Sunderland to Newcastle bus service axed as changes announced to Wearside routes

The Sunderland to Newcastle bus service which connected communities without Metro stations to the two city centres has been axed in a shake-up.

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From left, Brian Burnie, founder trustee of Daft as a Brush, Lady Elsie Robson, volunteer driver Alan Gibson, from Washington, and Daft as a Brush volunteer Derek Fordy, also from Washington.

Washington man’s vital role in making life easier for cancer patients

A volunteer from Washington is the driving force behind a charity’s bid to make life easier for cancer patients across the north of England.

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Washington-born TV architect George Clarke describes 'absolute hell' of London fire

Washington-born TV architect George Clarke has described 'heartbreaking' scenes of 'absolute hell' at the tower block fire in London, which broke out next to his home.
The winner will receive a �100 health and beauty prize

Nominate your community champion for a chance to win £100 Asda voucher

Do you know a community champion who’s gone the extra mile to help others?

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Olympian Sam Cross and David Graham store manager (right) with the team cheering at the new Aldi store in Washington.

Team GB Olympic rugby star opens new Aldi store

A Team GB Olympic rugby star visited Wearside to “try” out a new supermarket which has opened its doors for the first time this week.

This image was put together by Aldi as it put together plans to build the store in Armstrong, Washington.

Shoppers set to check out town's second Aldi store

A new Aldi will launch in Washington this week.

Meet the candidates: Washington and Sunderland West MP contenders bid for your vote in the General Election

These are the five candidates hoping for your vote on June 8 in the Washington and Sunderland West constituency.
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Washington training firm Seta’s illuminating new deal

Washington training provider Seta is providing illuminating assistance for a North East manufacturer.

Sue Seward receives her award from Barking Mad MD Lee Dancy.

It’s a dog’s life for award-winning businesswoman

A businesswoman has scooped an award for her doggy dealings.

The One Stop Shop on Blue House Lane in Washington where the incident took place.

Woman threatened with knife in Washington armed robbery

A woman was threatened with a knife during an armed robbery at a One Stop Shop in Washington last night.
The A182	Washington Highway/ A194(M) Roundabout. Credit: Google.

Emergency pot hole repairs block lanes on busy roundabout

Emergency pot hole repairs will lead to lane closures on a busy roundabout
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Jodi Clark recovering in hospital after her fall.

Man feared wife was dead after 30ft ravine fall

A husband has told how he feared his wife was dead after she fell down a 30ft ravine while out walking.

Deputy headteacher Jonathan Anderson with pupil Thomas Pringle, aged eight, in front on students on the new pirate ship.

Arghhh me hearties - ‘tis a pirate’s life for Sunderland youngsters

Shiver me timbers, pint-sized pirates have their own ship.

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Bits N Pizzas, Albany Village, Washington,

Man arrested after immigration officers and police raid takeaway

A man was arrested after immigration officers raided a Wearside takeaway shop and found a man who had overstayed his Visa.

Police have launched a crack down on motorbike disorder in Houghton and Washington.

Crackdown on motorbike nuisances in Houghton and Washington continues

Four people have been warned about motorbike disorder in the past two weeks as police continue to crackdown on nuisances

Washington (red) take on Guisborough Town earlier this season.

Northern League club Washington survive to play again – with a new-look set-up

Washington have withdrawn their resignation from the Ebac Northern League – with a new-look behind-the-scenes set-up.

The incident happened on Washington Highway. Image by Google Maps.

Two people taken to hospital after collision on Washington Highway

Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a road traffic collision in Washington this morning.

Tribute to CrossFit champion who died while training at the gym

Tribute to CrossFit champion who died while training at the gym

A champion athlete from collapsed and died while training for the sport he loved.

Julie Johnson pictured with Dr Dion Arbid when she visitied the GNAAs base.

Mum’s life time of thanks to air ambulance crew

A woman whose life was saved after a Mother’s Day collision has met the air medic who flew to her aid.

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