Whitburn bike ride brings in cash for cancer patient ambulance appeal

Cyclists hit the road to help raise funds towards a new ambulance for a lifeline charity.

Demolition and construction to start for the Minster Quarter Access Road. From left MAC Trust  John Mowbray, MGL Simon Martin and Sunderland Empire's Ben Phillips with Coun Stuart Porthouse in the cabin

£1.5million demolition and construction work underway to open up Sunderland’s Minster quarter

Work is now underway to create a new road to improve the route in and out of Sunderland’s growing Minster quarter.

Durham Road in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Fire crews called out to blaze at house in Sunderland

Two people and a dog managed to escape a house fire in Sunderland

Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team were called out to the scene.

Two people rescued by lifeguards off Sunderland coast and taken to hospital

Two people have been taken to hospital after having to be rescued off the Sunderland coast this afternoon.

New Sunderland AFC manager Jack Ross at the Sun FM studios.

Sunderland radio station changes logo colours to back Black Cats

Wearside radio station Sun FM has gone red and white to back the Lads.

Church Street in Shiney Row. Copyright Google Maps.

Fire breaks out at car window tinting business

A car window tinting business has been "severely damaged" in a blaze.
CCTV picture of a dog which is thought to have been dumped in a Durham supermarket.

RSPCA appeal to find dog 'dumped in supermarket'

The RSPCA is appealing for information to find a dog which was reportedly ‘dumped’ in a supermarket in Durham.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the incident.

Cars left vandalised in Sunderland street

An investigation has been launched after cars in a Sunderland street were vandalised.
Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Amy Wilson, with some of the new recycling vehicles.

Schoolchildren get chance to name new Sunderland bin lorries

Schoolchildren in Sunderland are being asked to get creative and help give names to the city's new fleet of bin lorries.

The burns left on Nathaniel Hainsworth after he got a black henna tattoo.

Sunderland boys suffer nasty skin burns after getting black henna tattoos on holiday

A mum fears that her two sons could be permanently scarred after their skin broke out in painful blisters when they got black henna tattoos while on holiday.

A Grand Central train.

Train operator celebrating top marks in national passenger survey

Rail operator Grand Central has been given top marks from passengers in a national survey.

Lynne Symonds with Wulugu students.

Sunderland woman returns to African tribe where she has helped thousands of children

A Wearside woman who was made the first white female chief of a major African tribe has returned to the country where she has helped thousands of people to live better lives.


Watch parade in Sunderland to remember soldiers killed at Battle of the Somme

The sacrifice made by those who died in one of the First World War's bloodiest conflicts has been remembered on Wearside.

Russell Goldsmith.

Appeal launched to find missing man

Police are hoping to trace a man who has gone missing.

The Active Sunderland Big Bike Ride 2018.

Cyclists turn out in force for first event of Sunderland Big Bike Ride weekend

Cyclists of all ages turned out as this year's Active Sunderland Big Bike Ride got underway.
Students from St Aidan's Academy on the viewing platform of the Northern Spire bridge with Sunderland City Councillor Mel Speding, (back left), with Northern Spire Communications Officer Karen Westcott, and Stephen McCaffrey, Project Director of FVB Joint Venture, which was formed by Farrans Construction and Victor Buyck Steel Construction to deliver the project on behalf of the council.

2,200 schoolchildren visit new Sunderland bridge site

More than 2,000 school pupils have now got up close to see work on Sunderland’s new Northern Spire bridge take shape.

Jamie Lee Collins.

Sunderland businessman jailed for eight years after abusing schoolgirl

The mum of a schoolgirl who was sexually abused by a Sunderland businessman has labelled him “an evil, manipulating monster” as he begins an eight-year jail term.

Richie Griffiths outside of the Greatham Post office. Picture by FRANK REID

Post Office set to re-open after closure before Christmas

A village Post Office described as the “hub of the community” which closed suddenly just a few months ago is to re-open its doors under new management.

The proposed new dual carriageway in Sunderland.

Anger at council plans to spend £11.8m on new Sunderland dual carriageway

Liberal Democrats on Wearside have reacted with fury at the news that Sunderland City Council will ask councillors to approve an £11.8million spend on a new road linking the Northern Spire bridge and the city centre.

Young carer Stuart Smith.

Sunderland boy, nine, who cares for sister speaks of support from carers centre

Young carers across Wearside are faced with the daily challenge of balancing childhood with their responsibilities as a carer.

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