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Sunderland and South Tyneside health chiefs look to recruit 100 Filipino nurses

Carlos Gonzalez-Cortes, top, and Leon Espada were arrested as they flew into Newcastle Airport from Spain with suitcases full of drugs, left.

Drug smugglers caught trying to bring £150,000 of cannabis through Newcastle Airport in suitcases

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Bradley Brown with his dad Ian at Hylton Castle, which will benefit from the fundraising.

Bid for a signed For Bradley Sunderland AFC shirt to help trio of charities

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Sunderland man exposed as drug dealer after police found pictures of his pet dog Micky


Sunderland MP's passionate speech supporting change in organ donation law


Attacker raped stranger in her own home before defecating on her bathroom floor


Sunderland toddler Isobelle makes memory for life being comforted by Duchess of Cambridge

Gemma Lowery and Lynn Murphy at the cancer centre in Newport.

Bradley Lowery's mum 'blown away' during visit to Welsh cancer centre

Match winner Peter Davenport, right, in action against Middlesbrough's John Gittens during Sunderland's 1-0 win in 1992.

Poll: Is Sunderland versus Middlesbrough a true football derby?

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman.

LIVE Sunderland AFC v Middlesbrough - Action, reaction and analysis from Wear-Tees clash

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Former Sunderland loanee Lewis Grabban fires in a shot against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium back in November.

Shocking stats that prove why failure to replace Lewis Grabban leaves Sunderland’s hopes hanging by a thread

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Chris Coleman.

Chris Coleman admits Sunderland’s players make the fans nervous at the Stadium of Light

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Michael Chopra heads for goal in Sunderland's 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in September 2008, when he scored both goals. Picture by Kevin Brady

Sunderland: Just three wins in 11 attempts against Boro at the Stadium of Light

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Keeper urges Boro not to underestimate Sunderland as Teessiders eye third Wear-Tees win of the season

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The stench of death is hanging around Stadium of Light and there seems no saviour this time

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Sunderland given huge boost as Middlesbrough rocked by striker injury

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How many points will keep Sunderland up? Chris Coleman on his team’s survival challenge

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Chris Coleman and assistant Kit Symons watch Sunderland slip to defeat at Bolton. Picture by Frank Reid

Chris Coleman: Sunderland have to adopt a siege mentality and ‘shut people up’ in relegation fight

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David Preece: How many points I think Sunderland need to survive – and how many they’ll actually get

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Kevin Phillips.

Win: Five pairs of tickets to see Kevin Phillips, Peter Reid and Chris Waddle at England Legends Live

Kylie Minogue will kick off her UK tour in Newcastle. Pic: PA.

Kylie Minogue to kick off huge UK arena tour in the North East

Bellini Italian Restaurant

Review: Bellini, Seaburn Dene, Sunderland

Eating Out
Eucalyptus gunnii pruned to encourage new bluish-green round leaves.

Gardening: Get pruning to prepare for summer shows


Cheers! Raising a glass to former Sunderland clubbing spots


Chippy of the Year: Here’s your Top 10 - now choose a winner