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Jordan Towers was a teenager when he was convicted of the murder of Kevin Johnson.

Sunderland man jailed as a teenager for Kevin Johnson murder could be released next year

Sunderland businessman Stephen Curtis, left, died in a helicopter crash in 2004.

MP's doubts over accident verdict for Sunderland businessman's death crash

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Armed raider threatened to stab Geordie Shore star Sophie Kasaei during attempted robbery at celeb's South Shields home


Roker Pier restoration project nominated for award


Parents consider legal action despite coroner ruling out negligence in death of Sunderland leukaemia patient


Plea to leave seal in peace as it rests up at Sunderland beach

Police forces in the North East have received a rating by inspectors.

Police forces in North East rated after visit by inspectors

Traffic delays are reported in the area. Picture by Google Maps.

Delays on A19 after car breaks down

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Deal or no deal? The verdict on Sunderland’s out of contract players this summer

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Ex-Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Jordan Pickford reveals England dream ahead of Russia World Cup with ex-Sunderland ace to start Holland friendly

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John O'Shea.

Chris Coleman reveals when Sunderland players will discover contract fate

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Seaham Harbour bowler Jack Lacey powers in against Boldon last summer.

Good news as Seaham Harbour survive to play in 150th anniversary year


Ex-Sunderland and Pools man Trevor Carson on missing life-changing Celtic move, sacrifices and painting his own mural

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Sunderland plan new long-term deals for duo plus Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United make headlines

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No acceptable explanation for Aiden McGeady being snubbed in favour of players who aren’t good enough

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Martin Bain’s revamped department must deliver two key qualities in transfers this summer

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Washington’s McCormack twins target Commonwealth Games gold in Australia


David Preece: Jordan Pickford will be England number one for a long time yet, not just for Russia 2018.

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Blacks Corner, Station Road, East Boldon.

Review: Blacks Corner, East Boldon, South Tyneside

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The Northern Spire bridge

Musician will reveal how she plans to ‘play’ Sunderland’s Northern Spire bridge like a harp

Last year's balloon festival

Hot air balloon festival to get off the ground in Durham

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Lord Nelson, one of the Tall ships visiting Sunderland. Picture: Sail Training International.

The 14 fabulous countries sending ships to Sunderland

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