Delays as accidents hit A19 and A1

There are delays after accidents on two of the region's busiest roads this morning.
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Sunderland star Duncan Watmore in Bahamas boat rescue

Sunderland star Duncan Watmore helped save the lives of three elderly passengers in a Bahamas boat accident, a national newspaper has reported.

Gary Anthony Young outside of Sunderland Magistrates Court. Picture by FRANK REID

Sunderland roofer to be sentenced at Crown Court

A Sunderland builder who was convicted of overcharging clients and placing a misleading advert is to be sentenced at crown court.

New Grace House chief executive Victoria Brown.

Meet the Sunderland woman who is the new Grace House chief executive

The new boss in charge of Grace House has spoken of her vision for the charity and how she wants it to be a “regional asset”.

Email received a job applicant from TSB.

Bank bosses ‘inundated’ with applications to fill 107 new jobs in Sunderland

Bank bosses say they have been inundated with applications after plans for more than 100 new jobs at a Sunderland call centre.

KL Pony Therapy owner Katy Smith and employee Amelia Chapman with Blondie (left) and Poppy.

How ‘pony therapy’ helps Sunderland dementia sufferers

Two tiny horses brought joy to dementia sufferers on Wearside at a canter.


See timelapse footage and aerial shots as work completes on New Wear Crossing bridge deck

This stunning footage shows a timelapse of the New Wear Crossing taking shape in the river at Sunderland.

Watch the moment a brave Sunderland shopkeeper wrestled with a knifeman during a terrifying store robbery

A brave Sunderland shopkeeper wrestled with an armed robber who grabbed his till during a terrifying raid.

Jeff Stelling prepares for the March for Men

Sunderland AFC supports Hartlepool Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling's March for Men

The Black Cats have announced they will be supporting Jeff Stelling’s March for Men as he prepares to walk 15 marathons in 15 days for charity.
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The Gentoo site at Broomhill, in Hetton

300 new homes to be built in Sunderland - where will they be?

More than 300 new homes are to be built in Sunderland.


‘Love not leave’ or ‘destiny in our hands’ - Brexit continues to divide Wearside

Campaigners have called for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union to be ditched on the day the Brexit process has been triggered.

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Pupils have discovered which secondary school they will be attending

Begging bowl schooling will only widen gap between haves and have nots

No sooner have headteachers hit out at the feared funding crisis in schools than the begging bowl comes out.

Mowbray Park, one of the areas of Sunderland covered by the order.

Sunderland's leaders launch all-out crackdown on begging, booze, bin-raking and dog problems

New powers to crackdown on problems such as begging, drinking in public irresponsible dog ownership are coming into force next week.
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Jermain Defoe.

Eight places in Sunderland and around Jermain Defoe can go after turning vegan

Sunderland and England star Jermain has become something of a darling among vegans after announcing he'd switched to the plant-based diet as a way of prolonging his career.
Wetherells Night Club.

Who remembers the signature tune at Wetherells?

What a place Wetherells was.

Chester Road in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Part of busy Sunderland road closed due to resurfacing work

Part of one of Sunderland's main roads is closed for much of today due to maintenance works.

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Watch lifeboat rescue kayaker as it’s revealed Sunderland RNLI crews are busiest in north

Lifeboat crews in Sunderland have been the busiest in the north of England in the past year, according to new figures out today.

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Win: Mascot place for Sunderland v Man United at the Stadium of Light

Win: Mascot place for Sunderland v Man United at the Stadium of Light

Does your little one fancy joining their heroes on the pitch at the Stadium of Light?

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Grace House corporate tree unveiled. Front from left CEO Victoria Brown, Jane Lertas-Robinson and chairman David Cook

Discover the latest way to help raise funds for Grace House

Business on Wearside can support vital children’s respite centre Grace House thanks to a new fund-raising tool.

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Five-year-old Elsie Crone who has made a banner in an effort to save Bunny Hill Library from closure.

Meet the five-year-old fighting to save her Sunderland library

A pint-sized campaigner has vowed to save a Sunderland library under threat of closure.

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