Sunderland World War Two evacuee gives children a lesson in wartime life

Students at a Wearside primary took a step back in time to experience life in wartime Sunderland - with a little help from the Echo.

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The A1 off-slip for A167 Chester-le-Street. Pic: Google.

Lane reopens after two-vehicle smash south-bound on the A1

A two-vehicle smash which caused severe delays southbound on the A1 between Washington and Chester-le-Street junctions has been cleared.
Asda North East Clothing depot

‘Isis landmine’ package sent to Asda depot - investigation launched after worker shook and opened the hoax box

A supermarket giant has launched an investigation after a worker sparked a security scare by shaking and opening a box with a message claiming it was a land mine from Islamic State.

Michael McMahon was jailed for eight years at Newcastle Crown Court.

Jailed: The sex beast branded a 'monster' by victim who faced him in court

A mum who suffered sickening sexual abuse as a child branded her attacker "a monster" after confronting him in court.
Dial -A-Curry owner Mohammed Islam after an attack on his takeaway business.

Frightened curry takeaway owner mystified after vandalism attack

A Wearside takeaway owner has been left both frightened and mystified by vandals who smashed his signs and covered up his telephone number in paint.

Simon Weston chats to residents at Washington Manor Car Home.

Falklands War hero Simon Weston visits Washington care home

Falklands War hero Simon Weston dropped in at a Wearside care home to share his inspirational story with residents.

Sangha Convenience Store on Manor Road, Sulgrave, Washington.

Washington shopkeeper who was called a ‘black witch’ and punched 10 times speaks out over ‘lenient’ sentence

A shopkeeper says she is still scarred after her and her husband were victims of a violent and racist attack in the shop they have run for 31 years.

Firefighters rescued a dog from a Washington home after a fire broke out in the kitchen

Dog saved by firefighters after blaze breaks out in Washington home

A dog has been rescued from a bungalow in Washington after an electrical fuse board sparked a fire in the property.

Hertburn Industrial Estate. Picture courtesy of Google

Police appeal after teenager robbed in Washington

A teenager has been robbed in Washington by six men.

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The A1231 road at the junction with the A182 in Washington. Copyright Google Maps.

Yobs put Washington traffic lights out of action and cause £20,000 in damage

A total of 24 traffic signalling lights in Washington will be out of action for up to eight weeks after a control panel was wrecked by yobs.

Wearside MP Sharon Hodgson has spoken about her own experiences as a mother during a debate in the House of Commons.

MP Sharon talks about the upset she faced after daughter's stillbirth

An MP has spoken out about the "trauma" she endured when her daughter's stillbirth was classified as a miscarriage.
George Osborne on a visit to Nissan.

Britain must listen to Nissan 'seek closest possible relationship' with Europe, says George Osborne

Britain must respond to Nissan's concerns and seek "the closest possible economic relationship" with its former EU partners in the wake of Brexit, former chancellor George Osborne has said.
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Nissan. Picture by PA

'It's not chatter, it's real people's jobs' - Sunderland MP lays into Brexit Minister over Nissan

Sunderland MP Julie Elliott has laid into Brexit Secretary David Davis over Nissan's future in Sunderland during a debate in Parliament.
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Sharon Hodgson

New shadow ministerial post for Wearside MP Sharon Hodgson

Wearside MP Sharon Hodgson has a new shadow ministerial role - three months after resigning from Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet.

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Emma Lewell-Buck

North East MPs back in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet

Three North East MPs have been re-appointed to Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet.

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Stephen and Julie Relf

Round of Applause for Washington business centre

The Hub adds up to the right move for husband and wife team Stephen and Julie Relf.

The Galleries shopping centre in Washington

Gimme Five! Host of big name stores moving into The Galleries in Washington

Five new stores are set to open in The Galleries shopping centre in Washington.

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Sharon  and Jenny Lashley at Washington Wetlands Centre.

‘Bird centre has given me my mum back’

A Sunderland businesswoman says birds and wildlife are helping her get her dementia-sufferer mother back.

Galliford Try workers on-site.

Washington firm construction firm defies the Brexit blues

A Wearside construction company says it has forged ahead since the Brexit vote and is about to embark on a string of new projects.

David Young with his steam locomotive.

Washington pensioner’s incredible effort as 19th century steam locomotive is recreated

A retired train enthusiast has painstakingly recreated a 19th century steam locomotive – with the help of just one surviving photo.

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