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Designer of iconic The Clash and The Damned record sleeves celebrated in Sunderland exhibition

A retrospective of the work of one of the most influential designers of punk record sleeves will go on display in Sunderland this week.

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A Bonmarche store

Bag yourself a VIP shopping experience at Dalton Park

Fancy a shopping spree for free?

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Left to right, David Roberts, Steve Knight, Graeme Thompson, Fiona Brown, Iraa Kadchha, Coun John Kelly, Annabel Turpin and Andrew Mackay.

Meet the new team to lead Sunderland’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid

The new team to oversee Sunderland’s bid for UK City of Culture status in 2021 has been unveiled.

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Fawcett Street

Special status for historic heart of Sunderland

A scheme aimed at preserving and regenerating the historic heart of Sunderland is one of only ten in the country to secure special status.

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Pageant winners, from left, Quinn Lux Lownie, Elisha Underwood and Layla Smart.

Sunderland dance school trio are crowned pageant queens

A trio of Sunderland beauties have shown they are queens of the catwalk after winning first places in a pageant.

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Site of The Gates shopping centre, Durham, which is being cleared.

Durham demolition work is clearing the way for £180million city centre developments

Work is under way to clear landmark buildings from neighbouring city centre sites to make way for multi-million pound projects bringing hundreds of jobs.

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New Year celebrations in Newcastle return with a bang

Thousands of people flocked to Newcastle last night to enjoy the North East's biggest New Year's Eve celebrations.

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Sarah Jayne Adams

Blogger shines a light on Sunderland’s style secrets

A fashionista is showcasing some of Sunderland’s best-kept style secrets after becoming the Bridges’ first resident blogger.

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Author Richard Adams has died.

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

Watership Down author Richard Adams has died aged 96, a statement on the book's official website has said.

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Westoe Grange Care Home Christmas card send in campaign.

Appeal to send South Tyneside care home’s OAPs Christmas cards

Care home bosses are hoping people in South Tyneside will help spread the true meaning of Christmas.

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The Great North Snowdogs auction

Sunderland and South Shields Snowdogs help to raise £250,000 for charity

The Great North Snowdogs have taken their final bow-wow – raising more than £250,000 for children with life limiting conditions in the North East.

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Tails of the Sea

Sunderland hopes to give a Snowdog a home

City businesses are hoping to give a dog a home when the Great North Snowdogs go under the hammer.

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John Knight Head of Lifesaving R.N.L.I. unveils the new Ray Lonsdale staue - The Coxswain - at Seaham Harbour Marina

Tommy’s little brother statue unveiled in Seaham

Meet The Coxswain - a sea hero brother to the Tommy statue crafted in tribute to the RNLI.

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Members of the Ryhope community gather under the colliery's banner and beside the new bench.

Memorials show village remembers its pit roots half a century on from closure

Villagers have marked the day 50 years on from the closure of its pits to show they have not forgotten the dedication and services of its colliery community.

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What's your favourite band t-shirt? Picture: Shutterstock.

Tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day - dig out your favourite!

Note to self: tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

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South Tyneside’s unsung war heroes brought to life in new book

South Tyneside’s unsung war heroes brought to life in new book

A South Tyneside-born author’s latest creation celebrates the unsung heroes of the home front during the Blitz.

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Rita Bradshaw

Best-selling author is inspired by Sunderland’s rich history

A best-selling author who draws inspiration from Wearside for her colourful characters is looking forward to the release of her latest romantic novel.

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Dog walkers set off from Mowbray Park on the Great North Snowdog dog walk, raising money for St Oswald's Hospice.

Canines and humans brave icy conditions to bid fond farewell to Sunderland’s Great North Snowdogs

Canines and their humans braved icy conditions to bid farewell to Sunderland’s Great North Snowdogs during a sponsored walk.

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A previous SK Dance production

Sunderland school celebrates 20 years of dancing

A Sunderland performing arts school is celebrating 20 years of getting kids dancing.

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