Dozens pay tribute to dedicated teacher John

Dozens of people have taken to social media to share their memories and tributes to a Wearside teacher who died aged just 33.

The New Tavern pub in Washington

Washington mum attacked woman in pub over hair-pulling row

A mother attacked a woman in a Washington pub after a row over a hair-pulling incident involving her daughter.

John Drummond

Tributes as dedicated teacher loses cancer battle

A dedicated Wearside teacher has died weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.

Craig Fergus

GCSE results: Oxclose’s A* man Craig has designs on the future

Star man Craig Fergus has his sights set on college after scooping a bumper set of GCSE results at Oxclose Community Academy.

Tabitha Lennon

GCSE results: Biddick’s Tabitha dances off with a fistful of passes

Twinkle-toed Tabitha Lennon is facing the best kind of dilemma after surprising herself with her GCSE success.

Charlotte Place with parents Rachel and Anthony at St Robert of Newminster

GCSE results: Charlotte sweeps the board at St Robert of Newminster

“I am amazed.”

David Render.Pic: Glen Minikin Photography

Echo readers back Washington clean-up campaigner David Render

Echo readers have sprung to the defence of a Washington man threatened with legal action after launching a campaign to clean up the town.

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Washington clean-up campaigner threatened with legal action

A retired engineer who spent his own cash to clean up his Washington neighbourhood has been threatened with legal action for breaching health and safety rules.
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Paul Gascoigne

Gazza set to entertain north east crowd

Football legend Paul Gascoigne is set to entertain fans at a talk-in next month.
Ross Millard

What to expect from the new season at Arts Centre Washington

Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, a show which blends music with story-telling will form one of the highlights of the autumn season at Arts Centre Washington.

Theatre and Comedy
Cadets from 2214 Usworth Squadron with the replica Hurricane.

Replica of Battle of Britain plane on show at the Galleries in Washington

Shoppers got the chance to sit in the cockpit of a replica of a plane which flew during the Battle of Britain.

Little Comets. l-r Matt Hall, Rob Coles and Mickey Coles.

Little Comets aiming to be first band ever to play a gig around Great North Run

Indie rockers Little Comets have set themselves a challenge of becoming the first band to play a gig around the Great North Run.

Biddick Academy students have completed Silver Arts Awards. From left Chloe Jenkins aged 14, Hollie Stearman aged 14 and Matthew Cresswell aged 15.

Students delighted at being published through arts award scheme

Three creative pupils are celebrating after having their work published as part of an awards scheme.

Reece Lunt with his Jubilee Award and his delighted classmates.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Washington schoolboy Reece is inspiring others with diabetes

A schoolboy who has turned the story of how he came to terms with a health condition into a campaign to help others has won an award for his work.

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Greggs executives lead the field during the Greggs Breakfast Club charity golf day at George Washington Golf Course and Spa in Washington.

Golfers toast fundraising day to boost breakfast clubs

Bakery bosses had a hole lot of success in raising £12,000 to give their breakfast clubs a boost.

A Congo African Grey parrot.

Man offers reward to find parrot which is missing from Washington

A pet owner is offering a reward for information to help find his missing parrot.

Cyril Lomaxs great, great nephew, Christopher Moore, attending the exhibition preview in Washington Old Hall.

Exhibition on Washington chaplain’s diary during Battle of the Somme

An exhibition of wartime letters, illustrations and diary extracts from one of the most prominent North East army chaplains is on show at Washington Old Hall this summer.

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Residents who want to keep Pastures Park, in Fatfield, in use.

Parents start campaign to save popular Washington play park

Residents are calling on council chiefs to keep a popular play park open for their children after bosses admitted options for sites on Wearside are set to be reviewed.

New Washington restaurant, San Lorenzo

REVIEW: San Lorenzo, Harraton, Washington

A wall had to be taken down to get the two tonne firebrick pizza oven, imported all the way from the Old Country, into new Italian restaurant San Lorenzo.

Eating Out
Back, from left, Sofia Lally, Anna Maw, Ella Ho, Niamh Hamilton, Katie Wall, Joe Douglas, Laura Blanchard, Avril Best, Jessica Williamson, Jasmine Foister, Georgia Mason. Front, Niamh Dunne, Grace Burton, Charlotte Hackett, Abigail Price, Sophie Bulmer, Thalia Morales, Madeline Davison. Left, Joe Douglas.

Young Sunderland dancers taking to the stage in professional ballet

A group of talented young dancers has been hand-picked to star in a professional ballet.

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