Benefits Expert: Claiming Job Seekers Allowance after living abroad
Q. I am a returning UK citizen and have spent the last 10 years living and working in Germany. My claim for Job Seekers Allowance was refused as I was told I am not habitually resident in Great Britain. What does this mean and what can I do?
Sunshine, sparkling sea and a dazzling display as Sunderland bid goodbye to the Tall Ships
Echo reporter Kevin Clark was given a special sea view of the parade marking the end of the Tall Ships Races on board the Morgenster. Kevin was aboard the vessel as it joined the Parade of Sail to mark the end of the event in Sunderland. Here is what he said.