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Take a look at the proposed flyover plans for A19 at Testo's junction

Road users, businesses and neighbours are being asked for their views on the proposed new multi-million junction on the A19 at Testo's.

Transport
Sunderland Council leader Coun Paul Watson, left, with Coun Iain Malcolm, leader of South Tyneside Council.

Plans for 5,000-job business park receive £42m boost

Plans for a 5,000-job business park on the border of Sunderland and South Tyneside received a £42million boost today.

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Joan Barnett died months after she was pushed over in her Sunderland home when she was targeted by the gang.

Gang members who preyed on OAP and conned vulnerable victims out of cash jailed for their ‘sickening’ crimes

Three members of a gang who preyed on elderly and vulnerable people across the North East have today been put behind bars.

News

Police praise bravery of victims after gang of conmen jailed for 11 years

Police today praised the bravery of elderly victims and families who helped put a gang of conmen behind bars for more than 11 years.
Crime
Theatre announcement: Wicked to return to Sunderland Empire

Theatre announcement: Wicked to return to Sunderland Empire

Wicked will be casting its spell over Wearside once more, the Echo can exclusively reveal.

Theatre and Comedy 1
North East Labour MPs have written to PM Theresa May

North East MPs tell PM Theresa May: Reveal Government 'guarantees' to Nissan over Brexit

A group of North East Labour MPs have written to Prime Minister Theresa May urging her to make public any Brexit 'guarantees' given to Nissan.

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Ministers are considering a crackdown on single-use plastic bottles.

Photos of marine mammals suffocating on plastic waste will do nothing to solve our enivronmental problems ... but a ‘bottle tax’ will

Distressing photographs of turtles tangled in discarded waste may tug at the heartstrings but if you really want to tackle environmental problems you have to aim lower.

Opinion 2
Joan Barnett died months after she was pushed over in her Sunderland home when she was targeted by the gang.

Gang members who preyed on OAP and conned vulnerable victims out of cash jailed for their ‘sickening’ crimes

Three members of a gang who preyed on elderly and vulnerable people across the North East have today been put behind bars.

News
Grand Central Rail is amongst the top train operators for customer satisfaction, according to a survey by Which?

Grand Central Rail named UK's highest-rated long distance operator

Grand Central Rail is amongst the top train operators for customer satisfaction, according to a survey by Which?
News
Ida and Louise Cook, whose heroism is to be honoured.

True Sunderland heroines to be honoured this week

Tributes have poured in for two Sunderland sisters - just days before the city pays tribute to them in style.

News
We are getting reports of an accident on the A19 northbound which is causing delays for commuters.

Three vehicle crash on A19 causes delays

A three vehicle crash on the A19 northbound has caused delays for commuters this morning.
News
Phil Brennan who has had cancer multiple time donates funds to Macmillian Cancer Care.

Sunderland dad who beat cancer multiple times raises £1,400 with ‘I didn’t die’ party

A battling dad who has beaten multiple cancer diagnoses and had to undergo several liver transplants is hoping to inspire other people to overcome serious illnesses.

Health
Sunderland Airshow.

Chance for Sunderland businesses to find out about Tall Ships, Airshow and Illuminations opportunities

An event to highlight business opportunities for Wearside suppliers is taking place in Sunderland next month.

Business
Project co-ordinator Ruth Oxley at Southwick Neighbourhood Project

Youth projects launch petition to council over funding fears

Youth groups in Sunderland have launched a protest petition amid fears that the city council may pull funding for projects which help thousands of youngsters.

News
Will we need to de-ice our cars this week?

Chilly start to week in North East - but days ahead look better

Temperatures are expected to rise in the North East over the coming days - with conditions set to remain dry.

News
Amber died on January 8.

Ball to be held in honour of cervical cancer victim Amber Rose Cliff

A 25-year-old woman who has touched the hearts of thousands of people across the world will be remembered at a ball.
Health 1
Will you be taking a #SmearForSmear selfie this week?

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2017: Show us your #SmearForSmear selfie

A campaign aimed at encouraging more women to attend their smear tests has launched today.

Health
Rolls Royce, Pallion, Sunderland

Fire breaks out at Rolls Royce factory in Sunderland

Fire has broken out at the Rolls Royce plant in Sunderland this morning.

News
Nissan's Carlos Ghosn with the IDS concept car.

Sunderland Conservatives call for trust in PM after Nissan says it will ‘re-evaluate situation’ following Brexit negotiations

Conservatives have urged Wearsiders to ‘trust’ in Prime Minister Theresa May after it was revealed that Nissan will review the competitiveness of its Sunderland plant when Brexit negotiations are completed.

Business
Would you try out the ParkingPerx app if it goes on trial in Sunderland? Picture: PA.

Readers react to proposed parking scheme for Sunderland

There’s no doubt the issue of parking charges in the city is always a big talking point with Sunderland Echo readers.

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