Families of loved ones lost at the hands of killers gather for victims' conference

The loved ones of those lost through murder and manslaughter have gathered to bring their voices together in a conference which is fighting for change.

Craig Bowser and daughter Chloe Gray pictured as she is treated in Sunderland Royal Hospital.

‘My Father’s Day wish’ – dad of Sunderland girl Chloe Gray makes fresh plea to find donor for life-saving treatment

Dad Craig Bowser has said his best Father’s Day gift would be seeing his daughter get the life-saving treatment she needs to tackle a rare blood disorder.

Superintendent Mick Paterson is the Northumbria Police's lead for rape investigations, as well as domestic violence, child exploitation and protection.

Sunderland’s community trained to help prevent predators striking in city

Taxi drivers, door staff and hotel workers are being trained up to become the eyes and ears to help protect those most vulnerable to sexual predators.

Northumbria Police officers on patrol in Roker Avenue, Sunderland.

Police pledge to step up safety measures in Roker after two rape allegations in same Sunderland street

Extra safety measures are being introduced in a Sunderland community in the wake of two separate rape allegations in the same street in less than a fortnight.

Northumbria Police and Sunderland Council community are running pop-up drop sessions at Newcastle Road Tesco in Roker. From left, chatting to a shopper, are PCSO Emily Milne, Sunderland Council's Elaine Bewick and Pc Peter Baker.

Drop-in sessions launched for Roker residents to raise concerns as rape inquiries continue

A series of meetings have been set up to give Sunderland residents a chance to voice their concerns after hundreds of people turned out to a community police session.
Traffic on the northbound A19 backed-up due to a accident on the approach to Testo's Roundabout.

Vow to keep up pressure and make A19 a safer route

A North East MP has vowed to keep up pressure on the Government to take action to make the A19 safer.

Sunderland Ladies pictured during a game against Yeovil Ladies at Mariners Park, Jarrow.

MP demands FA rethink after Sunderland Ladies’ side demoted from Women’s Super League

An MP has hit back at the Football Association’s explanation for denying Sunderland Ladies a place in the top flight of the game.

Northumbria Police officers on patrol on Roker Avenue in Sunderland.

Second man charged in connection with Roker Avenue rape inquiry

A second man has appeared before court charged with rape inside a Sunderland house.


Willdora is ship shape ahead of Sunderland Tall Ships Races honour

A “little ship” with a history which takes in rescuing troops from Dunkirk to mapping the sea bed and fishing has marked the next point in its fascinating journey.


Former education minister visits Beacon of Light to see new scheme to help young Wearsiders

A five-figure investment to help young Wearsiders find their first foot in the world of work has been unveiled as part of the new Beacon of Light.

People have been invited to help create pieces to add to the display to be put on show as part of the restoration of Hylton Castle.

Do you want to be part of DNA sculpture at centre of Sunderland castle's restoration?

Ashes of late loved ones and strands of hair are to be used to create an glass artwork to reflect the DNA of Wearside at a city landmark.

The changing face of Sunderland will be debated at an event led by the city's university.

Experts to have say on future of Sunderland

How Sunderland can find success through cash, branding and a tourism boost will be the key question at a debate about the changing face of the city.

Brendan Cassidy. who is preparing to compete as part of Team GB in the European Duathlon Championships.

Sunderland nurse gears up for European Duathlon Championships

A nurse who answered a wake-up call to improve his own health is now preparing to represent Team GB in the European Duathlon Championships.

Up to 75 women may have died early following blunders in a breast screening, according to latest estimates.

Fears for women after IT error leads to missed final breast cancer checks

A Wearside MP has urged the Government to make sure a computer failure which left more than 12,000 women across the North East unchecked for the signs of breast cancer will never happen again.

The overflowing bins pictured by Geoff Walsh in the car park at Seaburn.

Calls for clear-up after overflowing recycling bins cause eyesore on Sunderland seafront

This is the scene which greets visitor to the city’s seafront car park.

Pupils from East Herrington Primary Academy during their ski lesson.

Ski star gives school the inside word on life as a Winter Olympian

School children discovered how an athlete reached the high of his career so far by taking part in this year’s Winter Olympics.

Princess House in Cliff Park. Image by copyright Google Maps.

Fire at Sunderland care home

Firefighters have tackled a blaze in the outhouse of a care home.


North East £2.7m cocaine gang convicted after undercover operation

Four men have been convicted of conspiracy to supply £2.7 million of cocaine across the North East following a covert operation by detectives.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on the Royal County Hotel balcony watching the 2017 Durham Miners' Gala.

Line up of speakers confirmed for this year's Durham Miners' Gala

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be joined by a host of his party's heavyweights at this year's Durham Miners' Gala.

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