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Sunderland mayor condemns 'sickening' Westminster attack

The Mayor of Sunderland has expressed his sadness to the victims of the 'cowardly assault' at Westminster.

Pat McCormack, inset, was at Westminster at the time of attack

Wearside boxer: I saw policeman stabbed in Westminster attack

A Wearside boxer has spoken of his shock and horror after witnessing a policeman being stabbed during today's attack outside of the Palace of Westminster.
Police forensic officers close to the Palace of Westminster, London, after policeman has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament. Pic: PA.

Terror at Westminster: Knifeman kills police officer and mows down pedestrians

Four people died in today's Westminster terror attack, including the police officer who was stabbed and his attacker, Scotland Yard's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley has confirmed.
Sunderland Civic Centre.

Sunderland City Council approves £250,000 domestic abuse and refuge service contract tender

Council chiefs have agreed to put a contract worth more than £250,000 to provide domestic abuse and refuge services in Sunderland out to tender.

Coun Michael Mordey.

One of Sunderland's busiest roads to be resurfaced at the weekend

One of Sunderland's busiest roads will be resurfaced at the weekend.
Plastic bottle recycling, Coun Peter Wood

Politicians lack the bottle to introduce cashback recycling scheme in Sunderland

Will Sunderland City Council show some bottle and adopt an environmentally-friendly recycling scheme?

Lee Downey with his daughter Millie.

Motorbike tribute to lead funeral procession for Sunderland dad Lee Downey

A motorcycle cavalcade will lead a funeral procession as mourners say their last farewells to Sunderland dad Lee Downey.

Newcastle Crown Court

'Superman' Facebook groomer wanted to make Valentine's Day child victim a 'bad girl'

A Facebook groomer who called himself "Superman" has been put behind bars for luring a schoolgirl to his home.

Catwoman in Batman

WIN: Tickets to see movie musical Iconic at Sunderland Empire

A show which brings together music from blockbuster films such as Kill Bill and Batman is heading to Sunderland - and you could be there for free.

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New look Northumbria Police speed camera vans.

New look speed camera vans taking to the streets

Northumbria Police has introduced a new look to their mobile speed camera vans.
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Wetherells night club.

The Sunderland nightclub which had two acts a night

From Gerry Dorsey to Dickie Arnold, Sunderland in the swinging 60s was a hip place to be.

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The mother who had her niqab pulled off by Peter Scotter in a racist attack in Sunderland

‘Incredible act of tolerance’ - Echo readers hail stance of race-hate attack victim

Readers have praised the Muslim victim of race attacker Peter Scotter after she said she does not want him to go to prison.

Lee Downey with his daughter Millie.

Funeral date announced for Sunderland dad Lee Downey - as inquest opens into his death

The funeral of Sunderland dad Lee Downey will take place this week, it has been announced.
Staff at Vic Young in the dealership after winning the Services Award, sponsored by the University of Sunderland, at the North East Business Awards.

South Shields motor retailer wins top regional business award

A South Shields-based motor retailer is celebrating after winning a top regional business award.

(left to right) Sunderland College students Connor Mills, Keaton Carney with curriculum leader Rob Stewart and Urban Terrace Kitchen Delicatessen owners, Zoe and Michael Jameson.

New deli helping student bakers to rise

The next batch of budding bakers in Sunderland are being given a boost by owners of a new deli.

(from left) Siglion chief executive John Seager, Igloo Regeneration director David Roberts, Carillion development director Chris Ives and Sunderland City Council leader Paul Watson at the start of work on the Vaux site

Vaux site highlighted as shape of things to come

Sunderland’s Vaux site plans have been singled out as a blueprint for the future in a national report.

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The mother who had her niqab pulled off by Peter Scotter in a racist attack in Sunderland

Muslim woman begs forgiveness for Sunderland man who ripped off her niqab in The Bridges

A muslim mum who had her niqab veil ripped off in a hate-filled race attack is pleading for the thug responsible not to go to prison.

The A19 southbound in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Drivers face delays after crash on A19 in Sunderland

Motorists are facing tailbacks following a crash on the A19 this morning.
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Teenage bodybuilder Brad Willis.

Teenage bodybuilder celebrates winning streak

A teenage bodybuilder is celebrating after winning a run of competitions.

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Tributes to ‘lovely lad’ found dead in quiet street

Tributes to ‘lovely lad’ found dead in quiet street

Tributes have been paid to a man whose body was found in a village street.

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