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New hotel and steak house earmarked for Durham City

A key development on the banks of the River Wear will generate 75 new jobs when it becomes home to a hotel and steak house.

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Karen Carr, of the Market Village at the Galleries in Washington, left, and Michelle Muir of Macmillan, right, with Roger Morrison at his fundraising stall.

Roger’s in the market to help Macmillan with £10k donation

A pensioner inspired to launch his own stall in support of a cancer charity by his own diagnosis has met his £10,500 milestone.

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Siglion is a partnership between Carillion and Sunderland City Council.

10 questions on the impact of Carillion’s collapse on Sunderland

We asked Siglion 10 questions about the impact of Carillion’s collapse and what it means for the future of its developments across Sunderland.

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From left, Sunderland Council deputy leader Coun Harry Trueman, Conservative leader Coun Robert Oliver, and Lib Dem Coun Niall Hodson.

Carillion collapse sparks political war of words in Sunderland

The collapse of Carillion has triggered a political war of words in Sunderland.

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Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott.

Appeal for Sunderland firms to help Carllion’s out of work apprentices and contractors

A Sunderland MP believes work will begin again on the Vaux city centre site soon - but has fears for firms and trainees who could lose out over the collapse of Carillion.

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Pictured after Mass are Sister Michael, Sister Adrienne, Mike McDonagh ,school deputy head, Sister Dolores, Bishop Seamus Cunningham, Andrea Shanks, chairman of governors, Sister Josepha, Sister Enda, Sister Aelred and Monica Shepherd, head teacher.

New chapter in school’s history as it transfers from nuns to church after 175 years

A school founded and run by a religious order of nuns since 1843 has been passed over to the church to lead.

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The site of the fire on the coast at Crimdon Dene. Photo by Peterlee Police.

Arsonists destroy £3,500 bird hide at coastal beauty spot

A birdwatchers' hut has been burned down in a suspected arson attack.
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Work has stopped on the office building on the former Vaux Brewery off St Mary's Way.

Work halted on Sunderland's Vaux site after collapse of Carillion

Work on the first building on the Vaux site has "ceased with immediate effect" after construction giant Carillion went into liquidation.
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The former Vaux Brewery site viewed from St Mary's car park.

Questions remain over future of key Sunderland sites after Carillion’s collapse

The future of key projects across Sunderland remains uncertain after the construction firm involved went into liquidation.

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Umbrellas will be needed this week as wet weather hits the North East.

Wintry showers and gales on the way to the North East

Wet and windy weather is expected over the region tonight as a week of rain is forecast.

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Victor Street in Chester-le-Street. Image copyright Google Maps.

Man in critical condition as police question four over 'targeted attack'

A man is fighting for his life after a disturbance which has led police to arrest two men and two women.
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The RNLI's inshore lifeboat was part of the search earlier on today.

Nine-year-old boy sparks coastal search after going missing off Seaburn

A search operation was launched after boy who had been dodging waves was feared missing in the sea.
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Sonia Graham, regional fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust, with Phoebe Hedley.

Teenager who beat cancer aims to raise ANOTHER £10,000 to help others like her

A teenager who beat cancer is looking to do the double and raise another £10,0000 for the charity which helps others just like her.

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Sports Therapist Kevin Spanton helping one of the residents at the Yohden Care Complex to keep fit in their new gym.

Care home sets up its own gym to help residents and guest keep fit

A care home has made moves to help its residents and guests step up to the New Year fitness challenge.

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School cleaner Edwena Bell retires from The Ribbon Academy Trust.

Praise shines down on school cleaner Edwena as she retires at 70

A cleaner who helped keep the corridors and classrooms of a village spick and span for 20 years has hung up her mop.

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Rhoda Compton, who has died aged 96.

Tributes paid to ‘Auntie Rhoda’ after dance school stalwart dies aged 96

A dance school stalwart who was an auntie to thousands has died just weeks before her 97th birthday.

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The cast of Aladdin, which was performed by regulars from The Avenue in Roker.

Sunderland pub charity panto effort

Pub regulars raised the bar when it came to family entertainment and put on their own pantomime.

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Amber Rose Cliff had expressed concerns to her doctor about her health, was declined the chance to have a cervical check via the NHS.

Dad backs research into cervical checks a year after tragic death of daughter Amber Rose Cliff

Women from across the North East are being given a chance to make their voice heard as a researcher looks to get to the root of why the take up of cervical checks are falling.

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The Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. Image copyright Google Maps.

Men charged as police confirm 11 arrests in Boro v Sunderland FA Cup clash

Six men have been charged in relation to disorder surrounding Saturday's FA Cup match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland.
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Durham Constabulary's road policing team had a busy weekend.

Three arrested over burglary after search by traffic cops and dog unit

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after the car they were in was tracked down by police.
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