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Bosses blame bad winter weather for delay in opening Sunderland's new Northern Spire bridge

The bosses behind Sunderland's new Northern Spire bridge have blamed the winter's severe weather for the delay in it opening.

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Redundancies, pay cuts and new directors confirmed in Sunderland AFC shake-up

Sunderland AFC have confirmed a number of senior executives and staff have been made redundant as part of a shake-up.

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Ross has been confirmed as Sunderland's new manager

Jack Ross: The inside story on how and why he became Sunderland's ideal choice for the years ahead

There was one box that Jack Ross didn’t tick.

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Jack Ross reacts after being confirmed as Sunderland manager

Jack Ross has spoken of his excitement after being confirmed as Sunderland manager.

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Stewart Donald reveals Jack Ross turned down 'lucrative offers' to become Sunderland boss

Stewart Donald says he is 'absolutely delighted' to appoint Jack Ross as the new Sunderland manager.

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Slade are touring to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Merry Xmas Everybody.

Slade announce UK tour to celebrate 45th anniversary of Merry Xmas Everybody

Slade, one of the most successful bands of the 1970s, are back to celebrate the 45th anniversary of their most famous song.

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New Sunderland manager Jack Ross

Sunderland confirm the appointment of Jack Ross as new manager

Sunderland have confirmed that Jack Ross will become their new manager.

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Keukenhof Gardens come alive in Spring

Guide to Holland’s Keukenhof gardens + win a DFDS mini cruise worth £300

Tulips as far as the eye can see in a kaleidoscope of colours is the sun-drenched spectacle which greets you at Keukenhof.

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Two thousand years of English history, myth and legend is about to be brought back to life with the summer return of the spectacular Kynren

Join the drama: Kynren from £10.00 ticket offer for Echo readers

It’s back – and it’s better than ever. Find out how you can grab discount tickets to see the spectacular Kynren world-class action show

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Council and business chiefs welcome go-ahead for first phase of business park which will create thousands of jobs

Council and business chiefs welcome go-ahead for first phase of business park which will create thousands of jobs

Council and business leaders have welcomed the green light being shown to a development which could transform the North East economy.
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A man is in hospital after being shot by an armed police officer in a North East town.

Man in hospital after being shot by armed police officer

A man is in hospital after being shot by an armed police officer.
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Penshaw Catholic Club (yellow) celebrate scoring in the Robson Pattison Cup final against Heaton Stannington. Picture by Stu Norton

Over-40s League: Glory day for Penshaw Catholic Club in Robson Pattison Cup final shoot-out

Penshaw Catholic Club followed up last season’s excellent Villa Real Cup success by lifting the Robson Pattison Memorial Cup last weekend.

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Police say George Hill, of Sunderland, failed to turn up for his trial at Preston Crown Court.

Police hunt for on-the-run Sunderland rape suspect

Police are hunting for a rape suspect after he did not appear for his crown court trial.
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Three arrests as police investigate report of rape in Sunderland

Three arrests have been made as police investigate a report of rape in Sunderland.

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Penshaw Catholic Club (yellow) take on Heaton Stannington in last week's Robson Pattison Cup final. Picture by Stu Norton

Over-40s League: Willow Pond seal safety in epic draw against The Philadelphia

Willow Pond ended their Third Division season with a dramatic 3-3 draw against The Philadelphia.

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Revealed! The £424,000 loss that leaves Stewart Donald with decision to make over Sunderland Ladies’ future

Sunderland Ladies have released their financial accounts for 2016/17 – and they pose a big decision for Stewart Donald to make.

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An artist's impression of the IAMP looking south to the River Wear.

First phase of multi-million-pound automotive park gets the go-ahead

The first phase of work on a multi-million-pound automotive park creating thousands of jobs in the North East has been given the green light.

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League One transfer rumours: Sunderland eye winger | Rangers want Portsmouth star | Aston Villa, Palace linked with £6.5m Peterborough ace

The League One rumour mill is in full swing as Sunderland's rivals for next season try to get some early business done.

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St Mirren chief describes losing Jack Ross to Sunderland as like a 'loss in the family'

St Mirren chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick has opened up about Jack Ross' imminent arrival at Sunderland.

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A shake-up of services is planned at South Tyneside District Hospital.

Campaign group calls for judicial review into planned hospitals shake-up

Campaigners have applied for a judicial review as they fight a shake-up of services at South Tyneside District Hospital.

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