wins national golden gloves title

This pint-sized teenager certainly packs a punch - and she’s hoping to become a queen of the ring in future.

Cycle stunt team visit Kepier academy.

Stunt rider shows off his tricks at Sunderland school

Youngsters at a Sunderland academy were delighted to welcome stunt riders to their school and learn a few tricks.


Bomb disposal unit at call centre after suspicious package found

A call centre on Wearside was evacuated after a suspicious package was discovered.
Seaham Road in Houghton.

Men appear in court after death of man, 42, in alleged hit-and-run

Two men have appeared in court following the death of another man in an alleged hit-and-run.

The school has won an award from Diabetes UK.

School wins award for supporting pupils with diabetes

A school on Wearside has been given a special award for its work in supporting children and young people who have Type 1 diabetes.

The collision happened in Seaham Road, Houghton. Image copyright Google Maps.

Man struck in hit-and-run still fighting for life

Seven people have now been arrested in relation to an incident where a man was knocked down, leaving him in a critical condition.
The Seven Sisters in Houghton, by Adrian Potts

Meet the candidates: Would-be MPs bid for your votes in Houghton and Sunderland South

These are the candidates gunning for your vote on Thursday in the Houghton and Sunderland South constituency.
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Seaham Road, in Houghton. Copyright Google Maps.

Man still in 'critical' condition after hit-and-run

A man who was the victim of a hit-and-run attack remains in a critical condition, according to police.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke opens the new Evolution Gym, Newbottle Street, Hougton-le-Spring, with Michael Donkin, right, David Turnbull and Leanne Armstrong.

Michael launches fitness R-Evolution in Houghton

Michael Donkin is dedicated to getting Houghton fighting fit.

Seaham Road, in Houghton. Copyright Google Maps.

Five arrested after man left 'critical' in hit-and-run

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being injured in a hit-and-run incident.

Police have appealed for witnesses after a four-vehicle crash near Houghton

Woman taken to hospital after four-vehicle smash near Houghton

A woman has been taken to hospital and one man arrested after a four-vehicle collision on Wearside.

A man has been arrested after a report of a rape in Houghton

Man arrested after report a teenage girl was raped in Houghton

A man has been arrested overs claims a teenage girl was raped on Wearside.
A farewell wave for Houghton Colliery.

Poignant memories of Houghton Colliery

Great days and great mates. That was the feedback we got on Houghton Colliery.

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