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Watch our gallery of pictures as hundreds join in eighth Sunderland Big Bike Ride

It was pedal power at the ready as cyclists of all ages took part in dedicated bike events held over the weekend in the city.

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Tributes paid to army chef who catered for the Queen and went on to run South Shields pubs

Tributes paid to army chef who catered for the Queen and went on to run South Shields pubs

A son has paid tribute to his father whose culinary delights tantalised the taste buds of thousands of soldiers and pub customers over the years.

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Part of the A19 will be closed tonight for street light work. Pic Courtesy of Google Images

Road to close for street light work to be carried out

Part of a major road is to be closed tonight to allow for street lighting work to be carried out.

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Daniel Sirell's team mates and friends come together to play a match in his honour

Football match takes place in honour of talented young player Daniel Sirrell who died in Amsterdam

The girlfriend of a talented young player who died in a drowning tragedy in Amsterdam joined family and friends as a tribute match was played in his honour.

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Watch as South Shields pays moving anniversary tribute to Chloe and Liam

They were our very own Romeo and Juliet....
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Sandbag wall built to protect businesses near fire-hit Sunderland waste plant

The impact of a blaze which broke out at a former waste site in Sunderland is continuing to be monitored by the Environment Agency.

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Shayne Ward

Over 1,200 contact charity’s crisis page after Coronation Street’s suicide storyline

A mental health charity saw a rise in the number of visitors to its crisis page following Wednesday night’s episode of Coronation Street which highlighted male suicide.

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Shayne Ward

Coronation Street praised for tackling issue of male suicide, with hopes it could save lives here

Mental health charities are hoping a leading TV soap’s storyline - highlighting male suicide - will help get people talking and those in need reaching out for support.

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Lewis Knapp

‘Tears and laughter’ as friends and family remember Lewis Knapp with road charity fundraiser

Family and friends of a young man killed in a hit and run have gathered to raise funds in his memory.

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The site where planning permission has now been granted.

New homes on the way for former glassworks site in Whitburn

An eyesore former glassworks in the heart of a South Tyneside conservation area is to be demolished in a controversial project to turn the land into housing.

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Statue unveiled to honour Shotton Colliery boxer

A champion boxer whose achievements in the ring made him a local hero has had his talents commemorated with a sculpture in his honour.

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A failed train has caused Metro disruption this morning

Failed train causes disruption for Metro passengers

Metro officials are working to clear a gap in service due to a failed train.
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The First For Money building in, Sunderland Road South Shields

Credit Union savers across South Tyneside and Sunderland ‘will get their money back’

Financial experts have assured savers that they will not be out of after South Tyneside Credit Union called in administrators.

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Thousands of savers in South Tyneside and Sunderland told their money is safe after credit union goes into administration

A credit union which proved to be a lifeline to residents of South Tyneside and Sunderland have called in the administrators.

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Pub hosts World Egg Jarping Championships

A pub was packed to the rafters as punters put their egg-cracking skills to the test in an annual Easter contest.

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Appeal for help to find friend's stolen van - similar to the one pictured

Family’s trip to Sunderland ruined by van thieves

A family who travelled to Sunderland to stay with friends were forced to cut short their break after their van was stolen.

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Dash-cam catches terrifying moment driver almost hits teen who walks out into road

A driver’s dash-cam has caught the terrifying a moment a motorist was millimetres from hitting a teenager who walked straight out in front of her car.

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Family and friends meet at memorial garden to remember hit-and-run victim Lewis Knapp

Good Friday is a day that has been etched on the hearts of the family of Lewis Knapp for all the wrong reasons.

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The Marsden Quarry site

Staff numbers set to double at Marsden Quarry as takeover deal signed to save operation

More jobs are on their way after a takeover deal was signed for Marsden Quarry.

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South Tyneside District Hospital

Watchdog unhappy with adequacy of consultation over future of South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals

Work has now started preparing a letter urging the Secretary of State to hold a review into decisions made on the future of key hospital services in South Tyneside.

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