Houghton and Hetton

Houghton and 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.
John McKenzie was caught burgling Penshaw Catholic Social Club

Masked raider helped by police with ladder after botched burglary

A masked man was caught burgling a catholic club at night.

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Shaun Allan, Adam Monkouse and Aaron Wright.

Houghton firm in running for national award

A Houghton business is the bee’s knees after winning through to the final of a national competition.

Rainton Meadows Arena

Arena site could bag a new Aldi as part of redevelopment plans

A new Aldi store is part of a plan to build a new arena and shopping centre on a popular entertainment site.

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Paul in costume delights the feast crowds last weekend

Popular North East clown says pranksters are ‘tarnishing’ his industry

Dressing up as a clown may not be the ideal pastime at the moment given the current craze for masked pranks.

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Gary McColl is missing.

Search for missing Sunderland man

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing Sunderland man.
Hylton Castle Jazz Band at the 1981 Ford Estate Jazz Band Carnival.

Your Sunderland jazz band memories - and lots more photos

From twirly home-made batons to parading on the school field - Echo readers loved our story on jazz bands down the years.

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Houghton Feast lives up to its name with roast ox celebration

A tasty tradition made its return as scores of people queued up to enjoy Houghton Feast’s highlight.

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Picture of Sean Wright, taken by Sheila Ellis on her phone.

Ex-councillor attacked by dad in Wearside park row over flowers

An elderly former councillor was assaulted by a dad in a row over picking flowers in a Wearside park.

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Annual Houghton Feast parade in Newbottle Street, Houghton on Saturday.

Houghton Feast celebrations continue with annual parade

Thousands of people lined the streets for the annual Houghton Feast Parade.

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The Houghton-le-Spring Pipe Band at the opening of Houghton Feast

Houghton Feast celebrations kick off with a night of talent

The annual Houghton Feast celebrations got under way tonight with a display of talent.

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Houghton Feast in 1998.

Coronation Street props, ox roasting and fireworks - 11 Houghton Feast 2016 events to get yourself along to

This year’s Houghton Feast is here, with a host of activities taking place across the next 10 days.

Sledging near Penshaw Monument.

Rolling eggs down the Penshaw hill - and more memories

Readers have shared their memories of the much-loved Penshaw Monument.

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Tesco Extra, Front Street, Hetton.

Police appeal to trace Hetton moped thieves

Police are appealing for witnesses after a moped was stolen from a supermarket car park in Hetton.

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Countdown to Houghton Feast Festival at Bernard Gilpin Primary School.
Coun Anne Lawson, Chair of Houghton Feast Steering Group

Houghton Feast 2016 set to get underway

Action will be called as a historic Wearside community celebration event starts tomorrow.

New Huxley golf green at Houghton.

Wearside golf club is not letting the grass grow under its feet

A Wearside golf club is hoping its new course will make others green with envy.

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