Houghton and Hetton

Houghton and Hetton

Police hoping to put brakes on motorbike disorder

Police are hoping to put the brakes on rogue bikers causing trouble this spring.

Police have appealed for help after an attack on vehicles at the Hetton Motor Company in Station Road

Appeal after vandals attack cars at Hetton garage

Motorcycle-riding vandals attacked cars at a Hetton garage.

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Officers will patrol the streets of Fence Houses for a whole shift to nip bother in the bud.

Police team to take to the streets in crackdown on yob behaviour

A day has been set aside by a crime team with the aim of disrupting troublemakers.

Hopewood Park in Ryhope.

Search for family of man who died in hospital

An appeal has been launched to trace the relatives of a man who died after a long stay in hospital.


Firm eyes nationwide expansion after opening of new Houghton office

A North East domestic repair firm is eyeing up a national expansion following a move to new premises.

Firefighters have feed a beagle puppy from a garden gate in Houghton

Firefighters rescue puppy trapped in a garden gate in Houghton

A firecrew from Rainton Bridge has rescued a puppy with its head trapped in a gate.

Fire crews were called to the scene of a Houghton fire.

Crews called to Houghton house fire

Fire crews have tackled a kitchen fire in Houghton.
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Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Area Manager Alan Robson.

Attack on Sunderland firefighters condemned by authorities

An attack on firefighters attending a house fire in Sunderland has been condemned by the authorities.
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Bethany will be competing from girls across the country.

Teenager Bethany bids to be Junior Miss Britain

A Hetton teenager is hoping to become a national pageant queen as she takes to the stage for Junior Miss Britain.

Railway Terrace North, Herrington. Credit: Google.

Arrests made after firefighters are attacked and injured while tackling house fire

Three people have been arrested after firefighters were assaulted while attending a house fire.
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Warning to stay away from arson site as police investigation continues

Warning to stay away from arson site as police investigation continues

Fire chiefs are urging people to stay away from the site of a former working men’s club following a suspected arson attack.

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Fund-raiser George Duffell with Andy Semple of Para-Handy Bowling Wheelchairs at Houghton Sports Centre.

Disabled bowlers benefit from new wheelchairs

Bowlers with disabilities will be able to take to the greens of Wearside clubs after specially adapted wheelchairs were delivered.

The new Hetton School, which opened in September.

Jobs risk as crumbling school copes with cost of rebuild

Jobs could be at risk at a school as it deals with the ongoing cost of its new build to replace its crumbling classrooms.

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Domino's Houghton

Sunderland pizza shop robbery - man charged

A man has been charged following a robbery at a pizza shop in Houghton.

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Hetton Schools old sign - in the days when it was still waiting to be rebuilt.

Pupils had to be 'hosed down' over asbestos risk as school building crumbled

Students had to be sent to an emergency van to be cleaned when suspected asbestos dust fell on them from their school building.
Police want to speak to this man who may be able to help with their investigation after the Domino's Pizza shop in Houghton was robbed at gunpoint.

Police hunt gunman who robbed Domino's Pizza shop

Police are hunting a gunman who stole cash from a Wearside pizza shop.

Gurnam Singh and the team at Houghton Pharmacy which has been nominated for the Best of Health Awards.

Could this Houghton pharmacy land a Best of Health title?

A pharmacist was “blown away” after a string of nominations for the Best of Health Awards.

Lollipop man Fred Collier on his last shift before retirement.

Lollipop man retires after 14 years of working outside Wearside school

Tears were shed as popular lollipop man Fred Collier helped young children get into school safely for the final time.

Alan and Jordan King

Two in court on affray charge over incident in which grandad Stewart Anderson died

Two men have appeared in court in connection with an incident after which a Hetton grandad died.

Over 20 firefighters tackle factory blaze

Over 20 firefighters tackle factory blaze

More than 20 firefighters attended a large rubbish fire inside a derelict factory in Houghton-le-Spring.

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