Sunderland AFC transfer news - Trabzonspor keen on Didier Ndong, Jack Rodwell handed Watford trial

Turkish side Trabzonspor are reported to have firmed up their interest in wantaway Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong.

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Watch former X Factor stars The Cutkelvins get the crowd going at the South Tyneside Festival

Former X Factor starts The Cutkelvins impressed thousands of fans with their energetic performance at the latest South Tyneside Festival.

The Vamps reveal their connection to the North East at the South Tyneside Festival

Boy band The Vamps had the crowd in the palm of their hand when they performed at the South Tyneside Festival on Sunday.
George Evans, right, in action for Reading in the play-off final.

Exclusive: Sunderland close in on deal for Reading midfielder George Evans

Sunderland are looking to tie up a deal for Reading midfielder George Evans in the next few days.
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People gather on Roker Pier to watch the Tall Ships parade of sail as they prepare to leave Sunderland.

17 things you said about the 'amazing' Tall Ships Races visit to Sunderland

The Tall Ships have been and gone - but we have a feeling Sunderland will remember their visit for a long time.

Joel Asoro has moved to Swansea City.

Ex-Tottenham target Joel Asoro reveals why he joined Swansea City and reflects on Sunderland spell

Graham Potter believes Swansea City have secured an 'exciting' talent in Joel Asoro after the forward completed his £2million move from Sunderland.

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Watch a gallery of pictures from Sunderland’s Summer Streets festival

It is not just the Tall Ships Races which have been entertaining Sunderland this weekend.

Roadworks in the Sunderland area include the following:

Roadworks late: Where to expect delays on Monday, July 16, in the Sunderland area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks in the Sunderland area include the following:

Watch fans rush for the front as The Vamps play South Tyneside Summer Festival in South Shields

Fans desperate to catch a glimpse of boy band The Vamps queued overnight to see them at this year's South Tyneside Summer Festival.

Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer in action at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle. Pic: Gordon Armstrong.

Review: Oh Sees + Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Oh Sees may not be a household name, but among certain circles the visit of John Dwyer’s San Francisco troupe ranked among the most anticipated gigs of the year.
Lee Cattermole.

Jack Ross on Sunderland captaincy and attitudes of Lee Cattermole and George Honeyman

Jack Ross admits he is still assessing who will skipper his Sunderland side this season.

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A person being tested for hepatitis.

Everything you need to know about hepatitis - and how to avoid it

World Hepatitis Day falls on July 28, with more and more countries and organisations taking part every year.

Will the warm weather continue throughout the North East this week?

So is the scorching weather set to continue across the North East this week?

The North East has enjoyed scorching weather across the weekend at a string of outdoor events.

The A19 at Boldon. Copyright Google Maps.

A19 reopens after firefighters tackle grass blaze

A section of the A19 has now reopened following a grass fire which broke out on the central reservation.
Returning to live in the UK can bring complications to making claims.

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?


18 pictures from another Big Night Out in Sunderland

There’s nothing better than a Big Night Out with friends.

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Firefighters rescue a cat from the banks of the River Wear at Fatfield in Washington earlier today. Picture courtesy of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters rescue cat which was trapped on riverbank

Firefighters have come to the aid of a cat which found itself stranded on a riverbank next to the Wear.
The A19 southbound at Peterlee is subject to speed restrictions and closures over the next fortnight.

A19 motorists face a fortnight of new diversions and delays

Motorists are warned to beware diversions and delays on the A19 over the next fortnight.


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.

Crowds at Seaham Carnival.

Thousands turn out for Seaham Carnival amid hot and sunny weather

A community has turned out in force as an annual festival makes its return amid glorious sunshine.
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