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Stand-off in Washington as armed police negotiate with woman

Armed police are involved in a stand-off with a woman in Washington.
Washington
Daniel Sirrell died while on holiday in Amsterdam.

Talented footballer, 20, dies in Amsterdam drowning tragedy

A talented young footballer has died in a drowning tragedy in the Netherlands.

South Shields
An aerial image of the site before some of the waste was cleared at the weekend. Picture courtesy of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.

Update on blaze at Alex Smiles scrapyard as 'significant progress' made

Work to tackle a blaze at a former recycling depot in Sunderland has moved onto a new stage after "significant progress" was made.
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Three teenagers were rescued after being swept out to sea. Picture by RNLI/Adrian Don.

Girl who can not swim lucky to be alive after being swept out to sea

A teenager was "extremely lucky" to survive after being swept out to sea at South Shields beach.
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Images released as police launch appeal after robbery

Images released as police launch appeal after robbery

Police investigating a robbery have appealed for help from the public.

County Durham
The rig in action last year.

Runners set to be given unique souvenir at Sunderland City 10k

It’s almost time for lights, camera, action for runners in the Sunderland City 10k event.

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Heavy traffic is reported in the area. Picture by Google Maps.

Heavy traffic in Sunderland as traffic lights stuck on red

Heavy traffic is reported on a key route into Sunderland after traffic lights became stuck.

Sunderland
James Allan beat off competition from more than 150 others to land the role with Southampton.

Student lands dream role with Premier League club Southampton

A football-mad student is off to the Premier League after landing his dream job.

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From left to right, supporters Andrew Jenks, Daniel Jenks and Michael Bowers are hoping for a brighter future for the Black Cats.

Sunderland fans confident club will soon ‘get sparkle back’ as season ends with win

Sunderland AFC fans told of their optimism for the future after a season of pain ended on a bright note.

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Joanne Anderson was left 'livid' when she discovered the parking ticket.

Sunderland driver’s anger after being handed parking ticket – despite paying through phone app

A furious driver says parking bosses have made the wrong call after she was slapped with a £50 fine.

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An image of how the retail park could look.

Plans for £5m revamp of retail park unveiled

A retail park is set to be given a new look as part of a £5million investment.

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Passengers have been warned to expect delays.

Delays on Metro after train withdrawn from service

Metro passengers have been warned to expect delays after a train was withdrawn from service.
Sunderland
Finlay Anderson in the Sunderland dressing room at the Stadium of Light.

Talented Sunderland AFC fan dreams of career in sports reporting

A teenage football fanatic is putting pen to paper as he seeks a future in the beautiful game.

Sunderland
Families are set to join in the fun at Herrington Country Park.

Families set to take on assault course for charity in Sunderland

Thrill-seekers are set to take on an assault course in the name of charity in Sunderland next week.

Sunderland
Sir Paul Ennals.

New boss for department which looks after Sunderland's vulnerable adults

A new chairman has been put in charge of a department charged with looking after Sunderland's most vulnerable adults.

Sunderland
The fire broke out at a home in Scruton Avenue. Picture by Google Maps.

Fire at Sunderland home caused by unattended candle

Firefighters were called to a Sunderland home after a blaze broke out when a candle was left unattended.

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Julio Arca is gearing up for a cycling challenge.

Former Sunderland AFC and current South Shields FC star Julio Arca set for cycle challenge

Football ace Julio Arca is set to get in the saddle as he does his bit for good causes this summer.

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John and Eileen Hopper are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.

Happy couple celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss

A diamond couple with more than six decades of happy memories together have celebrated a major milestone.

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The incident took place at a house on Heatherlea Place. Image by Google Maps.

Masked men raid house and threaten man with weapons

Four masked men broke into a house and escaped with a substantial amount of money and jewellery after threatening another man with weapons.

Washington
The main entrance at Hill View Junior Academy has been closed. Picture by Google Maps.

Unsafe tree forces Sunderland school to close main entrance

A school in Sunderland has closed its main entrance because of an unsafe tree.

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