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Outrage after piles of rubbish dumped at Sunderland social club

Staff and drinkers at a popular Wearside social club have been left angered after piles of rubbish were dumped on the site.

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Rev Alison Hampton (second from the left) and artists Chris Folwell (second from the right) with some of the St Marks modellers.

Project to make models for Tall Ships 2018 underway in Sunderland

Work to produce a fleet of models to herald the start of this year’s Tall Ships Race in Sunderland has set sail.

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Young people in training at the Foundation of Light.

Sunderland’s Foundation of Light begins search for aspiring footballers and coaches

A scouting mission is underway to find aspiring young footballers and coaches for a two-year scholarship programme which could set them on their way to life in the professional game.

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The teams involved in locating a missing nine-year-old boy in Sunderland.

Police thank rescue services after search for missing boy in Sunderland

Northumbria Police has today extended its thanks to rescue services who helped in the search for a missing nine year old boy in Sunderland at the weekend.
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The A19 northbound at Hartlepool.

A19 closed northbound after driver collapses at the wheel

A stretch of the A19 has been closed northbound after a driver collapsed at the wheel.

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Dubmire Working Men's Club, in Fence Houses. Copyright Google Maps.

Man attacked while playing dominoes at working men's club

A man has suffered a serious eye injury after he was attacked while playing dominoes at a working men's club.

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The sofa found in Markham Street.

Sunderland woman forced to pay £95 after dumping sofa in back lane

A woman has had to fork out nearly £100 to have a sofa which she left in a back lane removed.

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SAFC Fans Museum gets a helping hand in new home

Kind-hearted tradespeople have been rolling their sleeves up to help get the new home of the SAFC Fans Museum open.

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How Aykley Heads could look once redeveloped.

Plan to create 6,000 jobs in Durham gets green light

Ambitious plans which aim to attract more than 6,000 new private sector jobs to Durham City over the next 20 years have been given the go ahead.

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Captain Jay Steward of the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

Warning after laser shone in face of Great North Air Ambulance pilot

The chief pilot of the Great North Air Ambulance Servic has warned against the dangers of laser strikes after his aircraft was targeted while returning to base after a call-out.
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Police on the scene after steel pipes fell from a vehicle on the A195 Northumberland Way.

Part of road closed after steel pipework falls from vehicle

Drivers have faced delays this morning after a vehicle shed steel pipework onto a busy road.
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A Northern Rail train.

Rail delays after freight train derails between Sunderland and Hartlepool

Commuters are facing delays today after a freight train derailed between Sunderland and Hartlepool.
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Rubbish left in a subway in Southwick close to Wesssington Way.

Sunderland streets and underpasses left strewn with tree trunks and pieces of furniture

More Echo readers have hit out at yobs dumping rubbish - including unwanted bits of furniture - on the streets of Wearside.

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A Metro train.

Problems on Metro system due to failed train

There are problems on the Metro system this evening due to a failed train.
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The A1231 Sunderland Highway eastbound. Copyright Google Maps.

Traffic closed on busy road near Sunderland Nissan plant following crash

Drivers are facing delays following a crash on a road near Sunderland's Nissan car plant.
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The rabbit found in a back garden in Grange Villa, Chester-le-Street, on Friday, January 5.

RSPCA trying to find owners of rabbit who was dumped in back garden

The RSPCA is hoping to reunite a rabbit which was dumped in a back garden with her owners.

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June and Ted Parkinson diamond wedding anniversay

Sunderland couple celebrate 60 years of married life

A war veteran and his devoted wife are toasting 60 years of wedded life today.

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Adam Johnson.

Family of shamed ex-SAFC star Adam Johnson targeted in firework attack on their home

The sister of shamed former Sunderland star Adam Johnson has hit out after yobs carried out a firework attack at her family's home.

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Teenagers on the Foundation of Light's Coaches Academy programme.

Chance for teenagers to get on Sunderland AFC charity’s coaching programme

Teenagers are being offered the chance to take the first steps towards a career in coaching with Sunderland AFC’s official charity.

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Staff and children at Springboard Nursery in Sunderland.

Sunderland nursery school gets ‘outstanding’ rating from watchdog

Staff and children at a Sunderland nursery school are celebrating after it was given top marks by a watchdog.

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