Police called over dogs left in cars as temperatures soar

Police have issued a warning to dog owners in the hot weather after receiving calls about people leaving their animals in cars with the windows closed.
Neville Road. Picture Google

Fire brigade called to blaze in doorway of home

A resident put out a fire in the doorway of their home in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters from three stations attended the incident

17 firefighters tackle building blaze

A property was badly damaged in a fire that was tackled by 17 firefighters.
Roy Simpson with Peterlee Town Mayor Councillor Mary Cartwright after unveiling the new ground name

Cricket stalwart bowled over by ground naming tribute

Howzat for a tribute!

At Wapping Burn are, from left, Wear Rivers Trust secretary Neil Ashforth, local volunteer William Wilkinson, Sandra Wardle from Novus Business Centre , Jim Wood from Caterpillar, and local volunteer Gary Smith helping out with the final day wetland planting task.

Appeal to help wildlife thrive on industrial estate

Businesses are being invited to get involved in efforts to improve an industrial estate for wildlife.

Pat McCormack with his gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.'Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Mum's pride as boxing sons win gold and bronze at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

The mum of Wearside boxers Pat and Luke McCormack says she is "proud as punch" at their medal success in the Commonwealth Games.

PCs Mike Fisher and Nick Prest head home

Police Interceptor TV stars complete epic cycle ride to help retired police dogs

Two stars of TV’s popular Police Interceptors show are top dogs after completing a coast to coast bike ride in just one day for their canine colleagues.


Sunderland AFC fan pens song spelling out despair

A beleaguered Sunderland AFC fan's song spelling out his despair at the state of the club has been watched thousands of times online.

Northern Rail services have been affected by the snow.

Rail services disrupted due to snow

Northern Rail services in our region have been disrupted due to the snow.
The A184 Felling bypass. Google

Bypass to be closed overnight in major roundabout works

A busy Tyneside road will be closed overnight as part of a major roadworks project.

Holland Park Drive. Picture Google

Tributes to 17-year-old killed in two-car collision in Jarrow

Tributes have been paid to a 17-year-old who was tragically killed in a road collision on South Tyneside.
Jeff Stelling

Sky TV’s Jeff Stelling says he is willing to invest into his beloved Hartlepool United

TV presenter Jeff Stelling has said he would be willing to put his own money into Hartlepool United if the supporters trust get involved in running the club.

A tender moment between Jermain Defoe and Bradley Lowery during the England match at Wembley Stadium

Jermain Defoe's emotional return to Wembley with Bradley Lowery is voted Moment of the Year

Former Sunderland AFC striker Jermain Defoe's emotional return to Wembley Stadium when 'best mate' Bradley Lowery led England out has been voted the stadium's moment of 2017.

The fire happened in Duncan Street, Sunderland

One taken to hospital after kitchen fire

One person was taken to hospital after an unattended chip pan set fire to a kitchen.

Storm Dylan is expected to bring strong winds to the region on New Year's EVe

Weather warning as Storm Dylan hits region

Weather forecasters have issued a warning for strong winds across the region as Storm Dylan hits the country.


Search for woman's body at River Wear in Sunderland following reports to police

An appeal has been launched by Northumbria Police following a report that there may be a body in the river in Sunderland.
The brigade were called at 5am

Crews called to early morning car fire in Sunderland

Firefighters put out a car fire in the early hours of this morning in Sunderland.


Football fans snap up Bradley Lowery Sunderland shirt

Football fans are showing their charitable colours by wearing a special Sunderland shirt in honour of the late Bradley Lowery.
Firefighters on the scene in Eden Street, Horden  Picture from Nicky Middleton

Arsonists who risked couple’s lives face jail

Two men are facing jail for starting a potentially deadly fire that caused a couple to flee their flat in the early hours of the morning.

East Durham College.

Students learn how to protect themselves and others from extremism

Young people learned about the dangers of radicalisation and how to help protect vulnerable people at risk of extremism.

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