Cladding removed from Sunderland tower blocks "as a precautionary measure" following safety testing

Housing bosses in Sunderland have removed some of the cladding from high rise flats following safety tests.

Hundreds show their support and appreciation during Armed Forces Weekend in Sunderland

Hundreds of people have gathered in Sunderland to show their support and appreciation for our armed forces this weekend.
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Ena Snowdon celebrates her 107th birthday in style.

Wearside great-gran celebrates her 107th birthday

A Wearside great-grandmother has celebrated her 107th birthday with a vintage-style tea party.

Three days of events were kicked off last night at Seaburn Recreation Park, when an Armed Forces Day flag was raised and a concert took place.

Families come together to start Armed Forces Day celebrations in Sunderland

Sunderland is marking Armed Forces Day – after a patriotic sing-along event was attended by families tonight

Be prepared for showers if you're out and about this weekend

Showers and cooler weekend weather forecast as heatwave comes to an end

A cooler, wetter weekend lies before the North East after the scorching hot weather of last Saturday and Sunday.

Acorn Close was closed due to the fire. Picture by Google Maps.

Street cordoned off after scrap yard fire

A street in Sacriston has been closed due to a scrap yard fire.

Last known movements of Sunderland murder victim Robert Hutchinson captured on CCTV

Police have released footage showing the last known movements of murder victim Robert Hutchinson.

David Wilson, inset, was killed at his home in December 2014.

Jurors in David Wilson murder trial shown how police used Sunderland Echo to help trace alleged killer

Jurors have been given an insight into how detectives broke the news of a city murder to the public in a bid to catch the killer.
Samuel Maskell.

Sunderland man handed criminal behaviour order following drunken rants at schoolchildren

A man has been handed a criminal behaviour order by police after repeatedly causing trouble in his neighbourhood.


Family of murdered Sunderland grandad ‘begging’ for information three years after his disappearance

The devastated daughter of a Sunderland man who has been missing for three years after he was believed to have been murdered is “begging” for anyone with information as to his whereabouts to come forward.

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Sunderland tower block cladding sent for tests after Grenfell Tower disaster

Gentoo has sent samples of cladding from its high-rise blocks for safety testing in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Go North East is undergoing a shake-up of bus routes in Sunderland

Sunderland to Newcastle bus service axed as changes announced to Wearside routes

The Sunderland to Newcastle bus service which connected communities without Metro stations to the two city centres has been axed in a shake-up.

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Dennis and Margaret Baker celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

Couple who met at dance celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

A devoted couple who met on the dancefloor have celebrated 60 years of married life.

Youngsters at Grindon Hall Christian School are already in the Christmas spirit.

Meet the bright sparks set to light up Sunderland this Christmas

Five Sunderland ‘bright sparks’ are set to light up Sunderland with their winning Christmas design.

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Sunderland woman cleared of stealing Rampant Rabbit sex toy, sugar and purple towels after alleged victim failed to attend court

A 21-year-old woman appeared in court accused of stealing a sex toy.
Picture of a previous pony and trap ride in Sunderland

Travellers to carry out mass memorial pony and trap ride from Sunderland to Whitburn

More than 20 pony and trap riders are expected to parade through Sunderland on Sunday.
The Devonia at Corporation Quay in 1967.

When Sunderland kids got to spend two weeks on a cruise ship

It’s that time of year when thoughts in schools turn to trips out for pupils.

Sunderland Magistrates Court.

Sunderland sex attacker’s jail warning if he keeps moving house without telling police

A Sunderland sex attacker has been warned he faces jail if he keeps failing to notify the authorities of his address.

Sunderland Royal Hospital Reserves Day. Front from left Hospital CE Ken Bremner and Brigadier Richard Spencer OBE ADC Royal Marines. Back from left Consultant Mr Peter Small, Director of HR Kath Griffin, Captain Robert Anderson - Royal Navy and Commander Ian Berry MBE RD - Royal Naval Reserve

Navy chiefs in visit to Sunderland Royal Hospital

Senior Royal Navy officials made a visit to Sunderland Royal Hospital to recognise the trust managing the site is an Armed Forces-friendly employer.

Coun. Robert Oliver

Brexit one year on - has Sunderland changed its mind?

Has Wearside changed its mind on Brexit, a year on?

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