Sunderland museum opening hours cut to save cash

Opening hours at two Sunderland Museum are to be cut as council bosses look to save money.

Damage to Sunderland Illuminations.

Anger over damage to Sunderland Illuminations sculptures

Wearsiders have reacted with anger after sculptures which are part of Sunderland Illuminations were damaged.

Scenic Druridge Bay beach

10 things university students should tick off while in the North East

Thousands of students are arriving in the North East for the first time for the start of freshers’ weeks at the region’s universities.

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Ernie Thompson

Sunderland dementia charity needs cash to help more sufferers

A charity on Wearside which helps dementia sufferers and their families says it could reach out to many more people if new funding streams were found.

SPORTING MAD: James with grandchildren Rogan Hamilton, Jaiden Hamilton and Keiran Hamilton (left to right)

Sunderland fans passion for the club earns them cash prize

This is the image which led to a family of Sunderland fans scooping the prize of their dreams.

Paul Days with his book.

Founding fathers of Sunderland AFC brought to life in new book

Author Paul Days has delved into the past and uncovered the fine details of the formation of Sunderland AFC in his latest book - and says he has made a startling discovery.

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Appeal after man attacked in Beatty Avenue, Sunderland

Gang leaves victim needing hospital treatment after Sunderland street attack

A police appeal has been launched after a man was attacked by a gang in Sunderland.

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Damage to an alien sculpture at Sunderland Illuminations.

Yobs damage Sunderland Illuminations figures just days after attraction opens

Sculptures at Sunderland’s Illuminations show have been damaged by yobs just hours after the attraction was opened to the public.

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Former Sunderland nightclub boss hit with £1million bill for unpaid taxes and fines

The downfall of a former rave club boss and fugitive would seem complete after he was hit with a bill for over £1 million in unpaid tax and fines.

SAFC players visit St Anthonys Catholic Girls Academy. Seb Larsson

Sunderland star Seb Larsson visits school for European Day of Languages

Continental Black Cats stars have visited a Sunderland school for a special day devoted to communication.

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Artist's impression of the new Bridges extension.

Plans for new Next store on Sunderland’s former Crowtree site set for thumbs-up

Plans for a massive new Next store on the former Crowtree leisure centre site are set to get the green light from planning bosses.

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Have you been on the snowdog trail?

Police pooches on mission to sniff out yobs who have hurt region’s Snowdogs

Police dogs have been on walkies to sniff out vandals who have 'injured' the Great North Snowdogs.

Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are to stage a 24-hour strike next week in a row over jobs and conditions.

Virgin Trains East Coast workers get set to stage 24-hour strike

Virgin Trains East Coast workers are to stage a 24-hour strike next week in a row over jobs and conditions.

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Jeremy Corbyn visits Sunderland.

Sunderland MPs congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on being elected Labour leader

Wearside MPs have congratulated Jeremy Corbyn on being elected as Labour leader and urged him to unify the party as part of a bid to get back into power.

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Tombola's Wylam Wharf offices

Full house for Tombola with creation of 80 jobs in Sunderland

On-line bingo giant tombola is to create dozens of new jobs on Wearside.
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The winning campaign came from Year 7 pupils of St Wilfrids RC College in South Shields

Newcastle United and SAFC putting rivalry aside for business project

A ground-breaking project has resulted in budding entrepreneurs promoting unity between the Black Cats and the Magpies.

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The number of stray dogs is falling say charity bosses.

257 dogs put down after not having correct microchip details

The number of stray dogs in the region is falling - but there could be even less say charity bosses.

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Parseq CEO Tony Strong with staff at the launch of the #16in16 campaign.

Sunderland call centre signs up to save lives

A business on Wearside is training its workers to save lives.

Sunderland still a blackspot for smoking while pregnant

Sunderland still a blackspot for smoking while pregnant

The number of Sunderland women smoking in pregnancy remains way above the national average, new figures from NHS England show.

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Gareth Connolly, left, and James Dillon have been jailed for a string of burglaries.

Drug addict pair jailed for spate of Sunderland burglaries

A serial burglar who targeted a shop during a Christmas Day raid has been put behind bars.

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