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Tall Ships Races in Sunderland saw 130,000 extra passengers travel by Metro

The Tyne and Wear Metro carried more than 130,000 extra passengers during last week’s Tall Ships Races festival in Sunderland.
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'Beautiful, brave, inspiring young lady' was one of the tributes to Josie King.

Your tributes to Sunderland teenager Josie after she loses her fight against cancer

Tributes have been flooding in to a brave Sunderland teenager who has lost her battle with cancer.

Sunderland
People gather on Roker Pier to watch the Tall Ships parade of sail as they prepare to leave Sunderland.

17 things you said about the 'amazing' Tall Ships Races visit to Sunderland

The Tall Ships have been and gone - but we have a feeling Sunderland will remember their visit for a long time.

Sunderland

18 pictures from another Big Night Out in Sunderland

There’s nothing better than a Big Night Out with friends.

Pubs and Clubs
Hundreds of children no longer receive free school meals due to changes in the benefits system.

Nine things you said about hundreds of Sunderland children losing free school meals

Parents have reacted angrily to news that hundreds of Sunderland children are no longer eligible for free school dinners.

Education

How Sunderland parents can keep their children safe online

Shoppers in Sunderland have been receiving one-to-one advice about keeping children safe online.

Sunderland
Long queues developed at Build-A-Bear Workshops around the country.

Build-A-Bear sale debacle - what you said about the angry scenes and five-hour queues

The Build-A-Bear Workshop has faced a huge social media backlash after disappointed people missed out on its cut-price teddies offer.

Business
Long queues formed outside Build-A-Bear stores around the UK.

Build-A-Bear sale causes chaos as parents face a five-hour wait for cheap teddy bears

Parents have slammed the chaotic scenes today as they faced huge queues at Build-A-Bear stores.

Business
Elaine Ostolski of the Muller Swiss Bakery in Sea Road, Fulwell, shows her support for Sunderland's J-Force with her poster.

Sunderland football fans show their support for England's J-Force

Sunderland's J-Force are two of the main men in England's bid to bring home the World Cup.

Sunderland
North Bridge Street at Monkwearmouth. Pic: Google Maps.

Sunderland road will re-open after water works completed

A Sunderland road should be fully re-opened by mid-morning after the completion of emergency repairs.

Sunderland

Picture special as Sunniside Live turns into an England World Cup celebration

Sunderland’s Sunniside Live festival turned into one big celebration after England reached the World Cup semi-final.

Sunderland
North Bridge Street northbound will be down to one lane from tonight for emergency water main works. Pic: Google Maps.

Sunderland road affected by emergency water main works

A busy Sunderland road will be down to one lane from tonight, drivers have been warned.

Sunderland
Around half of the Great North 10k runners will be back for the Great North Run in September.

Thousands of runners pound the streets in Great North 10k

Thousands of runners defied the heat to pound the pavements in a run celebrating its 10th anniversary.
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Big Country  Why The Long Face 4CD boxset (Cherry Red Records)

Big Country - Why The Long Face - 4CD boxset reviewed

Here's a long-overdue re-release at last for the Scottish rockers’ seventh studio album, which is a bit of a forgotten gem.

Music
Cock Sparrer  The Albums 1978-1987 (Cherry Red/Captain Oi!)

Cock Sparrer - The Albums 1977-1987 4 boxset reviewed

This 4CD boxset gathers the early work of Cock Sparrer, a band from the East End of London who, over the course of a 45-year career, have been transformed from pub rock wannabes to street-punk legends.
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The new-look student village is taking shape at The Forge in Neville Road, Pallion.

This is what to expect at Sunderland’s new £4million student village

Work is well underway on a £4million student village which will provide accommodation for hundreds of learners.

Sunderland

Picture special from Armed Forces Weekend in Sunderland

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Sunderland over the weekend to pay tribute to our servicemen and women.

Sunderland
Roker beach RNLI lifeguards James Corner and Adam Blenkinsop, who were involved in the rescue of the swimmer. Pic: RNLI.

Teenager rescued from sea at Sunderland by RNLI lifeguards after ignoring warning flags

RNLI lifeguards went to the rescue of a swimmer who got into difficulty off the coast at Sunderland.

Sunderland
Jess Glynne made history when latest release I'll Be There became her seventh No. 1 single earlier this month.

Pop sensation Jess Glynne announces new album and North East arena date

One of Britain's biggest pop stars, Jess Glynne, today announced a North East arena date.

Music
Ruts DC will be touring the UK in 2019 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their acclaimed debut album The Crack.

Ruts DC announce 40th anniversary tour for The Crack, with The Professionals supporting

Revitalised punk legends Ruts DC have announced a tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their iconic debut album.

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