Annette Jeffrey with her new book, Meditating with Elvis.

Sunderland graduate meditates with Elvis to help soothe the soul


Cheating family man told girlfriend he was married – then smashed up her car


Police scrambled after bomb threats at Sunderland school


Fatal cat shootings are on the rise - but what can be done to stop them?

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Ken Dunbar (right) and Gemma Dishman (left) from Sunderland BID with John and Karen Dickman from Port of Call and Gatsby's (white shirts) and Andrew Golding from Purple Bar

England match will be worth ‘millions’ to Sunderland and the North East

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Paddy Cronin from Edward Thompson Group

Sunderland bingo giant Edward Thompson to cut more than half its staff

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ON THE WATERFRONT: Wear tugboat hero

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Neil Mearns
The Stadium of Light crowd celebrates teenage debutant Marcus Rashford's early opener for England against Australia last night. Picture by Frank Reid

England boss Hodgson salutes ‘terrific’ Stadium of Light atmosphere for victory over Australia

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Sam Allardyce

Sunderland AFC transfer news: Cats track Walsall left-back, outcast could seal summer move to Germany

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Jordan Henderson and Wayne Rooney in action

Sunderland rises to the occasion plus five other things learned from England's win over Australia

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Wayne Rooney slams home to make it 2-0 for England. Picture by Frank Reid

England 2 Australia 1: Stadium of Light a great stage, but friendly can’t live up to the surroundings

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England boss salutes debutant Rashford as Manchester United teenager lights up Sunderland

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England 2 Australia 1: Who scooped man of the match at the Stadium of Light?

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Gallery: Re-live the action from England's victory over Australia at Sunderland's Stadium of Light

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Sunderland AFC news: Defoe snub explained, Cats chase Leeds United and Aston Villa pair

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Marcus Rashford

England's Marcus Rashford makes Euro 2016 case with debut goal at the Stadium of Light

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Wearside pit pop colliery band to hold debut album launch gig

Sarah Millican

GIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Sarah Millican to head home for South Tyneside Comedy Festival

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American Idiot at Sunderland Empire.  Cast  and crew with students from St Aidan's and The Bunker

City students celebrate arts grant by jamming with stars of American Idiot

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School Days photographic exhibition by Lilly Thompson.

Pupil captures soul of historic Sunderland school in special exhibition


WATCH: What City of Culture 2021 means to Sunderland

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Northern Dry Gin made at Poetic License

Chin chin: Pick of the gins from around the North East