Sunderland ‘gentle giant’s’ death was suicide, inquest rules

A man whose body was found on a beach took his own life, a coroner has ruled.

Libby Mays 1920's themed basement bar on St Thomas Street
Owner's Chris and Rachel Royal

Take a look inside Sunderland’s new speakeasy

A new bar is bringing a flavour of the Prohibition era to a disused basement.

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Penshaw Monument tonight

Penshaw Monument and Keel Square lit up red, white and blue as Sunderland stands with Manchester

Penshaw Monument has been lit up red, white and blue tonight as Sunderland stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Manchester.
This evening's vigil in Manchester

Britain's terrorist threat level raised to 'critical' in wake of Manchester bombing

Britain's security level has been raised to its highest possible level as the country braces itself for further terrorist attacks after last night's Manchester suicide bombing.
Nothern Rail is urging customers to check before using its trans-Pennine service

North East rail passengers urged to check before travelling after Manchester bomb attack

Northern Rail is urging customers to check before they travel in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.

Martha Phiri

Sunderland drink-driver found covered in blood

A drunk woman was four-and-a-half times the legal limit when she crashed her car in the car park of a Sunderland tower block.

Northumbria Police Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best

"We all stand together" - senior North East police officer's vow after Manchester terror attack

North East emergency services and council chiefs have committed themselves to work together after last night's Manchester bombing.

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There are no Metro trains running between Sunderland and Pelaw

No Metro service between Sunderland and Pelaw

There are no Metro trains running between Sunderland and Pelaw.
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Harry Low

Signed picture of Sunderland AFC legend goes for three times the asking price at auction

A rare signed picture of tragic Sunderland AFC footballer Harry Low, one of the stars of the Black Cats’ 1912-1913 Football League title-winning team, sold for £360 at an auction - three times the £120 it had been expected to fetch.

A Northern Rail train

Union calls off Northern Rail strike after Manchester attack

A rail union has called off planned strike action after the Manchester Arena bombing.

The incident happened over the A19 in Sunderland. Image copyright Google Maps.

Man on wrong side of bridge over A19 brought to safety

A man who had climbed onto the wrong side of railings over a A19 crossing has been helped by police.

Diamond Hall Junior School teacher Amy Etherington is doing the 3 Peaks Challenge to raise money for the cystic fibrosis charity because one of the schools pupils Lewis Cole (11) has the illness. Amy is pictured here with Lewis.

Meet the Sunderland teacher ready to climb every mountain for her pupil

A Sunderland teacher is set to take on a mountain of a challenge on behalf of a student.

The Donnison School in Sunderland.

Sunderland’s history under the spotlight - and you can be part of it

A great chance to learn more about Wearside’s history comes to an end soon.


North East celebrities send messages of support after Manchester pop concert explosion

Celebrities from the North East have sent messages of support, love, hope and solidarity after the explosion which killed 22 in Manchester.
Ged Fitzgerald

Former Sunderland City Council chief reportedly arrested in police investigation

A former Sunderland City Council chief executive has reportedly been arrested as part of a police investigation.
The Peacock, former Londonderry

First look inside Sunderland’s new Peacock pub

After months of anticipation The Peacock has finally got its feathers.

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Ed Tutty of the Sunderland Seafront Traders Association with Trina Murphy Sunderland City Council Assistant Head of Service (Museums, Heritage and Arts) with the 2017 Blue Flag and Seaside Award for Sunderlands Beaches.

Revealed: Which Sunderland beaches have won the coveted Blue Flag award

Sunderland’s glorious beaches have double reason to celebrate.

David Moyes: Resigned. Picture by FRANK REID

David Moyes quits as Sunderland manager and wishes club well

David Moyes has sensationally resigned as manager of Sunderland - just a day after the Premier League season ended.
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David Moyes.

'I am relieved he has gone' - Sunderland fans react to David Moyes' resignation

Black Cats fans have said they are not sorry to see David Moyes resign from Sunderland after his disastrous season in charge at the Stadium of Light.
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