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Mark Shaw's family pay tribute to 'funny, generous and loyal' man as his killers face life in prison

The father of a man found tortured and murdered has said the hatred towards his son's killers is what keeps him going.
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Zoe Warren and Kieran Adey.

Evil pair guilty of torture and murder of Mark Shaw

A woman will serve at least 17 years behind bars for the murder of her new boyfriend who was tortured and killed at his home.
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Which North East motorway service station is among England's worst?

The best and worst motorway service areas in England have been revealed.

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Jas Hayer and her son, Aaron.

Wearside store give special needs students their own checkout

A Wearside shop turned down the noise to celebrate youngsters with special needs.

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Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw murder trial: Suspect 'happy' with boyfriend before he was tortured and killed

A woman has told jurors she was "happy" with her boyfriend before he was tortured and killed and has denied playing any part in his murder.

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Nicola Bond with her late husband Paul Bond.

Party in the planning to celebrate teacher Paul’s passions

James Bond, music and football will feature in a night to celebrate the life of a popular teacher.

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BAE Systems' Washington plant

Washington plant escapes BAE job cuts

Arms manufacturer BAE Systems is to cut almost 2,000 jobs nationwide - but the firm's Wearside plant has been spared the brunt of the cuts.
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Speeding driver left two injured in head-on crash - because he wanted to get home to watch England on TV

An inexperienced driver injured two people in a head-on crash he caused while speeding to get home to watch an England match on TV.

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Lambton Primary School headteacher, Amanda Defty, and some of the pupils celebrate latest success.

Outstanding Sunderland primary is top of the class

Staff and students at a Wearside primary school are celebrating top marks from Ofsted bosses.

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Mark Shaw was found dead at his home in Grange Villa in December.

Murder victim left looking 'like elephant man' after suffering 80 wounds in attack by girlfriend and neighbour, court told

A murder victim suffered ferocious injuries that left him looking "like the elephant man" during a fatal attack at the hands of his own girlfriend and a neighbour, jurors have heard.

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Protestors Mel Anderson, Tracy Young and Richard Bradley outside the exhibition

Developers and protestors have their say on Washington incinerator plan

Protestors are urging the public to oppose plans for a new incinerator on land close to Sunderland’s Nissan plant.

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Hylton Court, Oxclose, Washington, where a woman was found dead inside a flat.

Inquest opened after ‘unexplained’ death of woman in flat

An inquest has opened into the unexplained death of a woman in a Washington flat.

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The gang attempted to smuggle more than 1.8million cigarettes into the UK.

Ringleaders of Durham tobacco smuggling gang put behind bars

The ringleaders of a North East tobacco smuggling gang are behind bars after attempting to bring almost £500,000 worth of cigarettes into the UK.

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The incident happened on Stanhope Road, South Shields. Image by Google Maps.

Police officer hit by car after firearms incident at Post Office

A police officer was left with a broken wrist after being hit by a car as two suspected gunmen tried to flee cops.

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Bamburgh Close in Washington.

Three escape arson attack on a house in Washington

Two adults and a child escaped uninjured following an arson attack at a Washington house.

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Music teacher aims to change image of the ukulele with new school

A music teacher is hoping to turn around the image of the ukulele with his new school.

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The North East Land, Sea and Air Museum

Top chefs to host Experimental Diner pop-up restaurant at aircraft museum

A new dining concept it set to take off at the aircraft museum in Washington.

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Collabro

Collabro release charity single in aid of Hurricane Irma victims

Washington-born Jamie Lambert and his fellow band members from Collabro are releasing a charity single in aid of children affected by Hurricane Irma.

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Zoe King

Washington surveyor Zoe has her sights set on national awards glory

A talented Washington property professional is in the running to be named Britain’s best.

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A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus.

Washington Firefighters and emergency vehicle attacked in Gateshead twice in one week

Washington firefighters have been attacked twice in one week while attending incidents in Gateshead.

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