Serial thief jailed for stealing large amounts of booze from Jarrow store

A serial thief has been jailed after stealing a large amount of booze - as a favour for his drug addict lady-friend.

Storm debris at Roker Beack

Fresh clean-up under way along Sunderland’s seafront after huge amount of debris is washed up

Another clean-up operation is under way along Sunderland’s seafront after heavy seas washed up a huge amount of debris.

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Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Norovirus closes four wards at Sunderland Royal Hospital

Four wards have been closed at Sunderland Royal Hospital due to an outbreak of Norovirus.

Fulwell Mil.

Repairs to iconic Sunderland windmill set to complete after weather delay

The £400,000 revamp of an iconic Sunderland windmill will finally be complete next week after being delayed by the weather.


Sunderland city centre road reopens as police confirm injured male found late last night

A Sunderland City Centre road has reopened as police confirm they are investigating how a male came to be found injured.

Sunderland woman landed with £687 bill after dumping 20 bags of rubbish on neighbour’s doorstep

A woman who dumped 20 bags of household rubbish outside her next-door neighbour’s home has been handed a £687 bill after she was taken to court.


New cyber boot camp aims to deter young hackers

Hackers as young as 12 have been summoned to a pioneering cyber boot camp to ensure they end up on the right side of the law.

Newcastle Road, Fulwell.

Woman banned from the roads after being caught at three and a half times the drug-driving limit

A drug user who was caught behind the wheel of a large four-by-four vehicle while three-and-a-half times the specified cannabis limit has been banned from the roads for 18 months.

Park Lane Taxi Rank, Sunderland

Sunderland taxi customers’ mixed reactions to fares price rise proposals

Taxi customers have expressed mixed reactions to news that fares in Sunderland could be on the rise from the end of the month.

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Graeme Wharton.

Sunderland super slimmer loses 7.5 stone to run London Marathon a year after breaking hip

A Sunderland slimmer is preparing to run the London Marathon next month just a year after a breaking his hip

There has been a crash on the A19 (file pic).

Collision halts traffic on the A19

A collision has brought traffic on the A19 to a standstill

Front: (L to R) Cllr Linda Williams, pupils Paige and Grace, and Groundwork NE & Cumbria's Wendy Fail, Back (L to R) Bailey, Summer, and Harry from Barmston Village Primary.

Schoolchildren go green in exciting new competition

Pupils across Washington are taking part in an exciting new competition to raise awareness of recycling.

Goals, Sunderland College Bede Campus

Heroic staff praised for response after teenage footballer collapsed during match at Sunderland College

Heroic college staff have been praised for coming to the rescue of a young footballer who collapsed during a match.


The moment gun-wielding Sunderland robber left shop staff ‘fearing for their lives’

This is the terrifying moment a gun-wielding robber left shop staff fearing for their lives in a St Valentine’s Day armed raid.

The Dusty Ducks at Washington Wetland Centre.

Colourful flock of super-sized ducks to land at Washington Wetland Centre for Easter

A very different flock of ducks is landing at Washington Wetland Centre this Easter – and they’re kind of a big thing.

Norman Imms with a youngster at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Kindly pensioners deliver dozens of Easter eggs to Sunderland youngsters in hospital

Two kindly pensioners have delivered dozens of Easter eggs to youngsters who will be spending the holiday in hospital.

Stewards inspect seating s at the Stadium of Light in the Newcastle end following their reserve-team win over Sunderland on March 7.

Boy, 16, given three-year football ban after disorder at Sunderland vs Newcastle U23 match

A 16-year-old boy has been banned from attending football matches for three years following disorder at a youth football fixture at the Stadium of Light.

Police at the scene at Hope House Community Church.

Five arrested after Sunderland car park attack left victim fighting for life

Five men have been arrested after an attack in the car park of a Sunderland church left a victim fighting for his life.
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Serial thief given jail reprieve after moving away from 'negative influences' in Sunderland

A serial thief has avoided going to jail for his latest crimes - after his solicitor argued he hasn't been in trouble for more than two months.

Lance Sergeant Daniel Fairley. Credit: @armyinlondon

Washington soldier wins one of the British Army’s most prestigious competitions

A Washington soldier has won one of the British Army’s most prestigious competitions.

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