Hunt continues for missing Sunderland man Callum Young one year on

Police are continuing to appeal for the public's help to trace a missing Sunderland man - one year after he was last seen.

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Sarah Newton MP (right) with  Anthony Patterson, Northumbria Police mental health liaison officer, and  Claire Johnson - service manager, with the crisis response and home care team at Hopewood Park.

Sunderland ‘leading way’ in preventing mentally ill harming themselves and others, finds Minister

Sunderland is leading the way in protecting mentally ill people from harming themselves and others, says a senior minister.

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Dog owner appeals for help to find missing pet

Dog owner appeals for help to find missing pet

A distraught animal owner is appealing for the public’s help to find her missing dog.

Ellen Thinnesen, principal and chief executive at Sunderland College.

Sunderland College’s message to A-level students who didn’t get a place at their chosen university

A college has sent out a message to students disappointed about not getting into their chosen university.

Natalie Cowell and Kimberley Huitson were threatened by a masked raiser in their Sunderland store

'Give me the money or someone is going to get hurt' - Sisters relive terrifying moment masked man tried to rob their Sunderland store

Two sisters threatened in their Sunderland store by a masked man carrying what they thought was a gun have spoken of their shock.
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Sunderland pervert caught with indecent child pics on his laptop

A pervert caught with indecent pictures of children on his laptop computer has walked free from court.

Order a pint at Sunderland Empire - without leaving your seat

Order a pint at Sunderland Empire - without leaving your seat

Sick of queues at the bar?

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Colin Smith

It's a fair cop! Sunderland dealer sold drugs to undercover policewoman - because he found her attractive

A dealer has been put behind bars after selling drugs to an undercover cop - because he thought she was attractive.
Hylton Castle.

Find out more about Sunderland’s hidden heritage treasures

Wearside has a rich cultural heritage and a call has gone out for people to find out more.

Washington and Sunderland West MPSharon Hodgson

Sunderland MP raises concerns over SAFC sponsorship deal with shot-term loan company

A Wearside MP says SAFC's new deal with a short-term loan firm could put the club's community work at risk.
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Mick's creation at Lumiere

Lumiere artist will create ship-building spectacular at Sunderland Illuminations

Forget ship in a bottle - a giant ship made out of bottles will help light up this year’s Sunderland Illuminations.

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John Robertson. Picture c/o Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Sunderland RAF veteran prepares for fourth Paralympics in Rio

An RAF veteran left paralysed after an accident is preparing to set sail for his fourth Paralympics.
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Frankie & Benny's is to close 33 under-performing restaurants.

Frankie & Benny's staff fear for jobs as 33 restaurants to close

Staff at North East branches of restaurant chain Frankie & Benny's are today fearing for their jobs after it was announced 33 under-performing sites are to close.

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One of the Snowdogs on a visit to the Winter Gardens. Picture by David Wood

REVEALED: The 13 places in Sunderland you can see the Snowdogs art trail

Who’ll be top dog?

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How to escape a rip current: RNLI urges beachgoers to take extra care this bank holiday

With the Bank Holiday weekend upon us, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is calling on anyone planning to visit the coast to put safety first and take heed of the charity’s advice.

Sunderland e-cigs shop offers £2,000 reward to find raider who stole £15,000 of stock

A Sunderland city centre shop has put up a £2,000 reward in the hope of catching a raider who stole £15,000 worth of stock.

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GCSE results day at Southmoor Academy, Sunderland, twin brothers Thomas (right) and Elliot Hall.

GCSE results: Twin success at Southmoor

Southmoor Academy is again celebrating another year of fantastic results including twins clinching 21 A* and A grades between them.

Monkwearmouth Academy students, from left to right, Sophie Lowden, Alex Steinberg, Ellie Rowe and James Hardy celebrate their GCSE results.

GCSE results: Sunderland celebrates improved results

Sunderland students have been celebrating GCSE success across the city.

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artist Michelle Wall, fifth from the left, with Lisa Watson, fourth left,

Young Sunderland carers create blooming brilliant artwork

Green-fingered youngsters have been getting their hands dirty to create a garden gallery thanks to a £1,000 grant.

The steel frame of the first section of bridge deck is almost complete.

Wear getting there - latest pictures show how Sunderland's new bridge is taking shape

Work on Sunderland's new multi-million pound bridge has reached a key stage this week, as these pictures show

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