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Danger driver caught after travelling 300 metres along Sunderland footpath in van

A danger driver caused a public risk when he travelled 300m along a pedestrian footpath in a van.

Asian magician Ning is set to wow audiences during the South Tyneside International Magic Festival

Asian magician Ning is set to wow audiences during the South Tyneside International Magic Festival

Leading Asian magician Ning: Mind Magic Mistress has been confirmed to appear at this year’s South Tyneside International Magic Festival.

Cultural Spring celebrates three years of projects and £1million funding for future

Cultural Spring celebrates three years of projects and £1million funding for future

A live show will celebrate the first three years of a popular arts project.

Emma Allan, Acting Programme Manager for Go Smarter, awards Bic director of operations David Howell with the  Platinum Accreditation Award.

Sunderland’s Bic scoops top green travel award

A Wearside business centre has hit platinum by going green.

Julie Watson from Q Interiors, Leanda French from Teesside University, project winner Charlie Dempster, and Phil Dougan from Miller Homes.

Sunderland student Charlie has grand designs for the future

Sunderland student Charlie Dempster will be showing off her design skills at a new North East housing development.


Pictures as hundreds turn out to bid farewell to Amber Rose Cliff

Hundreds turned out to big farewell to Amber Rose Cliff, the young woman claimed by cervical cancer who sparked a campaign for a change in smear test age.

Funeral service held for ‘vibrant’ Amber Rose Cliff as cervical cancer campaign continues

Hundreds of mourners gathered to remember a “vibrant girl” whose fight against cancer has sparked a national campaign for change.

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A Bonmarche store

Bag yourself a VIP shopping experience at Dalton Park

Fancy a shopping spree for free?

A new Metro timetable will be launched from February 5

Metro launches new timetable

A new early morning weekday service for Metro passengers has been announced by Nexus.

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Craig David is up for a BRIT Award.

Sunderland Echo reporter asked to help choose this year’s BRIT Award winners

An Echo reporter has played her part in choosing this year’s BRIT winners.

South Tyneside Magistrates Court

Man due in court after woman slashed in attack

A woman needed hospital treatment after being slashed across the face in an early morning attack.

Traffic delays on A19 after two vehicle smash

Smash causes traffic delays on A19 in Sunderland

A two-vehicle smash on the A19 in Sunderland is causing delays for motorists.

King Street's YMCA store is in need of donations. Manager Sue Glossop-Freebody

Charity shop’s mannequins are feeling the cold due to decline in donations

A charity shop in South Tyneside is so desperate for donations its window mannequins are in the nude.

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Headteacher Gary Mellefont outside North View Academy.

Sunderland’s newest special school rated inadequate and placed in special measures

Sunderland’s newest special needs school has been slammed by Ofsted bosses.

Karl Bennett, 17, who died in a car accident on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

‘No charges pending’ over Karl Bennett road crash death

No one is to face charges in connection with a crash which claimed the life of a promising apprentice.

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Stacie Stewart, centre, with Dr Xand Van Tulleken and Hala El-Shafie

Sunderland chef cooks up a storm in Channel 4 kitchen

A Sunderland chef who’s shed five stone is helping others lose weight in a successful Channel 4 series.

B&M in Houghton

Callous thief stole 14-year-old boy’s bike in middle of school holidays

A callous thief left a 14-year-old boy without any transport after stealing his bike in the middle of the school holidays.

Amber Rose Cliff, whose name has been given to the campaign calling for a change in rules which could save women's lives.

Scores light way for Amber's Law as petition in Sunderland woman's name tops 170,300 signatures

Candles were lit across Wearside and beyond for Amber Rose Cliff tonight as people gave their backing to a change in rules which could save women’s lives.

Charles Street in Boldon Colliery.

Police investigate early-hours assault in street

An investigation has been launched following an assault in Boldon Colliery.

Alloa Road in Farringdon. Image copyright Google Maps.

Man taken to hospital after chip pan blaze at Sunderland home

A man has been taken to hospital by ambulance after breathing in smoke when a chip pan caught light.
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