17 wishes for Bradley Lowery on what should have been his 7th birthday

A brave and courageous little boy from Blackhall who affected thousands of lives across the world has been on all of our minds today.

Could you become a foster carer?

Foster Care Fortnight: Could you take on this important role in a child's life?

Do you think you could open your home and become a foster carer?


Family's special message to 'beautiful angel' Bradley Lowery on 7th birthday date

Bradley Lowery's family have shared a heartbreaking message to their little hero on the date of his 7th birthday.


'We miss you and love you' - Jermain Defoe sends special birthday wish to best friend Bradley Lowery

Former Sunderland footballer Jermain Defoe has paid tribute to his best friend up in heaven on what would have been his seventh birthday.

East Durham

Picture special: Remembering Bradley Lowery’s sixth birthday party

Today may seem like a normal Thursday to many of us.

East Durham
Tom Baty, left, and Thomas Howard. The rugby players have died in Sri Lanka.

Second Durham City rugby player confirmed dead in Sri Lanka

A second rugby player from Durham has died after being admitted to hospital in Sri Lanka with breathing difficulties.

ResQ employees enjoying an ice cream.

Call centre staff keep it cool with ice cream for business anniversary

A call centre celebrated its 12-year milestone with a sweet treat for staff.


Picture special: Your views of dramatic fire at Sunderland waste recycling plant

Smoke from a huge fire in Sunderland has been spotted miles away across South Tyneside and County Durham.


Your pictures of runners in action at Sunderland 10k and half marathon

It was a busy day for more than 4,000 runners in the city yesterday.


See who you know in these Sunderland retro pictures from 1987

It's time for our weekly trip down Sunderland's memory lane.

Fans of Vera pictured with Brenda Blethyn. Clockwise from right, Andy, John Payne and Marilyn Mill.

'Allo Vera! Telly fans grab selfies with Brenda Blethyn as ITV series comes to Sunderland for filming

We had a royal visit of sorts in Sunderland yesterday - well, telly royalty at least.
Scenes for the upcoming series of Vera being filmed in Sunderland.

TV's Vera spotted in Sunderland as stars film new series

We would recognise that mac anywhere.

The Corrie storyline has been praised for bringing the issue to light.

'Hope this will help others seek help' - what you said about Aidan Connor's Corrie exit

A heartbreaking Coronation Street storyline dealing with male suicide has gained praise across the country.

Bridget Phillipson is among a group of North East Labour backbenchers calling for a second Brexit vote.

'Respect our votes' - readers react to Sunderland MP's call for second Brexit vote

A Sunderland MP has been criticised by constituents for insisting there should be a "people's vote" on our country's Brexit deal.


Bradley Lowery Foundation teases special event to mark battler's 7th birthday date

It's been almost a year since the world celebrated a very special little boy's birthday.
County Durham
Did you head down to the coast this weekend?

'Let people enjoy the sunshine' - 13 things you said about Sunderland's bank holiday parking row

An argument over parking near to Sunderland's seafront has split the opinions of Echo readers.

Work will start on the Tyne Bridge this weekend. Picture: Google Maps.

Week-long maintenance work set to start on Tyne Bridge

Motorists who use the Tyne Bridge may have to think up an alternative route as work gets underway this weekend.

'You deserve a medal' - readers praise Bridges security guard for saving toddler's life

Messages of support have been flooding in for a hero security guard who rushed to the aid of a choking toddler.

In pictures: When Sunderland won the 1973 FA Cup 45 years ago today

Can you believe it’s been 45 years since Sunderland lifted the FA Cup?

Sunderland AFC
The brass bands will perform each Sunday throughout June, July and August.

Bold as brass entertainment announced for this summer's South Tyneside Festival

Brass bands from across the North East will be bringing their sweet music to South Tyneside as part of this summer's annual festival.
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