Police go on tour in Houghton and Washington

Northumbria Police are hitting the road to give people in Washington and Houghton a chance to have their say.
Lisa Dorman.

Businesswoman quits boardroom to take over at the Blue Bell

Mum-of-three Lisa Dorman has swapped the board for the bar with a new role as boss of her favourite pub.


Sunderland and Newcastle United fans come together to support brave youngsters in charity match

Football supporters put their rivalries to one side as they joined forces to support three brave youngsters.

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From left to right, car owners Kevin Coombs and Mark Taylor.

‘It was a miracle no one was killed’: Car owners’ shock as tree falls in Washington street

The owner of a car crushed when an 80ft tree fell in Washington has said it was a “miracle” no one was killed in the incident.

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Barack Obama stands with US president-elect Donald Trump, first lady Michelle Obama and Melania Trump at the White House (AP)

The original Washington gives its verdict on new US President Donald Trump

As the eyes of the political world focussed on Donald Trump’s inauguration, the ‘other’ Washington delivered its verdict on what we can expect from the 45th and latest President of the United States of America.

The scene of the tree fall. Images by Amy Anderson and Danielle O'Neill.

Shock as 80ft tree falls onto road in Washington

Witnesses have told of their shock after an 80ft tree fell onto a road in Washington - flattening two parked cars.
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Actor Jordan Todd who is in Italy. Via @MrJordanTodd

Actor’s shock after being caught up in Italian earthquakes and avalanche

A Wearside actor says he feels lucky to be alive after he was in an Italian resort just 24 hours before an avalanche took place in the area.

Bradley Lowery when he appeared as mascot for Sunderland AFC.

Sunderland and Newcastle fans in charity game for Bradley Lowery and other poorly children

Football fans are set to put rivalry aside as they take to the pitch this weekend in aid of Bradley Lowery and other youngsters battling serious illnesses.

The deli van was parked in Crozier Street, Sunderland. Image copyright Google Maps.

Investigations to be launched after deli van and cars destroyed in blazes

A sandwich shop's van and cars parked on an industrial estate have been written off after they were damaged in fires.

Brian Burnie, trustee of Daft As A Brush Cancer Patient Care with Laura Farley, business development manager at Spire Washington Hospital.

Washington hospital staff go daft for cancer charity

A private hospital on Wearside has pledged its support to a lifeline cancer charity.

The collision happened on the A182 in Washington. Image copyright Google Maps.

Man taken to hospital with chest injuries after car overturns in Washington crash

A man sustained chest injuries after the car he was in flipped onto its roof after coming off a road.

Dean Hill was involved with St John Ambulance.

Appeal to raise £4,000 in memory of popular St John Ambulance volunteer

Devastated pals are hoping to raise thousands of pounds in memory of a popular St John Ambulance volunteer after his tragic death.

Funeral of Ross Irwin

Hundreds attend funeral for Washington man found in River Wear

Hundreds of mourners packed into Durham Crematorium to pay tribute to tragic Ross Irwin, who died the day before Christmas.

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Ross Irwin, 22, whose body was found in the River Wear on December 24, 2016.

£5,000 raised in memory of loving son whose body was found in River Wear

More than £5,000 has now been raised by well-wishers in memory of a popular young Wearside man who died in a river tragedy.

Adrian Lee

Missing Washington man Adrian believed to be in Dundee

A missing Washington man is believed to be in Scotland.

Sharon Hodgson MP

Sunderland MP holds public hearings to get your views on Brexit

A Wearside MP wants to hear her constituents’ views on Brexit as the countdown to leaving the European Union continues.

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St John Ambulance crew lead funeral procession for tragic colleague Dean Hill

Charity volunteers led a procession of mourners to say farewell to a popular young colleague.

Dean Hill was a popular member of the St John Ambulance team.

'A fantastic, dedicated young man': Tributes flood in for popular St John Ambulance volunteer

Tributes have flooded in for a "fantastic" St John Ambulance volunteer following his tragic death.

Dean Hill was involved with St John Ambulance.

Popular St John Ambulance volunteer, 24, dies after contracting rare viral infection

A popular St John Ambulance volunteer died in his sleep on Christmas Eve after being hit by a rare viral infection which attacked his heart.

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Adrian Lee, 58, of Oxclose in Washington.

Appeal to find missing man last seen in Scotland

Police are hoping to trace a Wearside man who was last seen in Scotland.

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