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Wearside schoolgirl to play Sunderland killer Mary Ann Cotton’s daughter in TV drama

A Wearside schoolgirl will play the daughter of Sunderland serial killer Mary Ann Cotton in a chilling TV drama this Halloween.

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Launch of Sunderland's City of Culture Bid 2021 at Ryhope Engine Museum.  Street dancers Dancejam.

Sunderland’s City of Culture 2021 bid lights the way for businesses to get on board

Let’s make it Sunderland’s business to bring the 2021 City of Culture to Wearside - that was the call to companies as a fresh drive for support was launched.

EXCLUSIVE: Theresa May on how Nissan vehicles will show of Sunderland’s skills to the world for years to come

EXCLUSIVE: Theresa May on how Nissan vehicles will show of Sunderland’s skills to the world for years to come

Prime Minister THERESA MAY writes exclusively for the Sunderland Echo to explain why the Nissan announcement is great news for Wearside...


‘Vindicated’: Brexit voters delighted as Nissan to build new cars at Sunderland plant

The news that car giant Nissan is to build two new models at its Sunderland plant has been welcomed by Wearsiders.
Earlier this year, Sunderland was one of the first areas to vote leave in the EU referendum, despite concerns and fears among some that Nissan’s continued presence may be jeopardised as a result.

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Tony Browning

'Get off the train': Sunderland Metro racist branded asylum seeker a 'bomber' and 'member of ISIS'

A Metro racist claimed a fellow passenger was a "terrorist" and "member of ISIS" during a shocking rant on a moving train.

Social Room playing at the We Are Family festival, Jacksons Landing, Hartlepool

Sunderland band rack up thousands of Youtube views for new single

A Sunderland band are celebrating racking up thousands of views of their latest single on Youtube.

Tommy Steele in The Glenn Miller Story

Tommy Steele on returning to the Sunderland Empire in Glenn Miller musical

Entertainer Tommy Steele returns to Sunderland Empire next month 60 years to the date of his first stage appearance.

Nissan is to build its new Qashqai and X-Trail models in Sunderland

Leading Brexit campaigner welcomes Nissan decision to build two new models in Sunderland

A leading Brexit campaigner has welcomed car giant Nissan's decision to build two new models at its Sunderland plant.

The Vaux site

What you had to say about George Clarke’s Vaux site views

Architect George Clarke’s statement that plans for the Vaux site were a ‘wasted opportunity’ has sparked a debate among Echo readers.

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Colin Lawther celebrates today's news.

Qashqai decision shows Nissan bosses have ‘full confidence’ in Sunderland plant

“Really, it is a trust thing.”

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The A1 at the Metrocentre. Pic: Google.

Lane blocked after collision on A1

A crash on the A1 near the Metrocentre has left one lane blocked.

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Nissan joy as Sunderland plant gets TWO new models

Nissan is to build TWO new models at its Sunderland plant.

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Nissan workers have been hailed as the company confirms it will build the new Qashqai and X-Trail on Wearside

Nissan workforce hailed as Sunderland plant to build new Qashqai and X-Trail

Trade unions and business leaders have hailed the news that Nissan will build its new Qashqai and X-Trail in Sunderland.
Sophie tucks in to day one of the job with Weight Watchers.

It’s possibly the best job in the world!

A mouth-watering job - to eat out at restaurants and get paid for it - has been landed by a delighted North East woman.

Nissan's Sunderland plant

Nissan decision to build new Qashqai and X-Trail in Sunderland hailed by Wearside's political figures

News that Nissan has chosen its Sunderland plant to build its next-generation Qashqai and add production of the new X-Trail model has been welcomed across the political spectrum of Wearside.
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Hospitals are hampered by unnecessary admissions, overly risk-averse care decisions and a lack of integration with home and community treatment options, new research for the LGA claims. Pic: PA.

A quarter of hospital care admissions could be avoided, say researchers after Sunderland study

Hospitals are having to cope with too much pressure due to unnecessary care admissions, according to new research carried out partly in Sunderland.

David Moyes' side slipped to a 1-0 loss at Southampton last night.

Sunderland AFC squad stranded in Southampton after plane fails to take off in fog

The Sunderland AFC squad found themselves stranded in Southampton last night after their plane failed to take off in thick fog.

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Washington Riding Centre.

Burglars steal lighting equipment from riding school for the disabled in Washington

Burglars have stolen lighting equipment from riding school for the disabled in Washington.

Shandiz, Vine Place, Sunderland

REVIEW: A slice of Persian perfection in the heart of Vine Place

They say you should never a judge a book by its cover – and never is that more true than with Shandiz.

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Elf the musical to sprinkle festive magic in Washington

The Rainbow Youth Theatre will bring to life a classic tale next week.

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