Families come together to start Armed Forces Day celebrations in Sunderland

Sunderland is marking Armed Forces Day – after a patriotic sing-along event was attended by families tonight

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Brad Hopper

Mr Sunderland hopes to be best man at Mr England

Mr Sunderland is hoping to be the main man at this year’s Mr England final.

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UFC James Mulheron's new suit supplied by Master Debonair

South Tyneside boutique help local MMA star to dress for success

Suits you, Sir.

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Jen at the Miss England semi-finals. Photo by Paul Carroll, Monsignor Photography

Miss Sunderland returns to catwalk in a bid to be named Miss England

Miss Sunderland Jen Wilson is hoping it’s second time lucky as she represents the city at Miss England.

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Seven Dials, near Covent Garden, London

LONDON REVIEW: Seven top shopping finds in and around Seven Dials

In need of direction when shopping in London?

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Rachael Dawson, in green dress, winner of Top Model of Sunderland

Hebburn beauty queen wins Top Model of Sunderland

A makeup artist is made up to be crowned Top Model of Sunderland.

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Beamish is giving visitors the chance to try out their hand at barrel rolling at its Georgian Fair.

Georgian fair set to roll into Beamish for four days of fun

Amazing animals and extraordinary entertainers will feature in a celebration of Georgian entertainment at Beamish later this week.

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Isla Laidlaw

Isla hopes to be the golden girl at finals

A Sunderland beauty queen is hoping to paint Miss England red and white.

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Peterlee Library could be on the move.

Council fits up leisure centre for new library

People could exercise their minds as well as their bodies as a proposal is put forward to create a library inside a leisure centre.


Tiny tots hit dance floor at Sunderland's first family rave

Babies and toddlers hit the dance floor of a Sunderland nightclub on Saturday afternoon in the first event of its kind in the city.

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Museum uses virtual reality mask to bring viking camp back to life

The sights and sounds of a Viking army camp have been brought to life through state-of-the-art virtual reality.
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Dan Gough with his Scurry sculpture. Photos by Mark Pinder.

Sunderland artist crafts striking sculpture to highlight red squirrel plight

A Sunderland artist has spent nine months crafting an eye-catching sculpture to highlight the plight of red squirrels.

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A Grand Georgian Gathering

Georgian gin bar and more as Beamish opens its doors after hours

Beamish will open its doors after hours for A Grand Georgian Gathering to celebrate Museums at Night.

Dancer Hollie Creighton is through to Teen Star UK finals.

Sunderland schoolgirl limbers up for national success

A Wearside performer who’s appeared on the West End stage is limbering up for her next challenge.

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Family rave brings the White Isle to Wearside

Toddlers are being encouraged to ditch their dummies and grab their glo-sticks for a family rave.


Sunderland fashion weekend hailed a success

Sunderland shoppers enjoyed a weekend of FROWs, clothes and fashion shows as the Bridges Fashion Weekend returned for its second year.

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The Word has spread - South Tyneside cultural venue exceeds expectations

An iconic cultural venue in the heart of South Shields is exceeding expectations only six months after opening.

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Models take to the catwalk in The Bridges Shopping Centre, to launch the centre's Fashion Weekend.

Forget Paris & Milan - Sunderland hosts its own fashion weekend

Fashionistas are set to flock to The Bridges to bag the latest trends at its second annual Fashion Weekend.

The Great North Snowdogs.

Popular Snowdogs gave £16.5million boost to North East economy

Great North Snowdogs - the largest free public art trail ever to take place in the North East – boosted the region’s economy by a massive £16.5million organisers have claimed.

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River Scene, 1935, by L. S. Lowry � The Estate of L. S Lowry.

New exhibition celebrates Lowry’s links to Sunderland and South Shields

An exhibition celebrating 130 years since the birth of a celebrated artist who was inspired by the striking landscapes of South Tyneside and Sunderland has gone on display in South Shields.

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